Minister’s reaction to 24 hour Police Stations’ Low Visitor Numbers

A WA Police internal briefing note revealed that Armadale, Cockburn and Ellenbrook stations, now open 24 hours, were said to be unvisited after midnight. Extended opening hours till 7pm at Forrestfield, Belmont and Canningvale also saw few attendees, with an average across the three stations of five people over five days. Police Union President, George…

Regional Farmers Urged To Submit Their Views On Genetically Modified Crop

By Nicholas Farrington There are hopes that farmers will make their voices heard in the upcoming parliamentary inquiry which aims to help those unfairly disadvantaged by the incursion of genetically modified crop. The inquiry will explore and discuss compensation for farmers who are impacted by contamination by genetically modified crops (GM). “It is so important…

Police Seek Fresh Info Over Josh Warneke’s Cold Case

By Kelly Marie Smith Fresh information has come to light concerning the murder of Josh Warneke almost seven years after the tragic event. Police from the cold case homicide squad are chasing a lead concerning a white Toyota ’79 series Land Cruiser tray top ute, that was seen not far from where Mr Warneke’s body…

Grants to Boost West Kimberley Indigenous Communities and Environment

West Kimberley communities will be receiving a helping hand through new funding to assist Aboriginal Australians and wildlife. $50,226 in grants through the Water Corporation’s Community Grants Scheme will improve Indigenous employment, health and wellbeing as well as protecting and caring for wildlife. The money will be given to nine not-for-profit groups and schools across…

AvonLink Train to Continue With Limited Schedule Following Funding Cuts

The AvonLink train will continue to serve Avon Valley communities on a limited schedule despite the previous Liberal National Government ending funding for the service. AvonLink will be restored to one return service a weekday following an unsuccessful trial of a significantly expanded trial. A shortage of funding beyond June 2017 and poor patronage has…

Man Charged Over Alleged Gold Stealing

A 52 year old Lamington man was charged for stealing gold worth $200,000. Police alleged the man stole the gold when he was working for a gold mine near Laverton. Parts of the gold was sold and he kept the remaining amount. Authorities executed a search warrant at his Lamington home and recovered a large…

Bunbury CBD In Lockdown As Siege Continues

Police have confirmed a hostage siege is currently underway in Koombana Bay, Bunbury. Specialist units are on the scene and an exclusion zone has been cordoned. The latest pictures from the scene shows TRG vehicles from Perth were moved in. Heavily armed police officers, ambulances and fire trucks are standing by. A large sign written with demands was…

Bus Crash Tragedy; 24 Severely Injured

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Kierath Taplin. 21 kids, 3 adults were injured after their bus rolled over in Gidgegannup. What was supposed to be an enjoyable overseas camping trip for a number of Malaysian and Indonesian students turned for the worst last night when their bus rolled over after hitting a speed…

Mia Davies Joins State Cabinet

Premier Colin Barnett has announced another Cabinet Reshuffle this morning after former Nationals leader Brendon Grylls resigned last month. New Nationals leader Terry Redman will become the Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Mia Davies becomes the Water and Forestry Minister. The Premier also announced more responsibility will be given to Dr Kim Hames and…