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The ornamental dagger allowed at a Perth school

The ornamental dagger allowed at a Perth school

Students allowed to carry knife

Parents at a local primary school are concerned about a Sikh student being allowed to carry around a kirpan. Paul Murray spoke with a parent at the school and Harjit Singh, the National Director of United Sikhs about the small ornamental dagger.

Students allowed to carry knife

The ornamental dagger allowed at a Perth school Parents at a local primary school are concerned about a Sikh student being allowed to carry around a kirpan. Paul Murray spoke with a parent at the school and Harjit Singh, the National Director of United Sikhs about the small ornamental dagger.

Schizophrenia and pot use links

Scientists claim link between cannabis use and schizophrenia. Scientists who studied over 1000 Aussie drug users say the same genes that predispose people to schizophrenia make them more likely to use marijuana. Paul Murray spoke with Dr Matthew Large from the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW.

Cuts for WA seniors rebate

WA cuts to the cost of living rebate The State Government has halved the cost of living rebate for seniors following the Federal Government's cuts to seniors' concessions. Paul Murray spoke with Seniors Minister Tony Simpson and Ken Marston, the CEO of the Council of the Ageing WA.

Electronic cigarettes

The e-cigarette debate The owner of WA business Heavenly Vapors will appeal a WA Supreme Court judgement that deemed his sale of electronic cigarettes illegal. Paul Murray spoke to the man at the centre of it all, Vince Van Heerden, who will appear in court tomorrow.

Suing over Christmas Island tragedy

The families of those killed are suing the Government The families of the asylum seekers who were killed and injured when their boat crashed into rocks on Christmas Island are suing the Australian Government. Paul Murray spoke with Ian Rintoul, Spokesperson for the Refugee Advocacy Network.

Why Aussies move to Bali

Around ten thousand Aussies are living in Bali A Curtin University study will look into why an increasing number (around ten thousand) of Australians are making the move to Bali. Paul Murray spoke with Dr Amanda Davies from the Curtin's School of Built Environment about her research.

Coloured hair? Go home

Hairgate Students at Kelmscott Senior High School have been sent home over having their hair dyed bright colours. Paul Murray spoke to the mother of one of the students sent home, Denise Mercer, who says it's an outrageous rule.

Fearless Flyers

Overcoming a fear of flying The disappearance of MH370 may have heightened the fears of those who already have fear of flying. Paul Murray spoke with Glenda Philpott, President of Fearless Flyers, a volunteer organisation aimed at helping people get over their flying fears.

WA drivers close to losing licences

Road safety Department of Transport figures show that more than 41,000 WA drivers are close to losing their licence, prompting a possible rethink of the demerit-point penalty system. Paul Murray spoke with Curtin-Monash Accident Research's Peter Palamara.

Uber ruining the taxi industry

The taxi industry faces a new threat The Taxi Industry Forum of WA say the new transportation service Uber is threatening their livelihood. Paul Murray spoke with Howard Lance, the CEO of the Taxi Industry Forum of WA, about their concerns.

Botox dangers: imports

botox Experts are warning people to check the credentials of botox clinics after an unregistered nurse in a Perth beauty clinic was found injecting clients with illegally imported botox. Paul spoke with the President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Severe anxiety linked to epilepsy

Anxiety and depression linked to epilepsy New research has revealed almost one-in-two Australians living with epilepsy are three-times more likely to feel abnormally high levels of anxiety compared to the general population. Paul Murray spoke with Rebecca, mother of an epileptic child.

Bringing back Knights and Dames

Knights and Dames Tony Abbott has today announced the return of Knights and Dames. Paul Murray spoke with Martin Drum, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Notre Dame University, about the political implications of the Prime Minister's announcement.

MH370

The search for MH370 The Malaysian government last night announced flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean with all crew and passangers assumed dead. Paul Murray spoke with Australian commercial pilot and aviation security expert Desmond Ross.

Dangerous Sex Offenders Act review

Calls for changes to the law to stop repeat violent sex offenders being released Peter Katsambanis is calling for changes to the law to stop violent repeat sex offenders from being released into the community after a serial WA sex offender breached his orders days after being released from jail. Paul Murray spoke with the WA Liberal MLC.

Derryn Hinch on TJD

TJD case A WA sex offender released from jail by a Supreme Court order last week is alleged to have breached one of his conditions. Paul Murray spoke with Derryn Hinch about TJD's release and its similarities to a case involving another sex offender.

Fake pub research

A fake pub built for research A university in London has created a fake pub where customers are guinea pigs and bar staff are psychology students researching the effects of alcohol on behavior. Paul Murray spoke with Curtin University's Dr David Keatley.

