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Funding increase keeps police on the street

Funding increase keeps police on the street

May 5, 2019

A $34.6 million roll-out of personal mobile devices is hoped to afford the WA police more time on the street and less time confined in an office. The funding will deliver 3,500 handheld computer devices,...

What is a Filibuster and why did we have one?

What is a Filibuster and why did we have one?

April 29, 2019

According to the Western Australian Parliament, a filibuster is, "The use of long speeches or other tactics in Parliament to delay deliberately a vote or decision." It is also sometimes referred to as talkin...

EXPLAINED: Negative Gearing

EXPLAINED: Negative Gearing

April 28, 2019

If you’re like me, you’ve most likely sat down in front of the TV and heard the term ‘negative gearing’ being thrown around recently. With the federal election scheduled for May 18, the talk about thi...

Creating a path for peace

Creating a path for peace

April 28, 2019

Anzac Day was commemorated nationwide last Thursday with crowds showing their respect, appreciation and condolences for our nations troops. Perth has many plaques and memorials for the victims of war...

Dissecting party policies: An essential guide

Dissecting party policies: An essential guide

April 15, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced last week that the federal election will be held on 18 May 2019. Following the announcement, the ABC released a voting compass which takes users through a serie...

New live streaming laws rushed through Parliament

New live streaming laws rushed through Parliament

April 15, 2019

New laws have been passed by the Australian Parliament, after the Christchurch terror attack, to crack down on live streaming of violent material on social media platforms. The laws come in the wake...

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees

April 15, 2019

The Sunday before the Easter Long weekend is known to Christians as Palm Sunday. In many Christian churches, it is observed to mark Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem. The celebrations revolve around palm...

It is on, Federal Election 2019

It is on, Federal Election 2019

April 11, 2019

Australians across the country will go to polls in 37 days. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Federal Election will be held on 18 May 2019. With the race now on the PM claimed in a press conference,...

Oil and gas giants pocket $324b in tax credits – an explainer

Oil and gas giants pocket $324b in tax credits – an explainer

April 8, 2019

Major oil and gas companies have seen their tax credits rise to a total of $324b in 2017-18 – meaning many of these companies won’t have to pay tax for years to come.  These credits are a result of a p...

Funds for Stolen Generation classes

Funds for Stolen Generation classes

April 8, 2019

The Healing Foundation is accepting grant applications from schools nationwide to assist with teaching students about the Stolen Generation. Grants of up to $700 are available, and resource kits designed for Pre-Primary to Year 9 students are supplied. The organis...

Cyber-age reboot for Australia’s defamation laws

Cyber-age reboot for Australia’s defamation laws

April 8, 2019

Is it okay to say or publish terrible lies about people? No. It's called defamation and there are laws against it. But are our laws outdated and do they go too far or not far enough? Have they kept up...

Comment – Dear Tim: Time for your lesson.

Comment – Dear Tim: Time for your lesson.

April 8, 2019

Attention, Tim Blair. We read your toxic Daily Telegraph blog - that for some reason The West Australian saw fit to re-publish on March 18. We are writing now because you and a few other old denialists obviously missed the point of wha...

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