UPDATE: Protests against Outer Harbour off Kwinana

Over 50 protesters gathered outside Cockburn City Council last night, demonstrating against the development of an outer harbour off Kwinana. Protest spokesperson, Tim Barlow, commented today on the result of the meeting. He said the result was surprising. “It was more than expected,” Mr Barlow said. A lot of protestors left the meeting thinking their…

Tragic House Fire calls for improved home safety

A fatal house fire in Thornlie this week saw a family’s devastating loss of their Grandfather and tragically their four year old son. One of the relatives stated it is something we should be learning from. Emerengy Services Minister, Fran Logan, extends sympathy on behalf of the government to the affected family. “It’s an absolute…

New graduates and dogs into DCS Drug Detection Unit

The Drug Detection Unit saw three new dogs and their handlers graduate today, after completing a 10 week course to detect contraband, including drugs, as part of a reform to stop drugs getting into WA jails. Ziggy, Ness and Gavin, have been trained to detect a wide range of illegal drugs, and will assist the…

Government Slams Anti Vax Billboard In Northbridge

Anti Vax Campaigners have targeted the streets of Northbridge, with a billboard erected on the corner of Brisbane Street and William Street, earlier this week. “You don’t know what’s in a vaccine” – the billboard reads. Roger Cook, Health Minister, said the advertisement is devious and nasty, and the misinformation can put people’s lives at…

Broome or Bali? Cheaper Airfares to encourage local WA holidays

Broome or Bali? The State Government has taken a major step to boost regional tourism, with reduced airfares aiming to recoup previously sky-high prices. The argument of it being cheaper to fly to Bali than within WA has met it’s match, with the State Government teaming up with Qantas to deliver lower airfares to Broome.…

New Vincent Fire Station to ease call out pressure

The new Vincent Career Fire and Rescue Station has opened it’s doors today, with Emergency Services Minister, Fran Logan, boasting a boost to response to emergencies within the Perth CBD and surrounding areas. The $19 million dollar station is set to ease pressure on Perth Fire Station; the State’s busiest, leaving it available to respond…

Shocking vision resulted in Officer being stood down

Controversial vision showing an aboriginal man being run down by police has generated uproar amongst online viewers. A video of an 18 year old Aboriginal man being struck by Police, resulted in Police Commissioner Chris Dawson to stand down the Senior Sergeant in question. The video was viewed online over 60 thousand times, with users…

Shark Fishing is prohibited in City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn is re-enforcing their existing local law, whereby shark fishing is prohibited, including the use or setting of buoyed lines using blood or any other lure for the purpose of attracting sharks. Environment Manager at the City of Cockburn, Chris Beaton, explained multiple problems of bring large sharks into shore. 0:35” There’s…

Voluntary Redundancy for 150 Police Officers

Budget repair comes at a cost to WA Police, with 150 officers being offered a voluntary redundancy. A Government spokesperson said police will participate in the voluntary targeted separation scheme, and will not impact on frontline capacity. “The Treasurer announced in the state budget that police would participate in the voluntary targeted separation scheme as…