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Weekend Washup: 'Nothing to see here' as MPs in foreign allegiance crosshairs

Weekend Washup: 'Nothing to see here' as MPs in foreign allegiance crosshairs

WA's politicians will be searching their consciences this weekend wondering if they've fallen foul of the state constitution's "foreign allegiance" test.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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WA Attorney General: 'Dual citizenship' not a problem for state pollies
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Citizenship crisis

WA Attorney General: 'Dual citizenship' not a problem for state pollies

A Murdoch Uni law expert says the federal 'dual citizenship' crisis could spread to State Parliament because of a little known section of WA's constitution.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Saffioti: Huawei-built rail data network paves way for 'automatic train control'
Telecommunications

Saffioti: Huawei-built rail data network paves way for 'automatic train control'

A rail communications and data system to be built by controversial Chinese telco Huawei could be used for "automatic train control", Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said in 2017.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Labor's Hasluck campaign in disarray after candidate quits
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Election

Labor's Hasluck campaign in disarray after candidate quits

Labor will be looking for a new candidate to take on Liberal Ken Wyatt in the marginal seat of Hasluck after its first pick Lauren Palmer withdrew from the race.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Q&A, the show that launched a million tweets, turns 10

Q&A, the show that launched a million tweets, turns 10

"You've got a program," ABC bosses told Q&A's creators 10 years ago. Little did anyone realise it would be front and centre of national debates.

  • by Neil McMahon
Weekend Washup: WA politics dominated by Labor's 'Huawei to the danger zone'
Opinion
China

Weekend Washup: WA politics dominated by Labor's 'Huawei to the danger zone'

This week in WA's corridors of power, conversation was dominated by a decision to hand a controversial Chinese telco a contract Perth's rail network.

  • by Nathan Hondros
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'Make the floor the law': Shorten on GST
GST

'Make the floor the law': Shorten on GST

"Make the floor the law," Mr Shorten said to reporters in Fremantle on Saturday.

  • by staff writers
Police charge teenagers with theft of two cars and a packet of smokes
Crime

Police charge teenagers with theft of two cars and a packet of smokes

A Perth teenager allegedly forced his way into two homes, threatened an occupant with a screwdriver an stole two cars and a packet of smokes with an accomplice.

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Top Liberal not convinced by WA government's Huawei security assurance
Telecommunications

Top Liberal not convinced by WA government's Huawei security assurance

Acting Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has raised questions over the advice received from security agencies over the awarding of a $136 million telecommunications contract to a Chinese telco.

  • by Nathan Hondros
My way or the Huawei: WA government backs $136 million deal for Chinese telco
Telecommunications

My way or the Huawei: WA government backs $136 million deal for Chinese telco

The state government has defended the contract awarded to Huawei, with Deputy Premier Roger Cook insisting the deal was signed off without Cabinet approval.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Former WA minister: Free Huawei phones 'kept coming up in Chinese'
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China

Former WA minister: Free Huawei phones 'kept coming up in Chinese'

Two Liberal MPs, who were both parliamentary secretaries in the previous government and were given free phones by Chinese telco Huaweu in 2015, said they gave them to relatives without using them.

  • by Nathan Hondros