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500 jobs could go in WA school system

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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The Heng effect

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Rania Spooner Who knew an internet sensation would be born when the West Australian election campaign crossed paths with a Christian music enthusiast and would-be campaign manager?

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Politician vows to use privileges to reveal Toodyay fire payouts

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Courtney Trenwith Details of secret compensation payments made to some victims of the Toodyay fire may yet be publicly revealed, with a senior politician preparing to use all political privileges to pressure the...

'I never misused taxpayers' money'

Adele Carles

Joseph Sapienza and Chalpat Sonti Embattled Greens MP Adele Carles has denied misusing taxpayers' money during her four-month affair with former State Treasurer Troy Buswell.

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Buswell resigns over secret sex sessions on taxpayers' tab

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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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Qld v WA: Bligh 'poaching' workers during Perth visit

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Courtney Trenwith The fight for skilled workers and resource investment became heated yesterday when Queensland Premier Anna Bligh was accused of using Perth's Commonwealth Business Forum to poach workers and...