Anning Advisor Steps Down Over Senator’s “Final Solution” Speech

An advisor to Fraser Anning has quit following the Queensland senator’s speech that had linked Australia’s Muslim immigration to the Nazi’s often-used term “final solution”. Richard Mcgilvray stepped down just hours after the speech and condemned the Katter Australia Party senator’s speech in post on LinkedIn, claiming he had no knowledge of the senator’s plans…

School Violence Spikes With 3000 Assaults in 18 Months

Education staff have been assaulted and threatened in the past 18 months, with nearly 3000 incidents occurring in WA public schools in 18 months, figures revealing the extent of school violence. Teachers have faced around 900 cases of threats or assaults in the first half of the year, with 114 cases referred to police. 293…

Armadale Hospital Boasts New Neonatal Unit in $1.9m Upgrade

Armadale Hospital has revealed its new neonatal unit, improving the hospital’s ability to provide safe care for ill newborns. The $450,000 addition to the hospital is ready to treat its first babies, coming as part of the hospital’s $1.9 million infrastructure upgrade, providing enhanced obstetric services to enable mothers to give birth closer to home.…

Anning Speech Censured Over ‘Final Solution’ Muslim Immigration Remarks

Senator Fraser Anning has been condemned across Federal Parliament over speech that called for a ban on Muslim immigration and evoked language popularised by Nazi Germany. Politicians including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and One Nation leader Pauline Hanson criticised the Katter Australian Party senator’s Tuesday maiden senate speech, after he said…

Tougher Jail, Fines For Offenders Under New Revenge Porn Laws

People who share revenge pornography could face harsh jail terms under new laws targeting “online creeps”. Prison sentences of up seven years would be imposed, while fines of up to $525,000 for corporations and $105,000 would be imposed on people sharing intimate images of people without their consent under the laws. The legislation is designed…

Police Officer, Neighbour Injured in Beeliar Drug-Induced Attack

A police officer is recovering from injuries following an assault by a man on his neighbour in Beeliar. Police were called to a home in Beeliar at around 9:40pm following a report of disturbance. They allegedly found a 25-year-old man on arrival under the effects of an unknown substance. While talking to him, the man…

Youth Futures at Risk Despite Immigration Boom in Australian Population Milestone

A politics expert warns local young Australians’ futures remain at risk from immigration, despite it boosting Australia’s population growth after reaching its population milestone of 25 million people. Murdoch University Politics and Policy Senior Lecturer Ian Cook said immigration was important as it improved the economy with 62 per cent of the population growth, but…

Job Permanency On the Cards for Public Sector Employees

Permanent jobs will soon be available for contract public sector staff, boosting their job security. Up to 13,000 casual and fixed-term staff will be eligible for permanency, to create “continuity of work” for employees. “Fixed term employees often face uncertainty, which makes it difficult to plan for the future,” Premier Mark McGowan said. “Workers will…

WA Police to Begin Roll Out of Body-Worn Cameras

WA police officers will start wearing body cameras as part of their uniforms as soon as next year, after Commissioner Chris Dawson opted not to wait for State Government funding to implement the technology. Mr Dawson approved the roll-out of the first initiative of the Digital Policing Program, earmarking funds within the policing budget for…