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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.

Review into surrogacy in Western Australia almost complete

For the most part, pregnant women wish to remain pregnant, no matter how they came to be so.

Aleisha Orr A review of Western Australia’s Surrogacy Act is expected to be completed by the end of next month.

Surgeries cancelled as WA hospital staff prepare to walk

Surgeries are set to be cancelled and key services delayed at Perth’s busiest hospitals next week.

Leanne Nicholson Surgeries are set to be cancelled and key services delayed at Perth’s busiest hospitals next week as health services workers prepare to take the first industrial action in 13 years over a pay...

SCGH hospital strike goes ahead over pay dispute

Patients who attend hospital emergency departments could face a fee if the complaint is deemed minor.

Leanne Nicholson Surgeries cancelled and patient discharges unlikely at SCGH as health workers strike for first time in 13 years.

Heat over WA stand-alone abortion clinic

It's been confirmed that abortions will be carried out at a separate building away from the new hospital at Midland.

A Catholic health provider that will run a new hospital in Perth says the move to have "restricted procedures" such as abortions done at a separate facility was the government's decision.

Troy Buswell resigns as Cabinet Minister

Troy Buswell

Aleisha Orr Troy Buswell has resigned as a Cabinet Minister from the West Australian government.

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WA politicians 'extremely uncomfortable' and 'sickened' demanding doctor fee

Speculation that the federal budget will force some patients at hospital emergency departments to make a $7.50 co-payment has been criticised by West Australian politicians.

WA shark kill policy won't be deployed... yet

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Aleisha Orr The West Australian government's shark-kill zone policy has already hit a hurdle.

Dozens of homes destroyed in WA fire

Aleisha Orr, James Robertson Nearly 50 homes have been destroyed and four people are missing in bushfires on Perth's eastern fringes.

Live updates: Perth hills bushfires

Fire crews Perth bushfire

Four people feared victims of a Perth Hills bushfire have been found safe, while firefighters battle into the night.

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Ultramarathon victims still learning full extent of their injuries on anniversary

Turia Pitt and Kate Sanderson.

Courtney Trenwith The state government is still yet to receive the insurance details for the ill-fated Kimberley ultramarthon a year after the event left two women with catastrophic burns.

'Horrendous, hidden' waiting list new priority for AMA WA

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Courtney Trenwith The new head of the Australian Medical Association WA has described the "hidden" waiting list of patients waiting for a specialist appointment as "horrendous" and vowed to pursue the government until...

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Hospital cleaners' roles questioned

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Aleisha Orr Opposition health spokesperson Roger Cook says the Health Minister is being slippery with his words in responding to claims cleaners are being used to perform tasks usually done by trained staff.

Claims roll in as Kalgoorlie begins quake clean-up

Kalgoorlie earthquake

Chris Thomson Aftershocks continue and Insurers are bracing as claims start to roll in from yesterday's Kalgoorlie earthquake, as two aftershocks hit overnight.

Hames rejects family's plea

Theda Myint

Chalpat Sonti Theda Myint 's plea for government funds to help her seek treatment for a crippling disease has been rejected by Health Minister Kim Hames.

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Government silent on help for Theda

Chalpat Sonti A day after being asked if he would help Theda Myint, Health Minister claims he knows nothing about the case.

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Theda's desperate fight against a chronic killer

Chalpat Sonti Desperate family and friends of Perth chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer Theda Myint have launched a public appeal to try to save her life.

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