Christian protestors arrested after sit-in at Julie Bishop's Perth office

Liam Ducey Police have converged on the electorate office of Deputy Leader Julie Bishop, arresting 11 Christian leaders protesting the detention of children.

Troy Buswell resigns as Cabinet Minister

Troy Buswell

Aleisha Orr Troy Buswell has resigned as a Cabinet Minister from the West Australian government.

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WA detention centres are 'dysfunctional'

Yongah Hills Immigration Detention Centre

Three asylum seekers escaped a Western Australia detention centre in 45 seconds last week, exposing major security flaws at the facility, a leaked report has revealed.

No more stopovers for WA, NT politicians

Don Randall

Politicians heading to Canberra from Western Australia and the Northern Territory can no longer charge taxpayers for overnight stopovers unless they prove no connecting flight is available.

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Chopper rescues children from bogged car

Chopper rescue

A dramatic helicopter rescue saved five children and their father, who had been bogged on a remote flooded Western Australian road for nearly four days.

Colin Barnett backs Troy Buswell over son's driving test

Troy Buswell

Michael Hopkin Premier Colin Barnett has refused calls to sack Treasurer and Transport Minister Troy Buswell over more allegations of ministerial misconduct.

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Crying baby gets family kicked off Mandurah bus by female driver

Crying baby

Andrew King A Mandurah mother of two has been left embarrassed after she was kicked off a Transperth bus by the female driver because her baby was crying.

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Small businesses at risk over Perth Ford dealership shutdown


Leanne Nicholson The closure of Western Australia's leading Ford dealership has left more than 120 small business creditors across the state owed approximately $1 million.

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Medical examinations used to access your private information

medical records

Leanne Nicholson Private information of thousands of Australian jobseekers harvested through medical examinations and stored for profit has raised legal and applicant concerns about the protection and use of personal...

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Plane crashes near southern suburbs high school

plane crash

Michael Hopkin Two men have survived after a small plane crashed and burst into flames on a sports oval in South Lake.

Port Hedland braces for Cyclone Christine to hit on last day of 2013

Port Hedland and district residents go to red alert as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards WA's Pilbara coast.

Leanne Nicholson A red alert has been issued for Port Hedland and district residents as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards Western Australia's Pilbara coast.

Hovea man dies defending home from Perth hills bushfires

The Parkerville fire.

Robyn Preston A 62-year-old Hovea man has reportedly died, after he lost consciousness on the roof of his house while defending it from a bushfire and 27 homes have been destroyed in the Perth hills.

Perth hills bushfire could have flare-ups, was probably started by power pole

Fire crews Perth bushfire

Firefighters are still working to control a blaze that destroyed 52 homes and two sheds in the Perth hills, with authorities warning strong winds could cause a flare-up.

Perth hills residents to return home after fire

Deadly blaze destroys 50 homes (Thumbnail)

Emergency funding for those who lost their homes in Sunday's Perth Hills firestorm will be distributed today, as the last of the potential danger spots are damped down by firefighters.

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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Dead body discovered in East Perth

WA police, generic

Michael Hopkin Police are investigating the discovery of a dead body on a vacant lot in East Perth.

WA budget: Winners and losers

Budget axe.

Will you come off better or worse in the WA budget 2013/14?

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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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State government welcomes Perth road funding boost by would-be 'infrastructure prime minister'

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Liberal MP Ken Wyatt make an announcement on the Perth-Darwin Highway during his visit to Western Australia, on Saturday 17 August 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Pamela Mirghani The Western Australian state government has welcomed the federal opposition's promise to contribute $1.

Power runs out for WA police super bikes


Two high-tech police motorbikes designed to patrol Perth streets with new number plate scanning technology on board have been scrapped - because their batteries kept running flat.