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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.

Five bushfires burn in tinder-dry Kimberley region

Leanne Nicholson Emergency services are monitoring five bushfires burning in the popular Kimberley region as the area reaches a severe classification for this year’s dry season.

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.

Tension ahead of Kalgoorlie mosque debate

A photo from the Kalgoorlie mosque Facebook page.

Liam Ducey The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will have police on stand-by for their Monday night council meeting as anti-mosque campaigners plan to protest while Council debates the proposal.

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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Two killed in car rollover in Zanthus, east of Kalgoorlie

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Liam Ducey Two people have died in a crash in Zanthus, 210 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie, after their vehicle rolled on Sunday morning.

Ocean Reef man charged over alleged Murray Street club assault

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Liam Ducey A 26-year-old Ocean Reef man has been charged over an alleged assault outside a Perth nightclub on Sunday morning that left a man in hospital with serious head injuries.

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'Lego' apartments the future of affordable housing in Perth

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Liam Ducey The future of affordable housing in Perth was unveiled by the State Government on Friday with the completion of a six storey apartment built in just 10 days.

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Homeless advocate: media reports 'inaccurate, inflammatory'

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Liam Ducey An advocate for the homeless has lashed out at media reports of homeless people using intimidatory tactics when begging for money in Perth carparks.

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Buswell to pay for car damage

Troy Buswell has agreed to pay for the damage.

Former Treasurer Troy Buswell has said he will pay for the damage he caused when he crashed his government car into several other vehicles while driving home from a wedding.

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Mystery over Rolf Harris plaque in Kununurra

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Adrian Beattie A mystery vandal has stolen a plaque marking a visit by Rolf Harris to the East Kimberley town.

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Dangerous weather warning for South West

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People living in the southwest of the state have been warned to stay indoors with a storm system expected to bring dangerously high winds to the region.

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Gaza protest in Forrest Place

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Adrian Beattie Demonstrators protesting against Israel's attack on Gaza gathered in Forrest Place on Saturday.

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.

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.