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Perth LIVE with Oliver Peterson provides you with everything you need for your run home. If it happens in Perth you will hear it on Perth LIVE.

    Perth Live with Mark Gibson - Full Show 30th September 2022

    Perth Live with Mark Gibson - Full Show 30th September 2022

    Perth Live with Mark Gibson - Full Show 30th September 2022See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Next phase of WA's plastic ban in full force this weekend

    Next phase of WA's plastic ban in full force this weekend

    Disposable plastic cups will be banned this coming weekend as part of the next phase in WA's plastic ban.

    Warren Reynolds, Executive Chairman at Muzz Buzz told Mark Gibson that their company has been preparing for this change by bringing in biodegradable cups.

    "It's fundamentally the same product but unfortunately a lot more expensive. Plastic is a lot easier," Mr Reynolds said. 

    Confusion has risen as businesses around WA will now need to phase out their plastic cups but the timeline of this is uncertain.

    "It's been an absolute nightmare, simply because Western Australia is trying to do this 2-5 years ahead of everybody else. Big manufacturers are not going to manufacture just for WA, they're trying to roll it out across Australia and the Governments won't talk to each other and won't have a sensible timeframe for all of this.

    "How are we supposed to cope?"
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    • 7 min
    Does the rise in 'true crime' entertainment glamorise criminals?

    Does the rise in 'true crime' entertainment glamorise criminals?

    True crime has become one of the most popular entertainment genres in today's times. However, series like Netflix's new serial killer drama Dahmer, that follows the story of the infamous monster murderer, has raised concerns around the ethics of these shows and whether they glorify criminals.

    Xanthe Mallett, Criminologist from the Newcastle University told Mark Gibson on Perth Live that there is a high risk in creating these true crime shows especially for the families who were affected by these horrible crimes. 

    "Whilst many of us feel this need to understand the offenders - there is always that danger that it becomes voyeuristic and a path through the worst things that happened in a families life rather than something that is going to educate and move a case forward," she told Mark.

    "There is a fine path to tread so it doesn't just become pure entertainment at other people's loss.

    "You forget that there are families that every time these stories are told, it re-traumatises the events for them."
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    • 10 min
    Perth Live with Mark Gibson - Full Show 29th September 2022

    Perth Live with Mark Gibson - Full Show 29th September 2022

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Should footballers face longer banning periods following a concussion?

    Should footballers face longer banning periods following a concussion?

    A neurologist at Macquarie University is launching an awareness campaign called 'The Concussion Big 5', that aims to educate others about the dangerous signs of a concussion. 

    Dr Rowena Mobbs told Mark Gibson on Perth Live that her work discovered how desperate parents are to understand concussions and how they can recognise them.

    "We call concussions 'the big 5' so five 's', slump is the knock-out component, sway is appearing wobbly on your legs, slow is walking slowly or delayed in your movements, stun is appearing confused or behaving unusually and slur is slurred speech or poor response," Dr Mobbs explained.

    Dr Mobbs has also called for footballers to be stood down for four weeks after suffering a concussion. 

    "We would like to see a continued review of time away after a concussion. Four weeks is a conservative approach, it's longer than the 12 days we see but the brain is really precious and it's an important part of high performance sport so we think it can actually benefit the sport and the players."
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    • 8 min
    Calls to revoke Optus naming rights of Perth Stadium after hacking saga

    Calls to revoke Optus naming rights of Perth Stadium after hacking saga

    Upper House Liberal MP, Tjorn Sibma is calling for the Government contract with Optus for the naming rights of Perth Stadium to be annulled at Optus' expense, in the wake of the hacking saga. 

    "The issue is that Mark McGowan yesterday posted a $6 billion surplus, there is money in that money bin, the likes of which we have never seen. The original decision McGowan took when he became Premier to sell the naming rights of Optus Stadium was justified on the basis of helping Western Australia to pay down debt," Tjorn Sibma told Mark Gibson on Perth Live. 

    "This was a stadium which was built due to the vision of the previous Barnett Government and it was payed for by taxpayers money. So if there was an opportunity to look closely at this contract, understand the reputational harm Optus has suffered and to understand whether or not there is an opportunity to exit the contract at no cost to Western Australian taxpayers, I think we should look seriously at it."

    Optus entered the 10 year, $50 million contract just 5 years ago, which under Sibma's suggestion, Optus would have to forego roughly $25 million. 

    "In the context of a $6 billion annual surplus - $25 million is not a significant amount of money. This provides the Government with an opportunity, my preference which I know is a controversial one, is to restore the name 'Perth Stadium."
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    • 9 min

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