Minister’s comment on texting and driving epidemic

A 26 year old driver found guilty of a horrific collision that fatally injured her friend passenger, has been allowed to keep her licence while she waits for her sentencing. Ministers believe the magistrates judgement call was disappointing and that all drivers should take more care on our roads. Texting is arguably one of the…

Police Union dismiss need for multiple 24 hour police stations

A fatal overdose incident that transpired this week further adds fuel to the Police Union’s fire against the ten 24 hour metropolitan police stations. Union President George Tillbury made claims that keeping more stations open reduces the number of police on the front line, and in turn reduces the amount of protection available for the…

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…

Faulty WA Speed Cameras to be Switched Off After Incorrect Readings

WA’s speed cameras are experiencing more issues with fixed and red-light speed cameras to be switched off following faulty readings and incorrect fines issued. WA Police hava revealed eight cameras including the Forrest highway point-to-point speed camera have been put into test mode after a number of incorrect readings and “radar bounces”. The cameras will…

Voluntary Redundancy for 150 Police Officers

Budget repair comes at a cost to WA Police, with 150 officers being offered a voluntary redundancy. A Government spokesperson said police will participate in the voluntary targeted separation scheme, and will not impact on frontline capacity. “The Treasurer announced in the state budget that police would participate in the voluntary targeted separation scheme as…

Police Figures Reveal Crime Rate Risen By 5 Percent

By Nicholas Farrington Crime rates have risen by 5 percent in the last quarter of 2017 according to Police statistics. Over the last three months, the figures show general assaults were up by 16%, property damage by 11%, burglary by 12%, threatening behaviour by 15% and murder up by 50%. Liberal Opposition’s Police Spokesman, Peter…

Opposition Seeks Investigation Into Union Influence In Government

The Public Sector Commissioner is being urged by the Opposition to investigate the rights of the Union in having massive influence over the appointment of senior positions within the fire department. Tension has emerged after the recent resignation of the first female superintendent, Amanda Williamson, and has triggered the need for more women as firefighters…

Government Drug and Alcohol Prison Slammed Over Lack of Model, Business Case

The Liberal Party has criticised the State Government over a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison, over its operating model or knowledge of the costs. Shadow Corrective Services Minister Peter Katsambanis said the McGowan Government’s plan for a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison is in disarray claiming Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan did not…

Opposition Critical of Government’s Sex Offender Laws as Government Votes Down Changes

The State Opposition has criticised the McGowan Government over its sex offender’s laws after it was revealed a dangerous sex offender from Geraldton is in Perth because Government officials could not guarantee his safety. Shadow Attorney General Michael Mischin said the State Government had “let the public down most grievously” ahead of debates over changes…