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…

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…

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…

Perth man charged after WA Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team investigation

A joint Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police Force team, WA JACET (Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team), combats national and international online exploitation of children. A 31 year old man has been charged with child exploitation and drug offences and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court Today. In March this year the…

Changes to board fees for regional residential student colleges

From 2020 non-government schools will no longer pay more for their students to board at residential student colleges in regional WA. Education Minister Sue Ellery announced this change, and the positive effects it will have on education. Previously, students who attended regional non government schools had access to residential colleges. A number of financial agreements…