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…

Amber-Jade Rides the Wave of Change

A shift from WA Opposition to State Government has given Labor’s New Member for Morley Amber-Jade Sanderson a bigger opportunity to help people in the community. A new job is often an exciting experience, but for Amber-Jade Sanderson, not much has changed. “All I’ve had to do is change the signs on my office,” she…

Funding Pledge for Community Legal Services

The WA State Government has pledged $1.2 million in funding to community legal centres, so disadvantaged or vulnerable Western Australians don’t lose access to free legal services. This comes as a relief to the sector, as it was believed funding cuts would be made as of July this year, limiting the services on offer. However,…

Freo Suggests New Boundaries

The City of Fremantle has rejected the state government’s plan to merge with Melville. The council made its formal submission to the Local Government Advisory Board on Wednesday. The Fremantle Council recommended a merge with the Town of East Fremantle, aligning the eastern boundary to Stock Road, south to North Coogee and incorporate Rottnest Island. Meanwhile, Bicton and Palmyra will given…