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Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 17th August 2022

August 17, 2022 10:11 - 1 hour - 104 MB

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Andrew McKellar calls for port reform: "they are unambiguously in the National interest"

August 17, 2022 09:36 - 7 minutes - 7.22 MB

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO, Andrew McKellar has called for port reform at the National Press Club today. Mr McKellar says we need greater competition in the port system and to lift the number of skilled migrants brought into the country. He also told Oly Peterson on 6PR Radio that industrial practices in our ports are really holding us back.  "We need to make some of these reforms because they are unambiguously in the national interest, we don't need to make trade off...

ANZ predicts nearly a 20 per cent drop in house prices next year

August 17, 2022 07:48 - 6 minutes - 5.88 MB

One of Australia's big four banks has predicted a significant change to property prices nationwide by the end of 2023. ANZ has tipped housing prices to fall 18 per cent across Australia's capital cities, and by 12 per cent in Perth in 2023.  But a "modest rebound" of five per cent is expected by the end of 2024. Senior ANZ Economist Adelaide Timbrell told 6PR's Oly Peterson the predicted drop is in response to rising interest rates and the subsequent reduction in borrowing capacity. See ...

Woman taken into custody for stabbing an Ellenbrook Woolies worker

August 16, 2022 10:18 - 1 minute - 1.73 MB

Police have arrested a woman for stabbing a after a worker at the Ellenbrook Central Woolworths. The staff member, aged in her 40s, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital under priority 1 to Royal Perth Hospital, 6PR/Nine News reporter Sarah Smith told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live. The shopping centre is currently still open while forensics are undertaking an investigation in Woolworths. Police are asking any eye-witnesses who saw a woman running from the store to provide details. Sarah Smit...

Safety concerns raised as seaweed build-up in Jurien Bay marina halts rescue vessel

August 16, 2022 10:11 - 5 minutes - 5.25 MB

Jurien Bay locals are raising concerns about a huge build-up of seaweed in the marina, which has seen the Marine Rescue vessel become stuck more than once. Michael Cockburn from Jurien Bay Marine Rescue told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that luckily it was not a rescue and rather a sweep of the area, however it poses danger for future rescues. "It could be a significant 20 minute delay when you're trying to take weed off your engines and props, it can have a big impact on the search time ...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 16th August 2022

August 16, 2022 09:57 - 1 hour - 96.9 MB

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$1.9 billion Forrestfield-Airport rail link finally open to travellers this October

August 16, 2022 07:31 - 13 minutes - 12.2 MB

Travellers will be able to take the long-delayed Forrestfield-Airport rail link to get to Perth Airport from October 9. Three new stations have been created as part of the $1.9 billion project including Airport Central, Redcliffe and High Wycombe. Rita Saffioti, Transport Minister told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that the train trip is a short 18 minute ride from Perth City to the airport. "It's pretty fast, you feel like you're in a different country and it's completely different to an...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 15th August 2022

August 15, 2022 10:01 - 1 hour - 100 MB

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Inquiries called into the legality of Scott Morrison's secret powers during the pandemic

August 15, 2022 09:30 - 7 minutes - 7.29 MB

A new book by journalists Simon Benson and Geoff Chambers called Plagued, details the shocking revelations that former Prime Minister Scott Morrison secretly swore himself into additional roles of joint Health Minister, joint Finance Minister and joint Resources Minister during the Covid-19 pandemic. Morgan Begg, Director of Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs is calling for an independent inquiry into the legality of this revelation. "I think it really confirms a lot o...

New survey reveals strong parental support for school-provided meals

August 15, 2022 07:34 - 6 minutes - 6.17 MB

A survey of parents with children aged between 4 and 17 has found they would support the introduction of school-provided meals, with a focus on the dietary benefits. Deputy Director, Flinders Caring Futures Institute, Professor Rebecca Golley told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that their survey found that 86% of parents were supportive of this movement.  "Some of it comes from personal reasons so that connivence factor, Some for social reasons so the benefit of children being able to share...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 12th August 2022

August 12, 2022 09:41 - 1 hour - 82.8 MB

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RMIT expert argues lowering voting age will repair Australia's inter-generational divide

August 12, 2022 08:20 - 4 minutes - 4.51 MB

Judith Bessant, Professor at RMIT University believes that by lowering the voting age Australia it will enhance our democratic culture.  "It will make our democracy more democratic and inclusive as there are a whole lot of people who are not represented who are ought to be," she told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live. "I think that young people are informed at large as much as any other age cohort, they've got an interest, perhaps more than others and they've got a right to have a say about ho...

