Domestic Violence Campaign Relaunches to “Stop it at the Start”

The State Government has continued the fight against domestic violence, relaunching a campaign to stop violence towards women. The award-winning Stop it at the Start campaign will recommence, complementing a $20 million suite of family and domestic violence prevention measures in WA. “Stop it at the Start is an important behaviour change campaign to support…

Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…

WA Government allocates $7.3 million to combat catastrophic bushfires

The Government will deliver a record $7.3 million in bushfire management funding assistance throughout Western Australia. A $5 million fund will be shared with 17 regional councils and agencies to physically address local bushfire threats. Meanwhile, $3.3 million will be assigned to regional councils in order to carry out 410 bushfire mitigation measures including planned…

Alkimos Metronet Project Promotes Community in Rail Development

Alkimos is set to become the focus of the State Government’s first Metronet project to be built on a railway, with plans to develop the community around the railway network. The McGowan Government unveiled project as part of the $3.6 billion public transport revamp on Thursday, revealing the suburb as the location of the first…

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…

Police survey reveals officers let down by the State Government

Worrying details regarding the morale of Western Australian police has been highlighted in a recent survey. The WA Police Union survey gave detailed insight into how a number Police officers feel let down by the McGowan Government. “Police officers are saying very clearly they don’t trust this government, and they’re saying that the government doesn’t…

Surf Life Saving WA Patrols and Shark Mitigation Commitments

With the first day of Spring commencing tomorrow, West Australian’s will soon be flocking to the beaches making good use of our beautiful weather. Surf Life Saving WA will begin beach patrols again, with assistance from the state funded Westpac Rescue Helicopter, keeping an eye out for sharks, rips and other dangerous ocean risks. “I…

Dangerous South West WA Roads Targeted in Black Spot Initiative

Dangerous roads in South West WA will be upgraded and repaired under a McGowan Government initiative to improve regional road safety. The State Government will invest $3.65 million dollars to the State Black Spot Program as part of a $25 million investment in WA’s most dangerous roads, targeting roads that are identified as high-risk. “The…

Shorten Pledges to Enshrine GST Floor into Law for WA

Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten will bring GST reform into law, promising to legislate it if he is elected at the next federal election. The opposition leader will commit to enshrining in law 75c GST floor for the state within 100 days of being elected, making the promise while campaigning in Perth on Wednesday. Mr…

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…