McGowan Commits to Delivering Science in Schools

The Western Australian Government is set to focus on science in primary schools, to prepare students for future jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery revealed the State Government is set to fulfil its election promise to provide $12 million to public schools to…

Health Strategy to Improve Lives By Fighting Ear Disease

Western Australian children will receive better ear health with the introduction of a new program to battle chronic ear disease. The Western Australian Child Ear Health Strategy will provide better ear health care in remote communities through multiple agency service planning, strengthened community partnerships, funding and improved co-ordination. It will provides greater consistency and co-ordination…

US Pleased By North Korea’s Missile Launch “Restraint”

The United States Secretary of State has praised Kim Jong-un for showing restraint over its missile program, since the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted new sanctions against North Korea. Rex Tillerson said there had been no missile launches or other provocative acts by North Korea, just weeks after North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic…

CBA Faces Potential Class Action Following Money Laundering Allegations

The Commonwealth Bank faces what could be the largest shareholder class action suit over its disclosure of more than 53,000 alleged breaches of anti-money laundering laws. Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said it would investigate a potential class action on behalf of the bank’s investors, which comes after a sharp fall in its share price when the…

Nationals Deputy Leader Fiona Nash Latest in Dual Citizenship Woes

National Party deputy leader Fiona Nash has become the latest to fall over the dual citizenship saga, joining Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce as the latest to refer themselves to the high court. Senator Nash claimed she has British citizenship by descent, making a short, unheralded statement to the Senate on Thursday evening just before…

Police Nab Two Men Following Dramatic Car Chase

A police chase involving a stolen car has ended in a four car crash at roadworks in Mandurah. Officers from the Regional Investigations Unit spotted black Hyundai Elantra on Gordon Road in Greenfields about 9am on Thursday. The vehicle had allegedly been stolen from a home in Kelmscott on 12 August 2017. Officers attempted to…

Spartan Race to Boost Tourism and Economy

Perth is set to become host to the world’s toughest obstacle race when the inaugural Spartan Asia Pacific Championships comes to Perth later this year. Racers from all over the globe will arrive in Perth in November to compete in the event described as the toughest and most competitive obstacle course in the world. Organisers…

Forrest Highway Gets Green Light for Point-To-Point Cameras

Western Australian Police are advising motorists to slow down with point to point speed cameras set to go live on Forrest Highway from next week. Drivers travelling in the WA’s first Average Speed Safety Camera Zone are being warned they will be penalised if caught speeding within the Forrest Highway Zone from September 6. Television,…

Tough New Meth Laws to Jail Traffickers for Life

WA methamphetamine traffickers will face life in prison, under the introduction of tougher new meth laws. The Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Methamphetamine Offences) Bill has passed both houses of State Parliament overnight, increasing the maximum sentence of trafficking 28 grams or more or meth from 25 years to life imprisonment. It will also allow the…