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.

The push to eradicate polio in country where it doesn't exist

Gerard Butler and Michael Sheldrick

Jillian McHugh At a time when most 20-somethings were watching Gerard Butler on the big screen, Michael Sheldrick was helping the actor write a speech about the 67 million children in the world who don't have...

London cabs trial for the streets of Perth

Is this the future for Perth's taxis?

Leanne Nicholson Could London-style cabs be zipping around the streets of Perth?

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MacTiernan backed as candidate for Perth seat

Alannah MacTiernan

Paddy Doulman Western Australian Labor Senator Louise Pratt has backed Alannah MacTiernan as a possible candidate for Stephen Smith's seat of Perth.

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Recycled waste water gets go-ahead for Perth

Drinking water.

Michael Hopkin Up to 20 per cent of Perth's water supply is set to come from recycled waste water, after the state government declared a three-year trial of the technology a success.

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Troy Buswell's budget battles to stay in black


Michael Hopkin Treasurer Troy Buswell has unveiled a raft of budget savings as he battles to keep state debt in check and preserve an increasingly precarious budget surplus.

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WA Labor promise fight over solar rate cut

West Australian opposition leader Mark McGowan has promised to "take on" Premier Colin Barnett after the state government reneged on a 10-year undertaking for households that feed in solar power to...

Perth man Dominic Bird acquitted of Malaysia drug charges


An Australian man who had been facing the death penalty after being charged with drug trafficking in Malaysia has been acquitted.

Perth man tells Malay court he was 'set up'

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Perth man Dominic Jude Christopher Bird, who may face the death penalty if found guilty of drug charges in Malaysia, claims he was set up after accusing an ex-policeman of having a fling with his...

Universities 'responsible' for binge drinking

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Courtney Trenwith University taverns would be closed, alcohol education incorporated into every degree and compulsory volunteer work made a condition of graduation under ideas raised by a panel of eminent West...

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Dog squad, stingers used to nab car thieves

Aleisha Orr Police were involved in two vehicle pursuits last night, one where an offender ran into the path of a police car and another which involved a stinger and a police dog.

De Niro and Packer defeat eats from Armadale

Restaurant Catering Awards 2012

Jenna Clarke Last night Armadale took on Robert De Niro and shopping centre coffee was celebrated.

Mining boom to make way for 'digital boom' out west

Jenna Clarke Perth's online activity is leading the nation when it comes to digital wheeling and dealing according to Google.

Ultramarathon victims still learning full extent of their injuries on anniversary

Turia Pitt and Kate Sanderson.

Courtney Trenwith The state government is still yet to receive the insurance details for the ill-fated Kimberley ultramarthon a year after the event left two women with catastrophic burns.

Has been? Never was? Forget reality TV, Aunty wants your talent

ABC's Exhumed competition

Jenna Clarke The ABC is scouting for Perth's white collar "Idol".

Sacked Johnson refuses to support CCC legislation

Police minister Rob Johnson

Courtney Trenwith Sacked police minister Rob Johnson says he is one of several Liberal Party MPs who will not support proposed legislation to allow the Corruption and Crime Commission to work with police on...

Justin Langer aims to make WA boys men

Warriors at the WACA

Newly-appointed Western Australian and Perth Scorchers' coach Justin Langer says a key objective will be to develop his Warriors' squad into men - on and off the cricket field.

Sri Lankan boats will slow: diplomat

Assylum seekers

Sri Lanka's high commissioner to Australia says he doesn't expect a flood of asylum seekers will follow the 66 potential refugees who gobsmacked onlookers with their arrival in Geraldton.

Police searching for missing 11-year-old

Jenna Clarke Police are searching for an 11-year-old boy who disappeared from his family home in Perth's southern suburbs overnight.


ABC pulls plug on Hopman Cup


Tim Clarke The future of the Hopman Cup has been thrown into massive doubt, after the ABC confirmed today it would not be renewing its free-to-air coverage of the event.

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