Man Charged With Stalking of 12-Year-Old Girl in Butler

By Nicholas Farrington Joondalup Detectives have charged a 37-year-old man following an alleged stalking incident involving a 12-year-old girl in Butler. Between 3:00pm and 4:30pm, the girl was walking along Lukin Drive when she noticed a white Holden Commodore was keeping pace alongside her. The man was inside the car allegedly filming her on his…

Police Investigates Hair Salon Fire In Yokine

By Nicholas Farrington Police are investigating the fire that broke out at a Yokine hair salon on the 6th of March. The blaze started at around 3am, when two men forced their way into the premises and poured an unknown accelerant inside before setting it alight. The fire completely destroyed the hair dressing salon and…

Police Investigates Joondalup Car Theft And Burglary Cases

By Nicholas Farrington Joondalup Detectives are seeking assistance with a string of incidents that occurred in several suburbs in Perth from Saturday the 24th of February to Monday the 26th of February. Between 12:45am on Saturday and 12:56am on Sunday, four men entered a home in Subiaco and stole a black Mercedes. On Monday at…

OPINION: Liberal, Labor Fear Scaffidi At Polls

NEWS COMMENTARY BY: Howard Sattler Pauline Hanson could do a lot worse than to invite suspended Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi to join her WA One Nation team for the next federal election contest. The fanatical campaigns by both major parties, Labor and Liberal, to discredit her and her supporters on council, is positive proof…

Waste Wise Grants For WA Schools

By Nicholas Farrington Western Australian schools have received more than $100,000 for projects designed to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson announced 34 grants were given to WA schools under the Waste Wise Schools program. The program delivers educational resources aimed at deterring wasteful attitudes and encourages diverting…

Police Investigates Alleged Assault In Oakford

By Nicholas Farrington Armadale Detectives are seeking information regarding an incident in Oakford on Sunday 11 February, in which an elderly couple were allegedly assaulted on their property. The 71-year-old man approached the offender as he walked onto his property and was punched in the head and face, knocking him to the ground, where the…

Mirrabooka woman dies following alleged Car Theft

By Nicholas Farrington Police have responded to an incident where a 51 year old woman has died following an alleged car theft. The woman attempted to stop a man allegedly stealing a car in Cedar Court, Mirrabooka at 9:50am this morning, by standing behind it but was allegedly reversed over. The woman was seriously injured…

FIFO Code Of Practice May Not Be Enough To Prevent Suicide

The Code of Practice for the mental health of FIFO workers might not be going far enough in assisting the prevention of adverse mental health and suicide rates in FIFO workers. Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon said while it superficially identified some risks to works, it failed to provide examples of best…

Aboriginal Students Recognised For High Achievements

By Nicholas Farrington Two of Western Australia’s highest performing Aboriginal students have been awarded the 2017 Rob Riley Memorial Prize. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced that John Curtin College of the Arts graduate Ashley Maroney as the Australian Tertiary Admission Rant (ATAR) prize winner. Meanwhile, Belmont City College graduate Kienen Davis as the…

Bradley Roberts Edwards Charged With Sarah Spiers’ Murder

By Nicholas Farrington Cold case detectives have charged a man with the murder of Sarah spiers, who went missing from Claremont over 23 years ago. It is being alleged that Ms spiers was murdered on or near January 27th, 1996 after spending a night out with friends in Claremont. Ms Spiers telephoned for a taxi…