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The discovery of two massive underground reserves of water has reignited the dream of expanding communities in the Pilbar

The discovery of two massive underground reserves of water has reignited the dream of expanding communities in the Pilbar

Water find floats Pilbara city hope

The discovery of two massive underground reserves of water has reignited the dream of expanding communities in the Pilbara including the establishment of a super city. Gary Adshead spoke to Water Minister Mia Davies about the finds.

Gammy's father's growing record

The mother of baby Gammy now wants her daughter back following revelations the father is a convicted sex offender. The alleged biological father of baby Gammy has been exposed as a convicted sex offender with multiple charges of indecent dealings with children under the age of 13. Gary Adshead made the revelations of the man this morning. Listen here to the list.

Schools lose in new funding model

Nearly eighty WA high schools will lose $250,000 in funding next year according to the state opposition. The state opposition is again expressing concern at the government's new funding model. Opposition leader Mark McGowan says that under the new model released by the Barnett government Nearly eighty WA high schools will lose $250,000 in funding next year.

Water find floats Pilbara city hope

The discovery of two massive underground reserves of water has reignited the dream of expanding communities in the Pilbara. The discovery of two massive underground reserves of water has reignited the dream of expanding communities in the Pilbara including the establishment of a super city. Gary Adshead spoke to Water Minister Mia Davies about the finds.

WA drivers are 'pig ignorant'

Driver behaviour and attitude in WA is the worst in the country according to one expert. The head of the WA Motor Trades Association has branded WA drivers as the worst in Australia for courtesy and skills. Gary Adshead spoke to WA MTA CEO Stephen Moir about what he says is the continuing decline of driver behaviour and roadway design.

7 years jail for doing his job

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been jailed for 7 years for his reports in Egypt on Al Jazeera. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is dismayed at how Australian journalist Peter Greste could be jailed for 7 years in Egypt for just doing his job. Gary Adshead spoke to Ms Bishop about what legal and diplomatic channels Australia can pursue for Greste's release.

Euthanasia debate reignites

The euthanasia debate is set to be reignited in federal parliament. The euthanasia debate is set to be reignited in federal parliament, with MPs for the first time to push for the introduction of national right-to-die laws. Gary Adshaed spoke to Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan who is one of the politicians behind the push.

150 Aussies join ISIS rebels

Soldiers of the Kurdish Peshmerga guard against ISIS forces as they continue to head toward Baghdad. The passports of some of the 150 Australian's that have joined the rebels fighting Iraqi military have had their passports cancelled by the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Gary Adshead spoke to the Ms Bishop about concerns Australian's are joining extremist militants.

Obesity rates soar in WA

63% of Australians are now defined as obese and according to a new health report released today. WA is leading the charge in overweight children and Australia has jumped in to the top three nations in the world for obesity according to two new health reports. Gary Adshead spoke to the experts to see what impact the trend will have in the future.

CCI: Cut penalty rates now

Sunday penalty rates are being blamed for retail stores. Peak business groups want them wound back. The WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants penalty rates cut across a number of sectors to increase competitiveness on weekend trading. Gary Adshead spoke to John Osborne from the CCI and Carolyn Smith from United Voice about the issue.

Bikie boss banned

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has cancelled the visa of Rebels bikie boss Alex Vella based on character grounds. Scott Morrison spoke with Gary Adshead about Vella’s visa cancellation and the deaths of 50 asylum seekers off Christmas Island in 2010.

AMA: Ban booze from sport

The Australian Cricket Test team celebrating the recent win over South Africa with sponsor product in hand. Celebratory scenes like these could be a thing of the past if the AMA's push to ban alcohol advertising in sport is successful. Gary Adshead spoke to newly appointed AMA President Dr Brian Owler about the debate they want to start to break the alcohol- sport relationship.

Alleged gunman's video warning

Alleged gunman Elliott Roger left a 141 page manifesto and videos detailing a day of retribution. The gunman who carried out a series of shootings in California that left six people dead did so allegedly to exact revenge against women who had rejected him romantically. The alleged gunman, the son of a Hollywood producer, left a video warning of his 'day of retribution'.

Arrows to target tailgating

Tailgating is one of the biggest problems on Perth's freeways according to the RAC. The RAC wants to trial the use of chevrons (the heads of arrows) painted on the road to help end one of Perth's worst driving habits, tailgating. Gary Adshead spoke to the RAC's General Manager of Corporate Affairs Will Golsby about the concept.

Heffernan's pipe bomb warning

Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan has smuggled a fake pipe bomb in to parliament to protest lowered security. Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan has exposed possibly fatal holes in the security at Parliament House by producing a mock pipe bomb he easily passed through security this morning. Gary Adshead spoke to Fairfax's Canberra Bureau Chief Michael Pachi about the stunt.

