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Daile Cross writes news features with a focus on social justice for WAtoday.

Cheers to that: Standing ovation for decision on Perth dining, drinking rules

Cheers to that: Standing ovation for decision on Perth dining, drinking rules

In what seems like a 'small step for man, giant leap for Perth' type announcement, patrons of hospitality venues in the city will soon be allowed to consume alcohol in alfresco areas while standing.

  • by Daile Cross

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The next 48 hours are critical: WA's horrific year of family violence is not over yet

The next 48 hours are critical: WA's horrific year of family violence is not over yet

It's Christmas. Ms Hartwig warned it was a time when many women would self-sacrifice and stay for what they believed was the sake of the children. To keep the family together for Christmas.

  • by Daile Cross & Phil Hickey
Hunt on for 250 emergency department staff 'stab and slash-proof' body armour vests

Hunt on for 250 emergency department staff 'stab and slash-proof' body armour vests

The provider must demonstrate "how the body armour would protect from multiple threats, including ballistic projectiles and incorporate a high level of stab and slash protection from common sharp objects".

  • by Daile Cross
'They don't know how to smile': the WA children who need a loving family

'They don't know how to smile': the WA children who need a loving family

Fay Alford knows what it feels like to be abandoned as a child.

  • by Daile Cross
Vaccination crackdown: move to ban under-vaccinated children from WA childcare and kindergartens

Vaccination crackdown: move to ban under-vaccinated children from WA childcare and kindergartens

WA Council of State School Organisations said the move to prevent outbreaks of preventable diseases in schools was supported by parents.

  • by Daile Cross
Perth star Troye Sivan's song nominated for Golden Globe

Perth star Troye Sivan's song nominated for Golden Globe

The nominated song is a collaboration between Sivan and Jónsi of Sigur Ros, and was written for a specific scene in the film starring Nicole Kidman.

  • by Daile Cross
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How Perth motorists can save more than $500 a year on petrol

How Perth motorists can save more than $500 a year on petrol

The estimated total savings in Perth if all motorists bought petrol at the trough price rather than peak price would be around $210 million a year.

  • by Daile Cross
WA department breaks own code of conduct in disability treatment, psychologist warns

WA department breaks own code of conduct in disability treatment, psychologist warns

A clinical psychologist formerly employed by the WA Department of Communities has warned the department is breaking its own code of conduct.

  • by Daile Cross
Staffing boost for young autistic man confined to a dingy room

Staffing boost for young autistic man confined to a dingy room

The Perth man confined to his dingy bedroom in a Department of Communities care home will be allocated an extra staff member to support him during the night.

  • by Daile Cross
A dingy mattress and a bucket for a toilet: the Perth man 'destroyed by the system'
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A dingy mattress and a bucket for a toilet: the Perth man 'destroyed by the system'

Karen Parkinson has told how her son Reece, now 23 years old, spends much of his time in a dingy bedroom with two mattresses on the floor and an ice-cream container for a toilet. His window is boarded up, and there are four locks on the door which ensure he cannot get out of the room.

  • by Daile Cross
Perth media landscape shake up continues with big names gone

Perth media landscape shake up continues with big names gone

Nine News Perth’s news director Shaun Menegola "stepped down" from his role, effective immediately.

  • by Daile Cross