Charges Dropped on Julian Assange

Sweden’s top prosecutor has dropped the charges faced by Julian Assange, ending the seven-year legal stand-off. Mr Assange has sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, since 2012. Under EU law, Britain would have to surrender him back to Sweden to face the charges, however at the Ecuadorian embassy, he is protected from that.…

Fairfax Shares Rise During Bidding War

Fairfax’ shares have risen by 6.9 per-cent, taking them to a six-year high, after receiving competing bids for the company. The competing bids come from Australian telecommunications company TPG and US private equity company Hellman & Friedman. Hellman & Friedman are an established media investment company located in both New York City and San Francisco.…

McGowan Calls Barnett as “Bitter”

Mr McGowan has labelled former Premier Colin Barnett as “sad,” after he warned Perth that the corruption from WA Inc. will return under the Labor government. Yesterday, Mr Barnett told Parliament that the “preconditions” for WA Inc. exist in the Labor government today. “I am not predicting that history will be repeated, indeed I hope…

Guildford Says No to McDonalds

Click on the player above to watch the story in the newscast. A concert is being held in Guildford next weekend to raise awareness of the Say No to McDonalds in Guildford campaign, run by residents who do not want the fast food chain to be built in their town. Claire Scanlan, who runs the…

New Measures to Keep Families Safe in Our Waters

The WA Government has announced three new initiatives to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks. A new Beach Emergency Numbering system has been developed to improve emergency response times. Local councils in metropolitan areas will have access to grants of up to $25,000 to implement the system and regional councils will have access to grants…

Celebrating 20 Years of Breast Cancer Research

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run, which has raised over $30 million for breast cancer research since it started. The National Breast Cancer Foundation relies on community events such as this one, as they receive no government funding. National Breast Cancer Foundation CEO Sarah Hosking…

Fatal Crash on Great Eastern Highway

A man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided on Great Eastern Highway yesterday. The crash occurred around 10:25am, 48 kilometres east of Merredin, when the driver of a ute attempted to overtake a truck marked with a “KalTire” logo. The silver Great Wall ute left the road and crashed into trees…

Man Charged Over Byford Robbery

A man has appeared in court today after being charged over an armed robbery at a fast food store in Byford on April 17. The 33-year-old allegedly entered the fast food store on South West Highway and threatened the attendant with a knife before demanding cash. He was given a sum of cash, before leaving…

WA Gets METRONET and GST Top-Up

Western Australia has been allocated $1.6 billion in the Federal budget, to go towards improving infrastructure. This includes putting forward $1.2 billion for the METRONET rail project and another $100 million for better access to the area surrounding Fiona Stanley Hospital. However, this is only a re-allocation of the money that was originally supposed to…

Winners & Losers On The Federal Budget 2017

Tonight, the Federal Government handed down the new budget for 2017-18. Here’s our breakdown of what will happen after July 1 this year. Housing Affordability: First home buyers will be able to funnel part of their income into their superannuation accounts, at a lower tax rate than normal. The Government said the First Home Super…