Perth climate change action supporters call for more progress despite protests

Advocates for climate change action have continued calls for government and industry to address the issue, claiming there would be “harmful impacts” from a lack of progress. Supporters say governments have “failed them in a lot of ways” on the issue, calling for government policies and industry action. Demonstrators from climate change activist group Extinction…

Perth ride-share driver charged with sex assault

A rideshare service driver in WA has been charged after indecently assaulting a woman aged in her 20s. Police said that the woman used the 51-year-old driver on Saturday night in Perth when the crimes occurred. They said she entered into the front passenger seat of the car because the man told her that the…

Improved maternity choices for new SOR mums as new Fiona Stanley birthing centre opens

Expectant mothers are set to receive continuity of care and improved maternity choices with a new family birthing centre at Fiona Stanley Hospital. The McGowan Government opened the $1.8 million centre on Thursday, expected to lead the way in “modern birthing practices and design,” while promoting family participation and inclusion. It contains three birthing suites,…

26 people charged and drugs recovered in Perth, Northbridge drug operation

WA Police have seized a large quantity of drugs and arrested 26 people, following an operation targeting prohibited drugs in Perth and Northbridge’s entertainment precincts. As part of Operation Observant, officers seized drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD and psylocibin mushrooms by uniformed and plainclothes officers. 2.8kg of MDMA and 1kg of cannabis was also seized…

WA trials direct flights to Shanghai in tourism boost

Chinese tourists to WA will get more opportunities to visit the state with direct flights between Shanghai and Perth, the State Government has announced. The McGowan Government has made available a trial of flights through airline China Eastern Airlines over the peak Chinese New Year season to boost tourism to WA. In a partnership between…

Perth CBD Aboriginal Place Names Revealed On Historic Interactive Map

An interactive map with Noongar place names for Perth CBD has been launched today to recognize the traditional owners of the land. Following cumulative research work conducted by Aboriginal History, Gnarla Boodja Mili Mili (Our Country On Paper) has revealed 31 place names with information on the significance backed up by historic photos and references.…

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…

New draft plan to inject vibrancy into Swan River precinct

The State Government will determine how to better utilise the Swan River, with hopes a new plan could improve the river for the environment and Western Australians. A new draft plan has been introduced to Western Australians, to help guide the future management and improvement of the precinct’s foreshores and development interface between the Narrows…

EXCLUSIVE: School children fight back against physical bullying amid concerns of widespread attacks

Concerns have been raised that physical bullying in schools is widespread, with young school students turning to self-defence classes to protect themselves against attacks. Self-defence instructor Garry May said he was helping students protect themselves while raising awareness of physical attacks, claiming students had also been mentally affected by bullying. Mr May, who teaches krav…