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Losses from tech-support scams in WA more than triple

Aleisha Orr If you’ve had a random phone call at your home from someone claiming to be a tech-support officer and telling you there is a fault in your system- it could have been a scammer.

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WA doctors say suspended Nitschke was 'risk to public health'

Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been suspended from practising over his alleged handling of a WA man who committed suicide.

Leanne Nicholson The WA AMA says the right decision was made to suspend the registration of euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke over his links to the suicide of a young and healthy WA man man.

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50 people evacuated from Northbridge fire

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About 50 people were evacuated from their homes in Northbridge on Saturday morning after a fire broke out at a block of units.

Accused people smuggler arrives in Perth

A man accused of people smuggling has been arrested in Perth after being extradited from Germany.

SIEV 221 people smuggler loses sentence appeal

Latest photos released from Perth inquest into sinking of the SIEV 358 asylum seeker boat last year. Supplied

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.

People smuggler pleads guilty over boat tragedy

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An Iranian-born Australian citizen has pleaded guilty to four people smuggling charges, and now faces a maximum penalty of 20 years behind bars.

35 people charged over juvenile jail riot

The entrance to Banksia Hill detention centre in the southern suburb of Canning Vale.

Thirty youths and five adults have so far been charged over a violent riot at Western Australia's only juvenile detention centre.

Accused people-smuggler fronts WA court

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.

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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Jailed cop Carl Casilli released on bail pending appeal

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Nicole Cox A corrupt WA Police detective who provided his lawyer lover with classified police information has been granted bail, pending an appeal of his sentence.

WA struggles to find new corruption chief

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The West Australian government is having difficulty securing a new head of the corruption watchdog and will likely broaden the criteria for the role.

'I wish Troy Buswell would just pay up': WA Premier Colin Barnett

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Nicole Cox Premier Colin Barnett has aired his frustration at the ongoing Troy Buswell crash saga, saying he wished the disgraced politician would just 'pay up'.

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Cottesloe beachfront high-rise approval ends decades of debate

The Town of Cottesloe’s said the scheme was 'poised to become a reality after many years in the making'.

Leanne Nicholson A former Cottesloe mayor has warned the fight against high-rise development has not finished despite the state goernment announcing its final plans to "revitalise" the beachside suburb.

Pair removed after 'personal attack' at City of Vincent council meeting

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Aleisha Orr Things got interesting at a City of Vincent council meeting on Tuesday night when police were called to remove two people who were disruptive and refused to leave.

Call to make deadly asbestos buildings in WA public

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Leanne Nicholson A publicly available list of government buildings declaring the presence of asbestos has been called for by West Australian Upper House member and long-time campaigner, Kate Doust.

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WA lives lost in Malaysia Airlines MH17 Ukraine tragedy

Siblings Mo, Otis and Evie Maslin were among the seven WA victims of the MH17 tragedy.

Aleisha Orr The shocking fate of the 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 18 has shattered families from across the world.

Heartfelt tribute to Mo Maslin at Scotch College

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David Prestipino The Scotch College community rallied together on Tuesday and paid tribute to Mo Maslin, one of three WA children killed on a Malaysia Airlines flight alongside his younger siblings Evie and Otis when...

WA experts ready to assist MH17 recovery

Work at the MH17 crash site.

Aleisha Orr West Australian experts in the identification of victims following disasters are on standby and could be sent to Ukraine to help recover bodies of those killed in the MH17 disaster.

Synergy board walkout after claims of government 'undermining'

Board members at state-owned West Australian power utility Synergy have resigned in protest.

Jonathan Barrett Prominent Perth businessman Michael Smith and three other board members at state-owned West Australian power utility Synergy have resigned in protest against plans to “undermine” them by...

Perth rainfall still well short of average

The wild weather sets in overnight as seen from Hillarys.

Chenee Marrapodi If Perth is getting sick of the rain, we shouldn't be complaining - we are well below our annual averages, according to the bureau.