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…

Man charged over Beeliar attempted killing

Police have charged a man over an altercation at a home in Beeliar on the weekend. Police were called to a home in Britannia Avenue at around 4:15pm on Sunday where they found a 65-year-old man with critical injuries and a 35-year-old man with serious injuries. Both men were conveyed to Fiona Stanley Hospital for…

Nahan hits back at Saffioti’s “unilateral” to Subiaco planning scheme changes

The State Opposition has called on Rita Saffioti to back down on changes to the City of Subiaco’s new planning scheme following community outrage. Shadow Minister for Planning Dr Mike Nahan has demanded the Planning Minister immediately rescind 17 modifications made to the Local Planning Scheme No.5, (LPS5)claiming it “caused anxiety within the local community.…

Toddler missing in Nullagine found safe

A toddler who went missing with her dog from her home near Nullagine has been found safe and well. Three-year-old Matilda had been missing for nearly 24 hours after she disappeared on Wednesday with her pet Jack Russell when she was spotted on Thursday afternoon. Matilda was last seen at around 2:30pm when she wandered…

Containers for Change to give environment and community a leg up

WA will focus on taking care of the environment and the community, through a new scheme to return used drink containers. The McGowan Government announced the first stage of the state’s container deposit scheme network Containers for Change on Thursday, in a bid to keep WA clean. From June 2, Western Australians returning eligible beverage…

WA begins trialling direct flights to China

Direct flights will begin between WA and China, with a new service to be trialled this month between Shanghai and Perth. The historic trial began on Wednesday with the first China Eastern plane landing at Perth Airport in the first ever direct flight connecting WA and Shanghai. The inaugural China Eastern flight from Shanghai to…

Handyman charged over alleged historic child sexual abuse

A handyman has been arrested for historic child sexual abuse in incidents dating back more than 15 years. Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged the 44-year-old man as a result of an investigation, where it is alleged the man sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in the Carlisle and Kewdale areas between January and December 2004.…

South West Native Title Settlement agreements upheld for Noongar people

South West Native Title Settlement agreements have been registered to provide long-term settlement opportunities for Noongar people. Six Indigenous Land Use Agreements were upheld after the Full Federal Court found no errors in authorising the settlement. Settlement will establish a strong Noongar community through the creation of Noongar Corporations representing the interests of Noongar people,…

WA’s new museum set to showcase the state

WA is set to showcase exhibitions in style with the state’s new world class museum reaching completion. The museum has achieved “a major milestone” in its completion on time and within budget, set to open in November 2020. The State Government revealed the completed buildings on Thursday, showcasing the architecture that was inspired by the…