WA Mining Employment Highest in State History

By Stephanie Acevedo A record number of people have been employed in WA’s mining industry in the past year than at any other time in the State’s history, new figures reveal. The Latest statistics from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for the 2017-18 financial year showed more than 112,000 people were directly…

Police Search For Group Involved in Scarborough Assault

WA Police are hunting a group of people involved in an assault in Scarborough during early June. A 29-year-old man and his friends were at The Esplanade at around 12:30am on Saturday 2 June when they were approached by a group of men and women. The group exchanged words with the 29-year-old and his friends…

State Government Devotes New Funding For Safer Roads

Rural WA roads will get the chance for improvement, with a funding boost to the Safer Roads Program. The State Government has renewed its commitment to the program by investing $28.4 million originally launched by the Gallop Labor Government in 2004. “People travelling on our regional roads have just as much right to safe road…

Police Hunt Men Involved in Animal Cruelty Acts

WA Police are seeking information in the hunt for four men involved in animal cruelty in May and June. On Saturday 19 May and Saturday 16 June, two kangaroos were tortured and killed, with investigators believing that both incidents occurred in WA. Joondalup Detectives have identified on the of the four men, but are calling…

“Public Buy-In” Needed for Local Government Act Reform Success: Expert

A political expert has claimed State Government reforms to the Local Government Act need public support to be successful, despite the reforms currently being “just ideas”. Murdoch University Politics and Policy Senior Lecturer Dr Ian Cook stated the changes needed “public buy-in” or it would not be effective, as Local Government Minister David Templeman opened…

Consultation Open For Noise Reforms to Protect Northbridge

The State Government has opened for public comment reforms protecting Northbridge venues against noise complaints from neighbouring residents. The reforms will provide protections for the entertainment district’s vibrant nightlife culture, following concerns about noise levels from entertainment premises including pubs and clubs. “Northbridge’s unique entertainment district is a textbook example of an area with a…

Police Seek Information Over Silver Sands Home Assault

Police are seeking information in the hunt for two men involved in an assault on a man at his home in Silver Sands on Wednesday. The 57-year-old man returned to his home on Perseus Road at around 7:30pm to find two men inside his home, who then assaulted him with golf clubs. The two men…

Western Australians to Blaze a Reuse Trail in Nations Biggest Garage Sale

Western Australians will be encouraged to blaze a trail of environmental sustainability by passing on their old items in the nation’s biggest garage sale. The Garage Sale Trail is heading to Rockingham and Kwinana on October 20 and 21, giving people the opportunity to declutter while creating positive social and environmental change by reusing. “The…

Police Urge Safe Driving During Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

WA Police will be out in force on the state’s roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, as WA Police unveiled a new traffic fleet to keep roads safe. Police Minister Michelle Roberts issued a plea on Thursday with Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron to take care during the public holiday weekend, as she…

Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…