$1.5m Bond Money Unclaimed as Tenants Urged to Check For Cash Owed

WA tenants and landlords are being urged to check for unclaimed bond money, after revelations of large sums remained unclaimed in the State. A total of $1.5 million has not been claimed by tenant that related to 4,887 tenancies that ended between January 2007 and December 2010. The bonds were not paid because disposal forms…

Danish Tourists Injured in Beedelup Car-Campervan Crash

Four Danish tourists have been injured following a crash between a station wagon and a campervan in Beedelup yesterday. The two campervans were travelling in a north-west direction along Vasse Highway at around 2:35pm, when a Mitsubishi Challenger travelling behind them attempted to overtake them. The Challenger successfully overtook the first campervan, but the second…

McGowan Government Reveals Changes to Cabinet

The State Government has announced minor changes to its Cabinet in an effort to continue government stability. Premier Mark McGowan revealed the portfolio adjustments on Thursday that will strengthen the focus of Government’s agenda, balance workloads for Ministers, highlight the importance of the budget and Metronet. The changes include Treasurer Ben Wyatt passing the Energy…

Gosnells Man Charged in Drugs Bust

WA Police have arrested and charged a Gosnells man over drugs possession, after a search of Gosnells home this week. Gosnells Police executed a search warrant the Southern River Road home on Monday, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the supply of drugs in the area. During the search, police allegedly located and…

Westport Report Reveals Forward Planning Required for Outer Harbour

Forward planning for an outer harbour is needed, an initial report into a potential harbour has revealed. The first part of Westport Taskforce’s independent strategy for the outer harbour was released on Wednesday, providing the progress of the consultation for the project for the WA community. “This report lays out all of the constraints that…

Spearwood Apartments Boost Affordable Housing Options

New apartments in Spearwood are spearheading the WA Government’s efforts to increase housing diversity and options for Western Australians. 16 apartments have been built on Kent Street as part of a $3.6 million project between The Department of Communities and Dale Alcock Projects, providing affordable housing options as part of its Affordable Housing Action Plan.…

Firebugs Continue to be Targeted Despite DFES Youth Fire Deterrent Success

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has claimed that deliberately lit fires during summer by Western Australians remain a serious issue, despite successfully deterring young people from deliberately lighting fires. DFES said that it’s Juvenile and Family Fire Alert (JAFFA) program had been effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat firebugs, but concerns…

Police Officers Acknowledged for Work in the Line of Duty

WA Police have recognised the best of its police force, celebrating the achievements of its officers. The police force acknowledged the best individual officer and team in its WA Police Excellence Awards as a testament to the work of WA Police. “We strive to make this an exceptional police force,” Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said.…

ATO Scam Reports, Losses Rise as Consumer Protection Warns Vigilance

Consumer Protection has warned about increasing tax scams, following a rise in reports and victims losing nearly $80,000. The organisation has issued an alert over the increasing incidence of reports and financial fraud in an effort to reduce the losses. 21 victims have so far reported the tax debt scam to WAScamNet in 2018 after…