New Penalties For Drivers Who Pass Too Close To Cyclists

The recent social media outrage triggered policy changes where new WA laws require motorists to allow a one meter space when overtaking cyclists. Over the last year, 7 cyclists have lost their lives on our roads. Those who don’t leave adequate space will now face a fines of $400 and the loss of 4 demerit…

Police pay dispute ramps up

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts hit back at the actions of the WA Police Union, who on Tuesday instructed police officers to respond to life-threatening incidents only. “What was pulled earlier in the week was clearly just a stunt,” Ms Roberts said. “It had the potential to put community safety at risk, and had those…

Government to use interactive map in road safety review

The WA Government is using an interactive map open to the public as part of its safety review for Indian Ocean Drive, after the deaths of six people this year. The map enables drivers and local residents to point out areas that they have safety concerns about. Users are able to upload a photograph of…

McGowan Slams Police Union Following Shut Down “Rogue” Industrial Action

The State Government has accused WA’s police union of employing “rogue” tactics to achieve a better pay deal, despite the union remaining defiant over its escalated industrial action. Premier Mark McGowan said the move had “backfired” after WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson shut down the industrial action, following the union’s escalation of action to “phase…

Toodyay Road Upgrades Planned For Road Safety

Work will begin on Tooday Road this year as part of State Government plans to improve driver safety. $17.2 million in funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account will be provided for the work, which will begin immediately. “These are exactly the sorts of projects this fund was set up for – initiatives which improve…

Western Australia’s low contribution to national firearm amnesty

The National Firearm Amnesty has seen Western Australia recover only 521 guns, only making up 2% of the total. Since July 1st, 26,000 guns have been handed into police for crushing. Jeff Andrijasevich, WA Police firearms licensing inspector, said an explanation for the low recovery rate was that a similar 2013 WA amnesty saw more…

Midland PCYC Relaunches After Renovations

Young people will be getting a new Police and Community Youth Centre (PCYC) in Midland after renovations to improve the centre. The centre has been relaunched after closing in 2016 to undergo a $1.6 million upgrade as part of a State-wide infrastructure upgrade program. Improvements include refurbished commercial kitchen, upgraded flooring, new front entrance, shed…

Forrest Highway Gets Green Light for Point-To-Point Cameras

Western Australian Police are advising motorists to slow down with point to point speed cameras set to go live on Forrest Highway from next week. Drivers travelling in the WA’s first Average Speed Safety Camera Zone are being warned they will be penalised if caught speeding within the Forrest Highway Zone from September 6. Television,…

O’Callaghan: 98% Of WA Youths Are Doing A Great Job

Click on the player above to watch the interview in the newscast! For the past 13 years, WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has never been shy to share his views in the media. In his final sit-down TV interview with WAMN News as the top cop, Dr O’Callaghan spoke candidly about various issues. Amongst all…

Karl O’Callaghan Farewelled In Ceremonial March

Outgoing WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan was farewelled at a ceremonial march today, to celebrate his 44-year policing career before he officially retires on Tuesday. Police Minister Michelle Roberts was joined by other State dignitaries, including WA Deputy Liberal Leader Liza Harvey to formally address him as he concludes his 13-year tenure as Commissioner. Dr…