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Alleged people smugglers plead not guilty in Perth court

New but untested evidence heard in the Eastman Inquiry this year potentially raised the suspicion of mafia involvement.

Aleisha Orr Two men on trial in Perth for people smuggling say they are actually asylum seekers.

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People should prepare for stormy weather in Perth and South West

Lightning bolt in northern suburbs

People living between Geraldton to Albany, including Perth, have been warned to brace for storms as a strong cold front approaches the South-West.

WA consumer watchdog calls for people caught in Bali holiday scam

A scam warning has been issued to those eyeing off Bali holidays.

Leanne Nicholson WA’s consumer watchdog is searching for people who may have been scammed in a Bali holiday con which could turn their holiday dreams into a travel nightmare.

Five people injured in five-car Gnangara Road smash

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Liam Ducey Gnangara Road has been reopened following a five-vehicle smash on Wednesday morning.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Asylum boat

Rescuers have recovered 27 bodies from the wreckage of a boat that sank off Christmas Island this morning.

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Woman in Perth hospital with Ebola-like symptoms

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A woman is being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at a Perth hospital after arriving from West Africa 10 days ago.

Goodbye Hollywood: restaurant leaves consumers 'out of pocket'

The Freddie Mercury tribute act will be no more at Hello Hollywood.

Chenee Marrapodi Westminster restaurant Hello Hollywood has been accused of leaving customers out of pocket when it suddenly closed its doors last month.

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WA tops country as 'third wave' deadly asbestos victims diagnosed

Generic asbestos.

Leanne Nicholson Decades after Wittenoom closed, West Australians are being diagnosed with mesothelioma at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country.

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Colin Barnett quibbles with MP over 'rogue sharks'

Sharks dominated discussion in the WA Parliament.

Colin Barnett's use of the term "rogue shark" has been questioned by the Opposition but the Premier says Labor is nitpicking.

EPA recommends WA government's shark cull plan not go ahead

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Aleisha Orr The West Australian government's plan to operate shark kill zones off WA beaches for the next three years has been rejected by the Environmental Protection Authority.

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MH370 monument planned for WA

Malaysia Airlines, Flight MH370

The Prime Minister has announced plans to build a WA monument to the memory of the passengers and crew of vanished airliner MH370.

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Liberals' GST problems all their own work

Premier Colin Barnett was a senior minister in the government which adopted the GST process.

Larry Graham The economy of WA is in pretty good shape mainly because the government has little to do with the growth of the mining industry.

Fremantle honours 849 fallen soldiers

Mervyn Ross.

Aleisha Orr These days the area accommodates a couple of schools and a church, however a section of parkland remains as a reminder of what the Blackboy Hill land was used for in the past; a training camp for...

Worrying trend of couples dying together

A spate of double suicides involving older couples in WA has prompted calls for a discussion of voluntary euthanasia.

Aleisha Orr A spate of double suicides involving older couples in Western Australia has prompted calls for discussion of voluntary euthanasia and concerns about the isolation those over the age of 50 years may...