Hockey hints at super changes

The federal government has indicated that changes will be made to superannuation. Treasurer Joe Hockey has given a clear indication he has plans to change how and when people can access their superannuation during the ABC's Q & A program last night. Gary Adshead spoke to Amelia Christie from the Pensioners and Superannuants Association.

Barnett fails to deliver

At the half way mark of his second term the Premier has failed to deliver on most of his election promises. The Barnett government's delivery of pre-election commitments has been given a fail mark from analysts with only 8 of 22 projects promised underway. Gary Adshead spoke to political analyst Martin Drum from the University of Notre Dame about the issue.

Cyclists cause most accidents

Bike riders have been blamed for over half of all car v cyclist accidents in WA. New stats released this week show that bike riders are responsible for a majority of car v cyclist accidents in WA, accounting for 54% of accidents while motorists account for just 39%. Paul Murray spoke to Jeremy Murray from Bicycling WA.

Mayors set Premier a deadline

More woes for the Premier as WA Mayors present a three week ultimatum for council amalgamation funding. The ongoing saga of of council that is the the planned amalgamations of councils has taken a new twist with several WA mayors setting the Premier a deadline to respond to funding demands. Gary Adshead spoke to Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams.

NAPLAN of no benefit

New research says the pressure and hype surrounding NAPLAN has now rendered the test irrelevant for students. All the stress parents and students are placing on the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy is now officially not in the students best interest. Gary Adshead spoke to Eric Sidoti from the UNSW about the findings of new research in to NAPLAN.

Gary Adshead's Swan River Run

Gary Adshead training ahead of the Swan River Run. Every now and then you agree to a challenge in an unguarded moment and then reflect on why you would do such a ludicrous thing. But rarely do you agree to two separate challenges – both requiring large amounts of physical pain - in the space of a few days.

Banksia Hill damaged

Damage to two of the states prisons in 24 hours has raised questions of escalating violence in prisons. It appears to be a case of 'another day, another problem' for the beleaguered Department of Corrective services. Following on from Thursday's mini riot at Albany Regional Prison it has been revealed that the Banksia Hill Detention Centre has had cells damaged by inmates.

What doesn't the USA get?

Millions of Americans will mourn the loss of 6 people in Santa Barbara shooting. But will anything change? The latest shooting spree in the US that has left 6 people dead (3 from stabbing) has once again raised questions about gun control but no one expects things will change. Gary Adshead asks the question "why doesn't the US take gun control seriously"

Any drug you want in prison

A former inmate has exposed the ease at which drugs can be obtained inside WA's prisons. A former inmate from WA's prison system says that he could get his hands on any drug he wanted while inside prison and the trade of drugs for tobacco and sex is huge. Gary Adshead spoke to 'Simon' about the ease at which drugs can be obtained.

Where for art thou CCC?

The Police Commissioner says the investigation of the WA prison system is a job for the CCC. The Police Commissioner has accused the Corruption and Crime Commission of going missing in action in regard to the investigating 'significant' corruption in the WA prison system. Gary Adshead spoke to Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan.

Prisons awash with Drugs

WA jails have been targeted by drug dealers who have made hundreds of thousands of dollars in deals. An under cover police operation, code named Ulysses, has uncovered drug dealers have been targeting WA jails and using TAB accounts to launder money. Gary Adshead who broke the story spoke to the Correctional Services Minister Joe Francis.

Mongrels bash 15yr old dog

Sheber, 15yo dog brutally bashed by burglars in Camillo yesterday, had to be put down. A Camillo family is shattered today after having to make the heart breaking decision to put down their family pet that was bashed by burglars yesterday. Gary Adshead spoke to Sally who discovered 15 year old Sheber with two broken legs and in immense pain.

Albo admits Labor's mistakes

Anthony Albanese joined Gary Adshead to talk up Labor ahead of the April 5 Senate election re-run. The Federal Opposition spokesperson on Infrastructure and Transport has admitted Labor made some serious mistakes in policy ahead of the last election. Talking to Gary Adshead, Anthony Albanese said the change to single mother allowance hurt them.

WA won't be disappointed

Does the PM really care about WA or is he sweetening the pot before the Senate election re-run? This is the promise Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made to voters in the west ahead of the April 5 Senate election and his government's first federal budget. Gary Adshead spoke to Mr Abbott who wouldn't be drawn on rumored budget cuts to social housing funding.

