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Prime Minister Julia Gillard has spent the day in Perth where she visited an Armadale primary school and announced schools and teachers will be given cash incentives under a rewards program for improvement and quality teaching.
FEDERAL Treasurer Wayne Swan made a lightning visit to Perth this week, in an attempt to placate resources sector fears the government’s proposed super profits tax would cost up to half a million jobs and cripple the industry.
Treasurer Wayne Swan's post-budget roadshow reached Perth last night when he dined with mining industry leaders at accounting firm RSM Bird Cameron, to be followed by a Chamber of Commerce and Industry lunch today.
The number of jobless people is expected to be nearly 250,000 fewer than forecast in the May budget and the economy is tipped to grow 1.5 per cent this financial year, new federal government figures show.
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