Teaching program gives Indigenous Education staff new opportunities

A pilot program will support Aboriginal Department of Education staff to become teachers in WA public schools, the McGowan Government has revealed. The $3 million program to be run through a government partnership with Curtin University aims to provide greater opportunities for indigenous school staff. Staff will be offered a Bachelor of Education, which will…

Women’s T20 World Cup trophy visits WA in national tour

Australia will get the chance to see what the world’s women’s cricketing nations are playing for with the T20 World Cup trophy arriving in Perth. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup trophy will begin a highlights tour of Perth as part of a national trophy tour, giving Perth an opportunity to see the sporting silverware…

Holiday nightmare: hostel up in flames

In the small hours of the morning on Friday, Police, firefighters and paramedics were called out to Adelaide Terrace where 30 backpackers stood on the street watching their hostel burn. One woman was dead inside the Exclusive Backpackers hostel, and three others were rushed to hospital to treat smoke inhalation. Arson and homicide squad detectives…

Fire Ants’ Foe: The QLD sniffer dogs saving WA

The battle against invasive pests has two new front-line warriors: Cola and Willow, sniffer dogs from Queensland. Highly trained biosecurity dogs, Cola and Willow, have been bought over from Queensland to search out the nests of the Red Imported Fire Ants found in the Fremantle area. Cola and Willow can smell the fire ants from…

WA travellers advised to be vaccinated against measles before travelling

Western Australians heading overseas this summer need to make sure measles immunisations are up to date, the State Government has advised, following outbreaks in popular holiday destinations. Travellers are being recommended to check their measles immunity before leaving Australia, following reminders that measles was a common and potentially deadly illness. The government said travellers need…

Sport Fishing Initiative Hoping To Attract Tourists To WA

A sport fishing bonanza set to benefit Perth and regional Western Australia thanks to the installation of offshore Fish Aggregating Device (FAD), with hopes the device can boost WA’s tourism. The move will give recreational boat fishers throughout the state a chance to ‘join the race’, as the floating fish beacon has the ability to…

Man charged over CBD traffic offences

A man has been charged following a series of traffic incidents in Perth yesterday. It will be alleged around 3pm the man was at a house in Camilo of a person known to him, before he took the keys to a Holden Station wagon without permission and left. It will further be alleged after 5:45pm…

Cape Le Grande car rollover injures three people

Three people have been injured following a serious car crash in Cape Le Grand National Park this week. A white 2000 model Jeep Cherokee  was travelling along the sand on Tuesday, when about 12:55pm the driver lost control and rolled several times. The front passenger, a 23-year-old man received serious injuries and was conveyed to…

Future the aim for WA’s water management

WA has the next generation and beyond in its sights for its water supply, with aims to ensure its water security for the future. The State said it would make sure Perth continued liveability standards against the impacts of climate change while also safeguarding water resources for a population growth by 2050. To combat what…