Marriage Equality: Postal Vote “An Absolute Waste of Money”

On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced a non-binding and non-compulsory postal vote on marriage equality would take the place of the plebiscite, which was rejected by the Senate. The Australian Bureau of Statistics is set to conduct the survey, despite the disaster of last year’s census, so the Government can avoid electoral law. The ballot…

Karl O’Callaghan Farewelled In Ceremonial March

Outgoing WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan was farewelled at a ceremonial march today, to celebrate his 44-year policing career before he officially retires on Tuesday. Police Minister Michelle Roberts was joined by other State dignitaries, including WA Deputy Liberal Leader Liza Harvey to formally address him as he concludes his 13-year tenure as Commissioner. Dr…

Children’s Hospital Lead Contamination Caused by Valve Corrosion

The WA Chief Health Officer Tarun Weeramanthri has just completed a month-long review at Perth’s Children’s Hospital to develop recommendations for dealing with the issue of lead in the water supply. The review has found the lead contamination was caused by the dezincification of brass fittings within the Thermostatic Mixing Valve Assembly Boxes, located near…

Postal Vote For Marriage Equality

The Turnbull government has announced a new postal vote, which will ask everyone the question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” The non-binding, non-compulsory postal vote is set to be sent out on September 12, costing $122 million. Run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), this is set to…

New Youth Advisory Council to Influence WA Government

The WA government is forming a council of 10 outstanding young Western Australians to provide input into Government youth policy. The Ministerial Youth Advisory Council will investigate matters referred to them by the Minister for Youth and provide feedback based on young people’s experiences. Young people with a broad range of knowledge, skills, backgrounds, experience…

Inaugural Community Cabinet Meeting to be Held in Canning Vale

The McGowan government is set to hold its inaugural Community Cabinet event at Canning Vale College on August 21. Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in a Town Hall meeting to discuss important local issues with Premier Mark McGowan and Cabinet ministers, in a bid to encourage greater community engagement. Mr McGowan said…

Three Men Charged Over Midland Armed Robbery

Police have charged three men over an aggravated armed robbery and burglary at a Midland home on Sunday evening. Police said the men allegedly demanded the 32-year-old male occupant of Wellaton street property hand over personal property, before knocking him unconscious with a baseball bat. The men were allegedly carrying a firearm, however police are…

Three Dead in Swiss Plane Crash

Three people have die in a plane crash in Switzerland on Friday night. Two 14-year-old boys and the pilot were killed in the air accident at a Swiss summer camp, and a 17-year-old girl sustained serious injuries. The single-engine aero-plane ride was organised by the Aero-Club of Switzerland in the canton of Graubünden. The camp,…