Just 19 per cent of offenders housed in the State’s highest security jail are rated as maximum security prisoners, according to a report by WA’s independent prisons watchdog which has questioned the Government’s jail expansion program.November 9, 2010, 12:00 pm
A transit guard accused of assaulting a passenger at Subiaco train station will plead not guilty, his lawyer told the Perth Magistrate's Court this morning.November 9, 2010, 12:28 pm
Two great white sharks and up to six tiger sharks have been reported feeding on a whale carcass off the coast of Rottnest Island today.November 9, 2010, 11:40 am
Police are investigating the death of an elderly woman whose body may have been at her Beckenham home since May.November 9, 2010, 9:30 am
A Perth man who was held as a prisoner in Egypt for 40 days claims he was tortured during his ordeal and plans to never leave Australia again, his daughter says.November 9, 2010, 9:23 am
The Federal Government has slashed its expected returns from the controversial mining tax by a massive $3.1 billion in its first two years.November 9, 2010, 8:54 am
Arson Squad officers will investigate a fire at a Bayswater club house.November 9, 2010, 6:59 am
Calls for extended shopping hours in Mandurah are growing, with local community and business leaders saying the area has been left behind after changes in Perth.November 9, 2010, 5:38 am
A senior constable is the second police officer to face dismissal after an investigation into allegations that officers at Rockingham tasered their colleagues.November 9, 2010, 5:31 am
A receptionist who claimed she lost $142,000 in earnings because of injuries she suffered in a minor car crash is fighting a charge of attempted fraud after she was secretly filmed attending a business each day at 9am and leaving shortly after 5pm.November 9, 2010, 5:17 am
Australia's border protection authorities are so stretched by droves of boat arrivals that the latest asylum seeker vessel went undetected until it "bumped into the Kimberley", shadow border protection minister Michael Keenan said last night.November 9, 2010, 5:16 am
An adopted father. An adulterous grandmother. A murderer.November 9, 2010, 4:31 am
More than three WA families every day are having their house repossessed, with banks foreclosing on 306 properties between July and September.November 9, 2010, 2:45 am
WA is to play a major role in the expansion of the US military's presence in the Asia Pacific, with Washington looking to base ships, warplanes and possibly troops in the State.November 9, 2010, 2:35 am
A pool of up to 50 police officers may be sent to regional stations on a fly-in, fly-out basis in a bid to ease staffing shortages across the State.November 9, 2010, 2:15 am
Employers have been labelled Scrooges after launching a bid to cancel public holiday penalty rates on Christmas, Boxing and New Year's days.November 9, 2010, 2:15 am
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that destroyed a Leeming home.November 8, 2010, 3:40 pm
Almost a decade since Peter Costello blocked its takeover bid for Woodside Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell has decided to reduce its controlling shareholding in Australia’s standalone oil and gas company.November 8, 2010, 2:15 pm
Tougher laws to crackdown on bank fees would encourage banks to raise their lending rates beyond Reserve Bank moves more often, the banking lobby says.November 8, 2010, 1:37 pm
It's been six month now but Fortescue Metals boss Andrew Forrest continues to attack the Government's planned mining tax, branding it "unconstitutional".November 8, 2010, 12:02 pm
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