EXCLUSIVE: ABC still needed as public broadcaster but changes needed to reflect all Australians

The ABC still has a place in the Australian media landscape as the national broadcaster, but it needs to evolve away from unwarranted financial cuts to the organisation, commentators have stated. Panellists have claimed in a discussion on Western Perspective that the ABC is still relevant and improvements were needed reflect all Australians, but savings…

WA Labor responsible for decline in social housing: Tincknell

WA’s One Nation Party has claimed the McGowan Government is not looking after the state’s vulnerable people, with a drop in social housing since WA Labor formed government. The party said there was a serious decline in the number and standard of social housing stock in WA, despite the government providing figures that indicated Western…

Changes needed amid COVID-19 cruise ship debacle: Tincknell

State and Federal Governments must have “new rules of engagement” for the cruise industry after COVID-19, following the debacle involving cruise ships in WA and NSW, WA’s One Nation leader has claimed. Colin Tincknell has stated the nation’s engagement with the industry “must look different to what it does now”, claiming the nation’s governments need…

Dairy Industry Faces Price Decline And Youth Departure Double Hit

Razor thin margins and deregulation have more than halved the number of dairy families in WA, but despite constant publicity milk prices have stayed low. One Nation and WA Farmers are speaking out again, calling for a more sustainable dairy industry. WA Farmers CEO, Trevor Whittington, says that the catalyst for the declining farmgate prices…

EXCLUSIVE: WA Greens & One Nation United Against Coronavirus Racism

The WA Greens claim they are “deeply disturbed” by the racist attacks against Chinese and Asian people in wake of the coronavirus, as abuse towards Chinese-Australian citizens remains in the state. The party’s south west member Diane Evers said it is a “fear tactic”, as a number of Chinese Western Australians faced abuse and were…

Calls for more support for households over increased fees and charges

WA community advocacy groups and politicians have urged for increased support for families and individuals, following revelations of continuing increases to household fees and charges in the state budget. Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS), One Nation WA and the State Opposition have condemned ongoing charges in treasurer Ben Wyatt’s third budget, claiming Western…

One Nation WA seeks answers to lower electricity prices

One Nation’s Colin Tincknell has demanded solutions to rising home electricity costs in WA, as more families and youth face unaffordable power bills in the state. The WA leader of Pauline Hanson’s party has called for new measures to reduce the burden, blaming rising energy prices to tackle state debt and tightened criteria for hardship…