Edwards guilty of Rimmer, Glennon murders but escapes Spiers conviction

Bradley Robert Edwards has been convicted of willfully murdering two of three women he has been accused of abducting and killing from Claremont in the 1990s. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Hall said while handing his verdict on Thursday, he was satisfied former Telstra technician Edwards murdered Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer but was not satisfied…

WA’s employment improves but rate still lags behind the nation

Employment in WA has improved revealing a strong economic and social recovery, according to new data. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data has revealed on Thursday and unprecedented increase of 32,200 jobs for the month of August. The ABS’ Labour Force Report data has showed WA’s social and economic recovery has continued to improve with…

TAFE fee cuts boost enrolment

More Western Australians have taken up TAFE courses following the State Government heavily cut fees to entice people back into training. Training enrolments in priority courses have increased by more than 20 per cent since the start of the year, with 4,600 students enrolling to boost training for jobs. There have also been 27,700 enrolments…

Methamphetamine imports seized in WA-Queensland drug operation

Large quantities of methamphetamine has been seized resulting a Queensland man and a WA man charged over importing the drug into Australia. Around nine kilograms of the drug were intercepted in Perth and Brisbane hidden in furniture parts and located in homes during executed search warrants. Australian Border Force (ABF) began investigations after its officers…

Man stabbed and woman assaulted in Highgate altercation

A man has been seriously injured after being stabbed and a woman assaulted after an altercation in Highgate and Perth. The man and woman approached another man who was lying down on the garden area outside their residence near the corner of Lincoln Street and Beaufort Street in Highgate to check on his welfare at…

Western Australians encouraged to Wander out Yonder for a Perth “staycation”

Western Australians have been encouraged to have a staycation to rediscover Perth, in a new campaign inspiring them to Wander Out Yonder. A mini-campaign to promote Perth’s world-class hospitality, entertainment and accommodation will encourage people to extend a visit to the city to a stay in Perth hotel. The $500,000 campaign will encourage Western Australians…

City of Perth mayor candidates outline plans for events industry

Mayoral candidates for the City of Perth have outlined their plans for Perth’s events industry, as they fight to secure the council’s top job. The six candidates vying for mayor have talked about what they would do to reinvigorate Perth Speaking at RAC Arena, each of the speakers talked about how they would boost events…

Water playground announced in Kununurra as part of WA Recovery Plan

As part of the WA Recovery Plan, the State Government has committed $3.2 million to build a water playground in Kununurra, and will be free for the entire community to use. This comes following sustained advocacy from the Member for Kimberley, with the project being included in Stage 1 of the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley’s…

Man extradited from New South Wales faces drugs charges

A man has been extradited from New South Wales following the seizure of drugs in WA two years ago. The 55-year-old man will face charges after Methylamphetamine and Heroin were discovered in a vehicle stop in 2018. The vehicle was stopped near Northam on Sunday August 5 where police allege a search of the vehicle…