Bus workers rally outside Fair Work Commission

While the bus industry continues to demand industrial change, hundreds of perth bus drivers rallied outside the Fair Work Commission in Perth CBD during the conciliation hearing this morning. Transport Workers Union National Secretary, Tim Dawson, updated the drivers on how the meeting was progressing. We asked Tim Dawson why this industrial action is so…

Priority Sector Funding to assist WA and Asian business

A new grant program is now accepting applications, with the aim of assisting Western Australian companies to engage with and develop international business capabilities in Asia. The Priority Sector Funding Program seeks applications from industry associations and bilateral businesses, running projects on behalf of WA’s priority trade and investment sectors. This comes as part of…

Police Commissioner cops a speeding fine

So it happens, no one is above speeding laws in Western Australia… Not even Police Commissioner Chris Dawson. It was recorded on the 28th of September that Mr Dawson was travelling at 59km/h, exceeding the 50km/h limit on Plain Street in East Perth, whilst on route to the National Police Remembrance Day Service at the…

Mirrabooka Detectives seek information over Bayswater Robbery

A Bayswater robbery has attracted the attention of Mirrabooka Detectives, and are seeking witnesses. On Saturday 15th September, at approximately 1:30pm, a 45 year old man exited the Bayswater Train station and walked towards his car parked on Railway Parade. Upon entering his vehicle and closing the door, a male offender forced it open and…

Water Police search for four missing fishermen

The Water Police Coordination Centre in Fremantle is currently conducting a marine search and rescue operation off the Cockburn sound, Fremantle Harbour and Rottnest Island coastline. At approximately 9:00pm yesterday evening, Thursday 4th October, family members contacted the police in regards to their concerns over four men who had left Cockburn Sound to go fishing…

Main Road unveils new central hub for traffic and road management

Main Roads WA has unveiled its new high tech operations system today, and will be capable of managing traffic flow across the entire metropolitan area. The Road Network Operations Centre (RNOC) features sophisticated technology and improved data feedback to help improve congestion on our roads. Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said one of the priorities of…

Man in critical condition after hit and run

At approximately 5:25pm yesterday afternoon, a crash occurred when a 36 year old male pedestrian crossing Majella Road was struck by a small blue hatchback vehicle. The victim was taken to Royal Perth Hospital where he remains in a critical condition. Major Crash Officers are investigating this Westminster traffic crash as a hit and run.…

Minister’s comment on texting and driving epidemic

A 26 year old driver found guilty of a horrific collision that fatally injured her friend passenger, has been allowed to keep her licence while she waits for her sentencing. Ministers believe the magistrates judgement call was disappointing and that all drivers should take more care on our roads. Texting is arguably one of the…

Rally against outer harbour construction at Cockburn Sound

A rally next week against the proposed outer harbour at Cockburn Sound is expecting to attract approximately 6,000 people. “We need to have a show of force so the government sees that it’s not actually just on paper, it’s not just internet warriors, we actually have people on the ground that are concerned about it,”…