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WA govt phone and laptop losses rise

The theft and loss of taxpayer-funded mobile phones and laptops in WA has risen to more than $480,000 in the past year, despite a promised crack down on missing equipment, the opposition says.

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.

Buswell report was 'unhinged' according to WA Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan continues to be critical of report into the Buswell investigation.

Aleisha Orr Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has again slammed the report that came out of the parliamentary inquiry into how officers dealt with the investigation of Troy Buswell’s late-night...

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Barnett dodges leadership question

Colin Barnett said the federal government had

Premier Colin Barnett has again been forced to dodge speculation about his leadership, but has refused to be baited on the opposition leader's position.

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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.

Colin Barnett criticises Federal Government on welfare

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says the federal government's plan to force unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month will not work.

RiskCover denies paying Troy Buswell crash victim 'hush money'

Troy Busswell

Chenee Marrapodi The State Government's insurer RiskCover has denied claims it paid 'hush money' to a woman whose parked car was smashed into by Troy Buswell.

Willetton Senior High School closed after asbestos scare

Asbestos

Liam Ducey Willetton Senior High School will be closed for the rest of the week as the Education Department moves to clear asbestos residue detected at the school late last week.

'No benefit' in Royalties for Regions projects

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan slams the state budget as more broken promises.

The West Australian public cannot have full confidence in the management of the state's Royalties for Regions (RfR) program, an independent report has found.

GPS for sex offenders not enough for community safety: WA Labor

Opposition leader Mark McGowan says GPS trackers for WA sex offenders don't do enough for community safety.

Chenee Marrapodi Opposition leader Mark McGowan has slammed the government for allowing another serial sex offender to walk free.

Medical cannabis on WA Labor's agenda

Removing time limits that stop child sex abuse cases going to court and legalising medicinal marijuana have been proposed by West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan at the state branch's annual...

Minister denies Perth congestion crisis

Perth storm damage - Traffic jam on the freeway near Canning Bridge.

West Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder says ongoing works around Perth are contributing to worsening congestion, but denies the city is in a traffic-jam crisis.

State Government cuts relief to seniors

Colin Barnett said the federal government had

The cost of living rebate for seniors has been halved by the West Australian government after the Commonwealth cut funding for concessions.

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Dog registration could push 'dodgy dealers' out of industry

Katherine  King  has been found guilty on three counts of animal cruelty and has been ordered not to go within 10 metres of an animal.

Aleisha Orr West Australian Opposition leader, Mark McGowan has called for a dog breeder registration system to be introduced in WA to deter "dodgy dealers".

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Troy Buswell could bear car damage bill

Former treasurer Troy Buswell could be forced to pay the bill for his late-night crash.

Disgraced former West Australian Treasurer Troy Buswell could be forced to pay the $14,700 damage bill for his crashed ministerial car, the Premier says

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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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Buswell 'flipped the bird' at Premier, police: Quigley

John Quigley

Nicole Cox Disgraced former treasurer Troy Buswell had effectively “flipped the bird” at Premier Colin Barnett and WA Police by failing to fully explain his actions, Labor MP John Quigley told State...

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State budget: households slugged to claw back AAA credit rating

State budget 2014

Nicole Cox Households will be slugged with price hikes in power, water and public transport as the Western Australian government attempts to claw back the states AAA credit rating, WA Treasurer Mike Nahan has...

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.

Barnett 'petulance' behind boycott: ALP

The West Australian premier's refusal to attend a crisis meeting in Sydney over the federal government's public school and hospital funding cuts is "typical Barnett petulance", the state opposition...