Is there a chance of a recession soon?

With Australia’s unemployment rate attributing to a decreased overall spending, the economy is trudging along, neither increasing or decreasing. The Government’s cash handouts and reduced tax rates is failing to see a boost, keeping spending at a low. Will there be another recession soon? Local economist, Elson Goh, shares his expertise on the impacts this…

Mental health awareness important for young people

As Mental Health awareness increases with such events like R U OK Day this week, it’s more important now than ever to identify the effects of mental health issues on everyone, but in particular young people. Colin Petit, Commissioner for Children and Young People said early intervention is essential. “It doesn’t matter what the issue…

NAPLAN integrity in question with Federal criticism over WA results

Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, has dismissed calls to scrap NAPLAN, urging opponents to stop blaming the test for a widespread lack of student progress and instead learn from jurisdictions that have shown improvement. However, he has also criticised Western Australian’s decision to only use the highest NAPLAN scores, and wrote to Minister Ellery expressing…

Police Academy Graduation welcomes new officers into the force

Forty new officers have joined the ranks of the WA Police Force after graduating from a gruelling 28 week training course at the Joondalup Police Academy. The 29 men and 11 women from blue squad and gold squad celebrated the completion of their course this morning which saw them challenged mentally and physically, preparing them…

Inaugural WA Gourmet Escape to showcase three food and wine hot spots

The newly announced inaugural Western Australian Gourmet Escape will take place in early November across three locations, including the Swan Valley, Perth and Margaret River. A range of new exciting culinary experiences have been confirmed for the 10 day event, with a star list of chefs, creatives, sommeliers, activists, business owners and brands all in…

Voluntary Assisted Dying Debate keeps lower house up all night

As the voluntary assisted dying debate continues in Parliament, members pulled an all nighted before wrapping up after 5am this morning. Only 50 clauses out of 184 were discussed in the 20 hour sitting that commenced at 9am yesterday morning. Premier Mark McGowan, hopes to get a vote on this legislation in both houses of…

6.24kg of Meth seized in Kalgoorlie Detectives drug operation

Kalgoorlie Detectives have charged a man in relation to the seizure of 6.24kg of Methlyamphetmine, as part of an operation targeting people in the sale and distribution of illicit drugs. Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Noye, said the seizure of 6.24kg of Meth represents the removal of more than 60,000 hits of harm from the local…

Fake Hong Kong Police support letter – analysis of fake news

As demonstrations in Hong Kong reach their thirteenth week, a fake support letter from WA police has been in circulation this week. Spread overnight from Chinese social media pages, officials state this letter is not from the WA Police Force. The fake letter, supposedly written by a former WA Police Officer, shows tremendous support for…

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE: Neil Bennett 40 years in Meteorology

Neil Bennet, esteemed meteorologist, has reached a 40 year milestone in his career and we wish him the biggest congratulations! We sat down with Mr Bennet to talk about his work, highlights and what’s next. Mr Bennet revealed instead of going to university after graduating secondary school, he saw a job advertisement at the UK…