School leavers ready to celebrate

Next week thousands of school leavers are heading down south and to Rottnest Island, in celebration of completing of 12 years of schooling. Safety, alcohol and recreational drug use are a concern for parents, as recent years have depicted leavers as being ‘wild’ and ‘out of control’. Leavers Manager for WA, Clint Browning, explained that…

WA Government Investigates Alcohol Floor Price Plan

By Kelly Marie Smith In an effort to curb alcohol abuse in Western Australia, the state government is looking at the possibility to impose a minimum price on alcoholic beverages. The idea hopes to stop retailers selling bargain priced alcohol to heavy drinkers, has been set in motion by WA Health minister Roger Cook. Mr Cook,…

Government Drug and Alcohol Prison Slammed Over Lack of Model, Business Case

The Liberal Party has criticised the State Government over a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison, over its operating model or knowledge of the costs. Shadow Corrective Services Minister Peter Katsambanis said the McGowan Government’s plan for a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison is in disarray claiming Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan did not…

Police Raid Home Made Spirits Distillery

The WA Police have raided a Camillo home after executing a Liquor Control Act Search Warrant at Groveland Drive. Law enforcers have taken action after the Camillo Police team received a tip-off from the community. It’s alleged a 63 year old man converted his home into a distillery, allegedly producing Rum, Whisky, Vodka, Midori and Jägermeister.…

Ad Blitz To Tackle Alcohol And Drug Abuse

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. A new State-wide health campaign starting today is aimed at the consequences alcohol consumption has on the human body organs. About one in four West Australians are drinking at risky levels. Long term alcohol consumption can cause stroke, liver, heart disease, and cancer. Mental Health Minister…