Firebugs Continue to be Targeted Despite DFES Youth Fire Deterrent Success

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has claimed that deliberately lit fires during summer by Western Australians remain a serious issue, despite successfully deterring young people from deliberately lighting fires. DFES said that it’s Juvenile and Family Fire Alert (JAFFA) program had been effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat firebugs, but concerns…

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Government urged to make remote communities self sufficient

Following robust negotiations, the State Government and the Commonwealth have reached a $121 million dollar funding agreement for continued support for remote housing and essential services. WA currently spends $90 million dollars across 165 remote communities, with the additional funding allowing current community programs to be extended. “This is just not about housing, this is…

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19 Year Old Man Took Out Kiteboarding Championship

A 19 year old young man has won the kiteboarding race from Rottnest Island to Fremantle Leighton Beach following his record break time of 18 minutes And 49 seconds. UK kiteboarder Guy Bridge from United Kingdom has made through the race thanks to perfect weather conditions during the 19km crossing. Mr Bridge has managed to…

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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…

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