Bullsbrook Tattoo Parlour Damaged in Fire

A fire has caused $1 million worth of damage to tattoo parlour in Bullsbrook overnight. Arson Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire that broke out at about 3am. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) were called to the fire at the business located on Corvette Road. Police…

Councillors to Face Compulsory Training Laws Under New Local Government Reforms

Training will become mandatory for local government candidates and council members, the State Government has revealed. The McGowan Government made the online induction prior to nominating for this year’s local government elections compulsory to better equip them and provide greater transparency. Under the Local Government Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 introduced on Thursday, the requirement will…

Mum and Daughter Missing in 20 Year Disappearance

WA Police are hopeful a woman and her daughter missing in Western Australia for 20 years are still alive as they investigate their disappearance. The homicide squad are searching for Veronica Philomena Lockyer and Adell Sheylee Partridge who were last seen in the Merredin/ Burracoppin area in late 1998. The indigenous mother of six lived…

Energy Microgrid Delivers Improved Energy System to Onslow

A mixture of traditional energy sources, solar panels and battery storage will fuel an energy microgrid to power a town in WA’s north. The Onslow Renewable Energy Pilot, representing Stage Two its microgrid project, providing locals with low-cost solar and battery storage systems in the town. The State Government launched the pilot on Thursday in…

MPs Reject No-Deal Brexit in Vote

UK MPs will vote on a Brexit delay after Parliament ruled out a “no deal” exit from the European Union. MPs voted to reject the no deal Brexit under any circumstances by a narrow 312 to 308 margin, just 16 days before the country is due to leave the EU. Previous votes had indicated only…

Labor’s Wage Rise to Cost Jobs: Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed increasing the minimum wage will lead to job losses, as Labor considers ways to give low paid workers a wage bump. Mr Morrison said he did not support the opposition suggestions of making changes to industrial laws to boost wages for low paid workers, concerned about the cost to…

Pell Sentenced to Six Years Jail For Sexual Abuse of Two Choirboys

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing two choirboys as Catholic archbishop in Melbourne during the mid-1990s. Chief Judge Peter Kidd handed down the sentence on Wednesday morning, after being found guilty in December of sexually abusing the teenagers after a Sunday mass, and assaulting one of them again…

Police Hunt Man Involved in Langford Shooting

WA Police are hunting a man who is believed to be involved in a shooting in Langford on Tuesday afternoon. Police are urgently seeking information from the public into the whereabouts of 28-year-old Hari Darsan Ganeshan which can assist with the investigation. Mr Ganeshan is described as dark skinned, a large build, approximately 179cm tall,…

Gardening Habit Changes Improve Regional Estuaries: Report

Regional waterways are healthier following a reduction of fertiliser pollution, according to a new report. An independent evaluation of programs reducing fertiliser to gardens showed Geographe Bay and Leschenault Estuary waters have improved following an introduction of the programs last year. As part of the Bay OK and Love the Leschenault programs to improve waterway…