EXCLUSIVE: Joyce Clarke’s death was murder, say activists.

By Sarah Smit As Joyce Clarke’s body was laid to rest last week, Indigenous activists were calling for murder charges against the Geraldton police officer who shot her in September. The Deputy Chair of the Death in Custody Watch Commission WA, Mervyn Eades, says that there is a need to revisit the death of Miss…

US Senate may pass Hong Kong sanctions bill by Monday

By Helene Fung US Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that the Senate initiated an expedited process to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act unless there is an objection, which means the bill may pass as early as Monday. The bill he bill calls for sanctions to be made against individuals deemed to have…

Two dead three injured in California school shooting

 By Helene Fung A student, who just turned 16, brought a .45 calibre semi-automatic handgun and open fired in a Saugus High school in Southern California, about 65 km north of Los Angeles. He killed a 16 year old girl, a 14 year old boy and wounded three more teenagers before turning the gun on…

30 years at the top of their game for fruit and vege wholesaler 

By Sarah Smit The WA’s only fruit and vegetable market wholesaler is celebrating 30 years of selling produce from their Canningvale ‘Market City’ location. The markets have been a fixture of the Western Australian economy for over 90 years, previously operating out of a West Perth Location before moving to the current Canningvale site in…

Australia calls for Hong Kong Police Independent Oversight

By Sarah Smit Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has issued a statement calling for independent oversight of Hong Kong’s police force, saying that Australia is “deeply concerned” by violence between police and citizens. The statement comes only days after the shooting of a pro-democracy protestor at point-blank range by police on Monday and urges that…

Trump ordered by judge to pay US$2 million for misusing charity funds for presidential campaign

By Helene Fung New Work state Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla ordered US President Donald Trump to pay US$2 million for misusing funds from the Donald J. Trump Foundation (which was later dissolved in December 2018) to advance his 2016 presidential campaign. Payment is to be directed to eight different charities, including the Army Emergency…