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WA government unveils shark 'kill zones'

Michael Hopkin Designated shark-killing zones will be established off Perth and the state's South West, as part of an aggressive new state government policy aimed at reducing the risk of shark attacks.

WA shark policy a 'cull by another name'

Beach closure.

Experts and conservationists have bitten back at Western Australia's tough new policies to prevent deadly shark attacks, which include the establishment of licensed offshore "kill zones".

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Rapist gets another 10 years for assault on mother

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A convicted West Australian sex offender has been sentenced to a further 10 years behind bars for a "sinister" sexual assault on a mother during a home invasion.

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...

Dozens sought refuge while their township burned

Bushfires ravage West Australia (Thumbnail)

Courtney Trenwith They wanted to save their homes, but eventually the 20 metre flames and intense heat became too much.

Fumbling Ministers grilled over bushfire

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Courtney Trenwith The state government has promised to take action against staff if the Department of Environment and Conservation is found to have been negligent in its handling of the prescribed burnthat led to a...

Rain brings reprieve but firefighters 'downbeat' over homes lost

Lucy Rickard and Courtney Trenwith Residents allowed back into the worst areas have witnessed for the first time the charred ruins of their neighbourhood with firefighters escorting them on a bus.

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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Bushfire still out of control with more than 20 homes lost

The out-of-control bushfire near Margaret River, WA. <i>Photo: Naomi Sime. </i>

Lucy Rickard, with AAP Forecast high winds are worrying fire crews still battling to control a bushfire that has damaged at least 20 homes in Western Australia's Margaret River region.