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This ANZAC Day is a special opportunity for reflection on community service and sacrifice

This year our commemorations and reflections on ANZAC day will be different, but no less deep. Indeed it provides an opportunity to consider that in times of crisis we can choose to live up to the best in our national character – to be compassionate, to show courage, to respect sacrifice.  As well as remembering […]


Local workers fall through cracks in Morrison’s support plan

The acute social and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are being felt across the community. Local governments are working to reduce fees, rents, and parking charges to assist households and businesses through this difficult time, and they are delivering new support services for those struggling to deal with self-isolation, especially the elderly. But these […]


Coronavirus information for the Fremantle electorate

In order to take care of ourselves and each other – especially the older members of our community – we all need to practice good hygiene and social distancing measures which include: covering our coughs and sneezes with our elbow or a tissue; no handshaking and other physical greetings; washing our hands often with soap […]


GP costs in Fremantle 2nd highest in WA

Official new data confirms what people in Fremantle already know – that health costs have never been higher than under Scott Morrison.


Coalition ignores evidence to green light nuclear power

Joint media release from the Hon Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change And Energy, and Josh Wilson MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for the Environment and Deputy Chair House Standing Committee On The Environment And Energy. The Liberal dominated House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy today handed down a reportrecommending nuclear power be […]


Roe 8/9 is a Fraud

Roe 8/9 has no design or feasibility study Roe 8/9 is a privately operated toll road  Roe 8/9 cuts communities in half Roe 8/9 is the first step to selling Freo Port


Labor and community to send message to PM on Newstart

The petition was launched by Shadow Minister for Social Services Linda Burney and local Federal Labor MP Josh Wilson, in Fremantle today. The launch of the petition comes a week before submissions to the parliamentary inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart close on Monday. And last week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released its labour […]


ACCC finds WA has worst broadband of any State

In the Measuring Broadband Australia report released this week, the ACCC has identified Western Australia as having the highest proportion of underperforming broadband services of any state in the country, and the slowest average ‘busy hour’ download speeds. The report also shows that 1 in 8 consumers continue to experience underperforming services that achieve less […]


Liberals to miss their own national NBN speed mandate

According to NBNCo, the rollouts in Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT will not meet the national quality benchmark of 90 per cent of premises being able to achieve 50 Mbps speeds in the fixed line footprint . Furthermore, these sub-par levels are based on network performance in the year 2022 – […]


Delivering parking solutions for North Fremantle

Federal Labor will contribute $2 million to expand the opportunity to park and ride at North Fremantle train station to ease parking shortages and encourage more commuters to use public transport. Federal Labor’s investment will be drawn from its $300 million National Park and Ride Fund for new or expanded car parks at public transport […]

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