New Funding for Neurotrauma Research to Improve Rehab After Car Crashes

Neurotrauma research programs in Western Australia will receive new funding to improve rehabilitation and independence for people injured in car crashes. The Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide two neurotrauma research projects up to $100,000 through the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research’s Neurotrauma Research Program for neurotrauma research. The first project will focus…

Rehabilitation Underway At Roe 8 Reserve

By Taylah Hanna A State Government lead rehabilitation program for the Roe 8 reserve is underway, in alliance with the City of Cockburn. The program commenced on May 22nd and saw the decontamination and removal of asbestos, the relocation of extensive piles of mulch to a temporary location, and the spraying of weeds. The 10…

Pair arrested for stealing car, evading police

A 42 year old Balcatta man and a 39 year old Eden Hill woman have been arrested after stealing a car and trying to escape police. The pair allegedly stole a white BMW X5 SUV from Cardwell Avenue in Noranda, then when spotted by police on Wanneroo Road in Balcatta, refused to stop for police.…

Fatal Crash on Great Eastern Highway

A man was killed and a woman injured after their cars collided on Great Eastern Highway yesterday. The crash occurred around 10:25am, 48 kilometres east of Merredin, when the driver of a ute attempted to overtake a truck marked with a “KalTire” logo. The silver Great Wall ute left the road and crashed into trees…

Opposition Argues Roe 8 Despite Metronet Grants

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan and Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey attended a pro-Roe 8 rally this Thursday, where  supporters of the project gathered to protest the cancellation of the project. The protest’s petition gathered over 8000 signatures in support of starting the project up again. Mr Nahan attacked a number of the reasons that the McGowan…

EXCLUSIVE: Roe 8 Ramifications A Disaster For Murdoch Precinct

A new development in the Roe 8 saga has occurred. Murdoch University have revealed a plan to further develop the university site, but there may not be any access to the future site. The Mayor of Melville, Russell Aubrey says, “What we’re interested in is to be able to be free and live our lives…

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…

Extra Speed Cameras To Save Lives

WA drivers will face more pressure to behave as the State Government plans to triple the number of red light cameras in the next 5 years. A 5 year accountability plan will aim to increase safety and reduce accidents on WA roads by dramatically increasing the number of fixed speed cameras, red light cameras and mobile speed…

Suggested changes to third party insurance

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. The State Government has released a Green Paper to invite community comment on options to add no-fault catastrophic injury cover to Western Australia’s Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme. About 92 West Australians suffer a catastrophic injury every year as a result of a car accident.…

State-wide campaign on new penalty fees

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. West Australians will be warned about upcoming penalty changes as well as the dangers of using mobile phones while driving. The purpose of the State-wide awareness campaign is to educate the community about legislation changes and modified penalties that come into effect from the Queen’s Birthday…