Firebugs Continue to be Targeted Despite DFES Youth Fire Deterrent Success

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has claimed that deliberately lit fires during summer by Western Australians remain a serious issue, despite successfully deterring young people from deliberately lighting fires. DFES said that it’s Juvenile and Family Fire Alert (JAFFA) program had been effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat firebugs, but concerns…

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…

New Offences For Lightweight Plastic Bags with New Ban in New Year

WA shops will no longer be allowed to supply lightweight plastic bags, in a new plastic bag ban coming into effect in the New Year to help the environment. The State Government’s plastic bag ban will come into effect from January 1, with offences for retailers supplying the bags. WA’s State-wide ban will apply to…

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…

Calls for Drivers to Calm Down Following Road Rage Shooting

WA drivers have been advised to curb their anger on the roads, following a road rage shooting in Perth’s southern suburbs last week. Defensive Driving School instructor Steve Quartermain said that drivers were unnecessarily putting themselves in danger by angrily reacting to other motorists, with rage behind the wheel still prevalent on the roads. The…

Police Hunt X-Trail Key to Perth Burglaries

WA Police is requesting public help over a series of burglaries across Perth involving a white Nissan X-Trail. The vehicle, which has been displaying a false registration plate with the number 1EIQ552, has been sighted at premises in Dalkeith, Leederville and Swanbourne during November where burglaries occurred. More than $120,000 worth of jewellery, electronic goods…

Perth Man Sentenced to Death in Thailand For Drugs Smuggling

A Perth man and his wife have been sentenced to death on drugs smuggling charges. Father Luke Joshua Cook, 35, and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested in December at Bangkok International Airport when he returned on a flight from Australia, over a plot to smuggle an estimated $300 million of crystal meth…

Perth Experiences Preview of Summer As Warm Weather Returns

Perth is getting ready for the return of summer, with warmer weather expected to return next week. Hints of a warm week have previewed the months ahead, with Thursday reaching 33 degrees, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a consecutive 33 degree day on Friday. Temperatures will drop between the mid to high twenties through…

Federal Opposition Invests in Bentley Hospital Upgrade

Bentley Health Service will be getting boost with new funding to improve and upgrade its services. Federal Labor will invest $10.9 million to renovate the hospital to better care provided to local community in Perth’s south. The investment will provide upgrades to maternity services, major improvements to mental health services, upgraded facilities for rehabilitation patients,…