Julie Bishop Resigns From Parliament

Picture Courtesy: Parliament Broadcast & Julie Bishop Twitter Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has revealed she will retire from federal politics at the next federal election. Ms Bishop made the surprise statement after Question Time, revealing that she would not contest the electorate of Curtin, choosing to retire instead. Ms Bishop was the Liberal Party’s…

Pro Roe 8 petition gains momentum with more than 9000 signatures

As momentum continues to build, the latest Roe 8 petition has attracted over 9000 signatures fighting to keep the project alive. The State Government plans to permanently delete the road reserve, but public response has indicated a strong support for the construction of Roe 8. Russel Aubrey, City of Melville Mayor, believes Roe 8 should…

Health Insurance Premiums Set to Rise

Australians will be paying more for their health insurance premiums, with the federal government getting the green light to hike up its premium costs. 13 million Australians will see their health insurance costs increase by 3.25 per cent from April 1 next year, despite Health Minister Greg Hunt’s claims that is the lowest since 2001.…

Former State MP Barry Urban To Fight Charges

Barry Urban has revealed that he will be fighting charges against him after pleading not guilty to 12 counts of fraud in Perth Magistrates Court. Defence lawyer Mark Andrews formally entered Mr Urban’s not guilty pleas in court on Wednesday, while extending bail for the disgraced former Labor MP. Mr Urban faces a range of…

ANALYSIS: Is It Time To For WA Government To Lower Power Bills?

ANALYSIS BY: Elson Goh, Curtin University instructor and certified financial planner. We have all heard the good news that WA may be returning to budget surplus sooner than expected. This news is further enhanced by the announcement that the government will be spending some of the money on keeping power bills low. It has been established…

OPINION – The Liberals versus ABC Journalists

Opinion written by Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies  Justin Milne’s resignation as chair of the ABC is yet another moment in an ongoing feud between the Liberal Party and ABC journalists. Allegations that he tried to fire journalists who were “hated” by the Australian Government were the reason that…

Christmas trading hours extended for busy Perth shoppers

By Stephanie Acevedo Perth customers will now have more time to do their Christmas shopping, due to trading hours approval from the McGowan Government. There will be an added 4 hours each Sunday starting from Monday the 17th December to Sunday the 30th December . Shops will be able to open at 7am on weekdays…

Boost Of Confidence As Perth Consumers Backs Strawberry Growers

By Stephanie Acevedo Local fruit distributors and politicians thank the public for the support of local growers following recent strawberry needle contamination claims.   During a live interview this morning at Market City in Canningvale, Spudshed owner, Tony Galati thanked the people of Perth who have supported local growers. He the recent cases of contamination…

Federal Government Rescued Moora Residential College With $8.7 Million

Moora Residential College is saved following an $8.7 million capital grants from the Federal Government. The announcement has caused a sensational reverse on the McGowan Government’s decision to close down the residential college following the State Budget. The $8.7 million will allocated to refurbish the residential college, which has been opened in the community since…