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…

Shorten Pledges $400 million to Boost WA’s GST Share

Federal Labor will continue to make up for Western Australia’s low GST share, promising to pump extra cash into the state. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten pledged an additional $400 million on Wednesday if he is elected, topping up the $1.6 billion Fair Share for WA Fund announced last year in an effort to raise WA’s…

Labor’s Colleen Yates Quits By-Election Race

By Lucas Da Paz Labor’s candidate for the Darling Range seat, Colleen Yates has resigned following doubts regarding her LinkedIn profile and education history. Colleen Yates campaigned for the seat of Darling Range by-election following the resignation of former Labor MP Barry Urban after he was found to have lied about his work experience and…

Federal Funding Frenzy To Make Up For WA’s GST Shortfall

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Perth saw the announcement of a record amount of Federal funding for our State. A major $3.2 billion dollars has been committed for the 2018-2019 Federal budget, with hopes of rectifying WA’s unfair share of the GST. “We’ve never made any bones about the fact that the current arrangements…

New Alcohol and Drug Programs To Break Vicious Cycles For WA Prisoners

The Premier has announced an Alcohol and Other Drug program to rehabilitate prisoners and combat addictions and their offending behaviours. With over 6000 prisoners in WA’s correctional facilities, more than half struggle with ongoing alcohol and other drug addictions, including methanphetamines. The treatment program aims to break the cycle of drug-related-crime in our prisons and…

WA Experts Discuss Minimum Price Of Alcohol

The WA Preventative Health Summit bought together experts from all over the state to share their views and expertise on how to make Western Australia healthier. “Two thirds of all adults are either overweight or obese, and more worryingly 20% of our kids are now considered overweight or tipping into the obesity category,” said Health…

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…