Should Hay Street Mall return to a mixed-use arrangement?

August 12, 2022 07:35 - 11 minutes - 10.6 MB

The Hay Street Malls has shut it's street to cars for years.  The Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas claims there is some property owners in the Hay Street Mall that would like to see a return of a mixed-use arrangement that would allow vehicles through the area.  "Don't get too concerned there are not immediate plans to rip up Hay Street Mall, it is not on councils agenda or a plan that is anything further advanced than a discussion," Basil Zempilas told Oliver Peterson Perth Live. "We are always...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 11th August 2022

August 11, 2022 09:55 - 1 hour - 96.3 MB

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Gloucester Park's redevelopment to feature a flashy town centre

August 11, 2022 08:22 - 8 minutes - 7.45 MB

Gloucester Park has released their redevelopment plans which will feature spectator seating for 4000 people, flashy apartments and a new town square built around the race track.  Michael Radley, Gloucester Park Racing CEO told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that these plans have been underway for many years. "We've looked at a number of options of how we can rejuvenate and fix our ageing infrastructure and create a more welcoming platform for people to enjoy the racing," he told Oly.  "We ...

Bandyup Women's Prison first to trial WA prison smoking ban

August 11, 2022 07:25 - 5 minutes - 5.14 MB

Bandyup Women's Prison will be the first prison to undertake a 6 month trial on the new smoking ban in WA's prisons.  Commissioner of Corrective Services WA, Mike Reynolds told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that this particular prison was chosen due to it's diverse demographic and health needs. "We believe that it's the best place to undertake the trial and look to implement it in a safe and planned manner," he told Oly.  "I want to take a cautious approach and see what we can learn from ...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 10th August 2022

August 10, 2022 10:03 - 1 hour - 98.8 MB

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Land sales down 17 per cent since March, with the unrelenting cost of construction

August 10, 2022 09:34 - 7 minutes - 6.65 MB

New statistics released today show new land sales has fallen 17 per cent down from the quarter in March this year.  CEO of Urban Development Institute of Australia WA, Tanya Steinbeck told 6pr Radio she's not surprised by the data amidst the labour and material shortages the industry is battling.  "Land prices have been very steady, its really been the construction side that's been hit the hardest," she says. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sophisticated Scam Warning: "Somebody had used part of my email signature to contact my employer asking for pay slips, to change bank details"... and more

August 10, 2022 07:45 - 10 minutes - 10 MB

Yesterday someone emailed Sue's employer pretending to be her, asking for pay slips and to change her bank account details. Fortunately, Sue's employer replied to her work email address and not to the scammers email, but it wasn't the only scam attempt she experienced.  She had just received a text from Optus about her billing, but it wasn't Optus.  "You have to be very very observant... and its a big warning for people to be very careful. If in doubt make sure you ring your bank, don't c...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 9th August 2022

August 09, 2022 09:56 - 1 hour - 94.8 MB

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Covid restrictions at WA hospitals wound back

August 09, 2022 09:39 - 7 minutes - 7.04 MB

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Should shops in WA be allowed to open earlier on Sundays?

August 09, 2022 07:30 - 5 minutes - 4.69 MB

The South Australian Government has announced it will now allow shops to open as early as 9am on Sundays and all shops will also be allowed to trade on Boxing Day. Aaron Morey Chief Economist at Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that this significant development in SA could put pressure on the West Australian Government to follow. "This is an old argument but it's an argument for the times. Cities around the world are having to re-invent themselves and fi...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 8th August 2022

August 08, 2022 10:18 - 1 hour - 98.8 MB

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Human Rights Commissioner calls for formal review of Governments pandemic response

August 08, 2022 07:57 - 8 minutes - 8.16 MB

With Western Australia still in a state of emergency two years after the pandemic, Australian Human Rights Commissioner Lorraine Finlay, is now calling for a formal review of a potential breach of human rights throughout the pandemic.  "I think over the last few years, Australians have dealt with some of the most significant restrictions on our human rights of any country in the world. Given we are no longer in the acute phase of the pandemic it's a really important time to look back and le...

