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Perth agency makes hoax of deathly charity ad

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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...

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.

The (working) home away from home

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

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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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Barnett backlash bodes ill for Abbott

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A few short months ago, Tony Abbott could count on the Liberal Party's dominance in Western Australia flowing through to the federal poll.

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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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Long history to indigenous Muslim connection

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Aleisha Orr When the news that a Perth man had been jailed in Saudi Arabia suspected of terrorism- broke on Wednesday, some might have been surprised to then find out the Muslim man was Aboriginal.

Barnett tried to keep Porter in WA

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Courtney Trenwith Premier Colin Barnett said he tried to persuade Christian Porter not to leave state politics but ultimately respected his career-driven decision.

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Universities 'responsible' for binge drinking

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Courtney Trenwith University taverns would be closed, alcohol education incorporated into every degree and compulsory volunteer work made a condition of graduation under ideas raised by a panel of eminent West...

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Expert says new light rail network could be built sooner, cheaper

The light rail network will run from Balga to the CBD.

Courtney Trenwith The man behind a 30-year push to build light rail in Perth has hailed the state government's commitment as historic but says the network could be built much sooner and for less than the projected $1...

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Dead WA academics remained passionate 'until the end'

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A West Australian man has been charged with killing a retired couple in a remote part of southern Tasmania.

Breastfeeding lowers ovarian cancer risk

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Rania Spooner Women who breastfeed for two years of their lives are significantly less likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to groundbreaking West Australian public health research.

WA's booming economy smashes growth records

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Courtney Trenwith The booming WA economy has smashed through national growth records, with even analysts wide-eyed at the latest figures.

'Racist' Naitanui tribesman video pulled from YouTube

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Tim Clarke The authors of an offensive YouTube video which depicted West Coast cult hero Nic Naitanui as a native tribesman who speaks in clicks have publicly apologised after axing their video from the...

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Buswell resigns over secret sex sessions on taxpayers' tab

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Chalpat Sonti, Liam Phillips and Joseph Sapienza Troy Buswell's political lives have finally run out after Premier Colin Barnett accepted his resignation today in the wake of admitting misusing taxpayer funds in his affair with Greens MP Adele...

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