Carparks full by 5.40am

Commuters seem to be getting up earlier and earlier to secure parking at Perth train stations. If you're feeling frustrated trying to snare a park along Perth's train lines then a survey from the Department of Transport isn't going to help your frustrations. The results of a March survey has shown that some stations are full by 5.40am. Click here to see how your area stacks up.

Is this Buswell's last straw?

The ministerial car damaged by Treasurer Troy Buswell on Feb 22nd. Photo: Channel 9 Speculation is rife Troy Buswell will be sacked from cabinet today following revelations he was allegedly involved in car accident while under the influence of alcohol. Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas spoke to Channel 7's Geof Parry who broke the story.

Buswell resigns from Cabinet

The Premier has confirmed Troy Buswell has suffered a breakdown and resigned from cabinet. The Premier has confirmed he has accepted the resignation of Treasurer Troy Buswell and revealed that Mr Buswell has suffered a breakdown and is currently undergoing medical treatment. Mr Barnett addressed a press conference earlier today.

Is a 10 year ban enough?

Animal cruelty Caution images in this story may cause distress. A 38 year old woman has been banned from owning a pet for 10 years following a successful prosecution by the RSPCA of one of the worst animal cruelty cases they have seen. click here to view image.

We risk becoming a 3rd world

Toyota's announcement they will leave our shores by 2017 could spell the end of our current standard of living. The departure of the last car major car manufacturer in Australia should serve as a wake up call according to one manufacturing expert as we run the risk of becoming a primary product producing third world country. Gary Adshead spoke to Professor Goran Roos, Chair of Advanced Manufacturing.

Escapee was always flight risk

Prison escapee Bernd Neumann seems to have a face that only Corrective Services could trust. Authorities shouldn't have be too surprised by the escape of convicted drug trafficker Bernd Neumann. Documents obtained by 6PR show he skipped bail on several occasion before being arrested in Burswood in 2010. Gary Adshead asks where is the common sense in Corrective Services.

The Corby Circus rolls on

Yibbida Yibbida, that's not all folks! The Corby Circus is only just beginning. How much more can you stand? Two million dollars for a drug trafficker' s exclusive story, bizarre head wear, cranky mothers and a Twitter fixation on her sister teeth are the stand out moments of Schapelle Corby's release from a Bali prison. To recognise the insanity that has engulfed the Corby Circus the Morning program has created this tribute.

Joyce must go: Xenophon

Independent Senator Nick Xenophone is calling for QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce and the board to be sacked. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon says that before any decision on opening QANTAS to foreign investment CEO Alan Joyce must resign. Gary Adshead spoke to Mr Xenophon who is also calling for a judicial inquiry into the financial management of Qantas.

Off duty but always ready

A Bassendean couple owe their lives to the quick thinking of two off duty firefighters. The quick actions of two off-duty firefighters, on their way home from fighting bushfires in Perth's southern suburbs, have saved a husband and wife from a burning house in Bassendean. Gary Adshead spoke to one of the firefighters, Mario Tepass, about the rescue.

"Parents don't know, don't care"

Children as young as seven are being caught involved in anti-social behavior by police. WA's Police Commissioner says now is the time to act to protect young children from neglectful parents. Gary Adshead spoke to Karl O'Callaghan about the realities of children as young a seven being involved in drug fuelled brawls on Perth's streets.

Stone firm on SPC defence

stone Federal Liberal member for Murray, Dr Sharman Stone, isn't backing away from her criticism of her party leader labelling him a liar after the PM said SPC processing workers were over paid. Gary Adshead spoke to Dr Stone about the comments.

Manus death 'disturbing'

One asylum seeker's been killed and 77 injured after a four hour riot erupted at the Manus Island centre overnight. The death of an asylum seeker at the Australian detention centre on Mauns Island during a riot has been labelled as disturbing by refugee advocates. Gary Adshead spoke to Marion Le who criticised the Abbott government over the second riot in five days on the PNG island.

Coffee stopped

Lindsay says he has the support of the local council. Owner of Stray Cat Coffee Lindsay Bennett has been told by Main Roads he can’t run a commercial business from a truck stop on Indian Ocean Drive despite support from truck drivers and the local community. Gary Adshead spoke with Lindsay.

Smoking ad returns

Around 270,000 West Aussies still smoke. A banned ad from the 1980s has been reintroduced to West Australian television screens in an effort to deter young smokers. Gary Adshead chatted with advertising guru John Bevin who was responsible for the first ad.

No money for SPC

The SPC Ardmona cannery. The Federal Government has denied SPC Ardmona’s request for a $25 million assistance package. Gary Adshead chatted with a disappointed Federal Member for Murray, Sharman Stone, whose constitutes work in the cannery.

