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…

Elderly Couple Missing in WA’s Wheatbelt Safe

A elderly couple has been found after reportedly being missing in WA’s goldfields region. Max Vernon Stickland and Penelope Dorinda Stickland had been reported as missing after not contacting family for four weeks, but attended Mukinbudin police station this morning after hearing media reports. WA Police were concerned for the welfare of the 74-year-olds with…

Bulgarra Man Charged Over Meat Cleaver Attack

WA Police have charged a Bulgarra man after an altercation that injured another man in the suburb. Karratha Detectives will allege the 33-year-old man and the 40 year-old victim, who are known to each other, became involved in a verbal altercation which became physical at a home in Melak Street around 5:40am yesterday. It will…

Gammie Appointed as New Landgate CEO

Landgate will have a Chief Executive Officer after Graeme Gammie was appointed to the top position. Lands Minister Ben Wyatt made the announcement of Mr Gammie’s selection after a nationwide search and selection as the best person to lead the agency. Mr Gammie has experience in a range of senior roles across WA’s public service,…

Woman Assaulted During Dianella Attempted Home Robbery

WA Police a hunting three people involved in an attempted robbery in Dianella in early February. At around 11:15pm on 5 February, a 40-year-old woman returned to her home in Ashington Street, but while still in her vehicle parked in the driveway, a dark red Mitsubishi Lancer pulled in behind her. A man appeared at…

State Government to Boost WA’s Priorities in Election Commitment Program

The McGowan government will focus on improving the state through a new program to increase WA’s prosperity, including boosting its employment by 150,000 new jobs. The State Government will boost its job creation by 150,000 in a new program to boost WA’s prosperity. Premier Mark McGowan will announce the “Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity” program on…

Jail Time For Revenge Porn Perpetrators After New Laws Pass Parliament

People convicted of revenge pornography and “sextortion” will face jail time, following new legislation passed in parliament. The Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill will make the non-consensual distribution of intimate images a crime, with penalties of either 18 months jail time and/or fines up to $18,000. The laws will not make it a criminal…

WA Youths gear up for Youth Week Celebrations In April

By: Vesh Arumugam Western Australian youths are gearing up for the annual Youth Week, as they meet to address major issues for young. Apart from raising youth issues, it also celebrates the positive contributions made by the next generation. Millennials are a crucial generation who stand as the pillar of the State’s technology, economy and…

Missed Medical Appointments Result in Heavy Health Costs in WA

The McGowan government has warned against patient “no-shows” at public hospital and clinics, which has led to large costs to WA’s health system. More than 160,000 outpatient appointments have been missed across the state, resulting in $26 million lost in productivity and activity-based Commonwealth funding. It is more than eight per cent of total outpatient…