Solar PV consumers advised to research before buying as issues rise

Western Australians purchasing solar PV systems are being advised to be aware of their rights as a buyer, following a rise in complaints by consumers. Consumer Protection claims more than 200 people have had issues after installing a solar system at their property and need to be careful when dealing with stores that sold them…

Collie grows manufacturing capabilities with investment expanding emergency services trucks

WA will expand its emergency services capability under a new investment bringing more fire trucks to the state. The McGowan Government announced the package on Thursday, in an effort to boost the emergency services vehicle manufacturing industry in Collie. Under the policy, manufacturer Frontline Fire and Rescue Equipment has been awarded a $2.5 million grant…

WA travellers advised to be vaccinated against measles before travelling

Western Australians heading overseas this summer need to make sure measles immunisations are up to date, the State Government has advised, following outbreaks in popular holiday destinations. Travellers are being recommended to check their measles immunity before leaving Australia, following reminders that measles was a common and potentially deadly illness. The government said travellers need…

Driver killed in Arthur River truck rollover

An elderly man has been killed following a truck crash in Arthur River. The 64-year-old man Boyanup man was driving the prime mover truck along Arthur River Road near the intersection of Albany Highway, when it left the road, rolled and collided with a tree. The man died at the scene. Major Crash Investigators are…

Detectives hunt shooter after Landsdale home targeted for second time

WA Police are investigating a second shooting in Landsdale that targeted a home in the suburb. Police said the shooting happened at about 4:30am on Dorneywood Way on Wednesday morning, when the rider of a motorcycle discharged a .22 calibre firearm firing “roughly seven to 13 shots”, hitting the back of a vehicle. The motorcycle…

Teenage charged over Mosman Park bushfire

WA Police have charged a 16-year-old boy over a small bushfire in Mosman Park yesterday. Strike Force Vulcan detectives will allege the youth along with two others were on mopeds fired off an emergency flare from the Camp Waller Scout Hall located on Jerrat Drive in East Fremantle. The flare ignited dense bushland and Water…

Senior Sergeant charged following High Wycombe crash

WA Police have charged a Senior Sergeant with dangerous driving following a crash in Gidgegannup earlier this year. Police will allege the 60-year-old male sergeant from the State Intelligence and Command Portfolio was attending a fatal traffic crash in the area at around 1:50am in April. He entered the intersection of Great Eastern Highway Bypass…

Record funding boosts WA homelessness strategy

Supportive housing will be developed to help Western Australians who are experiencing chronic homelessness, the McGowan Government has revealed. “Common Ground” facilities will be built to house and support people to give “rough-sleeping” Western Australians a place to call home. Under the model, it will offer a mix of permanent, affordable housing that is linked…

Labor warns of looming “WorkChoices 2.0” as Government reintroduces Ensuring Integrity Bill

Federal Labor has criticised the Morrison Government for being “anti-worker” as the government re-introduced its “Ensuring Integrity” Bill for the second time. Shadow industrial relations minister Tony Burke said the Federal Government was “launching another attack on workers “who just want a decent pay rise,” by bringing back the Bill to Parliament. Attorney General Christian…