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Northbridge mass brawl leaves four in hospital

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

Questions raised over nurses' overdose deaths

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Rania Spooner The fatal drug overdoses of two nurses working in Perth's public hospitals have come under coronial scrutiny amid concerns the controlled substances could have come from their workplaces.

WA doctor shortage becomes election issue

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West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says a shortage of doctors in the state is a 'critical issue' in the federal election.

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Overdose killed WA health workers: coroner

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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.

Lucky state creates 56 Lotto big winners

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Leanne Nicholson Birthdays, football team jersey numbers, clairvoyants’ prediction or the dart board – whatever your method of selection, Western Australia is one very lucky state when it comes to picking winning...

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Man jailed for letting 'controlling' mother die

A 26-year-old Western Australian man has been jailed for 15 months after failing to seek medical attention for his dying mother.

City of Perth to change boundary plans

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Robyn Preston The City of Perth is one step closer to claiming nearby icons, after setting out a revised boundary proposal during a special council meeting on Thursday night.

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Killer faked 'loud sex' to cover up sound of slaying

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Anne-Louise Brown While slaying an elderly man, Valentina Strabach faked “loud sex” to cover up the noise. Ms Strabach, a chronic paranoid schizophrenic, is standing trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia for...

'I feel dead inside'

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Anne-Louise Brown Donna Rasmussen says she “feels dead inside” after the sudden death of disabled teenage son in 2009.

Perth heat puts 20 in hospital

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Perth's fiercest heatwave in nearly 80 years has led to 20 people being admitted to hospital, Western Australia's health department says.

Tiny Pilbara community dodges Rusty bullet

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Rolling coverage of tropical cyclone Rusty as parts of WA's North West prepare for destructive winds and flooding.

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Queensland woman named in WA's first road fatality

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Aja Styles Police have released the name of the 40-year-old Queensland woman killed in Western Australia's first fatal road crash for the year.

Heart attack survivors ignoring medical advice: survey

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Lucy Rickard A worrying new survey has found almost 90 per cent of heart attack survivors do not fully understand the risk of having their condition, with one in five going on to have a second attack.

No survivors: father, young daughter lose fight for life after tent blast claims teen son

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Liam Phillips An electrical fault is now suspected of causing a massive blast that blew apart a tent at a caravan park yesterday, killing three members of the same family.

27 people confirmed dead in Christmas Island disaster

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Rescuers have recovered 27 bodies from the wreckage of a boat that sank off Christmas Island this morning.

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Qld v WA: Bligh 'poaching' workers during Perth visit

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Courtney Trenwith The fight for skilled workers and resource investment became heated yesterday when Queensland Premier Anna Bligh was accused of using Perth's Commonwealth Business Forum to poach workers and...

Leaked Serco manual details how to 'strike' asylum seekers

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Aja Styles A prison-style training manual designed by Serco, which is contracted to run Australia's detention centres, has been leaked by Crickey online and details explicit instructions on how to use pain to...

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Runners faced becoming 'human fireballs'

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Aja Styles An ultramarathon runner, who was trapped in a bushfire that engulfed their competition course in Western Australia's Kimberley region, has described how he and three other competitors faced becoming...

Perth wakes up to a $100m clean-up after storm of the year

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Colin Barnett has declared the devastating storm that hit Perth a natural disaster as the city braces for more hail, lightning, gales and flooding this afternoon.

Theda's desperate fight against a chronic killer

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Chalpat Sonti Desperate family and friends of Perth chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer Theda Myint have launched a public appeal to try to save her life.

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