BREAKING: McGowan To Ease Stage 2 Restrictions

ROLLING UPDATES: WATCH the live press conference on WAMN News Facebook Page. WA Premier Mark McGowan & WA Health Minister Roger Cook announce the easing of stage 2 restrictions during a press conference. Premier says we have a successful week due to a low number of cases, the Chief Health Officer is satisfied that there…

OPINION: Democracy is Almost Over in Hong Kong And Trump Might Save The Day

Opinion By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Perhaps the Chinese leaders are following the basic rule of politics: that governments should never waste a crisis. People are usually panicking, which means they’ll accept, even support, government controls that they wouldn’t normally accept. They’re also distracted by dealing with the crisis in their daily lives. It…

Five COVID-19 vaccines in human trial in China

By Helene Fung Deputy Director of China’s National Health Commission, Yixin Zeng, told reporters on Friday that a fifth potential COVID-19 vaccine is currently in a human trial, and more are in the pipeline awaiting human trial approval. He added that so far none of the 2,575 volunteers participating in the trial have reported any…

ANALYSIS: Covid-19 and the Future of Western Australian Politics

Analysis By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Mark McGowan’s leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic may have reshaped Western Australian politics for decades to come. Any leader is always one serious misstep away from electoral oblivion, but McGowan has put Labor in a position from which they can hold power for three more elections (the next…

Coronavirus curve slows as cruise ship quarantine expires.

Cases of COVID-19 in the state continue to slow as quarantine finishes for passengers from the Vasco De Gama cruise ship.  “These numbers that we’re seeing at the moment are incredibly encouraging,” said Health Minister Roger Cook.  According to the Minister, there have been 11 new cases  of corona virus since Thursday, bringing the state’s…

$5.5 Million PPE Supplies Arrives To Protect WA Medical Workers

The State Government’s $5.5 million worth of personal protective equipment (or PPE) has finally arrived in Jandakot over the weekend. According to the McGowan Government, the latest boost of PPE includes 700,000 surgical masks, 300,000 KF94 masks, 10,000 N95 Masks, 580,000 Surgical Gloves, 40,000 Isolation Gowns, and 100,000 Anti-fog face shields. It’s understood that all…

ANALYSIS: How Australians are responding to COVID-19

By Grant Dusting, Social Researcher, McCrindle The year 2020 signaled the beginning of not only an iconic new year, but an iconic new decade. The year that began with so much promise and expectation will now forever be marked by words like ‘uncertainty’, ‘volatility’, and ‘unprecedented’. It’s very likely this year’s word of the year…