A moving portrait of an elderly craftsman with severe bruising because of blood-thinning drugs has won this year's $40,000 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.September 28, 2012, 5:45 am
Thousands of WA sheep have been brutally slaughtered in Pakistan, with some said to have been stabbed, clubbed and buried alive.September 28, 2012, 5:45 am
WA is lagging the rest of the nation in safeguarding the mental health of those who protect the public and the State Government should make sweeping improvements, a parliamentary committee has urged.September 28, 2012, 5:44 am
A State Government plan to pre-emptively kill great white sharks that swim too close to popular beaches has been labelled impractical and extreme by scientists and conservationists.September 28, 2012, 3:58 am
Big sharks that stray too close to popular swimming beaches could be caught and killed within 30 minutes of being spotted under a State Government plan.September 28, 2012, 3:47 am
Pregnant women who take the vitamin folate to reduce their baby's risk of the devastating birth defect spina bifida could also be reducing the risk of childhood brain cancer.September 28, 2012, 3:36 am
A fifth of the nation's new migrants are flocking to WA, helping the State's population hurtle towards the 2.5 million milestone by June next year.September 28, 2012, 3:27 am
The Gillard Government is prepared to risk its unblemished parliamentary record to force WA Liberal MPs to declare where they stand on wheat deregulation.September 28, 2012, 3:15 am
The boss of the Department of Premier and Cabinet has defended a decision to pay a dumped staffer $53,000 to go quietly.September 28, 2012, 3:03 am
Thomas Meagher was struggling to cope with the disappearance of his wife of four years, his mother said in Dublin yesterday.September 28, 2012, 3:00 am
Sam McDonald fought in the jungles of Borneo and Vietnam - and now he's battling the owners of a Dawesville lifestyle village over his Australian flag.September 28, 2012, 2:40 am
Cape Lambert chairman Tony Sage has won a $1 million success fee for the sale of the company's holding in a Greek gold project and its shares in African Iron.September 28, 2012, 2:30 am
Police deliberately misled accused murderer Lloyd Rayney during an investigation into his wife Corryn's death by encouraging him to talk in a secretly taped phone call with a "family liaison officer" who was also second in charge of the wilful murder inquiry, Justice Brian Martin said yesterday.September 28, 2012, 2:20 am
A police officer was recalled as a witness yesterday to be questioned about why he gave incomplete video footage of Corryn Rayney's preliminary post-mortem examination to the pathologist who did it.September 28, 2012, 2:19 am
Lloyd Rayney's defence team yesterday conceded they could not criticise the police investigation of two other men raised as "alternative candidates" for Corryn Rayney's murder.September 28, 2012, 2:18 am
Police have seized cannabis, ecstasy and speed bought from an underground website described as an "eBay for drugs" after two teenage brothers were allegedly caught importing the drugs to Esperance from Melbourne and Canada.September 28, 2012, 2:10 am
Former Prime Minister John Howard has chosen to launch a scathing attack on Australia’s national history curriculum, labelling it “unbalanced” and “bizarre”, during a public lecture at the University of WA tonight.September 27, 2012, 6:41 pm
UPDATE 9pm: A man is expected to be charged with the rape and murder of missing ABC radio employee Jill Meagher.September 27, 2012, 5:08 pm
Premier Colin Barnett’s top bureaucrat has defended a $54,000 payout to a former adviser who sent journalists false and personal information about Labor Opposition Leader Mark McGowan.September 27, 2012, 4:48 pm
Teams for the AFL grand final.September 27, 2012, 4:34 pm
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