WA HOUSEHOLD BILLS TO RISE AS GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR BUDGET

The McGowan Government has announced increases in representative household fees and tariffs for the 2017-2018 financial year, a move set to hit low-middle income households hardest. This Saturday, June 24th, marks 100 days of the McGowan Labor government in WA, having just scrapped 160 jobs from the Skilled Migration Occupation List, in a move which … Continue reading WA HOUSEHOLD BILLS TO RISE AS GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR BUDGET

FIGHT AND FLIGHT: THAILAND ATTRACTING AUSTRALIAN MUAY THAI COMPETITORS

Growing numbers of Australians are packing up and heading over to Thailand in pursuit of a professional Muay Thai fighting career. The national sport, which has a rich history and is deeply respected in Thailand, is now attracting Australians eager to immerse themselves in the culture. Muay Thai has become popularised by organisations such as … Continue reading FIGHT AND FLIGHT: THAILAND ATTRACTING AUSTRALIAN MUAY THAI COMPETITORS

HOMELESSNESS ON THE RISE IN WA, WHO’S TO BLAME?

With homelessness on the rise in WA, experts are calling for local government to change tack in how they assist those most in need. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Housing and Population 42.8 people out of every 10 000 experience homelessness in Western Australia. The number of people considered to be … Continue reading HOMELESSNESS ON THE RISE IN WA, WHO’S TO BLAME?

OUR NEW “ZOMBIE” DRUGS: MORE MEDIA HYPE THAN REALITY

Experts in the field of illicit drugs are concerned that sensationalist news reporting may lead to dangerous new drug abuse trends in Australia. Media hype surrounding new so-called “zombie” drugs reaching Australia have emerged this year after Krokodil, the Russian synthetic morphine, was said to have hit our shores. WA Substances Users Association outreach coordinator, Paul … Continue reading OUR NEW “ZOMBIE” DRUGS: MORE MEDIA HYPE THAN REALITY

HOME INVERSION IN PERTH’S NORTHERN SUBURBS

A bizarre home invasion in Woodvale has left home owners baffled after intruders flipped their furniture upside down. Michael and Josie Randell returned home Saturday evening to find their house had been broken into but nothing had been stolen. “We came home and nothing was taken but everything in the kitchen was turned upside down, … Continue reading HOME INVERSION IN PERTH’S NORTHERN SUBURBS

SLAVERY BY THE BACKDOOR: THE EXPLOITATION OF VISA HOLDERS IN AUSTRALIA

The exploitation of working visa holders by Australian employers has led experts to suggest a complete overhaul of current sponsorship schemes. The 457 visa program offers skilled workers the opportunity to work in Australia for four years under the sponsorship of their employer. A recent report by the Education and Employment References Committee found the treatment of … Continue reading SLAVERY BY THE BACKDOOR: THE EXPLOITATION OF VISA HOLDERS IN AUSTRALIA