Aboriginal Tourism A Financial and Economic Booster For WA

Indigenous tourism has had a significant impact on WA’s economy, providing a strong financial and social contribution to the State, new research has found. The snapshot by Tourism Western Australia and the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) has revealed Aboriginal tourism businesses contributed to the State’s growth “contributing to the economic sustainability of…

Compulsory Drone Quiz “A Sensible Step” To Ensure Safety

A West Australian drone pilot believes a new compulsory test to assess drone users’ knowledge of air safety rules is a “proactive step” to promote responsible flying among recreational pilots. Flying Dingo drone pilot Alex Ringis said the compulsory quiz by the largest drone maker DJI in conjunction with Australia’s Civil Aviation and Safety Authority…

Men Charged Over Carlisle Burglary

Three men have been charged over a burglary in Carlisle in January. It has been alleged that the three men went to a house in Marchamley Street at approximately 4:30pm on January 18 where two of the men entered the house, threatening a woman and stealing a number of items. Kensington Detectives executed a search…

Road Jobs Boost Indigenous Employment

Indigenous Australians will be given new employment opportunities following a record funding for roads in the last State Budget. 170 Aboriginal employment opportunities will be created in the State’s road building industry, developed by Main Roads as part of the Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy beginning from July 1. “I am pleased that Main Roads has…

Investigations Continue into Oakford Elderly Assaults

Police are still hunting a man involved in the assault of a 71-year-old man and 64-year-old woman in Oakford on Sunday morning. The 71-year-old man disturbed a man who had just entered his property’s boundary just after 8:30am and was punched in the head and face several times, knocking him to the ground. His 64-year-old…

New Liquor Laws to Boost WA Hospitality Flexibility

The WA Government is aiming to boost the state’s hospitality scene following the introduction of new reforms to WA’s liquor laws. The Liquor Control Amendment Bill 2018 will be presented to State Parliament next week, which will support local businesses, create more jobs and drive new hospitality activity. “We’re getting on with the job by…

Van Driver Wanted Following Yokine Motorcycle Crash

Police are continuing investigations into a serious motorcycle crash in Yokine earlier this month. According to Traffic Enforcement Group Officers, a 56-year-old man was riding his white and black 2001 model Honda 1000cc motorcycle heading north in the left-hand lane at about 6:05pm on Flinders Street. Police allege a white van that was also travelling…

WA Liberals Endorse David Honey For Cottesloe Seat

The Liberal Party has endorsed former WA Liberal president David Honey as its candidate for the Cottesloe by-election. Dr Honey won the support at a pre-selection meeting overnight, beating BHP lawyer Emma Roberts and four other candidates for the election, triggered by the retirement of former premier Colin Barnett. “The people of Cottesloe, the electors…

More Roads Not the Answer to Traffic Following Changing Commuter Attitudes

A sustainability expert claims introducing more roads to reduce traffic congestion is not the answer, following a report revealing more commuters are reconsidering their daily travel to work because of gridlock. Curtin University Professor Peter Newman said adding more roads did not fix traffic problems and could be solved by making cities more appealing for…