Inquiry to Investigate “Underlying Issues” in City of Melville

The McGowan government will launch an inquiry into the City of Melville, after almost 300 complaints were made against the council since 2014. WA local government minister David Templeman said on Wednesday the State Government will conduct the inquiry through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to investigate the underlying issues made…

WA ‘Champions’ of Art Sector Recognised

Philanthropists and businesses have been recognised for their contribution to art and culture in Western Australia. Recipients were honoured for partnering with arts and cultural organisations as part of the inaugural State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours. Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman announced the recipients of the honours on Wednesday, including individual arts patrons…

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…