Troy Buswell

Support pours in for Troy Buswell from Vasse constituents

Leanne Nicholson Former Western Australian treasurer Troy Buswell may be keeping a low profile at Parliament House but his Vasse electorate office in Busselton is anything but quiet.

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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Colin Barnett backs Troy Buswell over son's driving test

Troy Buswell

Michael Hopkin Premier Colin Barnett has refused calls to sack Treasurer and Transport Minister Troy Buswell over more allegations of ministerial misconduct.

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Troy Buswell's budget battles to stay in black

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Michael Hopkin Treasurer Troy Buswell has unveiled a raft of budget savings as he battles to keep state debt in check and preserve an increasingly precarious budget surplus.

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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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Colin Barnett flags new shark policy

Shark

Changes to the way the Western Australian government deals with sharks that lurk in popular swimming and surfing areas will be unveiled next week.

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WA government unveils shark 'kill zones'

Beach closure.

Michael Hopkin Designated shark-killing zones will be established off Perth and the state's South West, as part of an aggressive new state government policy aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks.

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WA shark policy a 'cull by another name'

Experts and conservationists have bitten back at Western Australia's tough new policies to prevent deadly shark attacks, which include the establishment of licensed offshore "kill zones".

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WA Premier Colin Barnett warns of budget pain to come

Colin Barnett

Western Australia's Premier Colin Barnett has again warned of a "very tight" budget for Australia's economic golden child, as pressure comes from federal Defence Minister Stephen Smith to spend money...

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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State government welcomes Perth road funding boost by would-be 'infrastructure prime minister'

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Liberal MP Ken Wyatt make an announcement on the Perth-Darwin Highway during his visit to Western Australia, on Saturday 17 August 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Pamela Mirghani The Western Australian state government has welcomed the federal opposition's promise to contribute $1.

WA's shark network receives new technology for faster alerts

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Robyn Preston Western Australia's shark safety program has been given a boost by the state government, after new shark alert technology was deployed on the coastal monitoring network this week.

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London cabs ready to roll on to Perth streets

Perth's new London cabs

White London-style cabs are about to hit Perth streets as part of a four-year trial to improve the security, standards and availability of the city's taxis.

'I can finally move on:' Kate Campbell's joy at settlement

Kate Campbell

Rhianna King and Courtney Trenwith Kate Campbell has thanked her many supporters and told how she can't wait to get on with the rest of her life, now her protracted legal battle with the Woollard family is over.

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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$80 million for Aubin Grove station

Aubin Grove train station

Lara Hyams An ambitious plan by the state government will see $80 million spent on a train station and accompanying 2000-bay car park at Aubin Grove in an attempt to ease pressure on the already-packed...

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Expert says new light rail network could be built sooner, cheaper

The light rail network will run from Balga to the CBD.

Courtney Trenwith The man behind a 30-year push to build light rail in Perth has hailed the state government's commitment as historic but says the network could be built much sooner and for less than the projected $1...

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Sacked Johnson refuses to support CCC legislation

Police minister Rob Johnson

Courtney Trenwith Sacked police minister Rob Johnson says he is one of several Liberal Party MPs who will not support proposed legislation to allow the Corruption and Crime Commission to work with police on...

Buswell battles on with ex-lover Carles

Troy Buswell and former partner Adele Carles

The defamation battle between Western Australia's treasurer Troy Buswell and his former lover, MP Adele Carles is set to continue through the state election campaign after Mr Buswell's legal team...