Labor’s Wage Rise to Cost Jobs: Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has claimed increasing the minimum wage will lead to job losses, as Labor considers ways to give low paid workers a wage bump. Mr Morrison said he did not support the opposition suggestions of making changes to industrial laws to boost wages for low paid workers, concerned about the cost to…

French-Italian diplomatic relations worsens

By Helene Fung Relations between long term European Union allies France and Italy hit a new low, as the French Foreign Ministry recalls its ambassador to Italy. This is in response to a series of insults from Italy, including the decision this week by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio to meet with members…

Significant drug seizures in High Wycombe and Golden Bay

By Helene Fung The WA Police has made two significant drug seizures yesterday (31st January 2019), in High Wycombe and Golden Bay respectively. A 20-year-old man from High Wycombe was driving in Rivervale at 11am yesterday, and was stopped by the police, and allegedly found in possession of $689,860 in cash. He has been charged…

Cannabis, Guns & Cash Seized In Goldfields-Esperance Drugs Operation

Goldfields-Esperance Police have been working in close collaboration with the Organised Crime Squad to effectively target illicit drugs distribution as it endangers the local community.  Over the past week as part of Operation Fortitude, officers have executed a series of Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants at properties in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie. During these warrants,…

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…

WA’s Increased GST Pool Not Enough For Budget Repair

WA is getting an increased share of GST, after the Commonwealth Grants Commission announced that WA will receive an extra 10 cents per dollar in the 2018-19 financial year. The growing national GST pool will give Treasurer Ben Wyatt $260 million more than expected. Mathias Cormann, Federal Financial Minister, said the Federal Government would help…

Cannabis Seized During Separate House Raids

A large amount of cash and cannabis were seized after a vehicle search on Tranmore Street in Canning Vale on Tuesday. More than $50,000 cash were discovered during the vehicle search. A home search was conducted in Osborne Park after further enquiries. It’s alleged the house is converted to grow hydroponic cannabis. Following the inquiries,…

Cash Seized In Yokine Drug Bust

WA police have seized $1.64 million in cash and over 200g of methylamphetamine after searching a Yokine house on Tuesday morning. The joint investigation between the WA Police Organised Crime Squad and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission led to police finding large quantities of cash hidden in boxes and bags throughout the house, as well…

Armadale Earmarked As A Hotspot For Dole-Bludgers

By Taylah Hanna Over the last year, more than 5% of welfare recipients in WA failed to attend 5 or more centrelink appointments or job interviews. 9830 people are not meeting their welfare requirements. The highest rate of non compliance was reported in Armadale with 188 cases, followed closely by Mandurah, Gosnells, Balga and Rockingham,…

Police Seize Big Cash, Arrest Two men Over Perth Crime Spree

Police have arrested two men and seized more than $100,000 worth of cash over burglaries committed throughout Perth. Midland Detectives arrested the offenders following an investigation into home burglaries in Greenwood, Ellenbrook, Wembley Downs and Claremont during May. Police will allege the offenders forced their way into homes and stole vehicles, cash and property. They…