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Hannah Barry is a Fairfax Media journalist based in Western Australia, focused on breaking news.

Strawberry needle scandal: Where to #pickapunnet in Perth
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Strawberry needle scandal: Where to #pickapunnet in Perth

“It’s still 100 per cent safe to enjoy WA strawberries every day. So please cut them up, don’t cut them out.”

  • by Hannah Barry

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Prison sex bombshell: 6 guards off to CCC for 'inappropriate relationships'

Prison sex bombshell: 6 guards off to CCC for 'inappropriate relationships'

Corrections Minister Fran Logan has ordered his department send six guards who lost their jobs over "inappropriate relationships" with inmates to the state's corruption watchdog.

  • by Nathan Hondros & Hannah Barry
'It's a tragedy': Teen boys who drowned in Swan River mourned by family, friends
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'It's a tragedy': Teen boys who drowned in Swan River mourned by family, friends

The grandfather of one of two teenage boys who drowned in Perth's Swan River as they tried to escaped police on Monday night said nobody is to blame for the tragic deaths.

  • by Hannah Barry & Phil Hickey
Threatened with rape: Family of dead refugee lifts lid on WA detention centre

Threatened with rape: Family of dead refugee lifts lid on WA detention centre

"At Yongah Hill my brother was treated as less than human, he was mocked, threatened and abused by guards," he said.

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Two boys drown in the river after foot chase with police in Maylands
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Two boys drown in the river after foot chase with police in Maylands

Two teenage boys have drowned in the Swan River after a foot chase with police in Perth's inner-city suburb of Maylands on Monday afternoon.

  • by Phil Hickey & Hannah Barry
'Heaven gained five angels': Slain Perth mum's sister pens heartbreaking tribute
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'Heaven gained five angels': Slain Perth mum's sister pens heartbreaking tribute

Perth mother of three Mara Harvey has been described as a devoted parent by her sister Taryn, who penned a heartbreaking tribute to her, her three nieces and her mother Beverley, who were all slain in a home in an inner-city suburb last week.

  • by Hannah Barry & Phil Hickey
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WA prison officers resign over alleged sexual relationships with inmates
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WA prison officers resign over alleged sexual relationships with inmates

The resignations are among a further four received since current prison director John Thompson was appointed in September 2016.

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Iraqi immigration detainee dies in Perth hospital after suicide attempt

Iraqi immigration detainee dies in Perth hospital after suicide attempt

Saruuan Aljhelie attempted suicide at Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre, sparking a riot that left much of the facility destroyed.

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'Ringleader' of alleged WA drug operation faces money laundering charges

'Ringleader' of alleged WA drug operation faces money laundering charges

The man has been refused bail to access his financial records, after being accused of using a gym membership system to launder drug money.

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WA cop charged with child sex offences granted access to social media

WA cop charged with child sex offences granted access to social media

The amendment was granted on the condition Mr Maher only access his social networks in order to help prepare his defense case.

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'A pressure cooker': Concerns for immigration officials after staff deaths

'A pressure cooker': Concerns for immigration officials after staff deaths

The two deaths come after a government-commissioned report found many ABF staff were struggling to complete their work with a lack of training and fewer available resources

  • by Hannah Barry