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Community rallies to protect Indigenous Australians from coronavirus

September 19, 2020

Everyday Australians and businesses are digging deep in their hearts and pockets to help keep our most vulnerable populations safe from COVID-19. Aboriginal-lead charity organisation Children’s Ground is leading a fundraising campaign to provide disadvantaged indigenous families with resources ...

‘In My Blood It Runs’ documentary sparks change

'In My Blood It Runs' documentary sparks change

September 19, 2020

Australian documentary In My Blood It Runs has ignited a campaign for change in the way indigenous kids are treated in our schools and prisons. The documentary, by director Maya Newell, follows 10-year-old Arrernte Aboriginal boy, Dujuan Hoosan, over three years of his childhood in Alice Springs. In the film we see Dujuan st...

Biking, fishing and gardening: the hobbies helping small business

Biking, fishing and gardening: the hobbies helping small business

Brianna Melville, Reporter

September 19, 2020

For the most-part, COVID-19 restrictions wreaked havoc on Australia’s economy, but for some small businesses, our new lifestyles have delivered unprecedented support. Bank West data shows that since being in isolation, West Australians are spending much more money on bikes, gardening supplies and...

COVID-Safe: But is everyone downloading it?

COVID-Safe: But is everyone downloading it?

Brad Fullgrabe

September 14, 2020

With the curve flattening according to health experts and the new release of COVID-safe app by the federal government. Statistics show more five million people have downloaded the application from the Australian app store within the first week. The question remains: will everyone download the...

Severe weather: a part of Perth’s landscape

Illustrates Perth's 2010 freak storm.

Rhys Gardiner, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Wild weather has returned to the news once again as Perth is battered by the last gasps of the cyclone season. However, it is far from the first time the city has been lashed by the elements. The remnants of tropical cyclone Mangga passed over the metro area on May 24, causing damage to property...

Roe-8 is ditched for good

The McGowan government announced that the Beeliar wetlands are now protected.

Brianna Melville, Reporter

September 7, 2020

Those who have been campaigning to save the Beeliar wetlands are celebrating the end of the war over Roe-8, but many say there now needs to be more focus on other areas that still need protection. The State Government has announced that the wetlands are now part of an “A-class conservation reserve,”...

Children’s mental health throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Natalie Escobar, Reporter

May 17, 2020

Throughout these tough times, many of us have struggled with our mental health. Although, many people might not realise that COVID-19 has also impacted children’s mental health. Kids Helpline has been one way children who are struggling through the pandemic can find support. According to Kids...

Stirling Women’s Shed – from power tools to empowerment

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

Madelin Hayes

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 the benefits of establishing a Shed at the Innaloo Sportsmen’s Club. The idea stemmed from...

PM shelves discrimination inquiry

Religious freedom or discrimination?

Nicholas Doyle

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 first put forward to the Australian Law Reform Commission in April last year and had a deadline of December 2020. Attorney general Christian Porter has now post...

Perth brewers helping to fight Coronavirus

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

Grenville Francis, Writer

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, hands to the creation of SPINIFEX Protect. John Gibbs, master brewer of SPINIFEX Brewing...

Perth online marketplace launching to help small businesses

Perth Happenings Online Marketplace poster.

Amber Wilkinson

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 Happenings - a site focusing on WA events and businesses. When the government announced event cancellations...

Perth school keeping the doors open amid COVID-19

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

Grenville Francis, Writer

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 also invited teachers to provide a safe and caring environment while fostering a love of learning....

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