Activist group urges action on climate change or face “rebellion”

An activist group has warned the State Government to address climate change, claiming it is a “crisis situation” that needs to be addressed. Extinction Rebellion has issued an ultimatum to Premier Mark McGowan, urging him to act because it was a “climate emergency” or face “rebellion”, as they held a rally on the steps of…

Westport narrows down options for WA’s freight management future

A new port in Kwinana Outer Harbour has continued to be presented as the best option for Perth’s growing freight needs, with Westport Taskforce shortlisting options for freight management. The taskforce has released its shortlist of five port and supply chain options for managing Perth’s increasing long-term freight requirements, narrowing it down from 25 different…

Police seek to identify youths involved in Dudley Park burglary

WA Police are investigating a series of burglaries in Dudley Park and surrounding areas believed to be committed by juveniles in the past 10 days. One of the recent incidents occurred between 4:15am and 5am on Wednesday, when a group of offenders broke into a home and stole various items. Mandurah Detectives the group could…

Police hunt man involved in Serpentine shop break-in

WA Police are calling for public help over an attempted burglary at a Serpentine store late last month. At around 3am on Saturday 27 July, a man driving a white sedan with a sunroof pulled up outside a supermarket on Wellard Street and forced entry to the store. While in the store, he attempted to…

Wandoo prison celebrates helping women beat drug addiction

A revolutionary alcohol and drug treatment prison for women has reached a milestone of helping prisoners kick addiction. Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison, the first-of-its-kind prison in Australia has celebrated its first year of running its treatment program that has helped female prisoners beat drug addiction. 26 female prisoners have so far graduated after completing an intensive…

Quokkas acknowledged for their WA tourism contribution with annual birthday weekend

Picture Courtesy: Chris Hemsworth’s Instagram WA’s iconic Rottnest Island local quokka will be celebrated with an annual weekend in its honour. The State Government has announced a universal quokka birthday to acknowledge it as a national icon that has boosted WA’s tourism. Inaugural quokka birthday celebrations will run in September from Friday the 13th to…

Government funding stamps out graffiti as police reveal most wanted

The McGowan Government has targeted illegal graffiti with increased efforts to crack down on vandals. The government has announced grants as part of its commitment to community safety and crime prevention to address graffiti, as WA Police released its most wanted list of graffiti vandals. As part of the grants, funding of up to $15,000…

Seismic study in southern WA boosts earthquake knowledge

Earthquake knowledge in southern WA will be enhanced through a seismic monitoring study in the region. The Australian Research Council has announced funding for the three year project, to recognise tremors caused by local and distant earthquakes. More than $440,000 will be devoted to the study, which will include geophysicists, geologists and natural hazard specialists…

Police investigate death of woman in Welshpool

WA Police are investigating the death of a woman in Welshpool on Tuesday night. Homicide Squad detectives believe the woman died at an address on Treasure Road in the suburb before 10:50pm. Two men in their 30s and 40s are currently assisting police with inquiries. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact…

Senior constable charged for reckless driving in Welshpool police pursuit

WA Police have charged a senior constable over a fatal pursuit Welshpool during February. Internal Affairs officers conducted an investigation into the alleged evade police incident that occurred in the early hours of 14 February, resulting in the death of a motorcyclist. The 36-year-old officer who was working in the Armadale District at the time…