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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bicycling WA would like to see speed limits on suburban WA roads reduced to as low as 30km/h in an effort to save lives and increase cycling. Nick Way spoke with Jeremey Murray who says this is only one of the proposals being put forward by the group.
Aboriginal elder Dr Robert Isaacs has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott outlining his concerns over the use of the world indigenous when describing Aboriginal people. Dr Isaacs joined Nick Way in the studio.
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