Are Smart Devices a Threat to Our Privacy?

This week Google launched several new smart devices, many of which it claims encompass Artificial Intelligence, raising questions about the security of personal information. These devices include the new Pixel 2 smartphone, Google Home devices and the virtual reality headset Daydream Viewer. The Google Home devices are said to contain Artificial Intelligence, given they can search…

EXCLUSIVE: One Nation Stands Against Gold Levy

In the September budget, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt announced a new tax on the gold sector as a solution to the dire state of WA’s finances, however on Tuesday, the WA One Nation Party are set to make a motion against it. Earlier this week, Mr Wyatt publicly criticised gold miners for refusing to pay…

Nick Xenephon Shocks Nation By Quitting Parliament

Today, Federal Senator Nick Xenephon shocked Australia when he announced he was resigning from Parliament to contest a seat in the upcoming South Australian election. This announcement comes after he referred his election to the High Court, after realizing he holds a form of British Citizenship. He will run for the state seat of Hartley…

Road Upgrade To Ease Congestion in Perth’s North

As of today, work is underway on the $31 million Wanneroo Road dual carriageway upgrade, set to relieve congestion for motorists travelling along Perth’s northern corridor. This upgrade will take place from Joondalup Drive to Flynn Drive, which stretches approximately 3km. This is the first of three major upgrades on Wanneroo Road, with construction on…

Wave Energy to Create Jobs in Albany

Albany is set to become a hub for renewable energy expertise and jobs, as the McGowan Government announced the successful applicants for a wave energy technology project and research centre. Carnegie Clean Energy has been awarded $15.75 million as a contribution towards the wave energy technology project, which will involve the installation of a large-scale…

Driver Injured in Crash Following Police Chase

A 23-year-old Kelmscott man was hospitalised following a crash last night. Police said the man crashed his blue Mitsubishi Magna into a tree on Brockton Highway in Ashendon after 11:20pm. Before the crash, police attempted to stop the vehicle on Digby street in Gosnells where it is alleged the man was driving at excessive speed.…

Doggy Cuddles in Exchange for Small Change on Happy Tails Day

Picture Courtesy: RSPCA Over 100 RSPCA WA volunteers are hitting the streets today with their canine friends to raise much needed funds for the WA annual street appeal Happy Tails Day. The new Tap’n’Pet wireless technology will be used for the first time this year, where people who are not carrying change can donate via…

Outgoing Commissioner Praised for Transforming DFES

A celebratory march was held on Friday to farewell outgoing Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) commissioner Wayne Gregson and welcome Darren Klemm to the role. Mr Gregson has been highly regarded for his work since joining the Fire and Emergency Services authority (FESA) as CEO in 2011 and transitioning it into DFES, although…

Eighteen Rushed to Hospital in London Underground Explosion

At least 18 people have been rushed to hospital following an explosion in London’s underground during this morning’s peak travel time. At approximately 8:20am local time emergency services rushed to Parsons Green in response to reports of a fire on the train. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has labelled this a terrorist incident…

WA Government Announces Grant to Help At-Risk Youth

The WA government have announced a $250,000 grant as part of their youth engagement scheme, to help at-risk youth better connect with their community. Local governments and not-for-profit organisations are now able to apply for the grant to set-up projects using sport and recreation to target disengaged youth aged between eight and 18 living in…