Former State MP Barry Urban To Fight Charges

Barry Urban has revealed that he will be fighting charges against him after pleading not guilty to 12 counts of fraud in Perth Magistrates Court. Defence lawyer Mark Andrews formally entered Mr Urban’s not guilty pleas in court on Wednesday, while extending bail for the disgraced former Labor MP. Mr Urban faces a range of…

ANALYSIS: Is It Time To For WA Government To Lower Power Bills?

ANALYSIS BY: Elson Goh, Curtin University instructor and certified financial planner. We have all heard the good news that WA may be returning to budget surplus sooner than expected. This news is further enhanced by the announcement that the government will be spending some of the money on keeping power bills low. It has been established…

OPINION – The Liberals versus ABC Journalists

Opinion written by Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies  Justin Milne’s resignation as chair of the ABC is yet another moment in an ongoing feud between the Liberal Party and ABC journalists. Allegations that he tried to fire journalists who were “hated” by the Australian Government were the reason that…

Christmas trading hours extended for busy Perth shoppers

By Stephanie Acevedo Perth customers will now have more time to do their Christmas shopping, due to trading hours approval from the McGowan Government. There will be an added 4 hours each Sunday starting from Monday the 17th December to Sunday the 30th December . Shops will be able to open at 7am on weekdays…

Boost Of Confidence As Perth Consumers Backs Strawberry Growers

By Stephanie Acevedo Local fruit distributors and politicians thank the public for the support of local growers following recent strawberry needle contamination claims.   During a live interview this morning at Market City in Canningvale, Spudshed owner, Tony Galati thanked the people of Perth who have supported local growers. He the recent cases of contamination…

Federal Government Rescued Moora Residential College With $8.7 Million

Moora Residential College is saved following an $8.7 million capital grants from the Federal Government. The announcement has caused a sensational reverse on the McGowan Government’s decision to close down the residential college following the State Budget. The $8.7 million will allocated to refurbish the residential college, which has been opened in the community since…

Refugee Activist slams new Leadership

Following last weeks leadership spill, we spoke with Refugee Rights Action Network Spokesperson, Sally Thompson, about what a change in leadership will mean for refugees on Manus and Nauru Island. Despite both Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton being past and present immigration ministers respectively, Ms Thompson believes neither are particularly credible to run the country…

CCC report investigates tax payer dollars lining pockets of Senior Health Servants

The Corruption and Crime Commission have released a damning report after investigating hundreds and thousands of siphoned dollars by Senior WA Health Bureaucrats. Contractors offered benefits including lavish lunches, gifts and personal holidays, in return for work. Three senior health bureaucrats and almost a dozen contractors are caught up in the scandal, while the CCC…