Cyclists copping more fines than motorists on our roads

New figures from State Parliament detailed the number of cyclists being handed $50 infringements for failing to wear a helmet last year. The data revealed 746 cyclists received a fine. It also revealed only 10 infringements were issued to WA drivers who failed to comply with the one metre passing rule, in which the penalty…

New Awards Acknowledge WA’s Workplace Safety

Outstanding solutions in WA’s occupational health and safety are being recognised, with the State Government acknowledging efforts to improve safety achievements in the workplace. The government is calling for nominations for the new Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards, to recognise safety achievements in the state’s workplaces. The awards, which are the combination of the…

Possible introduction of Safe Access Zones for women’s health facilities

The introduction of safe access zones in Western Australia will be raised through a discussion paper released by the McGowan Government and with public consultation. The safe access zones will provide an exclusion area preventing protests close to fertility and abortion clinics. The State Government supports the introduction of these zones, and will explore the…

Bushfire Centre of Excellence secures project sites

Western Australia is one step closer to establishing a first of it’s kind Bushfire Centre of Excellence, as the $18 million dollar project secures its site in the Shire of Murray. After being identified as a key opportunity in the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry, the Bushfire Centre of Excellence will further enhance the training and…

WA Trials SMART Drumlines to Improve Shark Mitigation

SMART drumlines will be deployed off Gracetown’s coast, as part of a trial into the effectiveness of the shark mitigation technology. The 10 non-lethal drumlines will be deployed set up about 500 metres away from the coastline over the next 15 months, with the scientific trial designed to help fill knowledge gaps from trials off…

Driving too slow a risk for WA motorists

Tackling speeding has always been a priority for WA police, but a recent infringement for going too slow saw a Perth driver cop a $50 fine. Police Minister, Michelle Roberts, said if you’re having issues with your capacity to drive at the speed limit, you need to choose an alternate route. “Clearly if you’re not…

Union demands action for METRONET worker safety

The Government’s $1.8 billion dollar METRONET Forrestfield airport link project is under fire from workers unions over safety concerns and workplace conditions. Unions are demanding the Government takes action in regards to work place safety issues, with fears that workers may be injured if conditions don’t improve. It is reported that workers are performing tasks…

Showbags Get Tick of Approval For Royal Show

Children will be able to experience a range of showbags at this year’s Royal Show, after receiving the tick of approval ahead of the yearly show. More than 260 showbags will be on sale after being approved by Consumer Protection, ensuring the bags met Australian product safety regulations. Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston…