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Daile Cross has been with WAtoday since its inception. She writes news features and covers the education round.

Karrakatta Cemetery renewal shocks families as headstones destroyed

Karrakatta Cemetery renewal shocks families as headstones destroyed

The Western Australian community is largely unaware of the redevelopment of the Karrakatta Cemetery which has seen the graves of soldiers and many others ‘rezoned’, Susan Blunden says.

  • by Daile Cross

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One-stop-shop youth prison model a 'failure' as MP calls for to Banksia Hill to close

One-stop-shop youth prison model a 'failure' as MP calls for to Banksia Hill to close

Not only is the prison itself sub-standard, but children deemed suitable for release can't get out because they don't have suitable accommodation, MP warns.

  • by Daile Cross
Perth hospitals declare emergency mental health code yellow after 'ugly week'

Perth hospitals declare emergency mental health code yellow after 'ugly week'

WAtoday understands this week one patient was stuck in an emergency department for 60 hours, restrained on their bed with nowhere to go. 

  • by Daile Cross
Esperance photographer, filmmaker named as WA Young Australian finalist

Esperance photographer, filmmaker named as WA Young Australian finalist

"I looked around for a hobby I could access from my wheelchair and drone filming was it. I haven’t looked back since," he said.

  • by Jake Dietsch & Daile Cross
WA department fined over death of prisoner crushed between truck and wall

WA department fined over death of prisoner crushed between truck and wall

The level of the penalty was not meant to reflect the value of a human life, but the penalty would have a deterrence role.

  • by Daile Cross
Man burnt to death on mobility scooter

Man burnt to death on mobility scooter

'It would have been a very distressing scene,' Sergeant Ashworth-Preece said. 'It doesn't bear thinking about.'

  • by Daile Cross & Lauren Pilat
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Perth flight forced to make emergency landing due to 'burning smell'

Perth flight forced to make emergency landing due to 'burning smell'

The Virgin Australia VA465 flight left Perth Airport at 7am on Thursday, when a passenger said an electrical burning smell went through the passenger cabin.

  • by Daile Cross
'Catastrophic failure': The emergency within WA's emergency departments

'Catastrophic failure': The emergency within WA's emergency departments

This is the state of the Western Australian health system according to the people that work in it.

  • by Daile Cross
Come on Rottnest.  Seriously.  Get. It. Together.
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Come on Rottnest. Seriously. Get. It. Together.

As if the holiday isle – as gorgeous as the beaches are – hasn’t received enough criticism lately.

  • by Daile Cross
Perth set for 'unprecedented' boom in hotel rooms as sector transforms in a big way

Perth set for 'unprecedented' boom in hotel rooms as sector transforms in a big way

The difference will be in the design as cities such as Brisbane and Perth hotel stock doubles over the next two years.

  • by Daile Cross
West Coast fans keep the faith in jam-packed Perth venues
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West Coast fans keep the faith in jam-packed Perth venues

Eagles fans hit pubs, clubs and stadiums to watch the Grand Final.

  • by Hamish Hastie & Daile Cross