The World Bank says the global economy is teetering on the edge of a new financial crisis that could be deeper and longer lasting than the chaos that surrounded the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008.January 19, 2012, 2:30 am
The number of patients who died or were seriously harmed by mistakes in WA hospitals doubled last year and included seven suicides.January 19, 2012, 2:20 am
Almost half of university students drink at risky levels and one-fifth regularly face alcohol-fuelled abuse and assaults, a Perth study has found.January 19, 2012, 2:10 am
WA health experts and youth leaders have condemned a popular alcoholic product they say is blatantly targeted at young drinkers.January 19, 2012, 2:08 am
A fire has started in Breton Bay, south of Ledge Point.January 18, 2012, 5:43 pm
Dozens of WA women will be forced to have their French-made PIP breast implants removed and face expensive reconstructive surgery as reports of ruptures continue to grow across Australia in what is becoming a national health scandal.January 18, 2012, 5:30 pm
A five-metre whale shark has been sighted off Floreat Beach.January 18, 2012, 3:21 pm
A truck is leaking hydraulic fluid after in Dianella after it collided with a pedestrian barrier this afternoon.January 18, 2012, 3:18 pm
Update, 5.50pm A man has suffered minor facial and hand lacerations after he lost control of his caravan, leaving his to 4WD flip over on the side of the road in Bannister.January 18, 2012, 3:15 pm
A defence lawyer for one of two taxi drivers accused of raping a drunk female passenger at a car park has suggested the alleged victim initiated the sex and was now refusing to admit her "infidelity" to her husband.January 18, 2012, 2:44 pm
Mark McGowan has cast himself as the West Australian everyman in his pitch to voters during his first press conference at the helm of State Labor.January 18, 2012, 2:27 pm
Second seed Rafael Nadal has fought his way into the third round of the Australian Open with a tough win over German Tommy Haas.
Nadal won 6-4 6-3 6-4, but every set was a battle against the veteran former world No.2.
Eric Ripper has formally announced his resignation as Labor leader and will return to the backbench until the next election in 2013, when he will resign from his seat of Belmont.January 18, 2012, 1:29 pm
Update 5.20pm People between Lancelin and Northampton are being told to brace for wild weather with a severe thunderstorm expected to hit this evening.January 18, 2012, 1:26 pm
Australia is in for a tough economic year after the World Bank slashed its global growth forecasts and warned there could be a worldwide recession worse than three years ago.January 18, 2012, 12:15 pm
Update, 2.15pm A child has been seriously injured after a car and truck collided in Bedfordale this morning.January 18, 2012, 11:41 am
Prime Minister Julia Gillard will write to Premier Colin Barnett about reports the developer of the Oakajee Port and Rail project is being directed to import Chinese equipment and services.January 18, 2012, 11:39 am
The Sea Shepherd group says three crew members from the Steve Irwin have been injured after a Japanese whaling vessel threw iron grappling hooks at them.January 18, 2012, 11:06 am
The scope of an investigation into a spate of suicides linked to Fremantle hospital was changed today after
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reported concerns that the internal inquiry was not independent.
Police have charged a 16-year-old Thornlie youth who allegedly hit a woman with a brick and then stole her mobile phone at Claisebrook train station on the weekend.January 18, 2012, 8:50 am
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