Super police graduation the largest in a decade

The largest single graduation ceremony of WA police officers in nearly a decade took place this morning at the Joondalup Police Academy.  Due to COVID restrictions, the 117 new plice officers were not able to attend a graduation ceremony when they completed their training earlier this year, the academy instead postponing the event until this…

One dead in South Hedland mobility scooter crash.

WA Police are asking for witnesses of a fatal accident in South Hedland on Monday to come forward. Officers arrived at the scene of a traffic accident on Kennedy street at 10pm Monday evening, where a man in his 30s had been seriously injured and a red and black mobility scooter damaged. Paramedics from St…

Police call on public to help find home invader

The WA police are searching for four people who may be able to help them find an offender who broke into a Wembley home and indecently assaulted a woman as slept next to her five year old son. The attack occurred at 12:30 am last Sunday morning, while the woman’s husband was at work. Police…

Youth group leader charged with historic child sex offences

A church youth group leader from Brabham is facing court today over a series of historic child sex abuse incidents from 1998. The man, who cannot be named to protect the privacy of the victim, was in his early twenties when he allegedly sexually assaulted a 15 year old girl between October and December 1998.…

WA Police Justify Tasering Despite CCC Misconduct Calls

WA Police have welcomed a Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) investigation into officer tasered a man during a traffic stop in Fremantle, as the watchdog released its report into the incident. A senior constable has been stood down after the CCC revealed the incident in March resulted in serious misconduct but WA Police maintain the…

Seashepherd Warns Against Vigilante Action

Seashepherd Australia is urging frustrated water-goers not to take matters into their own hands and hunt great white sharks. There have been reports of vigilante action against the sharks by Esperance locals, after a number of sightings have been recorded nearby in recent weeks. Seashepherd Australia volunteer Mike Dicks said this practice is highly illegal.…

Lithium Processing Plant Expansion to Boost Economy

China’s Tianqi Lithium has green-lit a $300 million expansion of its processing plant, which is currently under construction in Kwinana. The project involves taking spodumene from the Greenbushes mine south-east of Bunbury, to process and refine it into battery-grade lithium hydroxide for export. Construction on the $400 million Stage 1 commenced in October 2016, with…

Much Needed Upgrade for Gibson Park Netball Courts

The McGowan Government announced they will be honouring their election promise and delivering a $1.8 million upgrade to the Gibson Park netball courts. The key election commitment to Bicton and surrounding areas was included in the 2017-18 State Budget and the funds will extend the main pavilion, provide additional toilets and increase spectator seating. Bicton…

Greens Seek Answers: Low Youth Shark Deterrent Rebate Uptake

By Nelson Liu and Elyse Simich The WA Greens are concerned that young people are not taking advantage of the government subsidised shark deterrent devices. Greens Marine Spokesperson Diane Evers said of all the people who have applied for the rebate, only seven per cent of them are under 25, despite young people having a high…