Livestock Farmers Want McCarthy Recommendations Implemented in Face of Live Trade Ban Calls

A WA farmers group has called for recommendations into the live sheep trade to be implemented, despite State Government claims the McCarthy report’s measures were “not going to be enough.” Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s (PGA) policy advisor Ian Randles said implementing the McCarthy report’s recommendations would be a “really good start” that would lead to…

Police Hunt Car in Gosnells Drive-By Shooting

Police are investigating an incident in which shots werefired at a residence in Gosnells. They were called to Harry Street at around 5am where a resident was shot causing damage. Armadale Detectives have released footage of a vehicle in the area at the time that may be able to help with the investigation. The vehicle,…

90 Years Young for WA’s Royal Flying Doctor Service

WA’s enduring airborne medical health service has flown into a new milestone, providing medical for 90 years today. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) mobile medical service has been a vital part of regional health since its inception, providing emergency health since it was created interstate in 1928 before being adopted in WA. “Emergency patient…

Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Over Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament, to discuss the improper use of millions of the social network users’ data in Europe. The parliament’s president Antonio Tajani said in a statement that Mr Zuckerberg would travel to Brussels “hopefully” as soon as next week, to answer questions about Cambridge…

Motorcycle Rider Seriously Injured in Australind Crash

Police are calling for information over a serious crash in Australind on Wednesday night. South West Traffic officers were travelling on Old Coast Road in Australind just before 8:30pm when they saw a motorcycle approaching them, speeding at over 90km/hr in the 60km speed zone. The officers activated the police vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens…

North Korea Calls Off South Korea Talks, Threatens to Cancel US Summit

North Korea has cancelled high-level talks scheduled for Wednesday with South Korea, following joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the exercises, called “Max Thunder” air combat drills involving US stealth fighters and B-52 bombers were a “provocation” angering the North Korean government.…

Drugs, Weapons and Cash Seized in Nationwide Police Operation

Police have seized a haul of illicit drugs, cash and weapons in a nationwide methylamphetamine operation. Operation Vitreus, coordinated by the National Methylamphetamine Strategy Group involving police across Australian states and territories led to 272 arrests and 659 charges. “Methylamphetamine is a key focus for police across Australia because of the damaging impact that this…

Perth Cycling and Pedestrian Paths Boosted With New Funding

The State Government will invest in new bike and pedestrian paths in a bid to provide a safe and accessible cycling and walking network in WA. $134 million will be provided as part of an integrated transport plan including $67 million over the next four years to create an integrated transport plan, building on the…