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Watchdog warning for 'dodgy' air-con brothers

Leanne Nicholson The brother of a notorious air-conditioner salesman banned from selling and installing cooling systems has also come to the attention of WA’s consumer watchdog.

Edward William Latimer release irks Joe Francis

Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis

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.

Buru to gas frack without EPA assessment

The West Australian government has decided to allow Buru Energy to frack for gas in the Kimberley region without an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) assessment.

Appeal to be lodged in WA's landmark GM contamination case

A West Australian farmer who claims his neighbour contaminated his crops with genetically modified canola will appeal a Supreme Court judgment against him.

Troy Buswell inquiry: Police admit "oversight" not to check registration plate

Police seize Buswell's car (Thumbnail)

Aleisha Orr It took just nine minutes for police officers to close the initial investigation into the traffic incident which led to Troy Buswell to resign from West Australian Cabinet.

Endangered cockatoos released into the wild

The wild population of endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos will get a slight boost thanks to the release of 20 of the birds across Perth during May.

WA Labor tight-lipped on Ferguson move

Labor's West Australian branch have yet to decide on the future of former federal resources minister Martin Ferguson.

Labor's West Australian branch is remaining tight-lipped about moves to have former federal resources minister Martin Ferguson ousted from the party.

WA organic farmer loses genetically modified canola fight in court

Organic farmer Steve Marsh has lost his court case against neighbour Michael Baxter over GM crop contamination.

In a landmark court decision, a judge has ruled against a West Australian organic farmer who was suing his neighbour for allegedly contaminating his farm with genetically modified canola.

Hakea Prison tops 1000 inmates as entire unit sits empty

Hakea

Nicole Cox Hakea Prison was forced into lockdown on Tuesday amid chronic staff shortages and a swelling of the inmate population to more than 1000 for the first time.

Fond farewell to familiar voice

6PR's Graham Mabury is retiring from 6PR's Nightline after 33 years.

Chenee Marrapodi It has been a long, winding road, and Graham Mabury has hung up the headphones for the last time after hosting Radio 6PR'sNightline program for 33 years.

WA's firefighters and police honoured in Queen's birthday gongs

Senior Sergeant Neil Gordon.

Leanne Nicholson They have dedicated their lives to protecting others, now that brave and selfless commitment exhibited by five West Australian firefighters and four police officers has been recognised in this...

WA organic farmer sues childhood friend over GM contamination

Canola

An organic farmer is suing a neighbour for allegedly contaminating his farm with genetically modified canola.

Electrician Kurt Williams crushed to death at north-west mine site

Kurt Williams.

Staff writers A New Zealand electrician killed in a West Australia mine was so safety conscious his death has stunned his former boss.

Perth shock jock Howard Sattler to sue station for termination over Julia Gillard interview

Howard Sattler

Jillian McHugh Disgraced shock jock Howard Sattler is suing his former employer Radio 6PR for at least half a million dollars.

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Lloyd Rayney appellants seek new trial

Lloyd and Corryn Rayney

If an appeal against the murder acquittal of prominent Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney is successful, the appellants want a new trial, not a substituted verdict.

'Startling' appeal over 'detective novel' findings: Rayney lawyer

Lloyd and Corryn Rayney

Aleisha Orr 'Startling' was how lawyer Bret Walker described the decision to appeal his client's acquittal of murdering Corryn Rayney, Perth's Supreme Court heard.

Lloyd Rayney place card 'was considered' in murder trial

Lloyd Rayney card

Aleisha Orr Lloyd Rayney's lawyer has told a court that 'no errors' were made over the evidence of a place card during the Perth barrister's high-profile trial for the murder of his wife.

Rayney murder retrial to be considered: appeal

Lloyd and Corryn Rayney

Aleisha Orr Judges hearing the appeal into Lloyd Rayney's acquittal over his wife's murder will now consider whether or not to grant a retrial.

$2 million meth haul actually sports supplement

Justice

Organised-crime police in Perth who believed they had found a $2 million haul of methamphetamine have been thwarted by drug tests showing the cache of white powder was actually a popular, but...