EXCLUSIVE: Minister Backs Mosman Park Candidate After Online Abuse Over Diversity Call

A young woman running for the Town of Mosman Park has received support from WA’s local government minister, after she was targeted online for calling for more diversity in council. Candidate Georgie Carey received encouragement to keep campaigning from David Templeman, following accusations of being anti-male and anti-white after her calls for more young candidates…

Perth to Bring Local and International Cinema in Film Showcase

A local film festival is set to bring bold, compelling, local and international cinema to Perth, showcasing high-quality cinema and opportunities for local filmmakers to learn, create and connect. The Revelation Perth International Film Festival will tell stories with diverse voices and bring vibrancy to Perth communities, after launching its biggest program of the festival’s…

Perth Mayor Disclosure Saga Prompts Government Calls for Law Change to Sack Councillors

The Western Australian government is considering changing laws to allow it to stand down individual councillors for serious breaches, despite concerns it could be used for politically motivated sackings. Local Government Minister David Templeman said the government is looking to introduce “stand down” provisions in the Local Government Act, following Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s long…