EXCLUSIVE: Minister Backs Mosman Park Candidate After Online Abuse Over Diversity Call

A young woman running for the Town of Mosman Park has received support from WA’s local government minister, after she was targeted online for calling for more diversity in council. Candidate Georgie Carey received encouragement to keep campaigning from David Templeman, following accusations of being anti-male and anti-white after her calls for more young candidates…

Elderly Man Attacked During Innaloo Bike Ride

A 78-year-old man has been left with multiple injuries after being attacked while cycling in Innaloo late last month. The man and his wife were cycling south on the Mitchell Freeway bike path heading towards Innaloo on Friday 29 September at approximately 11am when his wife noticed a man acting suspiciously behind a tree. Shortly…

Heath Ledger’s Life and Career Immortalised in Art Gallery Exhibit

Heath Ledger fans will get the opportunity to experience the life of the iconic WA actor when an exhibition about his life and work opens at the Art Gallery of Western Australia this weekend. “Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures” will feature objects and photographs from international collections and Ledger’s personal archives, tributing the WA…

Queen to Skip Involvement in Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

The Queen will break with tradition and not lay a wreath at the Cenotaph this year as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday, with Prince Charles carrying out the duties instead. She will not take part in placing the wreath at the base of the Whitehall monument, which requires the 91-year-old monarch to walk backwards…

Asteroid to Come “Damn Close” to Earth

NASA has confirmed an asteroid the size of a house will narrowly miss the Earth when it passes by on Thursday. The space agency’s specialists have been monitoring the close approach of the asteroid named 2012 TC4 fearing it could collide with the planet, but now believe it could pass the Earth as close as…

Trump’s UK VIP Trip Downgraded to “Working Visit”

Donald Trump will visit Britain in 2018 but the trip will be a scaled down version than a VIP visit originally offered to the US President. Mr Trump’s visit will no longer be a red carpet event to showcase the special relationship between the US and Britain, but will likely form part of a tour…

Unions Lose Appeal Against Sunday Penalty Rate Cuts

Unions have lost their legal challenge to overturn cuts to Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers. The United Voice and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association disputed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to slash penalty rates for full and part time workers in February, but the Federal Court found met its legal…

Obesity in Children Rises to 124 Million In 40 Years

Childhood obesity has risen to epidemic levels, increasing more than tenfold worldwide over the past four decades, according to a new report. The Imperial College London study of 200 countries published in The Lancet revealed the number of children and adolescents with obesity spiked over 40 years, rising from five million girls in 1975 to…

Funding Investment Boosts FIFO Mental Health Research

Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mental health is set to receive a boost in Western Australia following an investment into research involving the wellbeing and mental health impact of the FIFO arrangement on workers. The State Government has granted the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Centre for Transformative Work Design $498,841 for research to understand the range…