Health

Overdose killed WA health workers: coroner

Hospital

A coronial inquest has found a midwife and nurse at two of Perth's main hospitals died of accidental overdoses within six months of each other after obtaining drugs from their workplaces.

Peel Health Campus whistleblower Foley plans to testify - and sue

Ashton Foley.

Aleisha Orr Whistleblower Ashton Foley who is still in hiding following a number of claims about her credibility now says she will testify in the upcoming inquiry into the Peel Health Campus and also has plans...

Support pours in for Troy Buswell from Vasse constituents

Troy Buswell

Leanne Nicholson Former Western Australian treasurer Troy Buswell may be keeping a low profile at Parliament House but his Vasse electorate office in Busselton is anything but quiet.

Troy Buswell resigns as Cabinet Minister

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

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'It won't survive': bashed newborn's grandfather reveals heartbreaking pain

Baby hand

Jillian McHugh "It won't survive" were the simple, yet heartbreaking words from the grandfather who expects the life support to his one-month-old grandson will be turned off this weekend.

Heart disease risk high for volunteer firefighters

Two firefighters killed in Harrietville (Thumbnail)

Not only do they battle the flames, heat and exhaustion of Australia's bushfire season, but new research says volunteer firefighters may also be more likely to have to fight off heart disease than...

Detainee flees Serco guards in Perth city centre

Police tape

Police have caught an escapee who ran from Serco guards in Perth's city centre.

Moore River burst banks, sucks man out to sea

REscue

Robyn Preston A man has been rescued in a marine search operation, after he was dragged out to sea when the bank burst along the Moore River in Guilderton.

Medical examinations used to access your private information

medical records

Leanne Nicholson Private information of thousands of Australian jobseekers harvested through medical examinations and stored for profit has raised legal and applicant concerns about the protection and use of personal...

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Northbridge mass brawl leaves four in hospital

Police tape

Liam Ducey Westminster man charged after car driven into brawlers in Northbridge.

Perth woman sues deli owner after drinking sperm from bottled water

Bottled water.

Leanne Nicholson EXCLUSIVE A Perth woman who drank a bottle of water containing semen has lodged civil action against the deli owner who sold the water and whose DNA matched the sperm.

The push to eradicate polio in country where it doesn't exist

Gerard Butler and Michael Sheldrick

Jillian McHugh At a time when most 20-somethings were watching Gerard Butler on the big screen, Michael Sheldrick was helping the actor write a speech about the 67 million children in the world who don't have...

Police investigating Wedge Island death

Wedge Island

A man has died and two other people injured during an incident on Wedge Island in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Pilbara asbestos fears follow in the wake of cyclone Christine

Asbestos

Leanne Nicholson Asbestos dislodged or damaged during cyclone Christine now pose an additional health risk to Pilbara residents.

Concerns for man missing in WA's north

Missing man, Geoffrey Channing.

Police are concerned for a missing man who has not been seen since he left Broome early Monday morning.

Youth drinking targeted in WA liquor law review

Alcohol

Jillian McHugh Underage drinking has been targeted in a review of Western Australia's liquor laws, with it recommended that adults who supply other people’s children with alcohol should face criminal prosecution.

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WA detention centres are 'dysfunctional'

Yongah Hills Immigration Detention Centre

Three asylum seekers escaped a Western Australia detention centre in 45 seconds last week, exposing major security flaws at the facility, a leaked report has revealed.

Chopper rescues children from bogged car

Chopper rescue

A dramatic helicopter rescue saved five children and their father, who had been bogged on a remote flooded Western Australian road for nearly four days.

Two teens killed in separate crashes

Crash Mundijong

Robyn Preston Two West Australian teenagers have died in separate car crashes.

Horse disease may have spread to humans

Black Caviar

Aleisha Orr Horse owners in and around Pinjarra have been warned about a mysterious disease in the animals which may be transferable to humans.