Sharks mauled on drum lines

Dead sharks are being retrieved from drum lines showing signs of predation by larger sharks. Exclusive 6PR has confirmed that several sharks have been found dead with injuries sustained from larger predators while caught on the controversial drum lines situated along the coastline.

Rail v road

To halve Perth’s congestion problems around $25 billion on rail would need to be spent. A report by economic consultants Synergies has found the best way to cut congestion on Perth roads is through more public transport funding. Gary Adshead chatted with Australasian Railway Association CEO Brian Nye, the organisation who commissioned the report. Rail v road

Bull or tiger?

A tiger shark. Shark advocate Blair Ranford believes the shark caught in the drum line off the South West coast was tiger shark not a bull shark. Gary Adshead chatted with Blair and Fisheries Minister Ken Baston who has launched the Sharksmart website.

SERCO facing $450k bill

Private contracting company SERCO will be fined $200k for the escape of two prisoners last year. The cost to recapture two prisoners who escaped from a prison van at Geraldton airport will be paid for by SERCO according to WA's Corrective Services Minister. Gary Adshead spoke to Joe Francis who says he expects the private contractor to repay the cost believed to be around $400,000.

Governor General Cosgrove

Peter Cosgrove. Former defence chief Peter Cosgrove has been named as Australia’s next Governor General. Mr Cosgrove will take over the job from Quentin Bryce when her term ends in March. Gary Adshead chatted with Fairfax Radio Canberra Bureau’s Francis Keany.

Serco circus

A Serco worker has been suspended in relation to the incident. Private contractor Serco is investigating claims a prisoner was left alone in a room at Royal Perth Hospital. Listen to Gary Adshead’s take on the ongoing issue and his chat with shadow corrective services spokesman Paul Papalia.

Centre concern

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says he is concerned and unhappy with the repeated escapes from the Yongah Hills detention centre. The comments come after another four detainees escaped from the detention centre yesterday. Gary Adshead chatted with Mr Morrison.

Fonda on Mornings

Jane Fonda. Hollywood actress and activist Jane Fonda, who is currently in Australia, joined Gary Adshead on M ornings. Fonda discussed her role in the TV series The Newsroom, personal fitness and what issues she continues the fight against.

Stop one punch

Former boxing world champion Danny Green. Four-times boxing world champion Danny Green has used a self funded commercial to highlight the dangers of one punch attacks. Gary Adshead chatted with the Green Machine who says he would like the Federal Government to help fund an ongoing campaign.

Live export deaths

Federal authorities are investigating the deaths. Reports 4000 sheep may have died in extreme heat conditions after they were shipped from Fremantle to the Middle East. The incident happened five months ago but hasn't been made public. Gary Adshead chatted with Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon.

Power poles to blame

52 homes were destroyed in the Parkerville fires. An investigation by EnergySafety has found a private power pole is to blame for the Parkerville fires. Gary Adshead chatted with EnergySafety Director Ken Bowron and Stewart Campbell whose mother’s private power pole was the source of the fire.

Obesity costs set to soar

The cost to public hospitals to treat obesity health issue costs is expected to double within the next 10 years. The cost of treating obesity related health issues in public hospitals is set to double in the less than 10 years and balloon to half a billion dollars. Gary Adshead spoke to Dr Ben Scully from the WA Health Department about the cost to treat overweight people.

The clean up begins

Exhausted firefighters have brought the Parkerville fire under control. Now the clean up begins. A massive emotional and logistical clean up has started in the aftermath of the Parkerville savage blaze which destroyed 52 homes and contributed to the death of one man. Gary Adshead spoke to families effected by the blaze and Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis.

RPH lift problems

A sign that has been posted on one of the lifts. A number of lifts at Royal Perth Hospital have broken down causing delays for staff and patients. Nick Way chatted with shadow health spokesman Roger Cook and Health Minister Kim Hames who says it has nothing to do with a lack of funding.

More breath tests

Lorraine would like to see a one to one ratio of random breath tests to every licensed driver. A study has found alcohol related accidents in Western Australia could be cut by 15 a month if random breath tests were doubled. Nick Way chatted with the University of Queensland’s Professor Lorraine Mazerolle and Police Minister Liza Harvey.

Morning show regulars

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Premier Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett Premier Colin Barnett joins Gary Adshead, once a month, to discuss this and other affairs of state and answers questions from 6PR listeners.

Law and order

Law and Order Thursday with Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan talks live in studio to Gary Adshead on a fortnightly basis and fields calls from the you the listener. Listen to the latest installment here.

John Hammond

John Hammond 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'