Far right terrorism in Perth

Ben Fowler On 26 August, the Al-Taqwa Masjid mosque in the Perth suburb of Mirrabooka, where more than 2,000 Muslims regularly come to pray, was firebombed using improvised explosives. While fortunately nobody was hurt, the mosque suffered up to $250,000 worth of damage. Had a church been firebombed...CONTINUE READING

WA Labor to hike utility fees

Ben Fowler Working class Western Australians are being told to foot the bill for the state deficit once again. The 2018 state budget, announced on 10 May by the McGowan Labor government, included big hikes to utility bills and to fees for state services, and cuts to education funding. The price of el...CONTINUE READING

Public sector cuts: thousands of jobs to go under WA Labor

Ben Fowler Less than two months after Labor’s landslide election, Western Australian public sector workers are facing what premier Mark McGowan is touting as the “biggest shake-up of the public sector in decades”. The “shake-up” will result in government departments being cut in number from 41 to 25,...CONTINUE READING

Ms Dhu’s family demand CCTV release

Ben Fowler A crowd of family members and supporters gathered on the steps of Perth’s central law courts on the second anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Aboriginal woman Ms Dhu. They demanded that the West Australian coroner release CCTV footage of the hours leading up to Ms Dhu’s death in polic...CONTINUE READING

Every move they make – surveillance of FIFO workers exposed

Ben Fowler Management at Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mining site in Western Australia have been sprung using drones to spy on workers, reports say. Evidence of the practice was revealed when a “daily productivity monitoring report” prepared for maintenance and construction subcontractor ECM was leaked o...CONTINUE READING