Mobile phone ban sees student behaviour improve by 90%

August 08, 2022 07:32 - 4 minutes - 4.02 MB

Davidson High School in Sydney has banned mobile phones for students in years 7 to 10, where they are now reporting a 90% improvement in student behaviour. CEO of Real Schools, Adam Voight told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that these results were unsurprising. "This is a really good example of a school saying you know what we've picked our side, we're gonna do it well and they're getting the results from the fruit of that," Mr Voight told Oly.  "It shows that their implementation has bee...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 5th August 2022

August 05, 2022 09:37 - 1 hour - 79 MB

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Annual Perth Firefighters Calendar to face changes in 2022

August 05, 2022 08:24 - 7 minutes - 6.99 MB

Listener Helen shared her WOTS that the Department of Fire and Emergency Services has pulled it's support from the annual Perth Firefighters Calendar as they don't believe it aligns with their values. Gareth Deeg, Committee Member of the Perth Firefighters Calendar told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that the rumour is not true that DFES has pulled their support. "They still support the calendar in a number of ways but through consultation, we as a committee have decided to move away, as we...

A victim of Viagogo's personal experience

August 05, 2022 07:27 - 1 minute - 1.88 MB

Listener Jacqueline told Oly she is a victim of Viagogo as she recently bought two tickets to the Van Gogh Exhibition via Viagogo for more than twice the real price. She gave the tickets to her friend who was refused entry and had to buy replacement tickets at the box office. Viagogo has not provided a refund. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Viagogo under fire for breaching WA's anti-scalping laws

August 05, 2022 07:22 - 5 minutes - 5.46 MB

Consumer Protection is investigating Viagogo for their continual breaching of WA's anti-scalping laws as people are re-selling their tickets well above the 10% cap. Trish Blake, Executive Director from Consumer Protection told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that their previous warnings to Viagogo have not stopped the issue. "We are incredibly frustrated. We've had multiple communications with them about the laws, they've told us they know the law and yet we continue to see the sale of ticke...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 4th August 2022

August 04, 2022 09:54 - 1 hour - 95.3 MB

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Committee of Perth suggestions to combat WA's labour shortage crisis

August 04, 2022 08:00 - 5 minutes - 5.33 MB

New research by the Committee for Perth suggests the establishment of a task-force to focus on managing local labour issues to try and avoid the 'boom and bust' employment cycles.  Marion Fulker, CEO of Committee for Perth told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that their research has been in the works since last year, investigating better ways to address the current skills crisis and most importantly build a workforce for the future. "At the moment we are in this crisis where every business i...

Cost of living pressures raise new concerns as more kids drop out of sport

August 04, 2022 07:23 - 6 minutes - 5.86 MB

Cricket Australia's annual census has revealed a 10% drop in the number of children participating in club cricket for the first time. The rising cost of living is being blamed as a consequence of more kids dropping out of sports.  "I don't think we should be surprised but rather clearly concerned. Sport has been disrupted across most of Australia over the last couple of years and what Cricket Australia figures show is that young kids, particularly those under 10, are drifting away from spor...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 3rd August 2022

August 03, 2022 09:58 - 1 hour - 99.4 MB

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Dr Ramya Rama: there's no use in blaming GPs for an overloaded hospital system

August 03, 2022 09:47 - 5 minutes - 4.96 MB

Premier Mark McGowan has indicated pressures on the state's hospitals could be attributed to signs on the doors of GP clinics, which advise patients with respiratory symptoms to visit hospital emergency departments. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners WA Chair, Dr Ramya Rama told 6PR there's no use in blaming GP's for an overloaded hospital system. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Unions WA protest to go ahead, as lump sum payment doesn't cut it

August 03, 2022 07:47 - 6 minutes - 6.22 MB

Secretary of Unions WA, Owen Whittle told Oli Peterson on Perth Live they will go ahead with protesting for a bigger wage increase for public sector workers. "We're hoping that the sun will be shining and we'll get 5 or 6 thousand people out the front of parliament, and that we will make our point very clear.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pragma Lawyers - Libbi McLean 030822

