Tag Archives: Western Australia

Credit where it’s due

A few days ago – via a friend’s Facebook news feed – I learnt that a thread concerning asylum seekers on Perth Now’s Facebook page had spiralled out of control in a particularly virulent way. Based on reports (I do not know whether they were true) that a boatload of asylum seekers off the Western […]

Credit where it's due

A few days ago – via a friend’s Facebook news feed – I learnt that a thread concerning asylum seekers on Perth Now’s Facebook page had spiralled out of control in a particularly virulent way. Based on reports (I do not know whether they were true) that a boatload of asylum seekers off the Western […]

Something rotten in the State of WA

In Western Australia, calls have been made for law reform after brawlers who assaulted police officers in February 2008 were acquitted of assault charges. The result is particularly poignant because one of the police officers, Constable Matthew Butcher suffered brain-damage as a result of his attempts to prevent the brawl. He now suffers from partial […]