Women participating in the workshops can learn anything from plastering to basic handiwork.

Stirling Women’s Shed – from power tools to empowerment

April 13, 2020

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a thing or two about plumbing, composting or water-wise gardening, now is the time. The City of Stirling has launched a 12 month Women’s Shed pilot program to consider...

Religious freedom or discrimination?

PM shelves discrimination inquiry

April 13, 2020

The Federal Government has shelved an inquiry which would have provided laws to protect LGBTIQ+ students and teachers from being expelled or fired on the grounds of religious beliefs. The inquiry was...

Empty supermarket shelves are currently greeting shoppers searching for hand sanitisers.

Perth brewers helping to fight Coronavirus

April 3, 2020

Two Perth brewers have come together to create a drop far more precious than they’ve got on tap: hand sanitiser. SPINIFEX Brewing Co. and Limestone Coast Brewery are lending their helping, and sanitised,...

Perth Happenings Online Marketplace poster.

Perth online marketplace launching to help small businesses

April 1, 2020

A new online marketplace has launched to help WA businesses doing it tough as a result of the Coronavirus. The initiative was sparked by Perth local Pieta Sharpe, the director of blog, Perth Happeni...

Tuart Hill Primary School: Open today but what will tomorrow bring?

Perth school keeping the doors open amid COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Today, the school siren welcomed Tuart Hill Primary students to think critically and communicate effectively, understand the relationship between concepts and ideas, be creative on canvas and with clay. It...

Customers lining up at Sharky's in Mandurah

Mandurah businesses regroup after virus-cancelled Crab Fest

March 19, 2020

The recent cancellation of Mandurah’s Crab Fest due to Covid-19 has seen local businesses focusing on recovery. It would have been the 22nd running of the popular two-day event, but health concerns...

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Billion dollar baby formula plant for Badgingarra

March 16, 2020

The Shire of Dandaragan in WA’s Mid-West may soon be home to a $1.2 billion dairy and baby formula manufacturing plant, creating 950 construction jobs. The facility has been proposed by Chinese-backed...

Empty toilet paper shelves at Coles in Claremont.

Calls for calm amid Coronavirus Panic

March 14, 2020

The panic was highlighted in a video of a fight between two customers in a Sydney Woolworths. The video featured two women arguing over toilet paper rolls before they struck out. Associate Professor...

Election wrap up: what's up with the polls?

Election wrap up: what’s up with the polls?

May 23, 2019

The federal election was campaigned relentlessly from all sides, however, Ipsos polls on the day showed the Australian Labor Party (ALP) ahead of The Liberal Party 52-48. Despite this, and all other polls...

Tales from a true detective: “I’m living a movie”

Tales from a true detective: “I’m living a movie”

May 21, 2019

The word ‘detective’ has become somewhat synonymous with ‘superhero,’ ‘wizard’ or ‘unicorn,’ as it seems like the type of thing that only exists in our favourite TV shows, movies and books. The...

Western Australians are being urged to consider their waste output.

WA’s waste future is in our hands

May 20, 2019

In a time where there is a never-ending list of things to purchase, we’re often left with plenty of new goodies, but also plenty of waste. While new and shiny purchases are all well and good, do you...

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COMMENT: Labor’s election loss a failure of leadership

May 20, 2019

If there is one lesson the Australian Labor Party need to take from the disastrous 2019 election it’s this: leadership matters.  Although many will come out and point the finger elsewhere – ambitious policies, the relationship with the trade union movement or a focus on the...

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