Both Labor and Liberal won’t increase the payments for people on the Newstart Allowance despite calls to lift payments by $50 a week. Howard Sattler spoke with Anglicare Executive General Manager of Corporate Strategic and Marketing Jennifer Duffecy.
Perth entrepreneur Jake Howard will be running 10km in 10 cities around the world to raise more than $10,000 for the YMCA Perth youth mentoring program Big Brothers Big Sisters. Jake joined Howard Sattler in the studio.
WA Health Minister Kim Hames says childcare centres should be allowed to refuse entry to unvaccinated children, but the government would not look at making it law. Howard Sattler spoke with Dr Hames and Australian Vaccination Network Spokesperson Merryl Dorey.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus is in Perth to announce Legal Aid WA will receive $214,000 from the federal government in preparation for the National Broadband Network. Mark Dreyfus joined Howard Sattler in the studio to discuss all things politics.
Australian Matthew Joyce has been sentenced to 10 years jail in the United Arab Emirates and fined $25 million dollars after a Dubai court found him guilty of fraud relating to a collapsed land deal. Howard Sattler spoke with Dale Alcock who is an acquaintance of Mr Joyce.
The state government has issued political staffers with pay rises totaling more than $500,000 despite saying the government faced financial challenges. Howard Sattler spoke with opposition leader Mark McGowan and Community and Public Sector Union Branch Secretary Toni Walkington.
Australia could be smoke-free within 15 years but only if we don’t become complacent. Howard Sattler spoke with President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health Mike Daube who has outlined a 10-point plan to make Australia a smoke-free nation.
In 2007 Elisha Neave tested positive for BRCA2 which put her at an 80 per cent risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Six years on and Elisha has been diagnosed with stage-4 ovarian cancer. Howard Sattler spoke with Elisha and her sister Chrissy Keepence.
Scientists in America have made a breakthrough in extracting embryonic stem cells from a cloned human embryo. Howard Sattler spoke with Monash University’s professor Gab Kovacs and John Paul II Head of Bioethics professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini.
The Federal Government has used today to spruik the benefits of Wayne Swan’s sixth budget. Howard Sattler spoke with Minister for Finance and Deregulation Penny Wong and Shadow spokesman for Finance and Regulation Andrew Robb.
The Seekers have postponed their Australia wide tour after singer Judith Durham suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Howard Sattler spoke with The Seekers group member Keith Potger who says Judith is resting in hospital and things are looking good for her.
The Gillard Government has announced a cut to the baby bonus, instead the Family Tax Benefit (A) will increase by $2000 for the first child. Howard Sattler spoke with Fairfax reporter Matt McDonald who was inside the lockout as Wayne Swan announced his 6th budget.
Actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a preventative double mastectomy. According to her doctors Jolie had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer. Howard Sattler spoke with Founder of Pink Hope Krystal Barter who has had a preventative double mastectomy.
The Australian Government will delay a promise to increase Australia’s overseas aid budget to 0.5 per cent of gross national income until 2017 / 2018. Howard Sattler spoke with World Vision Australia Chief Executive Tim Costello and Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr.
The Federal Government will adopt a Council of the Aging recommendation to ensure end of life palliative care plans are respected. Howard Sattler spoke with COTA Australia Chief Executive Ian Yates and Exit International WA chapter coordinator Carol O’Neal.
The state government has announced that West Australians will be charged an extra four per cent in electricity fees, with the possibility of a seven per cent increase next year. Howard Sattler spoke with Treasurer Troy Buswell and opposition leader Mark McGowan.
West Australian artist Jane Dennis was attacked by a freshwater crocodile at a watering hole near the Cockburn Ranges. Howard Sattler spoke with Jane who says the crocodile latched onto her foot and pulled her under, but despite this managed to make light of the situation.
The Avoidable Blindness project will aim to eliminate trachoma in indigenous communities. Australia is the only developed country in the world to still have trachoma. Howard Sattler spoke with former Governor-General Mayor General Michael Jeffery.
The legalisation of gay marriage would add millions of dollars to the wedding industry in Perth according to the WA bridal sector. Howard Sattler spoke with Editor of Smitten Nicole Mallett and Australian Christian Lobby spokesman Lyle Shelton.
Detention centres on Christmas Island are at bursting point after the arrival after the arrival of almost 900 asylum seekers in the first four days of May. Howard Sattler spoke with Christmas Island resident Sharon who says four boats have arrived today.
beyondblue has launched the Get to Know Anxiety campaign to help Australians recognize symptoms of anxiety. Howard Sattler spoke with beyondblue Chairman Jeff Kennett and actor Garry McDonald who has suffered anxiety through his career.
The WA Police Union has questioned the state government’s mandatory sentencing for people who assault police officers. Howard Sattler spoke with WA Police Union President George Tilbury and Sgt Wayne Godwin, who was assaulted in Northbridge in 2011.
The government has announced that it will raise the Medicare levy by 0.5 per cent to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Howard Sattler spoke with Disabilities Reform Minister Jenny Macklin and Shadow Disabilities spokesman Senator Mitch Fifield.
News Limited journalist Matt Young has written an article about how he doesn’t want to pay an extra $300 a year in tax to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Howard Sattler spoke with Matt and Every Australian Counts Campaign Director John Della Bosca.
A new study reveals that less than 50 percent of women who are assaulted by a male don’t report the incident to police. Howard Sattler spoke with University of WA Professor of Social Work Donna Chung and Women’s Council WA CEO Angela Hartwig.
In the lead up to ANZAC Day and the 40th anniversary of Officer Training Unit, Scheyville, Howard Sattler was joined in the studio by former deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Tim Fischer to discuss his time at the unit and in Vietnam.
