New Director General for Department of Education

The Department of Education has welcomed a new Director General, Lisa Rodgers, following a formal Public Sector Commission appointment process. After numerous roles in the education sector in Australia and New Zealand, including senior roles in NZ’s Ministry of Education and being Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership, Ms Rodgers will…

Accused Kangaroo Killers face jail time

Photo By: Anton La Macchia The accused Kangaroo killers have appeared in court with the magistrate saying it will take some time to get the extremely disturbing footage out of his head. Ricky Ian Swan has been sentenced to 5 months in jail, meanwhile Luke Kevin Dempster will face 2 years behind bars. Animal rights…

$121 million dollar Commonwealth funding for remote housing

Support for remote communities will continue as the State Government agreed to a $121 million dollar deal with the Commonwealth to help fund remote communities in WA. Following the previous 10 year $1.1 billion dollar National Partnership Agreement expiring on June 30th this year, an initial offer of $60 million dollars over three years being…

Man charged over child indecent assault

During an incident involving a young child in Butler yesterday at around 8:30am, a man approached a girl under the age of 10 years old, near the intersection of Lukin Drive and Connolly Drive. A member of the public was concerned in relation to the way in which the man was touching the child and…

Expert: Climate change debate is a struggle for young people

Last week in the Senate, the Green’s motion to condemn the WA Government to allow fracking in our state was voted down, with the Coalition, ALP and One Nation all supporting fracking. Greens Senator, Jordon Steele John, said this toxic industry has no social license in WA and will only line the pockets of major…

Man in hospital after an electrical incident

This morning around 8:40am, Police received reports of a man with a knife in the Northbridge area. Police responded by following the man to McIver train station, where they observed him walking up an embankment to the East Perth Bridge. After being warned by officers of the electrical dangers where he was, and being asked…

School Children protest against Federal Climate Change inaction

School children around the country boycotted a school day to protest outside city Parliaments, demanding the Government takes much needed action against climate change, with a promising commitment to renewable energy. Hundreds of school kids gathered in front of parliament chanting and waving politically charged signs, and speaking up for future generations. 12-year-old speaker, Bella…

More protesting over Cockburn Outer Harbour

Another public information night on the Outer Harbour in Kwinana attracted close to 500 people, all meeting to discuss the outer harbour’s progress, and the risk to fish stocks and surrounding areas. Tim Barlow, co-convener of the Fish Army, stands by the fact the outer harbour is not needed and will have environmental repercussions. “Cockburn…

Teen charged over stolen car joy-ride

Information regarding a serious crash in the Bayulu Community is being sought after by Major Crash Investigators. On Tuesday 27th November, around 2:00am a stolen white Toyota Landcruiser utility was being driven with alleged unrestrained passengers on the rear tray of the vehicle. It will also be alleged the vehicle was dangerously driven, causing one…

Christmas Lights Trail brightens Perth CBD

With only 36 sleeps till Christmas, the City of Perth is boasting it’s Christmas Lights Trail again throughout the CBD,  with 18 stunning light installations and exciting decorations to get city-goers into the Christmas spirit. A downloadable map is available on https://www.visitperth.com.au/en/events/christmas-lights-trail?gclid=CjwKCAiAz7TfBRAKEiwAz8fKOAyiG9rLwUen5YJt94eIl9dkhlLiMk-ssvloFKXeF_9fWRIc0cDteRoCl6MQAvD_BwE. Some highlights include: – Murray Street Mall City of Perth Christmas Tree, towering…