Aboriginal Youth Suicide “Epidemic” Leads To Appeal For Imrpoved Support

An Indigenous activist has called for more support services for aboriginal people, following a spate of indigenous youth suicides over the past year. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades wants an indigenous appropriate drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, with drug addiction particularly from crystal methamphetamine or ice use a major contributing factor. “In the past eight…

Metronet Level Crossing Removal Design for Kelmscott Road Revealed

The State Government has revealed the design for the first Metronet level crossing removal project. The project has been slated for Denny Avenue in Kelmscott, a 170 metre road that has been considered to be WA’s most dangerous in RAC’s Risky Roads survey in 2017. An underpass and elevated rail line at the parallel Davis…

Police Seek Information over Caversham Assault

Police are calling for information from the public following an assault in Caversham on Wednesday. An altercation occurred between 9:00am and 9:20am on the road verge of West Swan Road near the Caversham store. It is alleged the altercation occurred between three men who were the occupants of a silver Commodore and a small white…

Elderly Man Killed in Thornlie House Fire

A man and a child have died and a child in hospital following a house fire in Thornlie Last night. WA Police advised the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of the fire in Rushbrook Way at about 6:15pm and attended the scene. The fire was extinguished. A 69-year-old man and a four-year-old boy was…

Man Wanted After Koondoola Armed Robbery

Regional Investigations Unit detectives are hunting a man involved in an armed robbery at a Koondoola supermarket overnight. A masked offender entered the store on Koondoola Avenue at around 8:15pm, carrying what appeared to be a firearm. He threatened a staff member and demanded money and fled on foot with a sum of cash towards…

New Church Mural ‘Close to Home’ for Perth Artist

Click here to watch the story on “Sunday Evening News & WP”. When Rachelle Dusting began her interest in making art in high school, she had no idea that it would bring her closer to home. The local Perth, Western Australia artist has begun work on her largest project by size and largest in her…

Aboriginal Activist Slams WA’s Incarceration Rates Spike

An Indigenous assistance group has called the WA State Government’s attempts to reduce Aboriginal incarceration rates as “disgraceful”, as WA leads the nation in people sent behind bars. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades said the government had done very little and had taken too long to find a solution, as the state experienced a surge…

Optus Stadium’s New Jetty Opens Today

Perth’s Optus Stadium gets a new $5 million Burswood Jetty to provide alternative transport options for stadium goers. Three berths have been constructed with Captain Cook Cruises secured one of the berth with an exclusive use license. Private ferry services by Captain Cook Cruises to Optus Stadium will be available from the first weeknight fixture…

Guildford Historic Town Under Consideration For Heritage List

Guildford Historic Town could soon be protected as a historically registered heritage site, with the State Government seeking approval for registration. Guildford Historic Town will assessed for heritage values while it is considered for inclusion in the State Register of Heritage Places. “Guildford Historic Town has such an important story to tell about the State’s…

Three Arrested Over Midland Crime Incidents

By Lucas Da Paz Three people have been arrested by Midland Police in relation to a series of incidents of theft throughout the metro area between March and May 2018. It will be alleged that thefts occurred in the Northern suburbs and were targeting wallets and purses in public areas, which included removing the handbag…