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WA's dodgiest builder leaves UK painter and family homeless

Steve Preston is also known as Steve Brown.

Leanne Nicholson A builder labelled 'WA's dodgiest', 'a menace' and 'a maverick' by consumer protection authorities for fleeing the state and taking hundreds of thousands of dollars for work not done has resurfaced...

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Fight looms for Browse supply base plan

James Price Point

A conservation group has vowed to fight in the courts any attempts to industrialise Western Australia's Kimberley region, including the premier's plans to establish a gas sector supply base at James...

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35 people charged over juvenile jail riot

The entrance to Banksia Hill detention centre in the southern suburb of Canning Vale.

Thirty youths and five adults have so far been charged over a violent riot at Western Australia's only juvenile detention centre.

'I won't be travelling too far from Broome': Bob Brown

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Rania Spooner The iconic Greens senator on the proposal for a $35 billion gas hub at James Price Point, retirement and turning into a grey nomad.

Deadly asbestos mine takes toll for Wittenoom kids

Phillip Noble and Ross Munroe. Photo courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia.

Operators of the former WA asbestos mine in Wittenoom could be liable for a wider range of deadly illnesses following new research about the effects on children who grew up there.

Asylum boat organiser jailed for 14 years

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An Iranian-Australian man has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for his role in several people-smuggling voyages, one of which ended in the 2010 Christmas Island tragedy that killed 50 people.

State launches appeal against Rayney verdict

Lloyd Rayney

Rania Spooner The state has launched an appeal against a Supreme Court Justice's finding that Lloyd Rayney was not guilty of the murder of his wife.

Buswell battles on with ex-lover Carles

Troy Buswell and former partner Adele Carles

The defamation battle between Western Australia's treasurer Troy Buswell and his former lover, MP Adele Carles is set to continue through the state election campaign after Mr Buswell's legal team...

Power utility taken to court for teen death

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Rania Spooner Western Power charged over teen's electric shock death.

Medical breakthrough leads to murder acquittal

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Rania Spooner The Nobel Prize winning medical breakthrough that saw a convicted murderer acquitted.

Charges laid over death of Mr Ward in roasting prison van

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Chalpat Sonti The family of an Aboriginal elder who died in searing heat in the back of a prison van has welcomed a decision to lay charges over his death.

Serial illegal driver loses car in landmark court decision

Repairing a flat tyre

In a landmark court decision, a Perth man has been ordered to surrender his car permanently after being caught repeatedly driving without a licence.

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Single mum fleeced of $8700 through Nigerian eBay scam

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Chris Thomson A single mother selling a Sony PlayStation through eBay for $250 has been fleeced of $8700 by a Nigerian who claimed to represent the WA government's consumer protection agency.

Rain brings reprieve but firefighters 'downbeat' over homes lost

Lucy Rickard and Courtney Trenwith Residents allowed back into the worst areas have witnessed for the first time the charred ruins of their neighbourhood with firefighters escorting them on a bus.