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WA finances improve but public sector is fed up with the heavy lifting
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WA budget

WA finances improve but public sector is fed up with the heavy lifting

The public sector union says the state's improved finances have come at a 'significant cost' to the public sector.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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Dolphins coordinate with their partners to complete tasks
Animals

Dolphins coordinate with their partners to complete tasks

A new study has found that dolphins coordinate precisely with each other to achieve goals.

Call for inquest into the deaths of 27 babies after doctors fail to notify coroner
Abortion

Call for inquest into the deaths of 27 babies after doctors fail to notify coroner

Liberal MP Nick Goiran has called for an inquest into the deaths of 27 babies who died despite surviving abortion procedures, after the state government revealed doctors had failed to report their deaths to the Coroner.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Disgraced former Labor MP Barry Urban arrested, charged by major fraud squad
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Crime

Disgraced former Labor MP Barry Urban arrested, charged by major fraud squad

Mr Urban was charged following a police probe into his actions, and was charged with 12 offences on Friday.

  • by staff writers
Dutton rushes into parliament anti-encryption powers for WA Police, CCC
Security

Dutton rushes into parliament anti-encryption powers for WA Police, CCC

Peter Dutton has rushed into parliament broad new powers for the WA Police Force and Corruption and Crime Commission to force technology companies to give it access to encrypted communications.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Compulsory voting on the cards for local government elections
Local government

Compulsory voting on the cards for local government elections

Local Government Minister David Templeman has released the latest round of proposed reforms for the sector, including compulsory voting in council elections.

  • by Nathan Hondros
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Delay risk for Metronet train deliveries as Queensland workers strike
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Public transport

Delay risk for Metronet train deliveries as Queensland workers strike

Delivery of trains for Metronet rail project could be delayed as AMWU workers strike at a Queensland factory and ponder further industrial action.

  • by Nathan Hondros
WA to review state's 'draconian' criminal confiscation laws
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Justice

WA to review state's 'draconian' criminal confiscation laws

Attorney General John Quigley has announced a review of Western Australia's powerful criminal confiscation laws, which allow the state to seize the property of those accused of criminal offences.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Weekend Washup: WA politics with a dash of 'Overheard on the Hill'
Opinion
Liberal Party

Weekend Washup: WA politics with a dash of 'Overheard on the Hill'

It's the wrap of all the political stories for the week that was, along with our new 'Overheard on the Hill' for everything we hear that raises the eyebrows.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Parliament pauses on 'boot-a-granny' laws to examine rights violations
Strata

Parliament pauses on 'boot-a-granny' laws to examine rights violations

Parliament will delay a controversial change to strata laws to examine the extent to which they violate the rights of property owners.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Political spat over whereabouts of 58 Pilbara child sex crime accused
Crime

Political spat over whereabouts of 58 Pilbara child sex crime accused

The state government has asked for more time to answer questions on the whereabouts of 58 people accused of hundreds of child sex crimes, many in the Pilbara town of Roebourne.

  • by Nathan Hondros