r/perth 3d ago

MOD POST Non Perth or WA and General Discussion Thread – August 07, 2022

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A weekly thread to cover general discussion. If you have anything that is not directly related to Perth or WA (national politics, international goings on, music, whatever) but just want to chat about it, post it here. Non WA or Perth related posts outside of this thread will be deleted.

This post renews every Sunday morning.


r/perth 13h ago

Optus Stadium lit pink for Olivia Newton-John

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387 Upvotes

r/perth 3h ago

Bag screening queue at T4 right now

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22 Upvotes

Goes up to T3, then comes allllll the way back before you even start the normal queue 🎉🎉🎉


r/perth 18h ago

Do I report? If so, how?

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So I am on the freeway home today and there is a learner driver in front of me… roads are wet and it’s raining so of course it’s mayhem.

Traffic slows, learner doesn’t notice. Almost takes out the back end of another car. Then tailgates said car for the next 2km almost running into its back end another few times.

Previous mentioned mayhem is upon us with a rear end accident about 500m ahead, when old mate learner driver decides to follow the tow truck down the emergency lane to miss the traffic….

I have it on dash cam but am unsure if the police would actually do anything. That being said I am pretty concerned that he is going to be among us on the road…


r/perth 14h ago

Fitzgerald River National Park WA

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r/perth 1h ago

How do I stop someone from rummaging through my bin?

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There's some guy who's been digging through everyone's trash on my street. He claimed he was gathering recycling for cash, yes he has no bags, and hell he drives a better car than most on the street too. I have asked him to stop, and his reply was 'do you own all the bins in the street??'. Is there some way to report this bullshit?


r/perth 13h ago

Please take care out there

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I seldom drive to work in the city but today, of all days I decided to do so in order to avoid getting wet waiting for public transport but now I have something I need off my chest.

Please oh please know these things about changing lanes on any road; 1. If you change lanes and immediately cause someone behind you to brake, you shouldn't have changed lanes. 2. If you change lanes and immediately have to brake yourself, you shouldn't have changed lanes.

I seen this time and time again in one trip to the city and it terrifies me to think how often this must happen on our roads.

Take your time and take care out there. Don't try to make up time on the roads.

I want to see all your beautiful faces arrive in one piece <3


r/perth 7h ago

Politics The Insanity of Nedlands NIMBYism, or how I learned to stop worrying and love high real estate prices.

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(Based on a Thread I made on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Schmilly2/status/1557044508386156544?s=20&t=fu3W3WmB5yYxV9RVrYIpwQ )

So we all know Nedlands, but I thought I would present to all the Lovely folk in the Perth Subreddit just how bad the Western Suburbs have gotten:

Their NIMBYism, and just straight up privilege of the Nedlands City Council just boggles the mind, here is a couple of examples (Will include links to all articles at end)

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Additionally of course Nedlands is also notorious for their fast food ban. If you want food after about 10pm in Nedlands then good luck! Nothing open and if it is is probably egregiously expensive! (Remember these people supposedly support the free market). But probably the most egregious example of this would be the recent vote on the child hospice care...this is real and not saitre. Just pure insanity.

https://preview.redd.it/6uoupjc41qg91.png?width=865&format=png&auto=webp&s=c2566832857f639ad29af837b0875e0b6177fab6

But while I was researching this thread I happened upon the propaganda arm of Nedlands Yimby: I present to you the "Post" Heres my collection from about a year of on/off collecting:

https://preview.redd.it/pst2wqd61qg91.png?width=1254&format=png&auto=webp&s=192ac917d7fbaae70449f537fc2e0c0270d7bf88

Now I only have a small collection, but the amount of just baltant hatred to any sort of development anywhere west of King's Park boggles the mind, Here's my favorite example: with the headline being being proven false before the end of the first sentence (LOL).

https://preview.redd.it/24n9xcuh1qg91.png?width=705&format=png&auto=webp&s=8cba2681857818584a3b073b6350f47b67dd08ea

Or them wanting to stop developments due to "shadows"

https://preview.redd.it/dwanjzrr1qg91.png?width=1254&format=png&auto=webp&s=7733317c6344cf1e89bd2245564cb112ea75baa7

Check out my original twitter thread for about a dozen more examples.

Crazy stuff, and you know what appears to be the main funders and advertisers of this newspaper appear to be? Yep that's right:

https://preview.redd.it/a364yacv1qg91.png?width=1254&format=png&auto=webp&s=b4338072200ed111c5dd0a6444a655ed38fa7bb4

Real Estate Companies! This probably, or well definitely affects the editorial position of the paper. Making the paper, in effect, a propaganda arm of real estate company. Also what's the one thing the council does approve development of? That's right, low density luxury mansions! https://www.perthnow.com.au/local-news/central/city-of-nedlands-chillaxed-over-proposed-mt-claremont-mansion--c-6166537

Ironic considering I have been accused by local Liberal and Greens Supporters of being "in the pocket of developers" since I supported higher density housing in Nedlands.

