The plume of smoke from two bushfires in the South-West will continue to blanket Perth this evening and tomorrow morning, the Department of Environment and Conservation warns.December 15, 2009, 4:08 pm
A driver was forced to flee from a Transperth bus when it burst into flames in Yokine this afternoon throwing a quiet suburban street into disarray.December 15, 2009, 3:44 pm
The State Government would have the power to sack idle public servants who have been on a redeployment list for more than 12 months under a proposal revealed today.December 15, 2009, 3:06 pm
UPDATE: Australia's plans for the third Test against the West Indies were up in the air today after they decided to fly NSW all-rounder Steve Smith to Perth as cover for Nathan Hauritz.December 15, 2009, 2:16 pm
The Rudd Government has introduced controversial mandatory internet filtering, which it says will improve the public's safety online.December 15, 2009, 1:59 pm
Whalers and conservationists have clashed for the first time on this summer’s hunt in the Southern Ocean when a Japanese vessel fired water cannon at Sea Shepherd flagship the Steve Irwin.December 15, 2009, 12:28 pm
The Federal Government announced a new strategy today which would focus on developing infrastructure and reducing skill shortages in the tourism industry.December 15, 2009, 12:12 pm
Domestic violence reports rise up to 20 per cent over Christmas and New Year police say.December 15, 2009, 11:44 am
The Federal Government will spend more than $50 million upgrading basic infrastructure at Christmas Island as the territory struggles to cope with the surge of asylum seekers.December 15, 2009, 11:34 am
Residents in or near the communities of Kuri Bay and Mitchell Plateau are bracing for powerful winds and damaging rain as Category 3 tropical cyclone Laurence approaches.December 15, 2009, 10:58 am
The Asthma Foundation of WA is warning people with respiratory illnesses to stay indoors as much as possible and avoid air-conditioning units which use outside air.December 15, 2009, 10:19 am
It's time for the annual holiday binge of office parties, neighbourhood gatherings and cocktail hours.December 15, 2009, 9:30 am
A new offshore gas discovery could extend the life of the giant Gorgon project, its operators say.December 15, 2009, 9:15 am
Getting married is good for you, according a New Zealand-led international study of nearly 35,000 people across 15 countries.December 15, 2009, 9:04 am
Australia owes it to Japan as mates not to take legal action on whaling just yet, the Federal Government says.December 15, 2009, 8:59 am
Police are hunting a man who allegedly indecently assaulted a 15-year-old girl as she was walking near shops in Bindoon.December 15, 2009, 8:53 am
Police believe one of two boats stolen from Perth's southern suburbs in September may be in the Peel region.December 15, 2009, 8:18 am
Australia has hinted at a compromise on one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a deal at Copenhagen - the future of the Kyoto protocol.December 15, 2009, 8:00 am
More than 100 firefighters are still battling two blazes that are raging in the States's south this morning, with one coming within 5km of a property in the Harvey/Dwellingup area.December 15, 2009, 7:41 am
Real estate agents are selling blocks next to Australia's busiest airport and describing them as a private sanctuary which delivers an attractive lifestyle.December 15, 2009, 6:58 am
Today's forecast: Sunny
9° - 19°
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Demerits urged for low-level speeding http://t.co/diKPc1n1dT #perthnews
Paedophile found guilty of conspiracy to set up Thai business as front for child abuse ring http://t.co/tk9azDsyrV #perthnews
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