WA detention centres are 'dysfunctional'

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.

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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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.

Victim 'played dead' while brutally raped

Anne-Louise Brown Man, 41, sentenced to four years jail for a brutal cold case rape, which occurred in 1999 as the victim ran around Murdoch University.

Corryn Rayney's hidden but oft-driven past grave

Lloyd Rayney at Kings Park on day three of the trial.

Anne-Louise Brown Tucked away in thick scrub, just off a sandy track, is the place where Corryn Rayney's body was buried. The location is not remote.

The Rayney Murder Trial - day four of evidence

Lloyd Rayney arrives in court on July 26, 2012

Anne-Louise Brown The prosecution is continuing to call witnesses in the murder trial of Lloyd Rayney this morning.

Ties and tribalism - the police investigation into Corryn Rayney's death


Anne-Louise Brown A culture of “tribalism” amongst police officers involved in the investigation of Corryn Rayney’s alleged murder has emerged, with a senior detective revealing the team had matching ties made.

Perth: $40 for a steak, angry footy fans and cabbies with no pants

Perth taxi

Jenna Clarke Lady Gaga can be forgiven for forgetting to wear pants, but can a cab driver?

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Affordability crisis hits home for Perth families

Janette and Mark Rehua.

Courtney Trenwith Perth - arguably the centre of Australia's housing affordability dilemma - will today host a national ministerial meeting that stakeholders hope will lead to firm initiatives to address the growing...

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Making fly-in, fly-out a women's game

Women in mining

Rania Spooner This single mum on a four on - three off roster says fly-in, fly-out means more stability and time with the kids.

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WA police pursuits in spotlight again

Police pursuits in Western Australia will again come under scrutiny after one man was killed and two police officers were injured following two separate chases in less than 24 hours.

Hillary Clinton touches down in Perth

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has touched down in Australia ahead of this week's annual Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) meetings.

'Dumb', life-threatening train trip comes up short

Train stoways

Rania Spooner Train surfing the Nullarbor: "just plain dumb".

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Girl, 17, set upon by gang of five


Robyn Preston A 17-year-old girl has been brutally attacked by a gang of five people while walking home after getting off a bus in Swan View.

Claims Aussie set up by 'drug dealing' cop


There are fresh hopes a Perth man facing a death sentence in Malaysia for alleged drug trafficking may be acquitted in the wake of evidence pointing to widespread corruption on the part of police...

Surfing, sailing and skipping: life as an Aussie picker

TJ's picking place

Simon White Life as an Aussie picker: Tom spends his days snaffling up bargains at garage sales, raiding skip bins at construction sites and finding his own little pieces of gold in people's vergeside rubbish...

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Queensland woman named in WA's first road fatality

Police raid homes in Melbourne's north (Thumbnail)

Aja Styles Police have released the name of the 40-year-old Queensland woman killed in Western Australia's first fatal road crash for the year.

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.

Surfers' horror as shark savages mate


Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A man has died after he was attacked by a shark at a popular South-West beach this afternoon.

Shark attack at popular South-West beach

Lucy Rickard and Aleisha Orr A man has died after he was attacked by a shark at a popular South-West beach this afternoon.