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WA Deputy Premier Kim Hames backtracks on Gammy father comment

Deputy West Australian Premier Kim Hames says he shouldn't have made the comment that the convicted paedophile father of baby Gammy and his twin sister Pipah appeared to be reformed.

WA Premier Colin Barnett announces new Highgate homeless shelter

Are Premier Colin Barnett's problems exacerbated by a culture in which no one else has full responsibility until there is blame to be shifted.

Geoff Vivian The WA Government is building a new shelter for homeless couples and men in Highgate.

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McGowan hopeful but does not expect support for FIFO inquiry

Opposition leader Mark McGowan has called for a bi-partisan investigation into FIFO suicides.

Liam Ducey Opposition leader Mark McGowan has demanded bi-partisan support for a parliamentary inquiry into FIFO suicides - but he's not optimistic.

Gammy: Child welfare authorities finally speak to WA couple

Gammy, the baby born with Down syndrome at the centre of the scandal, plays with his surrogate mother Pattaramon Janbua at a hospital in Thailand.

Aleisha Orr Officers from Child Protection and Family Support have finally made contact with the WA parents caught up in the baby Gammy surrogacy scandal.

No options for 11yo girl held in WA lock-up

An out-of-control and violent 11-year-old girl was detained in a police lock-up in Western Australia's Pilbara region because there were no other safe options at the time.

Hey dude, synthetic weed still not legal in WA

Synthetic marijuana is still not legal in WA.

Leanne Nicholson Despite what you’ve heard or what you have been told by “the guy down the road”, synthetic cannabis is illegal and you will be charged if you are caught with the substance, the West...

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WA MP's staffer in faux pot purchase

WA politician claims cannabis too easily accessible after colleague able to easily buy the drug in Rockingham.

A West Australian politician has proven how easy it is to get synthetic drugs by sending his staffer to the local shops to buy some.

WA steadily drinking the nation under the table

Beer.

Aleisha Orr Consistent, regular drinking is putting West Australians at risk of disease and injury.

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McGowan accused of promoting new drug

McGowan

Courtney Trenwith Opposition leader Mark McGowan has denied he acted irresponsibly by publicly revealing a new drug that could be legally sold to children rather than alerting authorities.

WA digs in heels on disability scheme

Barnett

Western Australia won't sign up to the federal government's national disability care scheme before the September election, Premier Colin Barnett has indicated.

A few sips is too much for mums-to-be

Pregnancy and alcohol

Aleisha Orr While many women may think a small glass of wine while pregnant is OK, a new campaign is telling us otherwise.

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Buswell resigns over secret sex sessions on taxpayers' tab

Troy Buswell

Chalpat Sonti, Liam Phillips and Joseph Sapienza Troy Buswell's political lives have finally run out after Premier Colin Barnett accepted his resignation today in the wake of admitting misusing taxpayer funds in his affair with Greens MP Adele...

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