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WA's volatile jobless numbers fall amid blue over Shorten wages policy

WA's volatile jobless numbers fall amid blue over Shorten wages policy

WA's volatile jobless rate fell from 6.9 to 5.9 per cent in February, amid fears Labor's wages policy will force three quarters of businesses to cut back on staff.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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Potholes ahead for state passengers on Shorten's WA campaign bus
Analysis
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Potholes ahead for state passengers on Shorten's WA campaign bus

Bill Shorten's decision to make Mark McGowan the face of his campaign in WA makes perfect sense for Bill Shorten. But does it make sense for Mark McGowan?

  • by Nathan Hondros
Perth's crowded places need help to counter complacency over terror risk
Emergency services

Perth's crowded places need help to counter complacency over terror risk

Organisers of Perth's crowded places have fallen into the complacent belief terror attacks "happen somewhere else", according to a parliamentary inquiry.

  • by staff writers
Why shouldn't local government councillors declare party membership?
Opinion
Local government

Why shouldn't local government councillors declare party membership?

If transparency is key to the local government review, then why won't councillors have to declare their party memberships?

  • by Oliver Peterson
Labor backbencher calls for total drinking ban for WA motorists
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Road safety

Labor backbencher calls for total drinking ban for WA motorists

Mirrabooka MP Janine Freeman has urged the WA government to consider a total ban on drinking for motor vehicle drivers.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Adani protesters shut down WA Parliament, ejected from public gallery
Adani

Adani protesters shut down WA Parliament, ejected from public gallery

Protesters against a coal mining project in Queensland briefly shut down question time in WA Parliament on Tuesday.

  • by Nathan Hondros
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Dutton voices concerns over 'copycat attacks' at Hastie-hosted forum
National security

Dutton voices concerns over 'copycat attacks' at Hastie-hosted forum

Addressing a security forum south of Perth, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton expressed concern over copycats in the wake of the Christchurch tragedy.

  • by Caitlyn Rintoul
'Mainstream conservative' starts campaign to fill Julie Bishop's shoes
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'Mainstream conservative' starts campaign to fill Julie Bishop's shoes

The Liberal candidate for Curtin has described herself as a mainstream conservative and sought to clarify a 2013 speech she gave about feminism.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Staff blow whistle on 'blatant waste' of taxpayer money at Beazley's Government House
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Political expenses

Staff blow whistle on 'blatant waste' of taxpayer money at Beazley's Government House

Bombshell claims of blatant mismanagement of public money have forced Government House to respond to the extraordinary allegations.

  • by Nathan Hondros
'Local councils broken, dysfunctional ... and they're the good ones': Ex-MP
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Local government

'Local councils broken, dysfunctional ... and they're the good ones': Ex-MP

"The normal response is for people to say, 'I've got a problem, I'll go to my council and sort it out' and inside a week they want to blow the building up."

  • by Nathan Hondros
Breastfeeding fury: Debate between bottle and breastfeeding turns vitriolic in WA parliament
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Motherhood

Breastfeeding fury: Debate between bottle and breastfeeding turns vitriolic in WA parliament

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has denied suggestions she accused Nationals leader Mia Davies of not understanding the issue of breastfeeding in Parliament because she doesn't have children.

  • by Nathan Hondros