Morley to Ellenbrook Train Line Finally a Reality

Public train (retrieved from Pixabay)
October 8, 2020

Infrastructure Australia (IA) has approved the Morley to Ellenbrook train line after finding the METRONET project would provide $430 million in wider economic benefits throughout the community. The...

Clover is friend as well as foe

Clover is friend as well as foe
September 14, 2020

Most people view clover as an annoying weed in their garden, but clover is a natural fertiliser and vital for feeding livestock. The natural bacteria that grows in its root system takes nitrogen from...

Failing nature laws could lead to further health crises

Taken by Annalise Hunt
September 7, 2020

An open letter sent to the federal government from prominent health leaders and groups says that the review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC act) must be taken seriously. Following...

PM shelves discrimination inquiry

Religious freedom or discrimination?
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...

Government linking our data

Government linking our data
October 22, 2017

The State Government may soon have more detailed profiles on each West Australian following a study posted last week about the data linkage capabilities of the state, and the potential to create detailed...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition
October 16, 2017

What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has...

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?

COMMENT: Coal or Coral?
September 11, 2017

When people think of Australia, I guarantee you that one of the first things that comes to mind is the Great Barrier Reef. Now in its second year of serious coral bleaching, I would think our Government...

A gift to Girl Guides

Girl Guides WA annual awards
August 21, 2017

Last week Girl Guides WA was one of nine organisations to win a State Government contract to continue providing youth services in Western Australia. The bid, worth over 350k for five years, will allow...

Bright skies for local apprentices

Picture: Apprenticeship from Pixabay
August 14, 2017

WA Premier Mark McGowan has promised to boost the number of student trainees and apprenticeships in WA this year, the question is, has he fulfilled this promise? Minister for Education and Training,...

Local Government Support For Marriage Equality Swells

Image supplied; City of Fremantle Council chambers
May 9, 2017

Two WA councils have joined the cause for marriage equality, passing motions calling on the Federal Government to legalise marriage for people of diverse sexuality and gender. Fremantle Council and...

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat ‘gay panic’ defence

Ballard and Catholic Bishop unite to defeat 'gay panic' defence
May 19, 2016

In an unlikely partnership, comedian Tom Ballard and Catholic Bishop in Queensland Paul Kelly have taken to the International Day Against Homophobia, teaming up to end the use of the so-called "gay panic"...

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?

What does the big DD mean for the Senate?
April 25, 2016

July the 2nd looms as the date Australia heads once again to the polls, after the Senate refused to pass the Australian Building and Construction Commission Bill for a second time, providing the Federal...

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