Government Drug and Alcohol Prison Slammed Over Lack of Model, Business Case

The Liberal Party has criticised the State Government over a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison, over its operating model or knowledge of the costs. Shadow Corrective Services Minister Peter Katsambanis said the McGowan Government’s plan for a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison is in disarray claiming Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan did not…

New WA Jobs Expected Following New Goldfields Projects

More than 600 new jobs are expected to be created following the start of new gold projects in the Goldfields. Major gold projects will begin over the next 18 months, with the Dacian Mount Morgans project and Gruyere Gold Project to begin production. “It has been so pleasing to hear the positive jobs news coming…

Driver in Serious Condition After Head-On Crash

Police are investigating following a serious head-on car crash in Treeby on Wednesday night. A Holden Commodore utility lost control on Warton Road near Ackworth Road, crossing a median strip and colliding head-on with a Toyota Landcruiser travelling in the opposite direction. The 30-year-old male Holden driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Royal…

Three Fighting For Life Following Fiery Albany Car Crash

Three people are suffering life threatening burns in hospital after being involved in a fiery car crash north of Albany. Police said a Ford Falcon sedan was travelling on Menang Drive in Willyung when it appeared to have lost control near Chester Pass Road, colliding with a tree before bursting into flames at about 1:30am.…

Toodyay Road Upgrades Planned For Road Safety

Work will begin on Tooday Road this year as part of State Government plans to improve driver safety. $17.2 million in funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account will be provided for the work, which will begin immediately. “These are exactly the sorts of projects this fund was set up for – initiatives which improve…

RU OK Day Kicks off At Parliament With a Moo

A steer escaped its handlers leading them on a chase through Parliament House grounds during an event to promote RU OK Day. The steer known as Winston and a heifer called Clementine were brought in as part efforts to raise awareness about mental health on behalf of the event. However, matters took an unexpected turn…

Opposition Critical of Government’s Sex Offender Laws as Government Votes Down Changes

The State Opposition has criticised the McGowan Government over its sex offender’s laws after it was revealed a dangerous sex offender from Geraldton is in Perth because Government officials could not guarantee his safety. Shadow Attorney General Michael Mischin said the State Government had “let the public down most grievously” ahead of debates over changes…

Man Arrested After Girrawheen Break-In

A man who stole a Holden utility during home invasion and assault in Girrawheen has been arrested after a police chase. Police located the 24-year-old man in a while Holden Maloo ute after spotting it in Yew Court, Mirrabooka and giving chase through several suburbs. A witness said up to 14 police cars were involved…

WA Secondary Schools Receive Infrastructure Upgrades

Secondary schools will be redeveloped as part of school infrastructure upgrades in Western Australia. 15 secondary schools will be rebuilt or upgraded as part of the State Government’s $465 million investment into schools across the state. As part of the upgrades, 50-year-old Balcatta Senior High School will receive a $50 million redevelopment. An architect will…