Community TV’s Online Move Delayed After Six Month Reprieve

Community television stations will stay on the air for another six months after being granted a broadcast licence extension. The Federal Government has given the extension to stations across Australia to assist in their transition to online streaming. Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield said in a statement on Facebook the extension will help the transition…

WA Households Face Fee Hikes to Aid Budget Repair

Western Australians will be hit with higher bills, with Treasurer Ben Wyatt announcing a range of increased fees and charges for households. The bump up in costs will result in a 7.7 per cent  hike across the board from July 1, expecting Western Australians to share the burden of repairing the State Budget. Electricity will…

Educators Slam Pauline Hanson Over Support for Autistic Students

Education experts have criticised One Nation Party leader Pauline Hanson after suggesting children with autism are “holding our kids back” in the classroom. University education professors said the philosophy of inclusion in Australian education had been influential in changing education for the better, following Senator Hanson’s comments that autistic children should be left out of…

Teen Left With a Concussion After Claremont Attack

Wembley Police are investigating an assault in Claremont last month that has left a Nedlands man with a concussion. The 17-year-old was walking along St Quentin Avenue at approximately 12:30am on Monday June 5 when he was approached by two men. They had a brief conversation before one of the men punched the teenager in…

Grants to Boost West Kimberley Indigenous Communities and Environment

West Kimberley communities will be receiving a helping hand through new funding to assist Aboriginal Australians and wildlife. $50,226 in grants through the Water Corporation’s Community Grants Scheme will improve Indigenous employment, health and wellbeing as well as protecting and caring for wildlife. The money will be given to nine not-for-profit groups and schools across…

Facebook Alert System to Boost Abducted Children Recovery Response

 Efforts to improve the speed of finding missing children will be bolstered with the introduction of a new social media alert system. The AMBER Alert system will enable police to issue immediate 24-hour alerts on Facebook to people in the area where a child has been abducted from to give police access to an immediate…

Community TV Online Shift to Cost Youth Job Training

Young people planning to enter the media industry could experience a reduction of local training opportunities in two weeks, when community television broadcasting goes off air across Australia. Community television broadcasting licences expire on June 30, following Federal Government plans in 2014 to move broadcasting online, affecting volunteers training with stations. Stations across Australia received…

EXCLUSIVE: Grave Headstone Removal to Create Space “Disgraceful”

A Perth resident has claimed an Act giving cemeteries permission to remove headstones and lay grass over burial plots after a grave lease has expired in Perth cemeteries is “disgraceful”. Carol Trigwell is angry about the Act after she discovered grass would be laid over her father’s burial plot, an act of disservice after he served Australia…

Two Charged Over Huntington Police Chase

Two men have been charged after a police chase in Huntingdale on Wednesday night resulted in a police car allegedly rammed. Officers were driving on Mason Road near Warton Road in Huntingdale at 11:10pm when they spotted a white Holden Commodore travelling at excessive speed. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver failed…