WA Police no longer responding to urgent calls that St John Ambulance could not reach in time

An arrangement that saw WA Police responding to triple-0 ambulance calls paramedics could not reach in time has come to an end, but the agency can not say how many times its officers were called to assist. key points: WA Police’s arrangement to help out St John Ambulance is over It will not reveal how … Read more

Protected Entertainment Precincts to be in place within weeks in five areas including Northbridge

Controversial new laws banning violent offenders from entertainment precincts are set to be in place by the end of the year, but the WA government says associated police guidelines will not be made public. key points: The laws will enforce automatic bans of up to five years for violent offenders Police will also be able … Read more

Perth paedophile who sexually abused 22 children in one of WA’s ‘worst’ crimes jailed

A “depraved” paedophile has been given one of the longest jail sentences ever imposed in Western Australia for abusing 22 children, including his own four, over a six-year period. WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. key points: The man abused his children and their friends during sleepovers He also filmed the … Read more

Pregnant woman in ICU after being struck by concrete in Karawara shopping centre carpark fight

A pregnant woman is in a critical condition in intensive care at a Perth hospital after being hit in the head by a concrete block while sitting in a parked car during an altercation between a group of people. key points: The 30-year-old woman went into cardiac arrest after the block hit her She was … Read more

Pregnant woman in ICU after being struck by rock in Karawara shopping centre carpark fight

A pregnant woman is in intensive care at a Perth hospital after being hit in the head by a rock while sitting in a parked car during an altercation between a group of people. key points: The 30-year-old woman went into cardiac arrest after the rock hit her She was taken by ambulance to hospital … Read more

Australian Medical Association slams Industrial Relations Commission over nurses union threat

The head of the peak medical organization representing doctors in WA has described a threat to deregister the Australian Nursing Federation as a “Thatcher-like overreach”. key points: The IRC is warning it could suspend the registration of Western Australia’s nurses’ union The AMA’s WA boss says it’s a right-wing approach and an affront to workers … Read more

WA’s Industrial Relations Commission threatens to suspend registration of Australian Nursing Federation

The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) is threatening to start proceedings to suspend the registration of the nurses union unless it can demonstrate why that should not happen. key points: WA nurses staged a statewide strike on Friday The industrial dispute umpire is threatening to suspend the union’s registration The ANF WA state secretary says nurses … Read more

WA Police Union describes McGowan government’s latest pay offer as ‘woefully short’

WA’s police union has described the second pay and conditions offer put forward by the government as “woefully short” and “disrespectful” but has ruled out further industrial action for the time being. key points: Police officers are unhappy with the government’s latest pay offer They want a five per cent pay increase, instead of three … Read more

WA Coroner examines role of ambulance ramping in death of Ashleigh Hunter at Royal Perth Hospital

WA’s Coroner is examining whether ambulance ramping and staff resourcing at Royal Perth Hospital’s emergency department caused delays in the treatment of a 26-year-old woman who died from a meningococcal infection. key points: The inquest heard the ambulance carrying Ms Hunter was ramped It will examine whether this caused delays in her treatment Resourcing levels … Read more

Police search Mt Lawley home looking for body of missing man Nicola La Falce

Police plan to dig up the backyard of a home in Perth’s inner-city suburbs where they believe they may find the remains of a man who hasn’t been seen since 1994. key points: Mr La Falce was last seen at a pizza shop in January 1994 Detectives recently launched a cold case review with $500,000 … Read more