The state government will grant WA farmers a $7.8 million support package to help both financially and emotionally. Howard Sattler spoke with Agriculture Minister Ken Baston, WAFarmers President Dale Park and WA farmer John Shadbolt.
As the Australian population ticks over 23 million the debate on a sustainable population continues. Howard Sattler spoke with Stable Population Party WA Senate Candidate Peter Strachan who says his party would look at capping the baby bonus to the first two children born.
In the lead up to ANZAC Day, Howard Sattler spoke to retired Air Vice-Marshall Peter Criss about the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations' continued fight for fair indexation of military pensions.
Lead singer of the Divinyls Chrissy Amphlett lost her battle with cancer today, aged 51. Her former manager, Andrew McManus, told Howard Sattler he spoke to her last week and she was in terrible pain.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has been heckled at a press conference in Perth over the use of the term illegal. Howard Sattler spoke with Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor, Opposition spokesman Michael Keenan and the Refugee Action Coalition’s Mark Goudkamp.
New figures show that taxi complaints made to the Department of Transport since June 30 has risen. Howard Sattler spoke with Taxi Council WA CEO Olwyn Williams and Alan Pierotti who says he no longer drives his taxi on Friday or Saturday nights.
The death toll from an explosion at a fertiliser plant north of Waco in Texas is expected to rise as authorities refuse to confirm the number of people killed in the blast. Howard Sattler spoke with News Channel 25 KXXV reporter Lee Small.
Greens MP Lynn MacLaren will propose to state parliament a same-sex marriage bill after the New Zealand parliament voted 77- 44 in favour of the Marriage Equality Bill. Howard Sattler spoke with Lynn MacLaren and Australian Christian Lobby spokesman Lyle Shelton.
Connections of undefeated mare Black Caviar have decided to retire the horse days after her win the TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick. Howard Sattler spoke with part owner Gary Wilkie who says the decision to retire Black Caviar was sad but felt right.
The Australian Funeral Directors Association WA says a hearse receiving a parking fine from the Subiaco Council might be an Australian first and something you would find on Youtube. Howard Sattler spoke with AFDA WA President Daniel McKeig.
Australia will face the International Court of Justice as it tries to put an end to Japan’s whaling program. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus will head to the Netherlands in June. Howard Sattler spoke with Sea Shepherd Advisory Board Member Bob Brown.
Australian Medical Association President Steve Hamilton says anti-vaccination groups should be ashamed of themselves. Howard Sattler spoke with Chair of Council of General Practice at the AMA Dr Brian Morton and Australian Vaccination Network spokesman Meryl Dory.
Colin Barnett has been accused by Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor of creating hysteria over the asylum seeker boat arrival in Geraldton. Howard Sattler spoke with Mr Barnett, Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott and lawyer Jonathon Davies.
Australia’s Retail Union is pushing for the pay of workers under the age of 21 to be increased. Howard Sattler spoke with Youth Affairs Council of WA CEO Craig Comrie and Australian Retailers Association Executive Director.
An asylum seeker boat carrying 66 people has arrived in Geraldton. Howard Sattler spoke with Geraldton Mayor Ian Carpenter, Shadow Immigration spokesman Scott Morrison, WA Premier Colin Barnett, Federal Member for Durack Barry Haase and witnesses.
Beyond Blue Chairman Jeff Kennett is in Perth to meet with Mental Health Minister Helen Morton and WA Under Treasurer Tim Marney. Kennett joined Howard Sattler in the studio to discuss the work of Beyond Blue and his comments on Alistair Clarkson.
The newly launched Voluntary Euthanasia Party is looking for 500 voters to become members so they can register the party. Howard Sattler spoke to Exit International founder and director Dr Philip Nitschke and Margaret Tighe from the Right to Life Association.
Senator Eric Abetz has labelled the Greens 'hypocrites' because Get Up National Director and Greens senate candidate Simon Sheikh has advertised overseas for an unpaid data manager to work for him on a 457 visa. The Coalition was attacked by Greens Leader Christine Milne for employing people on 457 visas.
Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs Michael Ronaldson spoke to Howard Sattler from Albany where he is discussing plans for ANZAC Day centenary celebrations. Mr Ronaldson told Howard Sattler he will introduce fair indexation of military pensions if elected to government in September.
Rise Up Australia leader Daniel Nalliah and WA President Jane Foreman joined Howard Sattler in the studio to discuss the parties policies including views on multiculturalism, how to keep Australia Australian and take talkback from 6PR listeners.
Defense lawyer Tom Percy QC has told Steve Mills that serial killer Catherine Birnie should be released from prison. Howard Sattler spoke with Attorney-General Michael Mischin, Justice First Chairman Jim Richardson and talkback callers against the idea.
Prime Minister Julia has used a lunch in Sydney to attack the Howard Government’s handling of finances pre Global Financial Crisis. Howard Sattler spoke with Fairfax Canberra Bureau Chief Michael Pachi and Shadow spokesman for finance Andrew Robb.
Newly appointed Immigration and Citizenship Minister Brendan O’Connor joined Howard Sattler on drive to discuss amongst other things the government’s crackdown on 457 visas and Australia’s relationship with Indonesia in stopping boats.
As debate over the superannuation tax continues Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia chief executive Pauline Vamos who explained to Howard Sattler how much our federal politicians are set to receive when they retire.
Western Australia’s first uranium mine has been given the all clear by the Federal Government, but it comes with 36 strict conditions. Howard Sattler spoke with Toro Energy Managing Director and Conservation Council WA nuclear free campaigner Mia Pepper.
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