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Fisheries to take over shark tender after contractor scared off by threats

Aleisha Orr The shark-kill zones policy will be implemented by the Department of Fisheries in the metropolitan area after the contractor awarded the tender withdrew after receiving threats.

WA's tender for shark killers may be illegitimate

Is the WA shark tender legitimate?

Aleisha Orr The tender process for the West Australian government's shark kill-zone program may have been illegitimate.

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Hammer attack on WA Premier's office

The office of West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has been attacked by a hammer-wielding vandal, who daubed "Egomaniac" in red across the building's windows.

Thousands rally as shark kill fury rises

Shark protest

Liam Ducey, Aleisha Orr and AAP Thousands of West Australians have rallied at Perth's Cottesloe Beach, calling for an end to the state government's contentious shark killing policy.

Colin Barnett 'lied' to voters over council mergers

Colin Barnett

Michael Hopkin Colin Barnett has been accused of lying to voters in the run-up to the state election, after backflipping on a pre-election promise not to force local councils to merge.

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'Insane' French woman not guilty of elderly man's murder

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Anne-Louise Brown Last week, Ms Strabach stood trial in the Supreme Court of Western Australia for the murder of Murray Quartermaine in his South Perth home last January.

Massive white pointer trawls Perth's coast

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Aleisha Orr Cottesloe and North Cottesloe beaches have been re-opened after a five-metre great white shark was detected this morning.

Man jailed for five years over hit-run cyclist death

Cyclist Tim Anderson, 26, was fatally run down in Cottesloe.

A 28-year-old man who pleaded guilty to the hit-and-run death of a cyclist in Cottesloe earlier this year has been sentenced to more than five years jail.

Surfer fights off shark near Carnarvon

Shark week on the Discovery Channel. Generic pic of a Great White shark with his teeth showing. Generic JAWS, Danger, Ocean, Great White. Pic supplied by Discovery channel publicity

Surfer receives serious injuries to his arm, abdomen after fending off shark in WA's North West.

Surfer lucky to be alive after shark attack at remote beach

Horror shark attack claims 24-year-old man (Thumbnail)

Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A 34-year-old man is lucky to be alive after fending off a shark at a remote WA beach, about 1000 kilometres north of Perth yesterday afternoon.

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WA stays with Barnett's Liberals

Colin Barnett

Rania Spooner West Australians have given Liberal leader Colin Barnett another four years at the helm in a commanding win the returning premier attributed, in part, to Federal Labor being "on the nose" in WA.

WA sculpture parking fines top $100,000

Sculpture by the Sea winner

Visitors to Western Australia's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition on Cottesloe Beach have been slugged more than $100,000 in parking fines, the local council has revealed.

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Diana Bliss left farewell note to Alan Bond

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Rhianna King Diana Bliss left a letter thanking her loved ones for their understanding before taking her own life, her husband Alan Bond has revealed in an emotional tribute.

'Unprecedented' third shark death brings forward aerial patrols

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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...

Shark attack: police name victim

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Tamara Binamat Police and fisheries officers are hunting for a shark which killed a man off Rottnest island yesterday.

Great white shark hunt sets precedent: fisheries

Diver fatally attacked by shark in WA (Thumbnail)

Aja Styles and Glenda Kwek The Fisheries Department's decision to hunt a great white shark after a United States diver was killed off the West Australian coast has set a precedent for government-endorsed action over "problem"...

Pub death plunge deals another blow to grief-stricken NZ family

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Aja Styles The death of musician Andrew Marshall after he was allegedly thrown out of the window of a popular Perth pub has dealt another blow to a family already rocked by tragedy.

Man dead in shark attack

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Pamela Mirghani and Michelle Nelson A 33-year-old man has died in a shark attack in West Australia's southwest.