City of Cockburn denies reports of Australia Day date change

In a recent article, there are reports by the media that the City of Cockburn is the next local council to change the date of their Australia day celebrations. However, Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett, denied that they are considering shifting their festivities. Mr Howlett said their annual Australia day community beach party, citizenship ceremony and…

Chinese New Year customs for beginners

This opinion piece is written by WAMN Cultural Contributor Helene Fung. It’s Chinese New Year (CNY) again soon – because it goes by lunar calendar, this year it falls on 19th February. For our non-Chinese readers, have you ever wondered what the funny customs are all about? Why do some of your Chinese friends celebrate…