Calls for Drivers to Calm Down Following Road Rage Shooting

WA drivers have been advised to curb their anger on the roads, following a road rage shooting in Perth’s southern suburbs last week. Defensive Driving School instructor Steve Quartermain said that drivers were unnecessarily putting themselves in danger by angrily reacting to other motorists, with rage behind the wheel still prevalent on the roads. The…

Portable Pool Safety Urged as Campaign Pushes to Prevent Toddler Deaths

The State Government has urged Western Australians to be wary about child safety around portable pools, following a campaign to guard against portable pool drownings and deaths over summer. The McGowan Government and Royal Life Saving Society are warning consumers about the dangers of portable pools through The Don’t Duck it Out, Make it SAFE…

Police Hunt X-Trail Key to Perth Burglaries

WA Police is requesting public help over a series of burglaries across Perth involving a white Nissan X-Trail. The vehicle, which has been displaying a false registration plate with the number 1EIQ552, has been sighted at premises in Dalkeith, Leederville and Swanbourne during November where burglaries occurred. More than $120,000 worth of jewellery, electronic goods…

WA’s Unemployment Rate Falls in October Amidst Steady National Rate

Western Australia’s unemployment has reached its lowest level for the year, following a growth in jobs. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent for the month of October from 6 per cent in September. October’s unemployment rate is the lowest level it has been since September…

Men Charged Over Hamilton Hill Road Rage Shooting Attack

PHOTO BY: Anton La Macchia WA Police have charged two men following a serious road rage incident in Hamilton Hill overnight. A 47-year-old Willagee man and 49-year-old South Fremantle man were arrested after firing blanks at another driver at around 6:20pm. Police said the two men were in a white 2003 model Hyundai Getz hatchback…

Beverley Woman Charged Over Meerkat Theft

WA Police have charged a Beverley woman following the theft of a meerkat in September. The meerkat was stolen from Perth Zoo on 20 September. Beverley Police recovered the animal with public assistance. The 31-year-old woman has been charged with unlawful possession of stolen property. She is the third person to be charged over the…

Noranda and Carramar Men Charged Following Hillarys Burglary

Two men have been charged over an aggravated burglary in Hillarys on Tuesday. Joondalup Detectives will allege the two men visited the home on Cook Avenue, to demand money from a 30-year-old man known to them who was visiting. When police arrived, the men fled on foot with one man entering the premises belonging to…

Second Round of Grants Boost Swan River Protection

The Swan River Canning Catchment will be getting more protection and rehabilitation, following a second round of grants for river care projects. Nine volunteer groups will benefit from almost $260,000 under the second round of the Community Rivercare Program that will be devoted to weed control and foreshore restoration in the catchment. “Community groups are…

My Health System Opt-Out Period Extended to Strengthen Privacy Protections

The Federal Government has extended the opt-out period for the My Health Record system, following an amendment to improve privacy of the system. Health Minister Greg Hunt agreed to extend the period to January 31 2019 on Wednesday, after the Senate passed a crossbench amendment to the legislation to strengthen privacy protections for the online…