Hopes of a post-Christmas cut in official interest rates have been undermined after minutes of the latest Reserve Bank board meeting show only support for a "modest" reduction in rates.December 20, 2011, 8:47 am
A NSW police officer has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman while he was deployed to Perth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.December 20, 2011, 12:16 pm
A truck containing wood and other building materials caught alight in Perth's north today.December 20, 2011, 12:16 pm
Low income working households are $12 a week worse off than they were a year ago and are struggling to keep pace with increases in housing and utility costs, a report by the Western Australian Council for Social Service finds.December 20, 2011, 11:55 am
Police will be targeting crime and anti-social behaviour this summer as part of $3 million package to drive the crime rate down.December 20, 2011, 11:36 am
WA's poor recycling record looks set to significantly improve after Main Roads endorsed the use of construction and demolition waste in its road bases.December 20, 2011, 11:01 am
Two Morley brothers have been charged over Sunday's ear-biting incident in Northbridge.December 20, 2011, 9:29 am
Update, 12pm: A South West family lost in the bush overnight were "embarrassed" but in good spirits after a 12-hour-ordeal, which sparked a major land and air search near Collie last night.December 20, 2011, 9:20 am
A car has crashed into a truck on the Mitchell Freeway in Innaloo this morning.December 20, 2011, 9:11 am
Update, 4.15pm: Two mates were killed in a horrific car crash after their vehicle hit a palm tree at high speed on Riverside Drive in Perth early this morning.December 20, 2011, 8:37 am
A Karratha husband and wife who have expanded their hire fleet from one to 850 vehicles in 13 years have won a contract to supply vehicles to the giant Wheatstone and Gorgon liquefied natural gas projects.December 20, 2011, 7:33 am
A car has crashed into the back of a bus in Padbury this morning.December 20, 2011, 7:30 am
WA's new Westpac Life Saver rescue helicopter got its first workout yesterday when five sharks were spotted along Perth's coast, forcing the closure of four beaches.December 20, 2011, 3:55 am
Perth barista Damon Wilkinson is on a mission to collect the city's unwanted and unloved bikes.December 20, 2011, 3:39 am
Premier Colin Barnett predicted yesterday the $30 billion gas processing precinct at James Price Point would go ahead despite Woodside Petroleum delaying its final investment decision for up to a year.December 20, 2011, 3:16 am
Australia's richest person, Perth's Gina Rinehart, is attempting to move her explosive legal battle with three of her four children into the High Court in a last-ditch attempt to keep the family feud secret.December 20, 2011, 3:06 am
Construction heavyweight Len Buckeridge has attacked a pay deal between the building union and Brookfield Multiplex, saying it gives "morons" who quit school at 14 knowing only how to spell their name more than some doctors.December 20, 2011, 3:00 am
Only one in seven Australian babies are exclusively breastfed for six months despite the latest advice that "breast is best" for that time.December 20, 2011, 2:59 am
Grotesque and miserable politicking by the nation's leaders is preventing Australia finding the necessary and effective deterrents to stop asylum seekers taking lethal risks on rickety boats.December 20, 2011, 2:49 am
Nazim Zahedi is the human face of the latest ill-fated asylum seeker boat tragedy.December 20, 2011, 2:47 am
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