Young Adults To Benefit Over Private Health Insurance Reform

Young adults are the main beneficiaries under the Federal Government’s new reform to private health insurance; encouraging more people to join by reducing premiums and creating easier access. Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, announced that a two per cent discount will be offered to people under 30 each year, reaching a maximum of 10 percent,…

Police Seeks Information Over Waikiki Sex Assault

Sex Assuault Squad detectives are door knocking around Waikiki following a burglary and sexual assault of a woman in her 80s that occurred in the early hours of this morning. Detectives are seeking information from anyone in the area if they saw or heard any suspicious activity. In particular, Police are seeking to locate 15…

Labor Makes More Promises On Metronet

In a press conference this morning, Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, announced the Labor commitment to allocate $700 million to build the Ellenbrook Morley railway line. “We’re doing this because we’re very committed to making sure Perth has the best possible public transport system,” “It’s good news for jobs, it’s good news for commuters, good news…

Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards

The Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia is recognising bravery acts at their annual awards ball on Wednesday 18th October. Awarding brave West Australians for over 10 years, 31 nominees will receive the very prestigious Royal Life Saving bravery award. Trent Hotchkin, Senior Manager of swimming and water safety education at the RLSSWA, said…

Refugee Rights still in contention

Australia’s policy on refugees is an ongoing contentious issue that has insighted more nationwide action. This morning, the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) drew attention to the situation by doing a banner drop off pedestrian bridges on the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways. Three banners in succession told a story of the challenges refugees face as…

Are Australians really mortgage stressed?

The Perth property market is experiencing a slow down, having decreased by about 10% over the last 5 years, with the median house price falling from a high of $560,000 to around $505,000. Despite interest rates remaining at a record low of 1.5 per cent, the question at the forefront is are families making bigger…

Fremantle Cruise Port’s upgrade to boost tourism?

Fremantle Cruise Port has recently undergone improvements with the hope of encouraging cruise ships to return, boosting tourism and the WA economy. The State Heritage listed building, constructed in the 1960’s, has a beautiful terminal inside according to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit. However the surrounding areas are a cause for concern. “It’s fair to say…

Elderly Victimised In St James Armed Robbery

Kensinginton Detectives are seeking information regarding an armed robbery that occurred in St James before midday yesterday. A woman ages in her 60’s was exiting a supermarket on Chapman Road when she noticed a man near the pay phone on Pitt Street, close by to her silver Holden Calais. As she reached her vehicle, he…

Police charge 19 year old man with stealing a motor vehicle

A 19 year old man has been charged after the car he was a passenger in crashed in Kenwick overnight. It is alleged around 12:40am on Thursday night, Police observed a Ford Territory which has been stolen from an address in Maddington, travelling west on Kenwick Road. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, before it…

Multicultural Leaders Slammed Citizenship Reform As “Un-Australian”

New citizenship legislation requires permanent residents to wait four years and pass a university level english test, before applying to become a citizen. Tony Burke, Labor MP, says the english competency test is something not even Australians could pass. “They have in front of us legislation that should be withdrawn, because sit deals with a…