Roleystone grower Andrew Marchetti relies on the work of backpackers because of the seasonal nature of fruit picking. Photograph — Matt Devlin.

Backpacker tax packed away

Liberal candidate for Burt Matthew O’Sullivan wants employment for people who have been locked out of the job market.

No push for welfare card

Artist Gracey at his Art vs Depression exhibit opening on Monday. Photograph — Matt Devlin.

Making waves with personal art

Contemporary artist Chris Nixon is painting a mural of local and migratory birds. Photograph — Matt Devlin

New shops to open next month

Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA chief executive Angela Hartwig, Member for Armadale Tony Buti, candidate for Burt Matt Keogh and Starick chief executive Leanne Barron. Photograph — Matt Devlin.

Labor push for better DV laws