Greens Call For Equal Opportunity Act Amendment and Resourcing to Combat Discrimination: Xamon

The WA Greens claim immediate changes need to be made to the Equal Opportunity Act, following a report revealing a fall in the Equal Opportunity Commission’s ability address discrimination issues. Greens Sexuality and Gender Identity spokesperson Alison Xamon said the government needed to address religious exemptions and promise to address discrimination especially for LGBTIQ people…

South West Native Title Settlement Agreements Registered for Noongar Recognition

Six South West Native Title Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreements have been registered with the National Native Title Tribunal, marking the beginning of South West Native Title Settlement for Noongar community. The settlement will resolve all native title claims in the South-West in exchange for $1.3 billion in land and other benefits, while the Parliament…

Perth Zoo Plans for Future Zoo Without Elephants as It Turns 120

Perth Zoo is looking to the future of the zoo without its iconic elephant exhibit, as it celebrates its 120th birthday. The zoo has begun to future-proof Perth’s world-renowned zoo to create an innovative future zoo to provide new wildlife experiences for local and international visitors as well for animals. Planning will prepare for the…

Men Wanted in Cottesloe Assault, Robbery

Fremantle Detectives are hunting two men involved in an assault and robbery that occurred near a surf lifesaving club in Cottesloe in October. At around 5:30pm on October 16, a 59-year-old female was sitting at a grassed area along Marine Parade when she was approached by a man who asked her for a cigarette. The…

Yokine Man Charged Over Koondoola Robbery

WA Police have charged a Yokine man following a robbery in Koondoola in late September. At around 4:10pm on Thursday 27 September, a 50-year-old woman undergoing cancer treatment returned to her Koondoola home. She began unlocking the front door when it will be alleged that a man approached her from behind and grabbed on her…

More Help Needed for Youth Amid Household Power Price Hikes

Social services advocates have called for more help for young Western Australians to face high electricity costs, despite treasurer Ben Wyatt stating  there would be a less severe increase than in previous years. Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) CEO Louise Giolitto said young Western Australians would continue to be the hardest hit regardless…

Passengers Escape Serious Injury In Nilgen Two-Car Collision

13 people have miraculously escaped injury following a two-car crash on Indian Ocean Drive in Nilgen in late September. A driver of a Toyota Corolla was travelling north when it attempted to overtake a camper van at 4:15pm on 25 September. As it moved into the southbound lane, it collided with a Mitsubishi mini bus…

Big Top Fun Marks the Start of Spring in Kwinana

Families have been treated to “big top” fun, with circus excitement hitting the City of Kwinana to mark the start of Spring. More than 500 people packed the William Bertram Community Centre to watch a range of performances including the Suitcase Circus and local dancers. The City supplied over 500 smoothies and popcorn fueling locals…

State Government Strengthens Commitment to Community Services in New Policy

The State Government has boosted its commitment working with WA community services, strengthening its relationship with the not-for-profit sector. It unveiled its Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy on Thursday, revealing new measures to support communities. The policy will ensure the government strengthens the community service sector with longer contracts at a minimum five years…