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Perth LIVE with Oliver Peterson provides you with everything you need for your run home. If it happens in Perth you will hear it on Perth LIVE.

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Perth LIVE with Oliver Peterson provides you with everything you need for your run home. If it happens in Perth you will hear it on Perth LIVE.

    Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 5th October 2022

    Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 5th October 2022

    Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 5th October 2022See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    We did it for you: Paper beer cups at Optus Stadium pass the pub test for Oly

    We did it for you: Paper beer cups at Optus Stadium pass the pub test for Oly

    From this Sunday, Optus Stadium will be serving all drinks in paper cups in order to do their part in eliminating single-use plastics throughout the stadium. 

    Oliver Peterson asked Perth Live listeners on Tuesday afternoon whether they were pleased with the change or if it infuriated them. And to no surprise, many were highly against the switch up.

    To find out the truth, Oly ventured out to Optus Stadium on Wednesday to trial out the paper cups (and a few beers) and offer his listeners some peace of mind.

    "All the glasses we use here meet the weight and measurement standards," Mike McKenna, Optus Stadium CEO told Oly, reassuring that the new paper cups are the same size as the previously used plastic cups.

    Oly: "I mean you have a sip out of the paper cup, and I'm going to go back to the plastic just to compare. There is not much difference really. It's mainly the aesthetics."

    Mike: "It's just the way it looks and that's what we have to get used to. I think the question for us is, what sacrifice are we prepared to make in order to provide ourselves a better environment."
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    • 10 min
    $100,000 grants given to organisations employing people with disabilities

    $100,000 grants given to organisations employing people with disabilities

    The State Government announced they will be providing grants of up to $100,000 to organisations that employ people with disabilities. 

    A task force will be established to help find jobs for the 750 Activ Foundation employees who will soon be out of a job. 

    Don Punch, Disability Minister told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that these grants are part of the government's $4 million contribution to West Australian disability enterprises. 

    "These are organisations that provide supported employment opportunities to people with disabilities. They're specifically geared into enabling these enterprise to gear up given the announced closure of Activ workshops," he told Oly.

    Six organisations including Work Powered and Good Sammies have already raised their hands to start employing these workers. 

    "They already in this area they are working with people with disabilities and they've got a whole different range of activities that they've got for people."

    "It really is very much like an everyday workplace and it's absolutely great for the people participating in it." 
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    • 6 min
    AMA plans to 'modernise Medicare' to address the GP crisis

    AMA plans to 'modernise Medicare' to address the GP crisis

    The AMA has released a seven point plan to address the critical problems facing general practice. 

    "We have been hearing a lot of this GP crisis stemming from the fact that Medicare was built in the 80's when people used to go to the GP with a cough or cold or a sore toe. We know now there is a lot more mental health and chronic disease, where people need more time with their GP," Danielle McMullen, Vice President of the Australian Medical Association told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live.

    "So the AMA's plan is to modernise Medicare to make sure patients get that time they need with their usual GP or the practice team there, to really get the care that they need, when they need it most."

    With bulk billing rates on the decline and the difficulty to make GP appointments on the rise, Ms McMullen highlighted the importance to now invest in GP's to provide the comprehensive care needed.

    "This includes getting more members of the team involved so more practice nurses and other allied health support to ensure you're seeing the right person you need at that time."

    "We've also called on the government to change the definition of after hours to 6pm during the week, and we think this will really help boost access for patients around the country."
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    • 6 min
    Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 4th October 2022

    Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 4th October 2022

    Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 3rd October 2022See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    RBA raises rates in latest blow to mortgage holders

    RBA raises rates in latest blow to mortgage holders

    The Reserve Bank of Australia has lifted interest rates for the sixth month in a row.

    The board decided to increase the cash rate target by 25 basis points to 2.60 per cent.

    Shane Oliver, AMP economist told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that the decision today was not surprising due to ongoing high inflation and the need to keep inflation expectations down.

     "I think the RBA was right to slow down things a little bit and sit back and access the impact of the rate hikes we've seen so far," Mr Oliver said.

    "It makes sense to have a bit of a pause here. I'm not saying that they're done and that inflation is going to come straight back under control - I am hoping that they pause in November and that we are getting pretty close to the top here."
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    • 7 min

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