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Premier reveals plans for $2 billion airport link tunnel

Adrian Beattie Despite state debt at record levels, the Premier has announced plans to build an underground rail tunnel from Bayswater to the airport - at a cost of $2 billion.

WA coroner examines depressed man's death

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A father-of-two with a history of depression and attempts at taking his own life was discharged from a Perth hospital due to a bed shortage and found dead a few days later.

Call to make deadly asbestos buildings in WA public

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Leanne Nicholson A publicly available list of government buildings declaring the presence of asbestos has been called for by West Australian Upper House member and long-time campaigner, Kate Doust.

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Gaza protest in Forrest Place

Gaza protest

Adrian Beattie Demonstrators protesting against Israel's attack on Gaza gathered in Forrest Place on Saturday.

WA hospital staff to walk off the job

Royal Perth Hospital

Hundreds of hospital support workers in Perth will stop work on Tuesday to protest against potential job losses when the new Fiona Stanley Hospital opens.

WA public hospital industrial action ends

Health workers walk off the job

The health union has called off all industrial action in the state's public hospitals after the government agreed to go to arbitration to resolve a pay dispute.

Australia well equipped to cope with 'unlikely' ebola outbreak

Medecins Sans Frontiers members put on protective gear in Conakry, Guinea.

Aleisha Orr An infectious diseases expert says the threat of an ebola outbreak in Western Australia is “very, very small”.

Surgeries cancelled as WA hospital staff prepare to walk

Surgeries are set to be cancelled and key services delayed at Perth’s busiest hospitals next week.

Leanne Nicholson Surgeries are set to be cancelled and key services delayed at Perth’s busiest hospitals next week as health services workers prepare to take the first industrial action in 13 years over a pay...

Perth hospital workers walk off the job

Health workers walk off the job

Health workers at Perth's major hospitals have begun rolling stoppages over a pay dispute with the state government.

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Thai man dies in gravel road rollover near Lake King

Liam Ducey A Thai national has died after the car he was driving rolled on Cascades Road in Lake King, 300 kilometres from Esperance, on Tuesday night.

Poison warning after Perth dog deaths

Vets have warned dog owners to take care while walking their pets at a park in Perth's southeastern suburbs following three cases of poisoning.

State budget: Billions promised to WA infrastructure

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Narelle Towie More than $23 billion will be invested into state infrastructure, including $2.11 billion on three road projects to fix traffic congestion on the Kwinana Freeway, Treasurer Mike Nahan has announced...

State budget: households slugged to claw back AAA credit rating

State budget 2014

Nicole Cox Households will be slugged with price hikes in power, water and public transport as the Western Australian government attempts to claw back the states AAA credit rating, WA Treasurer Mike Nahan has...

WA politicians 'extremely uncomfortable' and 'sickened' demanding doctor fee

Speculation that the federal budget will force some patients at hospital emergency departments to make a $7.50 co-payment has been criticised by West Australian politicians.

Budget emergency 'an elaborate farce'

There will have to be some re-sharing of national financial taxation, Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan said.

The federal government's talk of a budget emergency is a farce to justify breaking election commitments about public health and education, member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan says.

Days before health cuts kick in: WA Labor

Opposition leader Mark McGowan has lambasted WA Premier Colin Barnett for not attending a meeting of state premiers in Sydney.

Labor has lashed WA Premier Colin Barnett for missing a crisis meeting of his state and territory counterparts to discuss the federal government's planned public hospital funding cuts.

Twenty-one students injured in Gidgegannup bus crash

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Liam Ducey The publican of Gidgegannup's Noble Halls Hotel says the only way to improve Toodyay Road is to install a dual carriageway, following two crashes in two hours on the road on Wednesday night.

Council investigates Lancelin balcony collapse after five injured

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Nicole Cox The Shire of Gingin will investigate the horrifying balcony collapse of a Lancelin holiday home that left five people injured after plummeting 3m to the ground.

Heat over WA stand-alone abortion clinic

It's been confirmed that abortions will be carried out at a separate building away from the new hospital at Midland.

A Catholic health provider that will run a new hospital in Perth says the move to have "restricted procedures" such as abortions done at a separate facility was the government's decision.

Northbridge mass brawl leaves four in hospital

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