Anti-bullying legislation not working

Is the new legislation working? According to experts, targets of workplace bullying are not using the newly-introducted anti-bullying legislation. Paul Murray spoke with Clinical Pyschologist Sophie Henshaw about this issue.

Pharmacy: Buy the pill elsewhere

Pharmacist turning customers away A Sydney pharmacist says he stands by his decision to not sell contraception at his Thurgoona pharmacy. Paul Murray spoke with Simon Horsfall who has consequently had his pharmacy dropped by franchise company Soul Pattinson.

Homes unsuitable for nannies

Nannies and kids don't mix with homes The Australian Childcare Alliance says homes are not a suitable place for nannies to look after their kids. Paul Murray spoke with Perth mother Amanda Teo, founder of the Perth Nanny Network, who strongly disagrees with the Alliance.

Bring Asian nannies to Aus

Asian nannies should be granted Australian visas The Indonesia Institute's Ross Taylor has made a submission to the Productivity Commision requesting that Asian au pairs be granted a visa to come work in Australia. Paul Murray spoke with Ross Taylor about this issue on the Drive program.

Smacked kids are happier kids

Tony Abbott says he smacked his children. Tony Abbott said this morning that a gentle smack can be good for a child, admitting he himself has smacked his children. Psychologist Leith Henry spoke to Paul Murray about smacking children, saying kids who are smacked are happier and achieve more.

Groves murderer paroled

Vicky Groves The individual convicted of the murder of Churchlands schoolgirl Vicky Groves in 1992 has been released from prison following a review of his status by the Prisoner Review Board. Paul Murray spoke to the Attorney General Michael Mischin about the decision.

Catch-and-kill "unnaceptable"

WA's new shark control program WA's new shark control program is loosely based on one in Queensland which has killed over 630 sharks this year. Paul Murray spoke with Alexia Wellbelove, from Humane Society International who says the program is unacceptable.

Cuts impact disabled students

Education cuts A specialist school which caters for students with disabilities has told parents that due to education service cuts, parents will need to pay for their child's extra care on excursions. Paul Murray spoke with Kylie Catto, President of the WA Council of State School Organisations.

Leavers celebrate stupidity

Some of the dangerous and questionable behaviour found on a facebook page dedicated top this years school leavers. Warning! Some of these images may offend. A facebook page showing WA teenagers who are drunk, covered in vomit and taking part in questionable physical and sexual behaviour has been created for this years school leavers to join.

Gonski. WA funding disappears

Federal Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, has walked away from a $600 million promise to WA. The pre-election promise made by the Coalition to honor Labor's commitment of $600 million in funding for WA schools appears to have been broken. Paul Murray spoke to state opposition education spokesperson, Sue Ellery, about the funding backflip.

Roo move is dangerous

Byford residents say development of 'Kangaroo Paddock' will end in a serious traffic accident. Find out why here. Byford residents are concerned that a lack of planning for the removal of a large mob of kangaroos in preparation for a housing development will cause an accident on the nearby South West highway. Paul Murray spoke to Byford local Dave Crispin's concerns.

Suburbia feeling congestion pain

The cost of traffic congestion is being felt more by Families in the the outer suburbs. Perth's worsening traffic congestion is starting to have a measurable financial impact on families living in the outer suburbs according top a new report just released. Paul Murray spoke to Marion Faulkner CEO of the Committee for Perth about the report.

Everyone is apologising for sledging

Australian Cricket Captain Michael Clarke during his exchange with England's James Anderson. The aftermath of the sledging incident between Australia's Michael Clarke and England's James Anderson has resulted in apologies, fines and a player leaving the tour on stress leave. Paul Murray spoke to Fairfax Radio cricket commentator Tim Lane.

Ownership won't be easier

Gun ownership is under the spotlight with laws set to be refined to remove anomalies. The Police Minister is angry at reports saying she is looking at making gun ownership easier in WA. Liza Harvey told Paul Murray she wants to remove anomalies that have created loopholes for ownership and tighten ownership laws.

Drive Regulars

Paul Murray See what is coming up on the Drive program with this list of Drive regulars.

De Bortoli Wines Pub of the Year

De Bortoli Wines Perth pub of the year is back for 2014. 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.

Dr Joe Kosterich

Dr Joe Kosterich joins the Morning program every Tuesday at 10am. Dr Joe Kosterich joins Paul Murray on the Drive program every second Tuesday in studio to cover the issues and trends that are important to Australia's health.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi

Perth is pretty but is it a good place to live? 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.

Paul's Pics

Pauls Pics 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.