MPs block the door with chairs during a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (Photo: Nina Grewal)
LATEST: A Canadian soldier was shot dead by a gunman in a suspected terror attack at the nation's parliament this morning.
Security around sensitive landmarks and prominent institutions in Australia is being increased following the shooting of a soldier in Canada and assault on the Parliament by an armed man on Wednesday. Gary Adshead spoke to Federal Justice Minister Micheal Keenan.
The creators Dallas Buyers Club are bringing their battle against piracy and illegal downloads to Australia applying to the Federal Court that it have iiNet and other local ISPs hand over the identities of the alleged pirates. Gray Adshead spoke to Fairfax technology expert Trevor Long.
A family friend of Romily House escapee and killer Enoch Samuel Walsh is appealing for support in the search for Mr Walsh. Paul Murray spoke to Michelle about the man who has been missing from his care facility in Claremont since October 5.
Gary Adshead: Now, no one wants to be sucked in by a complete fanatic, but I have to say I just wish our government and other governments would stop tinkering at the edges with this growing threat in the Middle East.
The City of Fremantle says it will look at reducing traffic speeds as part of a raft of measures being considered to find the the right balance between pedestrians and motorists in the heart of the port city. Gary Adshaed spoke to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit.
The NDRAC annual survey of drug use has found a decrease in synthetic cannabis among regular drug users but the use of ecstasy is on the rise. Gary Adshead spoke with Associate Professor Lucy Burns about the research findings.
It might be regarded as the most important meal of the day but new research suggest that by skipping breakfast, or at least delaying it, is the best way to tackle Australia's epidemic of obesity. Steve and Basil spoke to Alex Hodge from Monash University.
Dear Treasurer, now that messy, democratic bye-election thingy is out of the way and you can get back onto your day job, I just thought I would drop you a line to help you refocus on the budgetary problems you inherited from your high-flying predecessors.
Former Australian Cricket captain and current selector, Mark Waugh, has tipped WA's Nathan Coulter-Nile to be part of the Australian Test team this season saying that he was left out of the T20 squad simply to get him ready for limited overs and test cricket this season.
The controversial plan to make Muslim women wearing burqas and the niqab sit in glassed enclosures at Parliament House has been ditched following a fierce backlash. Gary Adshead spoke to Fairfax Canberra Bureau Chief Michael Pachi.
A bushfire expert is in Perth and wants to implement a Bushfire Attack Level system. Aimed at home-owners in areas at risk to fires, the Bushfire Attack Levels are judged by the location and surroundings of the houses at risk.
Imagine running away to join the circus and being told that you are under-qualified or you don't have the necessary educational requirements. Sounds absurd? Well with the establishment of the National Institute of Circus Arts those days may be here already.
The relocation of seven portraits of historic WA MP's, including Edith Cowan, who adorns the Australian $50 note, next to the men's toilets at Parliament House has raised a few eyebrows as well objections. Gray Adshead spoke to concerned MLC Alanna Clohesy.
A man is in critical condition after an apparent attempt to take his own life at the Lone Rangers Shooting complex in Belmont yesterday. A former manager of Lone Rangers spoke about his concerns over the safety of the complex.
A virus in the Northern Territory has wiped out a large portion of watermelon crops that supply WA. Faced with a shortage of the summertime favourite John - a watermelon supplier says prices - are set to sky rocket.
Other than listening to Steve and Basil in the morning a new study says that bacon and eggs are the perfect way to start the day. While Dietitian Chris Fonda agrees bacon and eggs are a good breakfast he believes it's not the best.
Tracy Odiam, a woman who was once a very independent person, was unable to receive compensation from a motorbike accident that left her paraplegic. Paul Murray spoke to Tracy about her struggles which include being close to poverty line while trying to hang on to her house.
Piracy is on the rise in Australia according to a new study by the IP Awareness Foundation. Parents are being encouraged to educate their children on online piracy which damages the Australian film and television industry.
The Federal Opposition health spokesperson believes Australia should be committed to fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Catherine King believes the government is burying their head in the sand in regards to the matter.
Channel 10's game show Family Feud has been accused of being sexist after it posed the question: Name something people think is a woman job? RMIT's deputy dean of communications believes it was a sexist question.
With an influx of imported goods the Australian Made campaign is hitting back as they attempt to get consumers to buy local. Campaign CEO Ian Harrison spoke with Gary Adshead about the impact buying Australian Made has on local businesses.
Despite Australians being amongst the most wealthy people in the world, welfare agencies in WA are still turning away more than 4,000 hungry children. Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble spoke with Gary Adshead about the struggle they face to fee hungry children.
WA's Mental Health Commissioner believes there should be a larger coverage of suicide and mental health issues. The comments come on the back of a letter published in The West Australian calling for more coverage much in the style of a road toll count.
It's that time of the year when our black and white friends become extremely aggressive. No it's not AFL Finals time it's magpie swooping season. The Department of Parks and Wildlife tell us what to do to avoid being attacked.
