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Man falls from building on St Georges Terrace

3.5 million people will be living in Perth and Peel.

Brendan Foster 4:38 PM   A man has fallen off a building in St Georges Terrace.

Australia's ambassador to Indonesia meets with Julie Bishop in Perth

Australia's ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson with Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop in Perth.

Emma Young 3:30 PM   Australia's ambassador to Indonesia met with the Foreign Affairs Minister at her electorate office in Subiaco on Monday afternoon.

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Pair assist police with Yangebup murder inquiry

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3:27 PM   ​Two people have been taken into custody in relation to a murder in Yangebup, south of Perth.

Man rescued from stricken yacht off Esperance coast

The skipper of the boat activated an EPIRB similar to this after his yacht hit rocks.

Brendan Foster 1:53 PM   A sea rescue is underway for a boat washed up against rocks on an island 130 kilometres east of Esperance on Monday morning.

First of the season: Big winds set to hammer Great Southern

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Ray Sparvell 1:11 PM   Albany area residents have been warned to batten down the hatches with damaging wind gusts of more than 125km/h expected on Monday morning.

WA homes remain death traps after slow response to faulty cable recall

Despite a national recall as many as 1200 homes and business still have the potentially deadly cabling in their walls

Leanne Nicholson 12:56 PM   Unsuspecting West Australian home and business owners are living and working in potential death traps with hundreds of kilometres of faulty electrical cabling still in walls and roofs despite Australia's biggest product recall.

WA's strongest man Rongo Keene tackles thief to the ground

WA’s current Strongman Champion Rongo Keene (right) at the Royal Show in Perth.

Brendan Foster 12:05 PM   A brazen thief's idiotic attempt to steal a car fridge on display at a shop in Kalgoorlie last week was pretty dumb.

Horror crash on Kwinana Freeway caused by wrong-way driver

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10:21 AM   A 19-year-old woman had to be cut from a car on Sunday night after colliding head-on with a vehicle travelling on the wrong side of the road on Kwinana Freeway, near Como.

Faceless friends champion priceless cause

Graham Mabury praises the role volunteers play in our society.

Graham Mabury 9:04 AM   As a kid growing up my only clear memory of "volunteer" being used was one of the few war stories my Dad, a Tobruk Rat, would tell. Apparently a sergeant-major asked for volunteers interested in music. Four stepped forward and shortly after were seen lugging a grand piano across the parade ground.

Same-sex debacle shows the deal ain't real

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Larry Graham 8:39 AM   Like many I was surprised when the Labor Party Deputy Leader, Tanya Plibersek called for a binding party vote on same sex marriage laws.

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Biggest losers: Heart Foundation names WA's obese regions

The Heart Foundation has revealed WA's most obese regions.

Ray Sparvell 8:25 AM   People in the state's outback have been named by the Heart Foundation as the most obese and unfit in WA while inner Perth residents are the leanest and fittest.

Pilot walks away from Broome dirt track landing

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Ray Sparvell   A pilot walked away from an emergency landing on a bush track near Broome on Sunday morning.

Helicopter dash to save Minding crash victim

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Ray Sparvell   A 23-year-old man was flown by Rescue 1 helicopter to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries after a vehicle rollover at Minding on early Sunday morning.

Top spy agency and union share terror fears over airport security

ASIO's fears about Perth Airport have been echoed by a local union.

Ray Sparvell   Australia's top spy agency believes that airlines will remain a high value terrorist target for the "foreseeable future" in a submission to a government enquiry due to report later this month.

Fremantle May Day march for unionists

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Ray Sparvell   Hundreds of  union members, their family and supporters will march through Fremantle on Sunday followed by the May Day Festival.

Port Hedland FIFOs face new nightmare roster

Port Hedland fly-in, fly out workers face 'unworkable' rosters, the union says.

Ray Sparvell   A construction company is offering a "suicide roster" to Port Hedland fly-in, fly out workers, according to a WA union.

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Man killed in Arrowsmith head-on crash

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Ray Sparvell   A 26-year-old Beresford man was killed and two others injured on Saturday after a head-on crash at Arrowsmith, 320km north of Perth.

Unexploded ordnance poses risk to Two Rocks firefighters

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Ray Sparvell   Unexploded ordnance is hampering firefighters battling a blaze on Sunday at Two Rocks, about 60km north of Perth.

Man charged over Hopeland crash death

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An 18-year-old man has been charged over a fatal crash in Hopeland, near Rockingham, last month

Rollers roll out red carpet in Freo

Rolls-Royce Australasian brand ambassador Alan Hind with a 1939 Phantom III and a 2015 Ghost Series II.

Marking its 57th year, the Rolls-Royce Owners Club of Australia is holding its annual Federal Rally in Fremantle.

Couple wanted over theft and fraud

A CCTV still of the man police want to interview.

Police want to speak to a couple over theft and credit card fraud in the Woodvale area.

Police hunt brothel robber

A CCTV still of the brothel robber.

Police are hunting an armed robber who has been targeting Perth brothels.

Workers left on rig in path of cyclone

The Atwood Eagle Rig, about 40km off the coast from Exmouth.

Adrian Beattie   A trade union has criticised oil companies for leaving workers on a drilling rig which was in the path of a cyclone.

Perth volunteer firefighter deliberately lit fires 'because of bullying'

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Emma Young   The grandparents of jailed volunteer firefighter Jayden Parker, sentenced for 12 months on Friday for arson offences and false triple-0 calls last year, said his offences followed a period of increasing mental instability after alleged bullying by fellow firefighters.

Fatal crash near Shark Bay

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A man who was asleep in the back of a van died when it crashed on the North West Coastal Highway on Friday.

Police investigate Yangebup murder

The murder scene at Bonito Place, Yangebup.

Major Crime detectives are investigating a murder in Yangebup, south of Fremantle.

Giant plane ushers in new era for aviation in WA

Onboard the lounge of Emirates Airbus A380.

Steve Holland   The world's largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, is set to touchdown at Perth Airport on Friday evening for the first time – ushering in a new era for aviation in Western Australia.

Politics is ageing Barnett and co according to Microsoft programme

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Steve Holland   Politics can be a tough game and seems it's taken a toll on WA Premier Colin Barnett who looks seven years older than he is, according to a facial recognition programme developed by Microsoft.

Two businesses charged after probe into Damien Mills death

Damien Mills drowned off Leighton Beach in October

A Fremantle-based boat skipper and two businesses have been charged by police as part of their investigation into the death of a 35-year-old man off who fell overboard on a cruise last October.

American activist "steamrolled" by police at Aboriginal rights protest

Protesters march in Perth against the government's plans to close remote Aboriginal communities.

Steve Holland and James Mooney   An American activist has been arrested for allegedly breaching an order to stay away from the site of an aboriginal-rights protest in Perth.