A golfing prodigy with a copybook swing and a champion footballer shared the honours for the 2019 West Australian RAC Sports Star Award presented before a crowd of 530 people at Optus Stadium on 13 February.
Golfing sensation Hannah Green, 23, and Fremantle Dockers captain Nathan Fyfe, 28, were announced joint winners of one of WA’s most sought-after sporting trophies which dates back to 1956. It was the second award for Fyfe after he claimed the title in 2015, following his first Brownlow Medal victory, while Green grabbed her share of the top award with an epic victory in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Green, who won last year’s Greg Norman Medal, joined exalted company in Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson as the only Australians to have won a major on the tough LPGA Tour.
In other news at the RAC SportWest Awards, rower Hamish Henriques was crowned the Hyundai Junior Sport Star winner after he teamed with Victorian Harrison Fox to triumph in the under-19 double scull at the World Rowing Junior Championships.
Australian cricket coach Justin Langer beat stiff opposition in Ritchie Smith – Green’s coach – and Trevor Gleeson to be named the KPMG Coach of the Year after the Aussies brought home the Ashes from England for the first time since 2001 while the Perth Wildcats were named team of the year. See the full list of results for the West Australian RAC Sports Star Awards for 2019.
The Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE) has begun collating a wide range of feedback from members of the public and stakeholder groups commenting on the draft Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan. The feedback will be reviewed by the Project Management Executive Group and key land managers.
The Master Plan, developed by GSCORE in partnership with local and state government stakeholders in the Great Southern region, maps out safe and sustainable development of the region’s recreational trails over the next 10 years. The plan is designed to guide decisions about investment in, and management of, trails and provides a vision for a diverse range of trail experiences showcasing our unique landscapes, biodiversity, geology, Aboriginal culture and settler heritage.
For more information, visit the project page.
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee National Industry Insights Report presents skills, training, employment and labour market data, listed by industry.
New content is being added to the Industry Directory over the coming months, with several industry clusters updated already.
A variety of industries will also be covered in more depth each fortnight in NCVER News or users can go straight to the relevant web pages to see what's new:
The Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government, Professor Brendan Murphy, has provided updated medical advice for hotel and tourism operators on the requirements for self-isolation.
Updated factsheets are also available for hotel management and staff and hotel guests in simplified Chinese and English .
In a media statement released by Tourism Minister Paul Papalia, the State Government, through Tourism Western Australia, is injecting $2.85 million of new money to support the local tourism industry in the wake of the devastating east coast bushfires and potential impacts on travel plans following the coronavirus outbreak.
The funding is planned to focus on attracting interstate visitors to Western Australia in the coming months through co-operative marketing deals and partnerships with airlines, travel agents, hotels and other trade partners.
Tourism WA will collaborate with the State's Regional Tourism Organisations to encourage locals to holiday at home. The agency will also work with the Perth Convention Bureau to attract last minute business events and conferences to Perth. Tourism WA will also work with automobile clubs to entice members to take a caravanning or camping trip in WA.
McGowan Government media statement