Elderly housing needs addressed with access to affordable, manageable homes

Ageing Western Australians could soon have more housing choices, with the McGowan Government addressing the housing needs of older people. The government has released a new directions paper on Thursday, detailing a housing direction elderly people and give them the choices around their home and lifestyle. The “Ageing with Choice” paper aims to help older…

Perth climate change action supporters call for more progress despite protests

Advocates for climate change action have continued calls for government and industry to address the issue, claiming there would be “harmful impacts” from a lack of progress. Supporters say governments have “failed them in a lot of ways” on the issue, calling for government policies and industry action. Demonstrators from climate change activist group Extinction…

First-time fishers encouraged to have a go with Gone Fishing Day to go licence-free

Western Australians will be able to fish licence-free on Sunday, in an effort to encourage first-time fishers to “give it a go.” The State Government has announced the fishing licence-free day in celebration of National Gone Fishing Day, to promote great day fishing,” giving first-time fishers a chance to experience the past-time licence free. Licences…

Two motorcycle riders killed in Yallingup crash

Two motorcycle riders have died in a crash in Yallingup early on Tuesday evening. A 42-year-old man and a 35-year-old man from Dunsborough were riding a black and silver and a blue and black Harley Davidson motorcycles in a westerly direction along Wildwood Road when they crashed. The motorcycles left the road and struck separate…

WA Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested as they march for climate action

Climate change activists have been arrested as WA police brought demonstrators calling for climate action to a standstill. Police confirmed up to 65 protesters were taken into custody as climate activist group Extinction Rebellion claimed between 500 and 800 demonstrators and supporters took to the streets of Perth’s CBD. The demonstrators marched on the fifth…

Soil and land conservation returns to improve WA agriculture

The State Government has resurrected a soil and land council in an effort to protect WA’s land assets for future generations. After a 16-year hiatus, the government re-established the Soil and Land Conservation Council (SLCC), to underpin sustainable agricultural production, growth and jobs. Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced 10 new members of the…

Radio equipment to boost Albany coast safety

New radio equipment will improve management and coordination of emergency responses on the coast of Albany to improve safety, the McGowan Government has announced. Albany Marine Rescue Volunteers received the $70,000 VHF radio repeater that will be installed on Eclipse Island, allowing ships responding to incidents to communicate better with emergency service crews on land…