An Abbott Coalition government would sell Medibank Private, shadow treasurer Joe Hockey said today, in a move to pay down government debt more quickly.February 16, 2010, 10:04 am
Children in New Zealand are being encouraged to ditch homework and read comics and cereal boxes instead.February 16, 2010, 10:00 am
A woman has been injured in a five car crash on the Mitchell Freeway northbound this morning.February 16, 2010, 9:26 am
Australia's IBO cruiserweight boxing world champion Danny Green says he hopes to "smoke out" arch rival Anthony Mundine by defeating one of his conquerors - Manny Siaca.February 16, 2010, 9:23 am
An earthquake far off Western Australia's north-west coast rattled walls, windows and crockery across the Top End this morning but caused no damage.February 16, 2010, 9:03 am
The Reserve Bank is committed to lifting the official interest rate but has used the minutes of its last meeting to play down expectations it is about to lift rates every month.February 16, 2010, 8:50 am
A large minority of male condom users complain that ill-fitting prophylactics are liable to split and break during intercourse and be a sexual turnoff, researchers said today.February 16, 2010, 8:10 am
A 75-year-old Upper Swan woman threatened with a knife and baseball bat yesterday was one of several innocent residents of Perth's north subjected to violent attacks in the last 24 hours.February 16, 2010, 8:04 am
Motorists can expect a slow drive into the city on Perth’s freeways this morning.February 16, 2010, 8:00 am
A 13-year-old boy has been remanded in custody over the stabbing death of a fellow student.February 16, 2010, 7:50 am
Australian scientists have isolated a cause of poor memory in otherwise healthy older men. It relates to elevated levels of a particular sex hormone.February 16, 2010, 7:30 am
A severe fire danger rating has been issued for the Goldfields and inland areas of the Gascoyne region with temperatures expected to hit 40C.February 16, 2010, 7:07 am
A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off Indonesia's eastern islands but there are no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning has been issued, officials say.February 16, 2010, 7:03 am
Former Australasian Resources boss Darren Hedley and Kambalda mining entrepreneur Ian Junk have set the ball rolling on plans to establish a new iron ore mine in the Kimberley by April next year.February 16, 2010, 5:15 am
West Australians are set to miss out on up to 27,000 fly-in, fly-out jobs created by the booming resources sector over the next three years because of runway congestion at Perth Airport.February 16, 2010, 2:35 am
The State Government's new $40 million basketball centre at Mt Claremont has been unable to sign up a major tenant despite being open for more than three weeks.February 16, 2010, 2:25 am
Public inquests into as many as 75 deaths will have to be abandoned because of a backlog caused by delays in providing the Coroner's Court with extra funding, State Coroner Alastair Hope has revealed.February 16, 2010, 2:15 am
Premier Colin Barnett laid the groundwork yesterday for changes to the Government's stop and search legislation aimed at ensuring police do not abuse the new powers.February 16, 2010, 2:05 am
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the South-East Coastal district this evening.February 15, 2010, 6:47 pm
A Busselton business man found unconscious with head injures on Adelaide Street in the early hours of yesterday morning is now recovering in Perth.February 15, 2010, 5:50 pm
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