An Iranian-Australian man convicted for his role in the 2010 Christmas Island boat tragedy that killed 50 people has lost an appeal to reduce his sentence for people smuggling offences.
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.
Liam Ducey Police have converged on the electorate office of Deputy Leader Julie Bishop, arresting 11 Christian leaders protesting the detention of children.
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.
Aleisha Orr The RSPCA has spoken out against the West Australian government's shark drum line program which could be extended to operate for a further three years.
Scott Coghlan The tagging of a huge five-metre white pointer in King George Sound has presented a potentially huge breakthrough in shark research and a triumph for local Fisheries staff.
West Australians are heading to more than 700 polling booths around the state amid speculation that participation could be low due to voter fatigue.
A woman who lost a six-figure sum in an online dating scam has become the first known West Australian victim of romance fraud to get some of her money back.
Tom Atkinson The state government can't promise a better deal for fans or sports clubs at nib Stadium, despite West Australian taxpayers funding a multi-million dollar change in management.
Robyn Preston The tight-knit WA community of Bruce Rock is 'in shock' and has 'shut down' after a German backpacker was struck by lightning on Friday.
Aleisha Orr Troy Buswell has resigned as a Cabinet Minister from the West Australian government.
Chenee Marrapodi The political circus has rolled into town, and there was more interest in seeing how the Liberal and Labor parties would kick off their campaigns in the lead up to the April 5 Senate election re-run...
Aleisha Orr Despite one of the world's biggest news stories being beamed across the globe from a small paddock in the semi-rural suburb on the outskirts of Perth, locals in Bullsbrook remain mostly unfazed.
Politicians heading to Canberra from Western Australia and the Northern Territory can no longer charge taxpayers for overnight stopovers unless they prove no connecting flight is available.
A dramatic helicopter rescue saved five children and their father, who had been bogged on a remote flooded Western Australian road for nearly four days.
Aleisha Orr The shark-kill zones policy will be implemented by the Department of Fisheries in the metropolitan area after the contractor awarded the tender withdrew after receiving threats.
West Australian Fred Chaney has been named Senior Australian of the Year for his contribution to indigenous reconciliation and human rights.