Free street fair welcomes the Year of the Dog

By Helene Fung Crowds of up to 70,000 are expected to join the local Chinese community in celebrating the lunar new year, ushering in the Year of the Dog with greetings such as Kung Hei Fat Choi or Gong Xi Fa Cai – depending on which is your dialect of choice. The biggest among a…

Police Figures Reveal Crime Rate Risen By 5 Percent

By Nicholas Farrington Crime rates have risen by 5 percent in the last quarter of 2017 according to Police statistics. Over the last three months, the figures show general assaults were up by 16%, property damage by 11%, burglary by 12%, threatening behaviour by 15% and murder up by 50%. Liberal Opposition’s Police Spokesman, Peter…

Perth Community Broadcasters Prepare For World Radio Day

By Nicholas Farrington Tuesday the 13th brings us the 7th annual World Radio Day. A day dedicated to appreciating the power that radio has to connect, entertain, and educate us. World Radio Day 2018 has taken the theme of sport to commemorate 2018’s exciting sporting events. The event will focus on the common thread that…

Cerebral Palsy Man Punched During Attempt Robbery In Baldivis

Rockingham detectives are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred on Sunday the 4th of November near a shopping centre in Baldivis. A 66-year-old male who suffers from cerebral palsy was approached by a man who tried to take his wallet. During the incident punched the victim in the head before fleeing after being confronted by…

Underage Driver Killed After Police Chase

By Nicholas Farrington A 16 year old boy has died and his two passengers hospitalized after crashing their car into a tree after a police a police chase in Perth’s east. The Red Nissan Pulsar led police on a chase through Perth that started in Lockridge and ended in Mundaring sometime after 5:30pm. Police began…

Regional Farmers Urged To Submit Their Views On Genetically Modified Crop

By Nicholas Farrington There are hopes that farmers will make their voices heard in the upcoming parliamentary inquiry which aims to help those unfairly disadvantaged by the incursion of genetically modified crop. The inquiry will explore and discuss compensation for farmers who are impacted by contamination by genetically modified crops (GM). “It is so important…

A Man Left Stranded After Carjacking In Osborne Park

By Nicholas Farrington Police are searching for two men after a driver was carjacked at knife point in Osborne Park in Wednesday. Police said two men jumped into the victims blue Ford Falcon Sedan and ordered him to drive. He was forced to drive for two hours before being made to stop in Eglinton. The…

Dianella Woman Died After She Was Trapped Under Her Car

By Nicholas Farrington A woman has died after becoming trapped under her vehicle in today in Dianella. It’s believed that the forty-one year old became trapped under her car after getting out and trying to open her garage door when she was struck by the vehicle and fell, becoming trapped underneath. The car continued rolling,…

Aboriginal Activists Protest Over Australia Day Celebrations

By Nicholas Farrington Aboriginal rights activists gathered in Forest Chase to push for Australia Day to be moved to another date. Speakers at the event maintained that while many people used Australia Day as an excuse to celebrate, many Aboriginal Australians still mourn the damage done to their culture by the arrival of the first…

WA Citizenship Ceremonies Celebrate Australia’s Pride

By Nicholas Farrington A sea of waving blue flags, a flame with passionate chants united Australians from all walks of life to welcomed the newest citizens on Australia Day. One of WA’s biggest citizenship ceremony happened in Wanneroo, which honored and celebrated over 600 new citizens today. The ceremony consisted of spirited singing and stirring…