Consumer Protection Commissioner retires after 43 year career

Today was WA Consumer Protection Commissioner David Hilyard’s last day the job. After a 43 year career in the public service, the commissioner is retiring at the end of his period of leave. Before Mr. Hilyard took over the role of commissioner, he had a varied career in industry regulation, protecting people in industries as…

Bikie charged over beachfront coward’s punch.

Mirabooka dectectives have pressed charges against a member of the Coffin Cheaters bikie gang for a coward’s punch attack on the Sunday before Christmas last year. The victim was attacked from behind when he was walking along Scarborough Beach Front at 8:15PM on Sunday the 22nd of December. The 44-year-old man was rushed to Royal…

Wrong side of the road collision rolls semi-truck, causes death.

A collision between a semi-trailer and a Ford Falcon in Capel last night resulted in the truck rolling and one death. Police say that the 55-year-old driver’s Falcon was driving on the wrong side of the Bussel Highway at 7:30 last night when it met a Volvo Semi-trailer travelling in the opposite direction. The collision…

Record growth as WA holidays most attractive in the country

Western Australia had its best year ever for tourism in 2019, beating the previous record level of international tourism by 13% with 521 800 overseas visitors holidaying in the state, according to data released today by the International Visitor Survey. WA’s tourism growth figures were the best in the country in the period surveyed between…

Alleged misconduct by ex-state MLC raises more questions

Former WA upper house member Phil Edman’s attempts to explain his expenses scandal in an interview from Bali have only lead to more questions surrounding the alleged misconduct. The disgraced politician resigned from the Liberal party just hours after a Corruption and Crime Report report revealed he used his electoral allowance to pay for speeding…

Qantas, Government team up for cheaper flights

  Quantas and the state government will be extending the Perth-Exmouth cheap airfare project after a successful trial this year. The offer was $169 for a one way flight, and was trialled over weekends between June and September, and aimed to make it cheaper and more accessible to get to Exmouth for short periods. The…

Masked North Perth home invaders flee in stolen BMW

Just after sun rise yesterday, residents of a home on Redfern Street in North Perth were subjected to a terrifying ordeal when their morning was shattered by a threatening home invasion. Gloved  and masked men came into their home wearing full length dark clothing and demanding money. Police say they threatened the inhabitants and may…

Police warn of double demerits over the holiday season.

At 12pm on Friday morning police began enforcing double demerit penalties and by 22 minutes past midnight, the police had already impounded a car. Six other cars were impounded in the same night, and police now calling on drivers to be aware that accidents can happen to anyone. Road Safety Commissioner Ian Cameron told reporters…

Tory win means Australia may re-negotiate UK relations

Boris Johnson has returned to Number Ten Downing Street after a historic landslide victory over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn last week. Johnson’s Conservative party took government with 365 seats, beating Labour by 165 seats and taking many traditionally Labour voting areas. Boris Johnson ran the campaign on a platform of “getting Brexit done,” committed to leaving…