CCC report investigates tax payer dollars lining pockets of Senior Health Servants

The Corruption and Crime Commission have released a damning report after investigating hundreds and thousands of siphoned dollars by Senior WA Health Bureaucrats. Contractors offered benefits including lavish lunches, gifts and personal holidays, in return for work. Three senior health bureaucrats and almost a dozen contractors are caught up in the scandal, while the CCC…

School Violence Spikes With 3000 Assaults in 18 Months

Education staff have been assaulted and threatened in the past 18 months, with nearly 3000 incidents occurring in WA public schools in 18 months, figures revealing the extent of school violence. Teachers have faced around 900 cases of threats or assaults in the first half of the year, with 114 cases referred to police. 293…

Armadale Hospital Boasts New Neonatal Unit in $1.9m Upgrade

Armadale Hospital has revealed its new neonatal unit, improving the hospital’s ability to provide safe care for ill newborns. The $450,000 addition to the hospital is ready to treat its first babies, coming as part of the hospital’s $1.9 million infrastructure upgrade, providing enhanced obstetric services to enable mothers to give birth closer to home.…

Police Officer, Neighbour Injured in Beeliar Drug-Induced Attack

A police officer is recovering from injuries following an assault by a man on his neighbour in Beeliar. Police were called to a home in Beeliar at around 9:40pm following a report of disturbance. They allegedly found a 25-year-old man on arrival under the effects of an unknown substance. While talking to him, the man…

Turnbull talks tax, GST relief at WA state Liberal conference

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has addressed the West Australian state Liberal Conference today, speaking about the GST, Mr Turnbull claimed to have delivered on a promise to reform the GST, saying he achieved a “long term reform”. This is in reference to a plan that would see the federal government add money into the GST…

Job Permanency On the Cards for Public Sector Employees

Permanent jobs will soon be available for contract public sector staff, boosting their job security. Up to 13,000 casual and fixed-term staff will be eligible for permanency, to create “continuity of work” for employees. “Fixed term employees often face uncertainty, which makes it difficult to plan for the future,” Premier Mark McGowan said. “Workers will…

WA Police to Begin Roll Out of Body-Worn Cameras

WA police officers will start wearing body cameras as part of their uniforms as soon as next year, after Commissioner Chris Dawson opted not to wait for State Government funding to implement the technology. Mr Dawson approved the roll-out of the first initiative of the Digital Policing Program, earmarking funds within the policing budget for…

Victorians Charged in Wheatbelt Meth Bust

Two Victorians have been charged with serious drugs offences following a police seizure of more than 2.5kg of illicit drugs in Northam on the weekend. Wheatbelt District police officers were conducting an alcohol and drug operation on Great Eastern Highway in Northam as part of an increased police presence on the roads during Avon Descent…

Pindan Wins Bus Depot Construction Tender

A local WA building company has won the tender to build a new bus depot in Mount Claremont. Pindan Constructions will build the $7.8 million project planned for a 1.2 hectare site west of Brockway Road. The new depot will include a four-bay workshop, administration building, refuelling facilities, bus wash and hardstand parking areas for…