The art of face to face communication is slowly dying off thanks to the increasing use of smart phones. Fleur Allen - a master networker - spoke with Steve and Basil about the problems that arise from a lack of face to face communication.
Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson believes Tony Abbott should have denied Russian President Vladmir Putin a visa. Mr Wilson spoke with Gary Adshead about the decision to allow Mr Putin into the country for the G20 Summit.
Pattersons Stadium faces an uphill battle each season as its ageing facilities are pushed to the limits by massive crowds every week. Despite the strain Pattersons Stadium staff have been recognised with a number of awards for their customer service.
Dave Hughes the loveable larrikin from Warrnambool dropped by 6PR to talk about his new show 'Pointless' and where he gets his material from. While chatting with Gary Adshead he admitted Prime Minister Tony Abbott is comedy gold.
The Australian Medical Association says that the chances of a Western Australian becoming infected with Ebola is extremely low. AMA WA President Michael Gannon spoke with Peter Bell about the measures being taken to protect us from Ebloa.
Australians are less prone to cancer, better educated, taller and richer than ever before. Mikaykla Novak a senior fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs spoke with Steve and Bas about a report into the Australian living standards.
A public health campaign in the Victorian city of Ararat which aimed to shed their title as Australia's fattest town seems to have worked. Angela Hunt from the Ararat Council spoke with Bob Maumill about the town's attempt to lose weight.
How do you know if you or a loved one is developing dementia? Dr Maree Farrow from Alzheimers Australia spoke with Bob Maumill about the ten early warning signs to look out for when it comes to Dementia.
The worst thing that could happen to a V8 Supercar driver - besides crashing - is running out of fuel mid-race. When this happened to Holden driver Jamie Whincup during Bathurst, Steve and Basil wanted to know what actually happens to our cars when they run out of juice?
A series by The West Australian has highlighted the increasing problem of Methamphetamine in WA. Meth related crimes are clogging up the judicial system according to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Wayne Martin.
Eight in 10 Australian parents want the Federal Government to scrap the $5.5 billion Paid Parental Leave scheme and instead have the money invested into childcare, according to exclusive data from The Parenthood.
Firefighters are dealing with a fire on a livestock carrier in the Fremantle Port. It is understood one crew member has been burnt in the fire, which is in the accommodation and bridge area of the ship.
New research from the University of NSW has shown that most bike riders admit to breaking road rules at some time while riding but they do it mostly to guard their own safety on the roads. Paul Murray spoke with Louise Shaw, PhD Student at the UNSW.
Australia aircraft have launched their first air-strike over Iraq - deploying bombs on ISIS targets. The Defence Force says super hornets dropped two bombs - it's understood a militant facility was hit. It's the first strike since aircraft were given the ok to fly over Iraq last Friday.
Kylie Forth is a young woman who believes in ceasing opportunity whenever it presents and that includes the ones that presented after she lost her sight. Kylie has become a world champion in sailing which she says may never had happened if she didn't go blind at a young age.
The decision to drop the performance of Carmen from the WA Opera because of a conflict with major sponsor Healthway has been labelled as a policy blunder that amounts to censorship of the arts. Gary Adshead spoke to Trish Jha from the Centre of Independent Studies.
Couples that have been left in the lurch by the collapse of wedding planner company Bali D'Luxe have shared their stories with Steve and Basil. The department of Consumer protection says a number of couples have been caught out by the company's closure.
VIDEO: Performed by the world-renowned RUSSIAN NATIONAL DANCE company 'KOSTROMA' is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of ancient Russian culture. Peter Bell said 'khoroshiy denek' (G'Day in Russian) to some of the cast on the Afternoon program.
The State Opera Company has ditched plans to perform the classic opera Carmen because it features smoking which puts it at odds with its new sponsor Healthway. Gary Adshead spoke to the Chair of Healthway Rosanna Capolingua about the decision.
A new report from the Office of the Inspector for Custodial Services has slammed the conditions and state of female custodial services in WA and recommended an overhaul of the system. Gary Adshead spoke to Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis.
Former 6PR presenter and general all round good guy Graham Mabury who retired from full time broadcasting earlier this year has popped back in to studio but this time in the guest seat for a lunch with Peter Bell.
Abbey was 17 when she took her life last year, just months after revealing to her mother that her father had sexually assaulted her between the ages of 3 and 7. Abbey's father was given Family Court access on release in 2009. Paul Murray spoke to Abbey's mother, Chief Judge with the Family Court of WA and Bravehearts CEO Hetty Johnston.
To many Phil Walsh is a surprise announcement as the new head coach for the Adelaide Crows. But to those who have worked with him Walsh the only surprise is that it has taken this long for the 'master tactician' to make the step up to senior coach of an AFL side.
