Courtney Trenwith

Courtney Trenwith

Courtney Trenwith is Deputy Editor and Senior Reporter at WAtoday.

McGowan accused of promoting new drug

Courtney Trenwith Opposition leader Mark McGowan has denied he acted irresponsibly by publicly revealing a new drug that could be legally sold to children rather than alerting authorities.

Lack of evidence crippled prosecution case against Rayney


Courtney Trenwith and Rania Spooner In the end, there was no evidence to prove prominent Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney killed his wife Corryn.

Calls for independent Rayney murder probe

Lloyd Rayney

Courtney Trenwith and Rania Spooner Premier Colin Barnett has ruled out an inquiry into police conduct during an investigation of Corryn Rayney's death following intense criticism.

UWA to help uncover nuclear weapons programs


Courtney Trenwith The University of WA will play a key role in detecting rogue countries developing nuclear weapons under an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency signed yesterday.

Sacked Johnson refuses to support CCC legislation

Police minister Rob Johnson

Courtney Trenwith Sacked police minister Rob Johnson says he is one of several Liberal Party MPs who will not support proposed legislation to allow the Corruption and Crime Commission to work with police on...

Expert says new light rail network could be built sooner, cheaper

The light rail network will run from Balga to the CBD.

Courtney Trenwith The man behind a 30-year push to build light rail in Perth has hailed the state government's commitment as historic but says the network could be built much sooner and for less than the projected $1...

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Ultramarathon victims still learning full extent of their injuries on anniversary

Turia Pitt and Kate Sanderson.

Courtney Trenwith The state government is still yet to receive the insurance details for the ill-fated Kimberley ultramarthon a year after the event left two women with catastrophic burns.

Affordability crisis hits home for Perth families

Janette and Mark Rehua.

Courtney Trenwith Perth - arguably the centre of Australia's housing affordability dilemma - will today host a national ministerial meeting that stakeholders hope will lead to firm initiatives to address the growing...

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Politician vows to use privileges to reveal Toodyay fire payouts

Toodyay bush fire western power

Courtney Trenwith Details of secret compensation payments made to some victims of the Toodyay fire may yet be publicly revealed, with a senior politician preparing to use all political privileges to pressure the...

Perth judge fears for future of 8 molested schoolboys

Generic boy.

Courtney Trenwith A District Court Judge has described his concern that eight young boys molested by a Perth father are yet to experience the full impact of their abuse and as adults may turn to drugs and struggle to...

'Life is not enough': husband of slain Perth travel agent

Michelle Smith.

Courtney Trenwith The husband of a Perth travel agent murdered in Thailand has expressed his disappointment her killers were not sentenced to death.

Perth part of Packer's plan for international gambling city


Courtney Trenwith A new six-star hotel tower and up to 830 more gaming machines and tables at the Burswood Entertainment Complex will go a long way to help owner James Packer achieve his goal of making Perth one of...

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Universities 'responsible' for binge drinking

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Courtney Trenwith University taverns would be closed, alcohol education incorporated into every degree and compulsory volunteer work made a condition of graduation under ideas raised by a panel of eminent West...

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Inquiry hears hostel boss turned a blind eye to McKenna's indiscretions


Courtney Trenwith The former head of an authority overseeing state-run hostels across WA has had five adverse findings recommended against him during an inquiry into sex abuse by hostel wardens during the 1970s until...

Barnett tried to keep Porter in WA

Treasurer Christian Porter

Courtney Trenwith Premier Colin Barnett said he tried to persuade Christian Porter not to leave state politics but ultimately respected his career-driven decision.

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Treasurer Christian Porter set to resign

Courtney Trenwith Treasurer Christian Porter is expected to resign from state politics today in a shock announcement.

'Horrendous, hidden' waiting list new priority for AMA WA

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Courtney Trenwith The new head of the Australian Medical Association WA has described the "hidden" waiting list of patients waiting for a specialist appointment as "horrendous" and vowed to pursue the government until...

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'I can finally move on:' Kate Campbell's joy at settlement

Kate Campbell

Rhianna King and Courtney Trenwith Kate Campbell has thanked her many supporters and told how she can't wait to get on with the rest of her life, now her protracted legal battle with the Woollard family is over.

Fake cop 'fascinated' by police force

Police minister Rob Johnson

Rhianna King and Courtney Trenwith The Police Minister has moved to assure the West Australian public that an incident involving a teenager who allegedly posed as a police officer and breached security at Perth Watchhouse would not...

Introduce elephants to solve bushfire risks: professor

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Courtney Trenwith Australia should introduce elephants and allow dingoes to breed in packs as a radical, yet serious, solution to the country's rampant bushfire and feral animal problems, a Tasmanian environmental...

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