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Julie Bishop intends to stay, while Curtin hopefuls intend to circle

Julie Bishop intends to stay, while Curtin hopefuls intend to circle

Will she go or will she stay? That's the question WA's political aspirants can't quite get out of their heads.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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Nahan moves to investigate Premier, alleges he misled house on Huawei security advice
Huawei

Nahan moves to investigate Premier, alleges he misled house on Huawei security advice

The Opposition has failed in a bid to refer Premier Mark McGowan to parliament's powerful privileges committee over the government's Huawei train control deal.

  • by Nathan Hondros
LGBT recruiters aim to quell Christian influence in WA federal seat
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Liberal Party

LGBT recruiters aim to quell Christian influence in WA federal seat

LGBT activists are signing up Liberal branch members in the seat of Moore to counteract the influence of conservative churches, according to party sources.

  • by Nathan Hondros
State government puts $20m on the table to settle Perth Children's Hospital dispute
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Healthcare

State government puts $20m on the table to settle Perth Children's Hospital dispute

Chinese-owned construction company John Holland has knocked back the offer, believing it could win as much as $600 million if the dispute heads to court.

  • by Nathan Hondros
'It's a win for WA': Lobster plan killed off by state government
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Marine life

'It's a win for WA': Lobster plan killed off by state government

Premier Mark McGowan and Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly have backed down on a plan to grant itself a 17 per cent commercial stake in the state's rock lobster fishery.

  • by Nathan Hondros, Jane Marwick and Hannah Barry
Quigley floats new laws to force cladding safety on private owners
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Quigley floats new laws to force cladding safety on private owners

It was revealed in December that 20 WA buildings were at risk; this week it was revealed eight more had been added to the list, as the audit continues.

  • by Nathan Hondros and Sarah Makse
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'It was a strange approach': Ex-navy admiral opens up over Huawei job
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'It was a strange approach': Ex-navy admiral opens up over Huawei job

The Australian boss of Chinese tech giant Huawei has spoken about his job on Perth radio, saying he has no qualms he is doing the right thing by his country.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Hopes McGowan is set for high noon backpedal on rock lobster plan
Marine life

Hopes McGowan is set for high noon backpedal on rock lobster plan

WA's rock lobster industry is hoping the state government will back pedal on its plan to nationalise part of the fishery at a midday meeting.

  • by Nathan Hondros and Jane Marwick
Huawei hits back on WA deal: 'We met the PTA's exacting security demands'
Huawei

Huawei hits back on WA deal: 'We met the PTA's exacting security demands'

The retired navy admiral who now heads Huawei in Australia says the company was told by the Prime Minister's office it was "very welcome to participate in the project".

  • by Nathan Hondros
Australia's fishing industry calls crisis talks after rock lobster 'tipping point'
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Marine life

Australia's fishing industry calls crisis talks after rock lobster 'tipping point'

Representatives from Australia's commercial fishing industry met in Fremantle on Wednesday for crisis talks prompted by the state government's controversial rock lobster plan.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Campaign Diary: News flash, Canberra is a long way from WA's political front lines
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Federal election

Campaign Diary: News flash, Canberra is a long way from WA's political front lines

It's a good lesson for politicians and their campaign teams: these people are worried about their hospital emergency department, not the "issues of the day".

  • by Nathan Hondros