AC/DC, without argument the greatest rock band to come out of Australia, may never have been if not for the chance taken by open minded venue owner Michael Browning. In his book 'Dog Eat Dog' doesn't claim creating AC/DC but he certainly took a chance on them.
Guy McKenna has walked away from the Gold Coast Suns proud of his 6 years at the club but none the wiser as to why he was given the boot as coach. 'Bluey' says the writing was on the wall when club administrators began to stop talking to him.
Mark Docking from the South Bunbury FC says the club and community will rally around shark attack victim Sean Marshall who was due to play in the local final this weekend. The local electrician lost one of his hands after being attacked by a shark while surfing near Esperance.
The Flower family released the following statement: "It is with the deepest regret that we wish to advise of the sudden passing of Robert Flower after a brief unexpected illness. The family is devastated by the sudden loss and would appreciate privacy at this time."
Dr Tamer Khalil has had his bank accounts closed by the Commonwealth Bank after a crackdown on money leaving Australia through unauthorised means. Gary Adshead spoke to Dr. Khalil who says his donations were to help aid workers in Syria and not to fund terror groups.
As Essendon Football Club try to put the ASADA saga behind them by accepting a court ruling last month, Football commentator and Brownlow medalist, Brad Hardie says that James Hird's decision to challenge the court finding will end his coaching career.
Gemmill Homes and 6PR have teamed up to help take the pain out of understanding the Perth property Market. We know buying a home will probably be the biggest investment you’ll ever make so we've assembled a team of experts to answer your questions. Click image to listen to the latest podcast.
Fixing the skills shortage isn't rocket science it just requires logic, which is why so many people can't understand it. A colourful life has led Larry Graham to become an "ex" of all trades. In the "EX" files he shares his experienced but different view to current affairs.
6PR's listeners have voted with their stomachs and have crowned a winner for Perth Best PIzza store. Click here to see whose topping topped the list and where your favorite pizza store finished in the 6PR Top Five.
Heard, seen or know something that we don't? Call or email it to the Rumour File now. If it is the best of the week not only do you walk away with$200 but you also go in the running to win a WRX vehicle worth over $40,000 to be won, thanks to the team at Subaru Osborne Park.
The people have spoken once more and the (frothy) cream of the coffee crop has risen to the top. Click here to see how your favorite coffee store has fared in the Afternoon program's search for the best coffee in Perth according to our listeners.
Each Thursday 6PR’s Karl Langdon joins Paul Murray in the Drive program, and continues the search for “Perth’s Best Pub”. In November, the 6PR & De Bortoli Wines “Perth Best Pub of the Year” will be crowned. Click image to listen to the pubs reviewed so far.
Shannon Lush has become the natural predator to dirt, filth and unsightly stains around the suburban home. Shannon joins 6PR on a fortnightly basis, with the best, cheapest and healthiest ways to keep your home clean.
In his regular Breakfast slot, 6PR's resident legal eagle Tom Percy has given an insiders perspective of the Llyod Rayney murder trial. Tom also told Steve MIlls he believes his long time nemesis, Christian Porter, will one day become Prime Minister.
Say the name Peter Ford and the first thing that springs to mind is the world of Showbiz. Peter's coverage and knowledge of the Australian entertainment landscape is second to none. Peter can be heard every day at 8.20 on the Breakfast show Steve Mills and Basil Zempalis.
Did you miss any footy action over the weekend? Don't despair, we have got all the action right here with the best callers in the game bringing you every Eagles and Dockers game round by round. Click HERE to listen to the latest highlights package, or re-live your favorite moments of the season with 6PR.
Have you seen something newsworthy or just plain interesting? Thanks to Harvey Norman and 6PR we are giving you the chance to become part of the news gathering team here at your favorite news station. Click here to find out how you can become one of 6PR's suburban journalists.
With one of the sharpest legal minds in the WA, lawyer John Hammond joins Gary Adshead fortnightly to share his 26 years of legal experience and expertise with listeners. John can be heard every other Thursday at 10am on the 'Morning Program'
Do you have a question about where the City of Perth is heading or maybe a suggestion for where it can be improved? Once a month Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi joins Paul Murray on the Drive program to discuss everything that affects the City of Perth.
Every Sunday on Weekend Wakeup Verity James joins the team to talks food and recipe ideas. You can download each of her wonderful recipe ideas right here. All you have to do is just click, print and cook.
Do you have a question relating to the rules of the road and why you have to obey them? Well every Wednesday at 3.30 Sgt. Simon Baxter from WA Police Traffic Enforcement Group joins the Drive team to take your calls and explain the laws of the road.
6PR's Sue McDougall now has her very own gardening page for you to learn the who, what, where,how and why of gardening. Click here to view articles and videos that will help transform that horticultural problem in to a blooming success.
It's been a fertile year for 'Bulltish' artists and while 2013's nominees are all guilty of taking liberties with the truth one person has risen above the pack. Click here to find out who is this year's Bulltish Artist for 2013 is and those that made the top ten.