August 03, 2022 05:21 - 12 minutes - 11.4 MB

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Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 2nd August 2022

August 02, 2022 10:05 - 1 hour - 98.8 MB

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Chaos at Perth Airport after power outage

August 02, 2022 09:17 - 5 minutes - 5.4 MB

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State Government looking to reform laws that regulate retirement villages

August 02, 2022 08:24 - 5 minutes - 5.25 MB

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Perth Live with Mark Gibson - Full Show 1st August 2022

August 01, 2022 09:59 - 1 hour - 101 MB

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Short Back & Sidewalks free hair-cutting and grooming service for the homeless

August 01, 2022 08:32 - 5 minutes - 5.17 MB

Homeless week is taking place in Perth from the 1st of August through to the 7th of August, an event that aims to raise awareness on the impact of homelessness in Australia. CEO and Founder of Short Back and Sidewalks, Craig Hollywood told Mark Gibson on Perth Live about his volunteer-run service that provides free hair-cutting and grooming for members of the community who are experiencing homelessness.   "If you think of that feeling when you get a haircut, it's not going to change your l...

Frozen the Musical is coming to town: 'Olaf' the snowman tells all

August 01, 2022 07:38 - 5 minutes - 4.85 MB

The cast of Frozen the Musical has begun arriving in town ahead of the theater production opening at Crown Perth later this month. Matt Lee, the talented actor playing Olaf, told Mark Gibson on Perth Live that the worldwide hit musical is a must see for everyone. "The kids come for the characters that they know from the film as it's such a beloved Oscar-winning film. But there is so much in there for the adults, there are jokes in there that just fly over the kids heads," he told Mark. "E...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 29th July 2022

July 29, 2022 10:15 - 1 hour - 92.4 MB

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City of Stirling social housing mandate controversy

July 29, 2022 08:28 - 8 minutes - 7.9 MB

The City of Stirling will force property developers to provide a quota of social housing accommodation as part of any new developments of 20 or more units.  Sandra Brewer, Executive director, Property Council WA told Oliver Peterson on Perth Live that it is very unusual to see a local government dabble in planning policies in regards to affordable housing.  "It certainly is confusing for the development industry. Our members are quite concerned and frustrated at yet another local governmen...

Sussan Ley details her 3 year plan with Peter Dutton to win back WA's heart

July 29, 2022 08:05 - 11 minutes - 10.2 MB

Sussan Ley, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow minister for Women; Industry, Skills and Training; Small and Family Business spoke to Oliver Peterson on Perth Live ahead of the WA Liberal conference this weekend.  Sussan told Oly that Labor-loving WA will not stop her and Peter Dutton's three year plan to get back into Government, acknowledging that it wouldn't be possible without WA on their side.   "Rawly I would say we did not meet WA's expectations. We have to accept that and we ha...

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 28th July 2022

July 28, 2022 09:58 - 1 hour - 100 MB

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WA Good Food Guide 280722

July 28, 2022 08:58 - 11 minutes - 10.9 MB

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Concern over lack of Australians going to the dentist

July 28, 2022 08:38 - 4 minutes - 4.45 MB

Almost 70 per cent of Australians haven't been to the dentist in more than two years. And while the COVID pandemic has undoubtedly played a part, for some, 25 per cent haven't been in more than five years. Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen, Perth Oral Medicine Specialist, said the figures indicated a few factors came into play. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Smoking ban: Some of Perth's busiest streets tipped to go smoke-free

July 28, 2022 07:59 - 10 minutes - 9.32 MB

Smokers look set to be banned from lighting up on William Street, Beaufort Street and major town centres of Perth by the end of the year. The City of Vincent has approved five smoke-free areas in parts of North Perth, Mount Hawthorn and Leederville to implement their public health plan. The City surveyed the community and found the majority backed the ban, with 61 per cent of businesses and people supporting the idea. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Perth Live with Oliver Peterson - Full Show 27th July 2022

July 27, 2022 10:15 - 1 hour - 103 MB

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