Boris Johnson wins UK election in landslide victory

By Helene Fung Boris Johnson was re-elected as UK’s Prime Minister, with the largest Conservative majority since the 1980s when the party was led by Margaret Thatcher. The Conservatives won 365 seats out of the 650 available, and the main opposition Labour Party won 203. In his victory speech, Mr Johnson emphasised that the UK…

US and China announce “phase one” trade deal

By Helene Fung  US President Donald Trump and Chinese officials announced the breakthrough in their trade war. Mr Trump tweeted: “We have agreed to a very large phase one deal with China.” He also said that Chinese officials have “agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of agricultural product, energy and manufactured goods, plus…

OPINION: 2019 is not a year for the young… a political retrospective.

OPINION PIECE BY: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook. The year started quite well for young people. The looming federal election had Scott Morrison promising to help Mark McGowan stimulate the WA economy, which meant that McGowan could outline initiatives to address the high rate of unemployment amongst young people. And schemes to help young people…

Over 50 polar bears move into Russian village causing lockdown

Over 50 polar bears have been forced to move into a Russian village called Ryrkaypiy to look for food, because ice has melted further north “due to the changing climate”, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The local bear patrol spotted 56 bears in an area a kilometre away from the shore, which is…

Donald Trump asks US Supreme Court to shield financial records

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump and three of his adult children, Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, have asked the US Supreme Court to shield their financial records held by Deutsche Bank and Capital One from being subpoenaed to Democrats in the House of Representatives. Apart from this, there are two…

16 Kwinana Youths Awarded With LyriK Scholarship

Sixteen local youths were awarded the Leadership, Youth, and Respect (LyriK) Educational Scholarship in Kwinana at an award ceremony held on Friday, 6th December at the Zone Youth Space. Founded in 2006, the program recognises the invaluable contributions youths aged 10 to 18 years make to the Kwinana community and aims to assist them in…

Armadale teen faces court over robbery attempt

By Sarah Smit A 16 year old Armadale boy is facing court today following an armed robbery in Cottesloe. Thursday evening at 5.45 the boy took a rock into a Stirling highway licenced premises where he threatened staff and demanded cash.  Detectives from the Regional Investigations Unit say the boy left with nothing but several…

Scorched Perth: sizzling hot days come early

By Sarah Smit Summer has started with a bang according to the Bureau of Meterology, with Perth scorching in the hottest first week of December on record.  Neil Bennett of the Bureau of Meterology told WAMN that the heat is starting much earlier than usual.  “Normally the very hot temperature is out the back end…