Thirty youths and five adults have so far been charged over a violent riot at Western Australia's only juvenile detention centre.
An Iranian-born Australian citizen has pleaded guilty to four people smuggling charges, and now faces a maximum penalty of 20 years behind bars.
An Australian man charged with 89 people-smuggling offences, many of which relate to last year's deadly Christmas Island boat disaster, has made a brief appearance in the Perth Magistrates Court.
Rescuers have recovered 27 bodies from the wreckage of a boat that sank off Christmas Island this morning.
A murderer who fatally stabbed Perth teenager Vicky Groves in front of her schoolmates more than 20 years ago will be released from prison.
Michael Hopkin Two men have survived after a small plane crashed and burst into flames on a sports oval in South Lake.
Michael Hopkin Designated shark-killing zones will be established off Perth and the state's South West, as part of an aggressive new state government policy aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks.
Experts and conservationists have bitten back at Western Australia's tough new policies to prevent deadly shark attacks, which include the establishment of licensed offshore "kill zones".
A troubled teenager who helped her boyfriend in the brutal drug-fuelled murder of a man she had just met, will spend the next 14 years behind bars.
Changes to the way the Western Australian government deals with sharks that lurk in popular swimming and surfing areas will be unveiled next week.
Brad Elborough It's fitting that midfielder Matt Priddis would win West Coast's club champion honour two days after the AFL's Rookie Draft took place.
The beach where a surfer was killed by a suspected great white shark has been closed again after a shark sighting close to shore.
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...
Staff writers Tributes have been paid to the surfer who was killed by a shark off a WA beach on Saturday.
Aleisha Orr The clue to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago could be held at a property only about a kilometre from where she went missing.
Liam Ducey A grid search will take place at the Badgingarra property believed to hold clues to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago.
Aleisha Orr A number of century old laws will be scrapped as part of a legislative clean-up being carried out by the West Australian government.
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.
The number of councils in Perth will be halved after the West Australian government finalised its restructuring plans.
Jails in Western Australia are trialling high-tech chairs which can scan the body cavities of prisoners and visitors to check for contraband, including phones and weapons.