Woolworths Dump Plastic Bags as Ban Begins

Retail giant Woolworths will stop making single-use plastic bags available with the bags banned from its supermarkets from today. Woolworths customers will be required to bring re-usable bags or buy them at the supermarket’s stores and affiliated businesses BWS and Woolworths service stations. “It’s great that the major supermarkets like Woolworths are support and moving…

Woman Charged Following Malaga Police Chase

An Aveley woman has been charged following attempts to evade police during a chase on Tuesday afternoon. Around 4:20pm, police activated emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop a rented Ford Mustang Coupe on Trade Road in Malaga. Police allege the driver failed to stop and drove at speed through several streets in…

US Quits UN Human Rights Council Claiming “Mockery of Human Rights”

The US have withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), claiming the international body is a “cesspool of political bias”. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said during a media conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the body was “hypocritical and self-serving” while making “a mockery of human rights”.…

8,000 Jobs Axed in Telstra Overhaul

Thousands of Telstra employees are facing job losses after the company announced an overhaul to the telco to remain competitive. 8000 jobs will be cut in an effort to save $1 billion across three years by the 2022 financial year, that will take the total cost reduction to $2.5 billion. The job cuts will involve…

Aboriginal Youth Suicide “Epidemic” Leads To Appeal For Imrpoved Support

An Indigenous activist has called for more support services for aboriginal people, following a spate of indigenous youth suicides over the past year. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades wants an indigenous appropriate drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, with drug addiction particularly from crystal methamphetamine or ice use a major contributing factor. “In the past eight…

WA Showcases Trainees and Apprentices at WorldSkills Championships

Western Australians trainees and apprentices have dominated At the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney, showcasing their skills in the competition. 21 WA trainees and apprentices won medals and the VETiS Shield in the competition as the best performing state. The state performed well in the hospitality categories, winning gold, silver and bronze in the VETiS…

Metronet Level Crossing Removal Design for Kelmscott Road Revealed

The State Government has revealed the design for the first Metronet level crossing removal project. The project has been slated for Denny Avenue in Kelmscott, a 170 metre road that has been considered to be WA’s most dangerous in RAC’s Risky Roads survey in 2017. An underpass and elevated rail line at the parallel Davis…

Police Seek Information over Caversham Assault

Police are calling for information from the public following an assault in Caversham on Wednesday. An altercation occurred between 9:00am and 9:20am on the road verge of West Swan Road near the Caversham store. It is alleged the altercation occurred between three men who were the occupants of a silver Commodore and a small white…

Elderly Man Killed in Thornlie House Fire

A man and a child have died and a child in hospital following a house fire in Thornlie Last night. WA Police advised the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of the fire in Rushbrook Way at about 6:15pm and attended the scene. The fire was extinguished. A 69-year-old man and a four-year-old boy was…