Consultation Open For Noise Reforms to Protect Northbridge

The State Government has opened for public comment reforms protecting Northbridge venues against noise complaints from neighbouring residents. The reforms will provide protections for the entertainment district’s vibrant nightlife culture, following concerns about noise levels from entertainment premises including pubs and clubs. “Northbridge’s unique entertainment district is a textbook example of an area with a…

Police Seek Information Over Silver Sands Home Assault

Police are seeking information in the hunt for two men involved in an assault on a man at his home in Silver Sands on Wednesday. The 57-year-old man returned to his home on Perseus Road at around 7:30pm to find two men inside his home, who then assaulted him with golf clubs. The two men…

Western Australians to Blaze a Reuse Trail in Nations Biggest Garage Sale

Western Australians will be encouraged to blaze a trail of environmental sustainability by passing on their old items in the nation’s biggest garage sale. The Garage Sale Trail is heading to Rockingham and Kwinana on October 20 and 21, giving people the opportunity to declutter while creating positive social and environmental change by reusing. “The…

Catholic and Independent Schools Boosted with $4.6 billion Funding Deal

Scott Morrison has pledged to fix the way Catholic and independent schools are funded, with a $4.5 billion deal for the two sectors that opposed the Federal Government’s 2017 schools funding changes. The prime minister and education minister Dan Tehan made the announcement on Thursday, with the Federal Government moving away from a funding model…

Police Urge Safe Driving During Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

WA Police will be out in force on the state’s roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, as WA Police unveiled a new traffic fleet to keep roads safe. Police Minister Michelle Roberts issued a plea on Thursday with Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron to take care during the public holiday weekend, as she…

Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…

Shorten Introduces Superannuation Boost For Women to End Gender Disparity

Women on maternity leave will receive a boost to close the gender gap with a financial boost if Labor wins the next federal election. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten unveiled a $400 million package to increase payments to women on Wednesday, claiming Labor would ensure economic security for women an election issue. “One of the reasons…

Man Wanted in Armadale Taxi Theft

Armadale Detectives are investigating a car jacking in which a taxi was stolen in Armadale overnight. A man approached a taxi at the taxi rank located a shopping centre on Commerce Avenue at around 12:30am this morning and asked to be taken to an address. Before the taxi departed, the man threatened the taxi driver…