A West Australian mining warden has recommended rejection of a proposal to explore for bauxite south of Bridgetown, in the state's South West region.
Courtney Trenwith Premier Colin Barnett said he tried to persuade Christian Porter not to leave state politics but ultimately respected his career-driven decision.
Aleisha Orr The issue of great white shark numbers has reached the federal government.
Aleisha Orr A friend of the surfer who was killed in a shark attack north of Lancelin this morning is believed to have witnessed the attack.
Aleisha Orr A search-and-destroy mission is continuing for a great white shark up to five metres long that killed a surfer off the WA coast about 160 kilometres north of Perth.
Aleisha Orr Using bubbles to scare off sharks is one of the methods being considered by researchers to address the high number of fatal shark attacks in Western Australia.
Staff reporters Aerial shark patrols along the WA south coast will now start tomorrow, after Premier Colin Barnett agreed to privately lease a helicopter in the wake of an "unprecedented" third fatal attack in two...