EXPERT OPINION: How Young People Can Avoid Financial Pitfalls

By Elson Goh, Certified Financial Planner & Instructor At Curtin University  The latest figures from data registry and analytics business, illion show that there has been an increase in personal bankruptcies of 4% across Australia and WA experienced the highest one year increase of 11.7%. Although this paints a grim picture, what is more alarming…

Youth allowance benefits not enough for recipients to afford basic needs

By: Anton La Macchia Young Australians on Youth Allowance benefits are falling far short when affording basic necessities on a week-to-week basis. Many Australian students who are on Youth Allowance benefits are ‘struggling’ financially to make ends meet. Youth Futures WA chief executive Mark Waite said the young people struggle to survive and it is…

Significant Victory For Labor In The Super Saturday By-Election

By: Anton La Macchia Opposition Leader Bill Shorten declared it a “Super Saturday night” for the Australian Labor Party, calling the by-election results a signpost to Labor winning government at the next federal poll next year. With Labor winning both by-elections, including Longman, Braddon, Mayo, Fremantle and Perth. In Fremantle, Labor’s Josh Wilson polled 64.7…

Man struck down in violent Greenfields armed robbery

By: Anton La Macchia Mandurah Detectives are appealing for information in relation to an incident in Greenfields overnight, which resulted in a 23-year-old man being injured. Around 10:45pm on Thursday 26 July, the 23-year-old man was walking along Waldron Boulevard, as the 23-year-old approached Wildair Street, he noticed a man on a BMX bike heading…

EXCLUSIVE: PGA WA President Rejected views that live export is ‘cruel’ and ‘in-humane’

By Anton La Macchia President of Pastoralists and Graziers Association Tony Seabrook rejected the claims that the industry portrays an image that’s ‘cruel’ and ‘in-humane’. His comment comes after a live export public meeting hosted by WA Farmers Association in Katanning, where both National Party MP Barnaby Joyce, and State Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan discussed…

Ellenbrook Homicide: Three People Killed At A Home

By Anton La Macchia Three people are dead and a 19-year-old man is in custody after a horrific murder tragedy in Ellenbrook. Police officers were called to a 7-Eleven store on The Broadway, at approximately 1:30am this morning after a male entered the store and requested police attendance. When officers arrived, inquiries led them to a home…

Surf Life Saving WA Gets New Funding For The Next 5 Years

The State Government has devoted 1.38 million a year to fund crucial equipment for Surf Life WA. Secured for the following five years, the funding will cover necessary lifesaving gear used everyday by surf lifesavers to Western Australian beachgoers. This commitment by the State Government will allow for the purchase of jet skis, trailers, rescue…

Perth’s southern suburbs job creating, congestion tackling combo fix

ROAD UPGRADES – Residents in the southern suburbs will shortly be experiencing traffic relief upon the completion of Armadale Road and Kwinana Freeway upgrades. Works on the three main road projects in the area are underway, with the doubling of Armadale Road from Tapper to Anstey Roads in process. It also include major milestones such…

Cannabis, Guns & Cash Seized In Goldfields-Esperance Drugs Operation

Goldfields-Esperance Police have been working in close collaboration with the Organised Crime Squad to effectively target illicit drugs distribution as it endangers the local community.  Over the past week as part of Operation Fortitude, officers have executed a series of Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants at properties in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie. During these warrants,…