Perth jockey Clint Harvey 'escapes' horror fall with broken shoulder

Tom Atkinson Perth jockey Clint Harvey has escaped with a badly broken shoulder from yesterday's horrific fall at Pinjarra.

'Spiderman' squished: Perth experts debunk spider burrowing claims

Golden orb spiders are fatter in the city.

Candice Barnes Fear not arachnophobes, the story of Bunbury’s "spiderman" might not be all it seemed. Perth scientists have cast doubt over claims that a spider burrowed into a man’s body during his...

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Two Liberals quit over Troy Buswell crash inquiry

Troy Buswell was forced to resign from his portfolio after the embarrassing crash.

Two Liberal members of a West Australian parliamentary committee have resigned after fierce criticism of an inquiry into the car crashes of fallen treasurer Troy Buswell.

WA police could seize beggars' coins as proceeds of crime

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Brendan Foster Western Australian police say it's "too early to say" if it will follow Melbourne's lead and seize beggars coins as proceeds of crime if the City of Perth introduces a begging ban.

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Retirement age change considered in WA police reform

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West Australian police officers could be forced to retire by a certain age if they are too old for frontline duty.

Upgraded charge for fatal Perth nightclub shove

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A security officer who allegedly fatally shoved a drunk man who tried to hug him outside a Perth nightclub has had his charge upgraded.

Edward William Latimer release irks Joe Francis

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The state government and judiciary appear to be at loggerheads again, with the Corrective Services Minister questioning a judge's decision to release a dangerous sex offender from jail.

Big penalty hikes hit WA road users

Perth drivers have taken to talkback radio to vent their anger about big hikes in road user penalties.

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RAC text message trial under fire for risk of WA distracting drivers

Liam Ducey The RAC believe a trial SMS service notifying drivers of imminent bad weather will not distract their members on WA roads.

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Patrick Alfred Dennis Comeagain 'relocated' amid safety concerns


Nicole Cox Corrective Services Commissioner James McMahon has relocated a dangerous sex offender from a small Wheatbelt community, saying community outrage had made his living arrangements "untenable,...

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Police arrest teenage hoon driver

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A teenage driver, who police say was driving at 170km/h, has been arrested and had his car seized under the anti-hoon laws.

New hoon cameras in WA's state budget

One of two P-plate cars that were impounded after allegedly racing on Saturday night, clocking speeds of nearly 150km/h.

Robyn Preston Hoon drivers could soon be caught on hidden cameras in a new state government initiative to stop dangerous driving around Perth's suburban hotspots.

Resident says dawn organised crime raids 'no surprise'

Police carrying out the raid on the Perth property.

Liam Ducey A resident of Carabooda has said that a series of pre-dawn raids by WA Police, Australian Federal Police and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service targetting a massive organised crime...

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"Dob in a bikie"

A Canberra bikie accused of bashing a man has bail changed.

Adrian Beattie Police are asking the WA public to "dob in a bikie".

Men charged over Bunbury armed robbery spree

Robyn Preston Police have caught two men as they tried to flee into bushland, after a series of armed robberies in Bunbury on Saturday.

Court appearance following armed raids in Bunbury

They fled in a car which  ended with a rollover and the two men were arrested.

Andrew Elstermann Two men accused of three armed robberies in Bunbury on Saturday have been remanded in custody after they appeared in the Bunbury Magistrates Court on Monday morning. 

Fuel shutdown as WA stations fight petrol theft

A growing number of WA fuel pumps are going pre-paid to stop petrol theft.

Leanne Nicholson Growing numbers of bowsers across Perth are being locked down to sell prepaid fuel only as legal inertia and lack of clarity over petrol thefts forces more West Australian service stations to...

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Top WA jockeys in horror fall at Pinjarra

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Tom Atkinson Two leading West Australian jockeys have been taken to hospital after a horror race fall at Pinjarra on Thursday afternoon.

WA prospectors urged to use beacons

A 78-year-old bushman rescued after becoming lost in Western Australia's Goldfields region has urged fellow prospectors to carry a personal locator beacon which could save their life.


Brutalist icon to make way for Perth CBD hotel

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Michael Hopkin FESA's former head office is to make way for a new hotel aimed at easing the accommodation squeeze in the CBD.