Greenough Report Reveals Staff Shortages, Lockdowns Led to Riot

An increasing frequency of lockdowns due to budget cuts and staff shortages have been blamed for the Greenough riots and prison escape, according to a report reviewing what was referred to as the worst mass breakout in WA’s history. Key findings were made public in a report by the State Government on Wednesday, revealed to…

Dodgy Electronic Salespeople Targets Western Australians

Department Of Consumer Protection warns Western Australians to aware of illegal sellers of dodgy electronics from the back of a white van. So far the department has received three complaints regarding electronic equipment such as projectors, screens and speakers being sold from a white Hyundai van. The van conducted business in the Belmont Shopping Centre…

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…

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 Investigates Fatal Crash in Gibson

A fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday 14th November is being investigated by Esperance Detectives. Between 8am and 9:30am, a 1999 green Jimny sedan was travelling from Castletown to Gibson, before the driver lost control and struck a tree at a property near Teasdale road. The vehicle caught alight. The single occupant died in the…

Portable Pool Safety Urged as Campaign Pushes to Prevent Toddler Deaths

The State Government has urged Western Australians to be wary about child safety around portable pools, following a campaign to guard against portable pool drownings and deaths over summer. The McGowan Government and Royal Life Saving Society are warning consumers about the dangers of portable pools through The Don’t Duck it Out, Make it SAFE…

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…

WA’s Unemployment Rate Falls in October Amidst Steady National Rate

Western Australia’s unemployment has reached its lowest level for the year, following a growth in jobs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent for the month of October from 6 per cent in September. October’s unemployment rate is the lowest level it has been since September…

Beverley Woman Charged Over Meerkat Theft

WA Police have charged a Beverley woman following the theft of a meerkat in September. The meerkat was stolen from Perth Zoo on 20 September. Beverley Police recovered the animal with public assistance. The 31-year-old woman has been charged with unlawful possession of stolen property. She is the third person to be charged over the…

Second Round of Grants Boost Swan River Protection

The Swan River Canning Catchment will be getting more protection and rehabilitation, following a second round of grants for river care projects. Nine volunteer groups will benefit from almost $260,000 under the second round of the Community Rivercare Program that will be devoted to weed control and foreshore restoration in the catchment. “Community groups are…