Too little too late? Police Redress Scheme taking applications

Successive governments have attempted to put in place a redress scheme after many years, but Police Minister Michelle Roberts is being commended for announcing the scheme is now taking applications. Former Police Commissioner, Karl O’Callaghan believes they are getting the acknowledgment they deserve, and it will make a difference to their lives. “It should have…

Search is on for missing 16 year old Attadale boy

Police are seeking information regarding a missing 16 year old boy who was last seen in Attadale on 24th November. Xiaoxin Zheng is a Chinese national staying in Perth while attending school, and is described as fair skinned with a slim build, short dark hair and approximately 170cm tall. There are concerns for his welfare,…

No Jab No Play – Government Immunisation Policy

The Government has introduced a ‘No Jab, No Play’ policy with three phases to ensure community health for all, including kindergarten and school aged children. From January 1st 2019, phase one requires childcare services, kindergartens and schools to report on the immunisation status of all students, strengthening the powers of the Chief Health Officer during…

Two men charged over High School fire offences

Kunnunarra Detectives and Arson Squad have charged two people relating to incidents at Kunnuanara District High School back in September. As a result of the fire, the Home Economics building was destroyed, and also caused significant damage to other school structures, equipment, teacher resources and student work. It is estimated the fire caused up to…

Search for missing 40 year old Ellenbrook man

Police are seeking information regarding a missing 40 year old man who was last seen in Ellenbrook around 11am this morning. There are oncerns over Yadunandan Shivanna’s welfare. He is described as slim/medium build, dark skinned with black hair, and a scruffy beard, last seen wearing a white t-shirt with maroon sleeves, pants and a…

Search for missing 84 year old woman

Police and SES are operating a land search for an 84 year old woman, Patricia Byrne. Ms Byrne was last seen on Mount Trio, approximately 90km north of Albany, around 11:30am yesterday morning. Police were alerted around 2:30pm yesterday, with approximately 15 SES personnel and Police involved in the search. She is described as fair…

New Director General for Department of Education

The Department of Education has welcomed a new Director General, Lisa Rodgers, following a formal Public Sector Commission appointment process. After numerous roles in the education sector in Australia and New Zealand, including senior roles in NZ’s Ministry of Education and being Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership, Ms Rodgers will…

Accused Kangaroo Killers face jail time

Photo By: Anton La Macchia The accused Kangaroo killers have appeared in court with the magistrate saying it will take some time to get the extremely disturbing footage out of his head. Ricky Ian Swan has been sentenced to 5 months in jail, meanwhile Luke Kevin Dempster will face 2 years behind bars. Animal rights…

$121 million dollar Commonwealth funding for remote housing

Support for remote communities will continue as the State Government agreed to a $121 million dollar deal with the Commonwealth to help fund remote communities in WA. Following the previous 10 year $1.1 billion dollar National Partnership Agreement expiring on June 30th this year, an initial offer of $60 million dollars over three years being…

Man charged over child indecent assault

During an incident involving a young child in Butler yesterday at around 8:30am, a man approached a girl under the age of 10 years old, near the intersection of Lukin Drive and Connolly Drive. A member of the public was concerned in relation to the way in which the man was touching the child and…