Shorten Pledges $400 million to Boost WA’s GST Share

Federal Labor will continue to make up for Western Australia’s low GST share, promising to pump extra cash into the state. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten pledged an additional $400 million on Wednesday if he is elected, topping up the $1.6 billion Fair Share for WA Fund announced last year in an effort to raise WA’s…

Drugs, Cash and Assets Seized as Police Smash Pilbara Drug Operations

Police have pledged to continue to dismantle drug operations in WA’s north, after confiscating drugs, more than $250,000 in cash and charges following two operations. The operations running simultaneously in the South and Port Hedland areas as well as Karratha since January, focusing on criminal syndicates allegedly involved in transporting drugs into the Pilbara. “We…

Man Wanted After Koondoola Armed Robbery

Regional Investigations Unit detectives are hunting a man involved in an armed robbery at a Koondoola supermarket overnight. A masked offender entered the store on Koondoola Avenue at around 8:15pm, carrying what appeared to be a firearm. He threatened a staff member and demanded money and fled on foot with a sum of cash towards…

New Church Mural ‘Close to Home’ for Perth Artist

Click here to watch the story on “Sunday Evening News & WP”. When Rachelle Dusting began her interest in making art in high school, she had no idea that it would bring her closer to home. The local Perth, Western Australia artist has begun work on her largest project by size and largest in her…

Aboriginal Activist Slams WA’s Incarceration Rates Spike

An Indigenous assistance group has called the WA State Government’s attempts to reduce Aboriginal incarceration rates as “disgraceful”, as WA leads the nation in people sent behind bars. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades said the government had done very little and had taken too long to find a solution, as the state experienced a surge…

WA Begins Countdown to Plastic Bag Ban

The State Government has begun the countdown to WA’s plastic bag ban, with less than one month left until plastic bags will no longer be available at shops around WA. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has urged households to stop using plastic bags and bring their own bags to shops in the lead up to the…

South Boulder Man Charged After Kalgoorlie Vehicle Incidents

Police have charged a South Boulder man following a number of dangerous driving and car offences earlier this month. It will be alleged that the man performed a series of burn-outs in a black Holden Commodore sedan between 12:37am and 1:05am in the vicinity of Maritana Street and Hannan Street on Saturday 2 June with…

Guildford Historic Town Under Consideration For Heritage List

Guildford Historic Town could soon be protected as a historically registered heritage site, with the State Government seeking approval for registration. Guildford Historic Town will assessed for heritage values while it is considered for inclusion in the State Register of Heritage Places. “Guildford Historic Town has such an important story to tell about the State’s…