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EPA recommends WA government's shark cull plan not go ahead

Aleisha Orr The West Australian government's plan to operate shark kill zones off WA beaches for the next three years has been rejected by the Environmental Protection Authority.

Troy Buswell fined, loses licence over Subiaco crashes

Troy Buswell

Liam Ducey Vasse MP Troy Buswell has been fined a total of $1300 and had his licence suspended for 12 months over a series of crashes in Subiaco that ultimately ended his ministerial career.

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WA Speaker dismisses extravagance claim

The West Australian parliamentary speaker  spent $27,000 on new furniture at the taxpayers expense.

The West Australian parliamentary speaker has defended spending almost $27,000 on furniture for his office at a time when the public service is being made to tighten its belt.

Passport to the past: you went where on your WA holiday?

Busselton Jetty

Aleisha Orr West Australians may view holiday destinations differently to how they did in decades gone by but we still have some very fond memories of our holidays.

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'Shark sheriffs' still to be signed for Western Australia's shark kill zones

Colin Barnett shark hook

The professional fishermen who will patrol West Australian waters as "shark sheriffs" are still to be contracted, despite a state government deadline passing last week.

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WA's baited drumlines kill first shark on Australia Day

WA's first shark cull

Robyn Preston Western Australia's controversial drumline policy has killed its first shark off the coast of the state's South West.

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Tributes paid to surfer Chris Boyd killed in Gracetown shark attack

Chris Boyd

Staff writers Tributes have been paid to the surfer who was killed by a shark off a WA beach on Saturday.

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Sharks take a bite out of WA surfing business

Shark attack

Jillian McHugh Surfing businesses in Western Australia are suffering because the increase in shark sightings and attacks is scaring their customers out of the water.

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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.

WA burns: state braces for more fire threat

Margaret River bushfire

Live coverage, day two, of bushfire drama in Western Australia's South-West.

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Shark attack witness tells of mauling horror

Shark!

Lucy Rickard A local surfer who was just metres away from the bodyboarder taken by a shark at Bunker Bay yesterday said he saw a dark shadow pass underneath him less than a minute before the fatal attack

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Man dead in shark attack

Peter Kurmann

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

Conditions ease but town still in danger

A giant Margaret River bushfire burns in WA.

Lucy Rickard Margaret River and Prevelly residents are preparing for their third day of fire heartbreak, as they wake to the news that at least 30 homes and chalets have been destroyed or badly damaged by the...

Surfers' horror as shark savages mate

Shark!

Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A man has died after he was attacked by a shark at a popular South-West beach this afternoon.

Shark attack at popular South-West beach

Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A man has died after he was attacked by a shark at a popular South-West beach this afternoon.