Aleisha Orr

Aleisha Orr

RSPCA slams WA shark kill zones as 'inhumane'

'Without us the sharks would die' (Thumbnail)

Aleisha Orr The RSPCA has spoken out against the West Australian government's shark drum line program which could be extended to operate for a further three years.

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MH370 the biggest story in the world... but not for Bullsbrook locals

Bullsbrook local paper, MH370 search

Aleisha Orr Despite one of the world's biggest news stories being beamed across the globe from a small paddock in the semi-rural suburb on the outskirts of Perth, locals in Bullsbrook remain mostly unfazed.

Troy Buswell resigns as Cabinet Minister

Troy Buswell

Aleisha Orr Troy Buswell has resigned as a Cabinet Minister from the West Australian government.

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Fisheries to take over shark tender after contractor scared off by threats


Aleisha Orr The shark-kill zones policy will be implemented by the Department of Fisheries in the metropolitan area after the contractor awarded the tender withdrew after receiving threats.

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Power pole failure led to Perth hills fire that destroyed 55 homes

Power pole house

Aleisha Orr It has been confirmed a private power pole started the Parkerville fire that destroyed 55 homes.

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Dozens of homes destroyed in WA fire

Aleisha Orr, James Robertson Nearly 50 homes have been destroyed and four people are missing in bushfires on Perth's eastern fringes.

WA shark kill policy won't be deployed... yet


Aleisha Orr The West Australian government's shark-kill zone policy has already hit a hurdle.

WA's tender for shark killers may be illegitimate

Is the WA shark tender legitimate?

Aleisha Orr The tender process for the West Australian government's shark kill-zone program may have been illegitimate.

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Thousands rally as shark kill fury rises

Shark protest

Liam Ducey, Aleisha Orr and AAP Thousands of West Australians have rallied at Perth's Cottesloe Beach, calling for an end to the state government's contentious shark killing policy.

Mufflers for beaches could reduce shark attacks

Shark sign

Aleisha Orr The creation of surfboards with shark deterring fins, beach noise mufflers and acoustic shark detectors are to be funded by the West Australian government.

One-punch victim Thomas Keaney dies in Perth hospital

Thomas Jay Keaney

Aleisha Orr A man who suffered severe head injuries as a result of a one-punch attack earlier this month has died in hospital.

$1.5m illegal sandalwood bust

Some of the 200 tonnes of 'illegally harvested' sandalwood.

Aleisha Orr Police have discovered about 200 tonnes of what is alleged to be illegally harvested sandalwood.

Fresh lead in Hayley Dodd case

Hayley Dodd

Aleisha Orr The clue to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago could be held at a property only about a kilometre from where she went missing.

Old fashioned WA laws to get the heave-ho

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane --- legal, law, QC, judge,  litigation. Friday 25th July 2003
photo Louie Douvis

Aleisha Orr A number of century old laws will be scrapped as part of a legislative clean-up being carried out by the West Australian government.

Second time 'lucky' for Esperance shark attack victim Greg Pickering

Shark attack victim Greg Pickering at Jandakot Airport, on his way to hospital in Perth.

Aleisha Orr Greg Pickering is either very lucky or very unlucky depending on which way you look at it.

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Mum and dad interviewed over baby found dead in car outside daycare

Ladybugs daycare

Aleisha Orr Staff who tried to revive a baby found dead in a car outside a Perth daycare centre have been offered counselling as police continue to investigate how the child died.

Four-year-old child took drugs to childcare

Tuart Hill childcare centre

Aleisha Orr Police were called to a Perth childcare centre after a young child was been found with methamphetamine.

Lloyd Rayney murder acquittal upheld

Lloyd Rayney

Aleisha Orr Lloyd Rayney’s acquittal of his wife’s murder has been upheld.

WA man, 87, charged with child abuse in Denmark region

Child protection

Aleisha Orr An 87-year-old man has been charged over child sex offences alleged to have taken place in Denmark during the 1980s and 1990s.

Rayney murder retrial to be considered: appeal

Lloyd and Corryn Rayney

Aleisha Orr Judges hearing the appeal into Lloyd Rayney's acquittal over his wife's murder will now consider whether or not to grant a retrial.