1000 Dollars Mobile Phone Fine Delayed Till September 2020

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts announced that the McGowan Government will delay the implementation of the mobile phone fines until 1st, September, 2020 due to Covid19. The new penalties were suppose to begin on the 1st, June, 2020, but it has been pushed back. Minister Roberts said drivers who use their phone is equal to…

WA-South Australia investigations claim six arrests, drugs seizures

Six people have been charged following investigations into a suspected serious crime group operation between Western Australia and South Australia. The people were arrested and charged following search warrants executed in Padbury, Beckenham, Mount Lawley, Morley, Highgate, Mirrabooka, Trigg and Kardinya. An initial search warrant were executed at a residence in Warburton Avenue on Monday,…

School zone speed limits return as term 2 begins

WA drivers need to keep to school zone limits as school students return to the classroom, the State Government has urged. Term 2 begins today, reapplying the 40km/h school zone speed limit outside schools between 7:30am and 9am in the morning and between 2:30pm and 4pm in the afternoon on school days. The State Government…

Higher penalties to protect frontline workers from COVID-19 related attacks

Frontline workers will be protected from coronavirus-related assaults and threats following the introduction of new penalties, the McGowan Government has announced. Higher penalties have been passed under the Criminal Code Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill for assaulting or threatening public officers and workers. Under the penalties, someone convicted of assaulting a frontline worker where they know…

$1000 Fine Announced As Police Launches Quarantine Enforcement Group

In a drastic move to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Western Australia, the McGowan Government has assembled a 200 officers enforcement group to ensure the compliance of quarantine orders. The group’s task is to make sure those who’ve been directed to self-isolate 14 days to comply with the order, and enforce gathering bans during…

Police graduating class “fittest in recent times”

48 new police officers described as “one of the fittest groups in recent times” are graduating tonight at the Police Academy in Joondalup. The 33 men and 15 women from Red Squad and White Squad are a diverse group with an average age of 27 years. Eleven of the group were born in overseas countries,…

WA drivers face $1000 fines for phone use behind wheel

WA drivers will be facing harsher penalties for using mobile phones while driving, with fines set to more than double under new laws. New legislation will be take effect on July 1st that will penalise motorists $1000 and four demerit points, becoming the harshest penalty for the offence in the country. Distracting activities that will…

Dangerous roads get safety facelift

Stretches of road across the state that represent some of the most dangerous areas for single car crashes are being upgraded with a $17.5 million funding boost. Main Roads modelling has identified the seven areas at particularly risky for travellers, not because they might hit another car, but because there’s a high likelihood that a…

McGowan Government escalates Mandurah murder case with reward

WA Police is calling for help to solve a 39-year-old cold murder case, with the McGowan Government offering a reward for public assistance. The government has offered $250,000 for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for the death of Annette Caroline Deverell in Mandurah. Local Government Minister David Templeman had…