The WA Health Department has been thrown into disarray with the sudden resignation of director-general Peter Flett after a public feud with Treasurer Troy Buswell.December 19, 2009, 2:45 am
The resignation of besieged Health Department chief Peter Flett comes just two days after another relic of the Jim McGinty era, Danny Cloghan, was appointed a commissioner on the Rudd Government's new industrial relations body Fair Work Australia and leaves the State's biggest agency in complete disarray.December 19, 2009, 2:43 am
A third desalination plant is likely to be needed in WA to prevent a looming water shortage which a draft blueprint released today warns will hit Perth and Mandurah within 20 years unless there is a dramatic reduction in consumption.December 19, 2009, 2:43 am
There is evidence of serious health and environmental problems from delays and budget cuts to the State's infill sewerage program, a parliamentary inquiry has found.December 19, 2009, 2:33 am
Adam Hart is a battle-hardened veteran of his sport.December 19, 2009, 2:30 am
Aboriginal students in WA were below the national indigenous average in literacy and numeracy tests, new data has revealed.December 19, 2009, 2:15 am
It won't break any records but Christmas Day is expected to be hot and sunny with the first official weather forecast for the festive day released today.December 18, 2009, 6:38 pm
A boat believed to be carrying 55 asylum seekers and four crew members was intercepted this afternoon north of Ashmore Islands and has been transferred to Christmas Island for processing.December 18, 2009, 4:34 pm
UPDATED 5.40PM: A crash has been reported in Gosnells on Albany Highway at Dorothy Street. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area.December 18, 2009, 4:00 pm
Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing Clarkson man after his car was found in a Mundaring car park yesterday morning.December 18, 2009, 3:18 pm
UPDATE: An elderly couple has apparently been killed in a head-on smash with their grandson’s car near Mt Gibson, about 380km north-east of Perth.December 18, 2009, 2:42 pm
Communities in the Kimberley are being warned to prepare for flooding in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Laurence, with record daily rainfalls recorded across the region.December 18, 2009, 2:16 pm
A man has survived a plane crash near Cocklebiddy on the Nullarbor.December 18, 2009, 1:50 pm
Former Gypsy Joker bikie gang president Lennard Mark Kirby has been cleared of any involvement in a Jandakot shooting after police dropped the case.December 18, 2009, 1:24 pm
Leaders and ministers from about 30 countries have hammered out an outline climate accord in Copenhagen amid fears the international talks were about to collapse.December 18, 2009, 12:38 pm
The Australian academic who branded Santa Claus a global ambassador for poor health and risk-taking has been hit by an avalanche of criticism.December 18, 2009, 12:21 pm
Convicted killer Patrick McMahon has been jailed for life with a minimum of 12 years for the murder of a complete stranger at Perth’s Wellington Street bus station two years ago.December 18, 2009, 11:33 am
A charter boat operator who hosted a group of men allegedly involved in a wild brawl at the Barrack Street jetty on Saturday night may face charges for breaching the Liquor Control Act.December 18, 2009, 11:19 am
EXCLUSIVE WA's director general of health Peter Flett has quit and will leave his $540,000 job early next month after a feud with Treasurer Troy Buswell over management of the State's cash-strapped health budget.December 18, 2009, 11:07 am
Up to 70 firefighters are still battling a bushfire near Harvey which has burned through more than 11,000ha of bush since being sparked on Sunday.December 18, 2009, 11:06 am
Today's forecast: Mostly sunny
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