Perth joins the rally to “bring home” Manus Island asylum seekers

By Eunice Lau Forest Place was filled with the powerful chant of hundreds of protestors demanding the immediate and safe resettlement of the asylum seekers on Manus Island in Australia, on Sunday.    Around 600 men at Australia’s Manus Island detention centre were cut-off basic needs such as food and water after the Papua New…

Debate Over Whether Legal Smoking Should Be Raised

By Kelly Smith Philanthropist and mining giant Andrew Forest is requesting state governments to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Mr Forest says it will save 15000 lives and Australia 20billion in health costs per year. Cigarette costs have already increased this year, with greater taxation on packs of cigarettes, Kelly Kennington from the…

WA Government Investigates Alcohol Floor Price Plan

By Kelly Marie Smith In an effort to curb alcohol abuse in Western Australia, the state government is looking at the possibility to impose a minimum price on alcoholic beverages. The idea hopes to stop retailers selling bargain priced alcohol to heavy drinkers, has been set in motion by WA Health minister Roger Cook. Mr Cook,…

Police Seek Fresh Info Over Josh Warneke’s Cold Case

By Kelly Marie Smith Fresh information has come to light concerning the murder of Josh Warneke almost seven years after the tragic event. Police from the cold case homicide squad are chasing a lead concerning a white Toyota ’79 series Land Cruiser tray top ute, that was seen not far from where Mr Warneke’s body…

Police Cadets Receives Chilly Welcome to the Force

By Kelly Marie Smith Fierce wind and rain could not put a stop to the Blue and Gold Squads graduation ceremony at the WA Police Academy this morning. 40 new officers put on a brave face in the rain, as they marched at the first graduation ceremony for the new police commissioner Chris Dawson. This…

WA Bans Plastic Bags By 2018

Plastic bag will no longer be allowed to be distributed in Western Australia by next year, after a landmark decision by the McGowan Government. From 1st, July next year, single use plastic bags will be banned. But large retailers such as IGA, Woolworths, AIDI, Coles and Bunnings already implemented the change by not distributing plastic bags.…

BUDGET 2017: Big Employers To Foot WA’s Budget Repair

WA’s ‘big end of town’ is set to cop a beating on payroll tax as the McGowan Government looks to big employers and corporations to repair the budget. From the 1st, July next year, WA’s large employers will have to pay an extra 6% on payroll tax if their total payroll goes over $100 million.…

Fighting Youth Issues With Youth Films

By Jacinta Payne The top prize in the WA Police and Constable Care Child Safety Foundation film competition Your SAY, Your Call has been awarded to five students from Cyril Jackson. Alexander Andrew Mhawira, Ben Randall, Mingho Tong, Jordan Hunt and Kelliane Jewel, were awarded first place in a ceremony at Methodist Ladies college this…

Terror attacks in Spain, 16 dead and hundreds injured

By Jacinta Payne ISIS have reportedly claimed responsibility for a terror attack in Spain that has left 16 reported dead, and hundreds injured. A van has ploughed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas, a popular tourist street in Barcelona, in an attack similar to London earlier this year and Nice, France last year. Witnesses report seeing…