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…

Charges Dropped on Julian Assange

Sweden’s top prosecutor has dropped the charges faced by Julian Assange, ending the seven-year legal stand-off. Mr Assange has sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, since 2012. Under EU law, Britain would have to surrender him back to Sweden to face the charges, however at the Ecuadorian embassy, he is protected from that.…

Fremantle Mayoral Candidate Ra Stewart Focuses on Economic Issues

Upcoming Mayoral candidate for Fremantle Ra Stewart has concerns about the economic and financial state of Fremantle, but has few concrete opinions on other matters.  “I am in the process at the moment of putting together, finding out what are the community’s hot issues and putting together some thoughts on that” Ms Stewart said. “I…

Saffioti Recommits to Not Widening Guildford Road

Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands, Rita Saffioti, has recommitted to WA Labor’s election pledge to not widen Guildford Road. Ms Saffioti has urged the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) to submit their formal recommendation as quickly as possible, as required by law, so she can give landowners certainty. “We have made a clear election…

Singaporeans in Perth Paid Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew

Click on the player above to video version of the story. (Story begins at 03:27) After Lee Kuan Yew’s passing last week, Perth Singaporeans have gathered together to pay tribute to Singapore’s founding father. Lee Kuan Yew, who was instrumental in turning Singapore into one of the top economic countries in Asia, has passed away…

The Father Of Singapore Has Passed Away

Lee Kuan Yew, the legendary man who single handedly turned Singapore into one of the top economic countries in Asia, has passed away. He was 91. Mr Lee was admitted to hospital on February 5th this year do to severe pneumonia. His condition remained stable at first, but the situation worsened dramatically this week. Early this morning,…

Abbott’s New Security Crackdown

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. A dramatic strengthening of counter-terrorism measures extending to border control have been unveiled by Tony Abbott. Dual nationals could be stripped of their Australian citizenship under the measures flagged by Mr Abbott. But going even further, sole Australian citizens could have certain citizenship rights – including…

Former PM Gough Whitlam Passed Away

Former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of 98.Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten made the announcement and offered his condolences to the Whitlam family.“Today our Parliament has some very sad news, and I think regardless of political affiliation, it is very sad news for all Australians. Edward Gough Whitlam has passed…

Hong Kong Citizens voting for the next universal suffrage plan, unofficially.

The organizers of the ‘Occupy Central’ civil disobedience movements have decided to let the general population to vote for their favourite universal suffrage for Chief Executive proposal. The unofficial voting has already begun on the 20th June and would end on the 29th June. These plans, raised by Alliance for True Democracy, local political party…

Russia Denies A Deadline

The crisis in Ukraine is escalating with unconfirmed reports saying Russia is threatening a military attack if Ukraine does not withdraw its troops from Crimea in 11 hours. Russia’s Minister of War dismissed the rumor and described it as “total nonsense”. Russian military has tightened its control in Crimea despite international condemnation. Ukraine’s Interim President Arseniy…