Help Stop Bushfire Arson!

Arson Squad investigators are seeking information in relation to several fires in the Warwick area since August 2019.

The fires are being treated as suspicious and they have occurred in the area of Warwick Open Space, Ellersdale Reserve and surrounds.

Detectives are urging anyone who sees any suspicious activity, persons or vehicles or who has any dash cam footage of the area near the fires is asked to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

Monetary rewards are available for information that leads to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of an arsonist.

Joondalup District – WA Police Force

Government reduces some TAFE fees by 50%!

Important information for parents/carers and students:

  • TAFE fees for 34 high priority qualifications will be halved from 1 January 2020
  • The fee reductions will make training more affordable for thousands of students
  • The ‘lower fees, local skills’ policy follows the TAFE fee freeze introduced in 2017
  • Two-year initiative will stimulate training in growth areas, supporting the WA economy, after the previous Liberal National Government increased fees by up to 510 per cent
  • McGowan Government Budget surplus delivers ongoing benefits across WA

The McGowan Labor Government will significantly reduce TAFE fees for selected high priority qualifications from next year, making training more affordable for thousands of local students.

The $53.5 million ‘lower fees, local skills’ policy will ensure Western Australians can get the training needed for the jobs of tomorrow, supporting the WA economy.

The 50 per cent fee reductions have been targeted to align with emerging skills shortages, the State’s economic diversification strategy and important sectors of the local economy including aged and disability care, METRONET and construction, defence, hospitality and tourism.

The State Government works closely with industry to identify skills priorities, which will support new apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in Western Australia.

For more information on the TAFE policy visit or contact your local Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64

Host an International Student

YFU Student Exchange is a not for profit, volunteer supported organisation that operates in more than 50 countries worldwide. They have students arriving in Australia in 2020 and they need host families!

If you are interested, please see the attached information.