Shoe Display Highlights Impact of Road Trauma

Dozens of empty shoes have been laid out outside St Georges Cathedral in a display marking the impact of road trauma in WA. The shoes represented the men, women, children, drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians who died on WA roads in 2018 in accidents. Each pair of shoes symbolised an individual, family member, friend or…

Man Killed in Nunile Car Crash

WA Police are calling for information over a fatal car crash in Nunile near Toodyay today. Police responded to reports at around 6:30am that a white Suzuki Vitara had crashed into a tree along Nunile Road. A man in his 20s who was the driver and single occupant of the vehicle suffered life threatening injuries…

Rio Tinto Koodaideri Mine Investment to Boost Jobs

WA’s resources industry is set to get a boost, with Rio Tinto injecting funds into the Pilbara region’s Koodaideri mine and rail project. Rio Tinto has approved a $3.5 billion investment for the project which is set to begin in 2019, subject to government and environmental approvals. The project is expected to create more than…

More WA Youth Worried About Mental Health

Young Western Australians are more concerned about mental health following a new report into youth concerns, as calls increase for better mental health support for the State’s youth. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018 revealed the number of the State’s youth who rated mental health as the number one issue rose by almost 10%, in the…

Police Call For Help Over Serious Mordalup Car Crash

WA Police are calling for help over a serious crash in Mordalup in late November. At around 7:50pm on 23 November, a white Toyota Tarago was travelling southwest on Mordalup Road when it left the road and struck a tree. The driver, a 62-year-old Woodanilling woman, received serious injuries and was taken to Royal Perth…

Greenough Report Reveals Staff Shortages, Lockdowns Led to Riot

An increasing frequency of lockdowns due to budget cuts and staff shortages have been blamed for the Greenough riots and prison escape, according to a report reviewing what was referred to as the worst mass breakout in WA’s history. Key findings were made public in a report by the State Government on Wednesday, revealed to…

RSLWA Rubbishes Claims of Plans to Relocate Sub-Branches

RSLWA has claimed that it will not be moving its sub-branches from their current properties, following online comments stating that it had planned for branches to be relocated. CEO John McCourt rubbished comments made on social media that RSLWA was planning to “quit its 37 properties” and move sub-branches, following talks with a number of…

Man in High Vis Wanted Over Clarkson Barber Shop Fire

WA Police are hunting a man who they believe may be involved in an arson attack on the Clarkson Barber Shop. At about 10:10pm on Tuesday 20 November, a person forced open the front glass doors of the barber shop on Celebration Boulevard and entered the store. The person was seen running from the shop…