Trump to tackle mass shootings by building more mental institutions

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday (local time) that culprits behind mass shootings earlier this month in Ohio and Texas were mentally ill, and that his party does not “want to have insane people dangerous people, really bad people having guns.” Mr Trump said that America needs more mental institutions…

Australia stands alone at Pacific Islands Forum

By Helene Fung Heads of Pacific countries including Australia and New Zealand held marathon meetings in Pacific nation Tuvalu for the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum. A statement on climate change and a communique have been agreed early Friday morning. However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to endorse the Tuvalu Declaration made by smaller Pacific…

Expert Warns Poor Broadband Means WA Faces More Risks On Cyber Security

WA has the worst broadband in the nation, with the highest proportion of underperforming services of any state in the country, according to an ACCC report “Measuring Broadband Australia”. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report Measuring Broadband Australia claimed Western Australians had been provided with a poor internet service, with many owning NBN50 or…

Hong Kong protests turned into laser light dance party

By Helene Fung, PICTURE by: Kwok Yee Shan Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Hong Kong Space Museum on Wednesday night and put on a light show using multi-coloured laser pointers, to protest the arrest of a university student for allegedly buying 10 laser pointers – or as the Hong Kong police called it in…

Indian PM to mainstreamise Kashmir region’s economy and halt terrorism

By Helene Fung Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a nationally broadcast address that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status to free the disputed Himalayan region of “terrorism and separatism”. This follows a security lockdown and arrests of more than 500 people and near total communications blackout at the Muslim-majority…

OPINION: More Support Is Needed If We Want WA Youths To Get Ahead

Opinion By: Mark Waite, CEO Of Youth Futures WA As an organization we work with a specific cohort of young people who definitely fall into the category of being at-risk of not only youth unemployment but long term unemployment and a reliance on Centerlink. These are the young people that fall through the gaps and…

OPINION: Old People Had It Better Than Today’s Youth

OPINION BY: Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies at Murdoch University Old people like to think they had it tough. It was so much harder in their day, they say. But they’re wrong. We had it better.Most of us could expect to get a job. We didn’t even need finish year…

Upgrade to Peel Health Campus emergency department announced

By Helene Fung Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook unveiled plans for a $5m expansion of the Peel Health Campus emergency department (ED) to improve patient flow, privacy and comfort. The expansion includes a new fast track triage area, new holding bays designed for more privacy, reconfiguration of the existing triage area to…