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…

Police Officers Acknowledged for Work in the Line of Duty

WA Police have recognised the best of its police force, celebrating the achievements of its officers. The police force acknowledged the best individual officer and team in its WA Police Excellence Awards as a testament to the work of WA Police. “We strive to make this an exceptional police force,” Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said.…

ATO Scam Reports, Losses Rise as Consumer Protection Warns Vigilance

Consumer Protection has warned about increasing tax scams, following a rise in reports and victims losing nearly $80,000. The organisation has issued an alert over the increasing incidence of reports and financial fraud in an effort to reduce the losses. 21 victims have so far reported the tax debt scam to WAScamNet in 2018 after…

WA to Develop Climate Change Policy For Future

A new climate change policy is on the cards for WA, with the State Government planning a better environment for future generations. The McGowan Government acknowledged that it has a role to play while recognising that the Federal Government must lead the way at a national level. “Many climate change issues are already being addressed…

Shoe Display Highlights Impact of Road Trauma

Dozens of empty shoes have been laid out outside St Georges Cathedral in a display marking the impact of road trauma in WA. The shoes represented the men, women, children, drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians who died on WA roads in 2018 in accidents. Each pair of shoes symbolised an individual, family member, friend or…

Man Killed in Nunile Car Crash

WA Police are calling for information over a fatal car crash in Nunile near Toodyay today. Police responded to reports at around 6:30am that a white Suzuki Vitara had crashed into a tree along Nunile Road. A man in his 20s who was the driver and single occupant of the vehicle suffered life threatening injuries…

Rio Tinto Koodaideri Mine Investment to Boost Jobs

WA’s resources industry is set to get a boost, with Rio Tinto injecting funds into the Pilbara region’s Koodaideri mine and rail project. Rio Tinto has approved a $3.5 billion investment for the project which is set to begin in 2019, subject to government and environmental approvals. The project is expected to create more than…

More WA Youth Worried About Mental Health

Young Western Australians are more concerned about mental health following a new report into youth concerns, as calls increase for better mental health support for the State’s youth. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018 revealed the number of the State’s youth who rated mental health as the number one issue rose by almost 10%, in the…

Police Call For Help Over Serious Mordalup Car Crash

WA Police are calling for help over a serious crash in Mordalup in late November. At around 7:50pm on 23 November, a white Toyota Tarago was travelling southwest on Mordalup Road when it left the road and struck a tree. The driver, a 62-year-old Woodanilling woman, received serious injuries and was taken to Royal Perth…