Mark Mcgowan

The political circus has come to town... again

Tony Abbott

Chenee Marrapodi The political circus has rolled into town, and there was more interest in seeing how the Liberal and Labor parties would kick off their campaigns in the lead up to the April 5 Senate election re-run...

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Police confirm Australind package was bomb ingredient

Michael Hopkin WA police have confirmed that the substance found in Leschenault Estuary near Australind was the bomb-making ingredient TATP.

Thousands rally as shark kill fury rises

Shark protest

Liam Ducey, Aleisha Orr and AAP Thousands of West Australians have rallied at Perth's Cottesloe Beach, calling for an end to the state government's contentious shark killing policy.

Colin Barnett 'lied' to voters over council mergers

Colin Barnett

Michael Hopkin Colin Barnett has been accused of lying to voters in the run-up to the state election, after backflipping on a pre-election promise not to force local councils to merge.

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WA Labor promise fight over solar rate cut

West Australian opposition leader Mark McGowan has promised to "take on" Premier Colin Barnett after the state government reneged on a 10-year undertaking for households that feed in solar power to...

Barnett backlash bodes ill for Abbott

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A few short months ago, Tony Abbott could count on the Liberal Party's dominance in Western Australia flowing through to the federal poll.

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500 jobs could go in WA school system

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About 500 jobs could be lost from the West Australian education system after the state government unveiled a new funding model.

Barnett tried to keep Porter in WA

Treasurer Christian Porter

Courtney Trenwith Premier Colin Barnett said he tried to persuade Christian Porter not to leave state politics but ultimately respected his career-driven decision.

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Community shocked over school fire

Up in flames... Mount Lawley Primary School gutted by fire.

Aleisha Orr Like many teachers and parents who got the call to tell them Mt Lawley Primary School had been burnt down yesterday morning, Elizabeth Gibb’s first thought was that it was a joke.

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.

Mercy killer didn't want political debate

Health Minister David Davis is supporting a move that would give Victorians a stronger voice in their future medical care.

Rania Spooner The elderly man whose body was found on Perth's Floreat beach after he admitted to the mercy killing of his disabled life partner never wanted his personal struggle to become a political debate, his...

Worries over WA's Packer meeting leak

Australian Businessman and founder of Australia's Crown Ltd James Packer

The West Australian government has admitted to serious concerns about how cabinet documents detailing a meeting between Premier Colin Barnett and billionaire James Packer came to be leaked to a...

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WA stays with Barnett's Liberals

Colin Barnett

Rania Spooner West Australians have given Liberal leader Colin Barnett another four years at the helm in a commanding win the returning premier attributed, in part, to Federal Labor being "on the nose" in WA.

Gillard should have come to WA: Barnett

Gillard addresses AWU allegations (Thumbnail)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard harmed the Labor brand further by not being involved in the West Australian election campaign, according to re-elected premier Colin Barnett.

WA Labor chief ready to fight on

Mark McGowan

WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan has admitted the election campaign which ended in a crushing loss for his party took a physical toll on him - but he is ready to fight on against Premier Colin Barnett.

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Eric Ripper finally gives up leadership

Eric Ripper.

Courtney Trenwith Labor leader Eric Ripper has agreed to stand down after losing the support of more than half of his colleagues, it is understood.

'They chose to create a future for their grandchildren': $1.5b native title deal

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Courtney Trenwith The most significant native title agreement in Australian history - worth $1.5 billion - would set-up the Kimberley Indigenous population for generations to come, according to the head of the...

What housing shortage?

Building

Chalpat Sonti A property analyst casts doubt over claims we're heading for a shortfall in housing.

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