Transport

Public Transport Authority punts footy fans on parking

Liam Ducey If you plan on taking public transport to the game between Richmond and West Coast on Friday night, you may want to rethink parking at the train station.

WA firefighters' union slams 'ridiculous' emergency speed cap

Under the new DEFS policy, firefighters have been directed not to travel in excess of 20km/h.

Nicole Cox WA firefighters have been banned from exceeding the speed limit by more than 20km/h, prompting concerns that lives and property will be put at greater risk.

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WA taxi drivers lonely as industry does it tough

Taxi drivers in Perth are struggling to make ends meet.

Cortlan Bennett Perth taxi drivers are doing it so tough that they are handing back plates as usage rates fall by up to a third and a government board set up to reform the industry sits quietly vacant with no plans...

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Desperate Perth lecturer offers 'feminist' car for sale on Gumtree

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Simon White Wanted, one "feminist" buyer for a 2005 Holden Viva that will take you on the "road to equality" comes with Ryan-Gosling-Style mechanic who won't "mansplain you".

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Jail for dad who left injured 3yo daughter in burning crash car

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A Perth father who crashed a stolen car and abandoned his injured three-year-old daughter inside the burning vehicle has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

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Signals trial cuts traffic queues and travel times

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A trial to make traffic signals more effective through innovative traffic modelling software has seen a big drop in traffic queues and shorter travel times.

Driver whingeing has to stop after horror weekend on WA roads

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Liam Ducey Nine people have died since Friday as a result of crashes on WA roads, and police believe a culture of "whingeing" is partially to blame.

Suspicious fire at Welshpool factory causes $1.5 million damage

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Firefighters are a battling an industrial fire in Welshpool which started on Thursday morning.

Two critical, one dead after horror Monday on Perth roads

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Liam Ducey A man has died and two people are in a critical condition after a horror period on Perth roads on Monday.

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Tests confirm great white attacked surfer

Bunbury man Sean Pollard is believed to have been attacked by a shark near Esperance on Thursday.

Adrian Beattie and Liam Ducey Scientific tests show that a great white shark attacked Bunbury man Sean Pollard at Esperance on Thursday.

Man bitten on both arms in shark attack near Esperance

Aleisha Orr A great white shark has been caught by Fisheries officers and will be killed after a 23-year-old man was attacked off Esperance on Thursday.

Rise in attacks against Aussie Muslims

A car which was damaged overnight with anti-Muslim slogans in Sydney.

A mother has been spat on, a baby's pram kicked, a pig's head has been impaled on a cross and mosques vandalised in a worrying escalation of attacks against Australian Muslims.

Man injured when dragged by train at Glendalough Station in Perth

The man is treated at the scene, with the train in the background.

Aleisha Orr A man has been injured after being dragged by a train in Perth.

WA tops country as 'third wave' deadly asbestos victims diagnosed

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Leanne Nicholson Decades after Wittenoom closed, West Australians are being diagnosed with mesothelioma at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country.

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Disgraced WA MP Troy Buswell quits politics

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Brendan Foster Disgraced former West Australian treasurer Troy Buswell has quit politics, citing his ongoing mental health problems as the main reason.

Bill Shorten visits Perth, calls Joe Hockey 'out-of-touch'

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Aleisha Orr Opposition leader Bill Shorten has labelled the federal treasurer “out-of-touch” while in Perth on Thursday.

Buswell report was 'unhinged' according to WA Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan continues to be critical of report into the Buswell investigation.

Aleisha Orr Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has again slammed the report that came out of the parliamentary inquiry into how officers dealt with the investigation of Troy Buswell’s late-night...

Wild storm lashes the South West and Perth

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Brendan Foster A wild storm has ripped roofs off homes in the South West and blacked out more than 20,000 homes.

Colin Barnett government ignored Fremantle Traffic Bridge danger

A ship hits the Fremantle Rail Bridge after a wild storm in Perth.

Brendan Foster Fremantle Labor MP Simone McGurk says the Barnett government can no longer ignore the dangers of a ship crashing into the run-down Fremantle Traffic Bridge after a vessel hit the nearby rail bridge.

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Girl winched to safety from Hillarys Boat Harbour rocks

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Liam Ducey A 14-year-old girl has been winched to safety after what police describe as a medical emergency at Hillarys Boat Harbour on Monday night.