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Cormann backs decision on Turnbull leadership after no-notice spill

Cormann backs decision on Turnbull leadership after no-notice spill

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is standing by his decision to withdraw support from Malcolm Turnbull in the wake of a leadership ballot brought on the former PM.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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How a brutal Liberal spill will reshape WA politics for years to come
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Liberal Party

How a brutal Liberal spill will reshape WA politics for years to come

With Julie Bishop intending to resign from Cabinet, but yet to decide on her future in politics, speculation is rife about who might want her safe Liberal seat.

  • by Nathan Hondros
'Shame' spray-painted on Michaelia Cash's office in wake of leadership spill
Police

'Shame' spray-painted on Michaelia Cash's office in wake of leadership spill

Vandals have graffitied the WA office of Senator Michaelia Cash, targeting her support for Liberal leadership challenger Peter Dutton.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Police warning for tired drivers after lucky miss on Albany Highway
Road safety

Police warning for tired drivers after lucky miss on Albany Highway

WA Police are warning tired drivers to pull over and rest after the release of dash cam footage showing a near miss on Albany Highway last Sunday.

  • by staff writers
WA regional MP Melissa Price set to be new federal environment minister
Liberal Party

WA regional MP Melissa Price set to be new federal environment minister

Western Australian MP Melissa Price will be promoted to the environment portfolio as part of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's new Cabinet.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Arson squad probe Mirrabooka Mosque after Eid festival celebration
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Fire

Arson squad probe Mirrabooka Mosque after Eid festival celebration

The arson squad is investigating a suspicious fire at a mosque in Mirrabooka, which started just hours after Perth's Islamic community celebrated an important religious festival.

  • by Nathan Hondros
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'Bring it on': WA Labor wants latest PM to call election on GST deal
Federal election

'Bring it on': WA Labor wants latest PM to call election on GST deal

Labor's most senior West Australian politician says Labor is ready to fight an election on a fairer GST deal for the state.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Taxpayers billed $53k for government's Perth to London non-stop flight
Tourism

Taxpayers billed $53k for government's Perth to London non-stop flight

WA taxpayers have forked out $53,000 to send Premier Mark McGowan, Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and two staffers on the first non-stop Qantas flight from Perth to London.

  • by Nathan Hondros
WA Parliament prepares state for debate on euthanasia, assisted suicide
Euthanasia

WA Parliament prepares state for debate on euthanasia, assisted suicide

A parliamentary committee has recommended the introduction of new laws to permit euthanasia and assisted suicide in Western Australia.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Roger Cook rejects call to rethink Jim McGinty's health service job
Corruption

Roger Cook rejects call to rethink Jim McGinty's health service job

Shadow Health Minister Sean L’Estrange has demanded the state government rethink its decision to appoint former health minister Jim McGinty as chairman of the North Metro Health Service.

  • by Nathan Hondros
McGowan defiant in the wake of taxi legislation death threats
Taxis

McGowan defiant in the wake of taxi legislation death threats

Following death threats to MPs Premier Mark McGowan has warned if the taxi plate buyback legislation doesn't pass parliament then there won't be any compensation.

  • by Hamish Hastie