Julie Bishop Resigns From Parliament

Picture Courtesy: Parliament Broadcast & Julie Bishop Twitter Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed she will retire from federal politics at the next federal election. Ms Bishop made the surprise statement after Question Time, revealing that she would not contest the electorate of Curtin, choosing to retire instead. Ms Bishop was the Liberal Party’s…

Elderly Man Killed in Perth Hit and Run

A elderly man has died following hit and run in Perth earlier this week. At around 1pm on 19 February, a white 2014 Mitsubishi Triton utility was leaving an underground carpark on Milligan Street. The driver turned the car left, striking a 74-year-old pedestrian crossing his path. The victim received critical injuries and was taken…

WA Trials SMART Drumlines to Improve Shark Mitigation

SMART drumlines will be deployed off Gracetown’s coast, as part of a trial into the effectiveness of the shark mitigation technology. The 10 non-lethal drumlines will be deployed set up about 500 metres away from the coastline over the next 15 months, with the scientific trial designed to help fill knowledge gaps from trials off…

Elderly Couple Missing in WA’s Wheatbelt Safe

A elderly couple has been found after reportedly being missing in WA’s goldfields region. Max Vernon Stickland and Penelope Dorinda Stickland had been reported as missing after not contacting family for four weeks, but attended Mukinbudin police station this morning after hearing media reports. WA Police were concerned for the welfare of the 74-year-olds with…

Bulgarra Man Charged Over Meat Cleaver Attack

WA Police have charged a Bulgarra man after an altercation that injured another man in the suburb. Karratha Detectives will allege the 33-year-old man and the 40 year-old victim, who are known to each other, became involved in a verbal altercation which became physical at a home in Melak Street around 5:40am yesterday. It will…

Gammie Appointed as New Landgate CEO

Landgate will have a Chief Executive Officer after Graeme Gammie was appointed to the top position. Lands Minister Ben Wyatt made the announcement of Mr Gammie’s selection after a nationwide search and selection as the best person to lead the agency. Mr Gammie has experience in a range of senior roles across WA’s public service,…

Woman Assaulted During Dianella Attempted Home Robbery

WA Police a hunting three people involved in an attempted robbery in Dianella in early February. At around 11:15pm on 5 February, a 40-year-old woman returned to her home in Ashington Street, but while still in her vehicle parked in the driveway, a dark red Mitsubishi Lancer pulled in behind her. A man appeared at…

Wastewater Analysis Reveals $9.3bn Spent on Australian Drug Use

Australians spent $9.3 billion on illicit drugs last year, with the use of a number of major drugs increasing from previous years. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released its national wastewater drug monitoring program report on Wednesday, revealing results of its analysis of the nation’s drug use through waste water. The commission monitored 58 wastewater…

State Government to Boost WA’s Priorities in Election Commitment Program

The McGowan government will focus on improving the state through a new program to increase WA’s prosperity, including boosting its employment by 150,000 new jobs. The State Government will boost its job creation by 150,000 in a new program to boost WA’s prosperity. Premier Mark McGowan will announce the “Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity” program on…