Man dead, two boys admitted to hospital after WA snake bites

Western Australia has recorded its first fatality from a snake bite in four years after a man in the Goldfields died days before two boys from the Wheatbelt were admitted after being bitten.

Bushfire control triggers smoke alert for northern suburbs

smoke warning for Perth's northern suburbs

Leanne Nicholson A smoke alert has been issued for Perth’s northern suburbs as bushfire season preparations continue.

The push to eradicate polio in country where it doesn't exist

Gerard Butler and Michael Sheldrick

Jillian McHugh At a time when most 20-somethings were watching Gerard Butler on the big screen, Michael Sheldrick was helping the actor write a speech about the 67 million children in the world who don't have...

State budget: Billions promised to WA infrastructure


Narelle Towie More than $23 billion will be invested into state infrastructure, including $2.11 billion on three road projects to fix traffic congestion on the Kwinana Freeway, Treasurer Mike Nahan has announced...

Man loses his tongue in fight

A man has had a large part of his tongue removed during an incident in a house in Butler.

Tongue bite accused granted bail

William Donald Guthrie

Rania Spooner A Scottish man accused of biting off "a significant portion" of another man's tongue at a Perth home on Sunday has been granted bail.

Kimberley MP lashes gas hub protesters

Carol Martin said the 200 people on the news did not represent the 17,000 people who lived in the area.

The first indigenous woman elected to an Australian parliament has come out swinging against Browse gas hub opponents, saying the Broome community is not divided over the proposal and it's only a...

Thailand stab victim 'lived life to the full'

Michelle Smith with husband Geoff.

Anne-Louise Brown Geoff Smith was used to dropping his wife Michelle at Perth International Airport – as a travel agent of more than 30 years experience she’d been all over the world. And Monday was no different.