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Veteran MP Roger Cook poised to become WA's next premier
Roger Cook is poised to replace Mark McGowan as Western Australia's next premier after Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson drop...
Justice advocate hopes incoming WA Premier will "listen, hear and act to end the incarceration crisis"
A leading justice advocate has expressed hope that the next premier of Western Australia will be more receptive to reforms than...
Giovanni Torre 29 May 2023
WA Premier Mark McGowan resigns
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has resigned in a bombshell announcement, midway through his second term in office, citing...
Michael Ramsey 29 May 2023
WA Government allocates $281.5m for First Nations issues in state budget
The Western Australian government hopes $281.5 million of initiatives committed in the 2023-24 state budget will improve the liv...
Aboriginal community leaders call on WA government to engage Indigenous leadership on youth justice crisis
A group of 25 Western Australian Indigenous leaders have issued a joint statement calling on the government of Western Australia...
Giovanni Torre 29 Nov 2022
"Offensive" WA government slammed for ignoring solutions to youth justice crisis

Prominent Aboriginal justice advocates have described WA Premier Mark McGowan's approach as “misinformed” and “offensive” for suggesting critics of the state’s youth justice system...

Giovanni Torre Nov 17, 2022
WA's youth justice crisis - a failure of leadership

It is with great disappointment that I am writing this opinion piece about the treatment of children in Banksia Hill Detention Centre in Western Australia. I am shocked, dismaye...

Guest Author Nov 16, 2022
McGowan under pressure to reform juvenile detention system as calls for change grow

The Western Australian government is under pressure to bring about substantial change to its juvenile detention system following waves of outrage from the public and many prominent...

Jarred Cross Nov 16, 2022
Justice experts, WA Premier clash over Banksia Hill human rights record

Law professor and former WA Inspector of Custodial Services Neil Morgan and former WA Children’s Court President Denis Reynolds have clashed with Premier Mark McGowan over his gove...

Giovanni Torre Nov 9, 2022
Contempt warning: WA Premier and Children’s Court President clash over youth in adult prison

The President of the WA Children's Court has warned the state’s government it could be found in contempt of court for continuing to detain children in an adult prison, a claim Prem...

Giovanni Torre Oct 27, 2022
Australia's 'systemic' failure to protect youth in custody is at crisis point, children's commissioner says

The National Children’s Commissioner has called for urgent reform to address Australia’s youth detention crisis. In a speech at the launch of National Child Protection Week at G...

Giovanni Torre Sep 8, 2022
Site chosen for 'world class' Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Western Australia

Western Australia will become home to a "world class" Aboriginal cultural centre under an deal struck on Monday between the State and Federal governments. WA Premier Mark McGowa...

Tom Zaunmayr Aug 15, 2022
Culturally appropriate health campus to be built in Broome

A new health and wellbeing campus designed by a local Indigenous corporation has been announced on Yawuru owned-land in Broome. WA Premier Mark McGowan in Broome on Sunday annou...

Guest Author Aug 2, 2022
Opening of WA borders requires significant vaccination

Following the McGowan Government’s announcement of the February 5 plan to open Western Australia to the rest of the country, and the world, the race now appears to be on to get are...

Aaron Bloch Dec 17, 2021
WA plans to re-open but restrictions likely to affect Aboriginal communities

Western Australia now has a date for it's re-opening and the State's Premier is urging Aboriginal people to get vaccinated before widespread community transmission of COVID-19 occu...

Aleisha Orr Dec 13, 2021
COVID-19 conspiracy theories peddled to Aboriginal communities by US-based white supremacists

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan says white supremacists based in the United States of America are targeting Aboriginal communities in Australia with misinformation about COVID...

Aleisha Orr Dec 6, 2021
OPINION: Legacy of old

Across the nation, Traditional Owners are fighting for Country, and right now, the cry is heard loudest in Western Australia. The nation watches as the McGowan Government attemp...

Rachael Knowles Dec 2, 2021
OPINION: A Dark Day in Parliamentary History; an Act of dispossession

History shows the Western Democratic Westminster system has never favoured Indigenous People. In fact, all around the world the Parliament of the dominant and invading nations d...

Tom Zaunmayr Nov 18, 2021
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