Petty criminals such as shoplifters and louts could escape conviction and avoid going to court by paying on-the-spot fines under draft legislation being considered by WA police.January 21, 2010, 2:25 am
Health Minister Kim Hames has told his new director-general of health to end the delay for the 1700 West Australians needing elective surgery who have waited longer than medically recommended.January 21, 2010, 2:15 am
Almost a third of Australian motorists admit to sending text messages while driving, according to a Telstra survey.January 20, 2010, 9:01 pm
Police have warned of the dangers of mixing chemicals after a teenage boy was taken to hospital with breathing problems.January 20, 2010, 5:37 pm
Western suburbs detectives are at a home in City Beach after the discovery of a body this afternoon.January 20, 2010, 5:12 pm
Thornlie Tree Man Richard Pennicuik has taken his tree house down but he's refusing to come down with it, declaring he would happily stay in the tree for another month.January 20, 2010, 4:07 pm
This afternoon on the Mitchell Freeway, northbound traffic is heavy from the tunnel and city on approach to the barrier works section from Scarborough Beach Road to Hutton Street, after that traffic is getting a good run.January 20, 2010, 4:00 pm
Entrepreneur Warren Anderson organised a group of bikie associates to go to the home of an accountant, put him in the boot of a car, drive him out into the bush and tell him to dig his own grave, the Federal Court was told this afternoon.January 20, 2010, 3:04 pm
A month after her sudden death, Brittany Murphy's mother and husband say they are convinced the actress died of natural causes, not drugs or an eating disorder.January 20, 2010, 2:20 pm
Australia's main domestic airlines will not force obese people to pay for two seats despite a similar policy being adopted by international air giant Air France-KLM.January 20, 2010, 2:13 pm
Members of Midnight Oil and US band Violent Femmes have teamed up to form a new surf rock band, The Break.January 20, 2010, 1:10 pm
A Tai Chi-based exercise program is being hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against depression, diabetes and obesity.January 20, 2010, 1:03 pm
The City of Perth has been fined $6000 and ordered to pay $14,000 in costs after a two-year-old boy escaped from the Citiplace Child Care Centre and was found swinging on a boom gate.January 20, 2010, 12:17 pm
He's 54 years of age, hasn't won a major championship for 17 years - in fact not won any tournament since 1998 - and is known as much more for the titles he's thrown away as the many he has won.January 20, 2010, 12:00 pm
A 52-year-old man charged over the alleged hit and run that left a Mandurah teenager fighting for her life failed to appear in court today.January 20, 2010, 11:45 am
A lone gunman has killed eight people in central Virginia and shot at a helicopter, forcing it to land.January 20, 2010, 11:05 am
An armed bandit pleaded for forgiveness and prayed for his victims before fleeing with their car, wallet and a mobile phone during a terrifying home burglary in Dianella last night.January 20, 2010, 11:00 am
The extent of WA's housing recovery has been highlighted by new figures showing WA residential construction industry jumped from the slowest to the busiest in the country in just one quarter.January 20, 2010, 10:23 am
A man was bashed in his front yard, a woman was robbed by three men and an armed man robbed a northern suburbs home in three separate incidents overnight.January 20, 2010, 9:55 am
Thornlie's embattled Tree Man has received an 11th hour boost in his battle with the Gosnells council with high-profile Perth lawyer John Hammond agreeing to take on his case.January 20, 2010, 9:18 am
Today's forecast: Mostly sunny
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Fed infrastructure minister Anthony Albanese tells Barnett it's time to act on his election promises. http://t.co/AEuUpZlv0c #perthnews
Search for missing snorkeler Rob Shugg continues off WA coast. Quad bikes and divers resume today. http://t.co/MOz2cG1wk1 #perthnews
Gibb River Rd cyclist is airlifted from gruelling event after having heart attack. http://t.co/XF4Tn3yy0g #perthnews
Knife-wielding thieves rob pizza guy of the lot. http://t.co/jkOgzyk8lv #perthnews
Ocean Reef residents woken by crashing and thumping sounds of stolen ATM being towed down the road. http://t.co/ZhxP5JFBjO #perthnews
Discovery of woman's body in Narrogin adds to WA's dreadful week. Six suspicious deaths in week. http://t.co/UIRRXJFVgl #perthnews #narrogin
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