WA taxi driver 'guilty' of sex assaults


A Perth taxi driver has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five wheelchair-bound women in his vehicle.

Murder charge over Orange Grove stabbing

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Liam Ducey A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder over a stabbing at a caravan park.

Support pours in for Troy Buswell from Vasse constituents

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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.

Ex-surf lifesaver charged with sex assault

A former West Australian surf life saving club instructor has been charged with historic sexual assault offences.

Joint police operation takes cocaine off WA streets

Leanne Nicholson A joint operation by WA Police and Australian Federal Police has kept about five kilograms of cocaine off the streets of Western Australia.

Perth agency makes hoax of deathly charity ad


Jillian McHugh You might have seen the ad – a bizarre public service announcement with the slogan ‘stay in school’ - that’s made worldwide headlines for its graphic depiction of four teenagers dying.

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Heart disease risk high for volunteer firefighters

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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...

Police confirm Australind package was bomb ingredient

Michael Hopkin WA police have confirmed that the substance found in Leschenault Estuary near Australind was the bomb-making ingredient TATP.

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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WA man jailed for boy's gun cleaning death


The family of a West Australian teen killed by a bullet fired from a gun that was being cleaned have reacted angrily to his killer's jail sentence.

Crying baby gets family kicked off Mandurah bus by female driver

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Andrew King A Mandurah mother of two has been left embarrassed after she was kicked off a Transperth bus by the female driver because her baby was crying.

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Middle Swan bashing victim dies in hospital

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Liam Ducey Charges against two men may be upgraded following the death of a Bullsbrook man bashed at Middle Swan Reserve.

Medical examinations used to access your private information

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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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Bad Santa charged with holding up Tuart Hill post office


A man who dressed in a Santa costume has been charged with armed robbery at a Tuart Hill post office on Tuesday morning.

Perth woman sues deli owner after drinking sperm from bottled water

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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.

Mufflers for beaches could reduce shark attacks

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Aleisha Orr The creation of surfboards with shark deterring fins, beach noise mufflers and acoustic shark detectors are to be funded by the West Australian government.

Hammer attack on WA Premier's office

The office of West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has been attacked by a hammer-wielding vandal, who daubed "Egomaniac" in red across the building's windows.

The (working) home away from home


Aleisha Orr Working from home can have its downsides but leasing an office is not always the answer.

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Dog put down due to open wounds, overgrown nails

Bindi dog RSPCA

Aleisha Orr A family who owned an emaciated dog with matted fur, an open wound, and overgrown nails that were so long they had curled more than 360 degrees has been fined for animal cruelty.

Clive Palmer picks WA candidates

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Clive Palmer's political party has selected all of its federal candidates for Western Australia, including former Fremantle Dockers footballer Des Headland.

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