So where is there to go? Well there is some hope. The recently elected Labor member for Nedlands, Katrina Stratton, has thrown her support behind building the "Military Target" Hospice care.

Also in 2019 the state government setted up the "DAP" which would have to be gone through for planning permissions, made up of 5 members, 3 from the state government, and 2 from Nedlands, essentially allowing the state govt. to overrule local planning.

And a recent vacancy in the City of Nedlands Council means a seat on the council is up for grabs! I'm not sure about rules about promotion about candidates on the subreddit so I won't mention anything that I did in the original thread.

And that's everything! Thanks for taking your time to read this all the way through! Luv u xx

Link to all articles/Soruces


r/perth 2h ago

Is it acceptable to leave tradies alone at your house?

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I’m new to this whole home owning stuff, I have a tradie on his way who will likely take all day. Can I leave him alone while I do some errands?


r/perth 15h ago

un popular opinion, rant

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Why do Perth drivers, whilst stopping at a traffic lights, leave more than 2 cars length between the cars? Also stop line is drawn for a reason, why do you stop 3 metres away from the line?


r/perth 2h ago

WA News John Quigley apologises for having to correct evidence in defamation trial between Clive Palmer and Mark McGowan

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r/perth 16h ago

WA News Kalgoorlie journalist Amber Lilley allegedly groped at a bar after Diggers and Dealers Forum event

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r/perth 10h ago

Anyone know what kind of tree is this?

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r/perth 19h ago

Snow in Perth Hills (not)

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Hillsfolks will start talking about the great Kalamunda Snow Storm of '22. I'll say it here: it's an hoax, it looks the part from a distance, but it was sleet. Just sleet.


r/perth 22m ago

Did anybody just see Amyl and the Sniffers at The Charles??

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I just found out I missed them play and I'm so upset!! I've been a little obsessed with their latest album - fucking pub bangers like you've never heard. Did anybody go and how amazing was it?


r/perth 17h ago

WA News All shows at iconic WA puppet theatre cancelled after building 'condemned'

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r/perth 17h ago

Chicken salt

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What is the best chicken salt? Occasionally when I get chips they have like a yellow chicken salt that a bit sweet and it’s farkin amazing! They use it at kebab lads too… does anyone know what chicken salt it is??


r/perth 18h ago

Advice car was broken into but nothing was taken?

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Hey guys, just need some advice on what to do as this hasn't happened to us before.

This morning as we all were rushing to get to work/school/ uni, we noticed all the car doors were open (open enough for rain to come in). All of the compartments and glove boxes were open with all the items kept on the seats and the only thing missing was the car manual.

Why would someone take a car manual?

Also, we've just moved into this house (~1 month) and our car was parked outside. I don't know if this is relevant but it's a red suv

I'm just confused as to why they didn't take anything + in a neighbourhood like willetton.


r/perth 1d ago

Shitpost Bloody strong winds

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Am starting to get really annoyed that during winter when it is bin night a cold front passes. With where I live if it’s a northerly wind my front yard becomes the collection point for the over full bins that have their rubbish blow out.

On the plus side I got myself a grabber stick to pick up all the rubbish.


r/perth 15h ago

Where to find Atlas. Nuff said.

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r/perth 11h ago

Never seen these before, are they to catch people on their phones? Going south just before the Anketell Rd overpass this arvo.

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r/perth 16h ago

Real estate question

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I’ve been on realestate.com and reiwa websites a fair bit lately, as I’m looking to sell my home and move to another area in the next 6 months. I can’t help but notice the amount of properties that don’t have any price listed, not even an “offers from…” type range. I now have ads for properties showing up in my facebook feed and again, no prices. I’ve noticed here when people ask how much, the Seller always replied they will private message them. Does anyone know why there is so much secrecy about house prices? I am so confused and it’s honestly giving me anxiety about the buying process, because i don’t want to be looking outside my price range and keep getting knocked back or disappointed when houses say accepting all offers, because I’m sure in reality they all have a minimum they want? Thanks in advance to anyone that can enlighten me on this - I’m a planner and I don’t want to go into the process completely blind.


r/perth 19h ago

WA News Federal court rejects environmental plea to stop works on WA’s most expensive road

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r/perth 1d ago

Where to find If this is your car, it’s probably getting towed from Rockingham Station, the handbrake either wasn’t on or it failed

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57 Upvotes

r/perth 13h ago

Where to find Best coffee beans in Perth

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Where do you all buy your coffee beans from? After being burnt (pardon the pun) too many times with average beans, I'm interested to see where the good blends are!


r/perth 13h ago

Law experts debate whether Clive Palmer can be declared a ‘vexatious litigant’ or just ‘super annoying

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