Paspaley, the high-end jewellery maker owned by one of Australia's richest families, spent this week in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons amid public allegations about lax pearling industry safety standards.July 14, 2012, 3:59 am
They make your iPod work, your hybrid car run and keep the X-ray machine at the hospital humming. But few outside the mining industry know much about the group of metals collectively known as rare earths.July 14, 2012, 3:56 am
Witnessing two children drown off Kuta beach in Bali was a defining moment for Toni-Lee Bromley.July 14, 2012, 3:43 am
More than half the doctors in Australian public hospitals are working dangerously long hours, including 43-hour shifts, a survey shows.July 14, 2012, 3:31 am
The nation's business community has put pressure on Tony Abbott to not only repeal the carbon tax if he wins office but to make far- reaching economic reforms.July 14, 2012, 3:19 am
Senior police will push ahead with controversial changes to the detective tenure policy, despite an internal survey showing almost 80 per cent of respondents favoured leaving the system alone.July 14, 2012, 3:05 am
The grief-stricken fiancee of the pilot killed when his light aircraft crashed into sand dunes on Broome's Cable Beach has visited the scene of the tragedy - just 700m from the couple's home.July 14, 2012, 2:55 am
Labor leader Mark McGowan is chipping away at the popularity of Premier Colin Barnett, whose approval rating among voters is at its lowest since he took office in September 2008, according to polling.July 14, 2012, 2:45 am
There are several takeaways from the latest Westpoll, held this week nearly six months to the day that Mark McGowan changed the political game in WA by replacing Eric Ripper as Labor leader.July 14, 2012, 2:43 am
WA households are facing average increases of almost 30 per cent in water bills in the next three years as the State Government moves to claw back the higher costs of producing desalinated drinking water.July 14, 2012, 2:35 am
Christian Porter has secured a glittering array of personal references from business and conservative political heavyweights as he tries to win over preselectors in the Federal seat of Pearce ahead of tomorrow's crucial selection meeting.July 14, 2012, 2:25 am
Just five years ago, the Maylands town centre was not much to write home about.July 14, 2012, 2:15 am
Maylands' long-awaited first small bar will open in a matter of days and for owners Zoe Roy and Meredith Bastian their labour of love is about to become a dream come true.July 14, 2012, 2:13 am
Telstra is blaming stormy weather for a huge rise in service faults and the time taken to fix them, after union claims the delays were caused by the telco's souring relationship with contractors over weekend pay rates.July 14, 2012, 2:05 am
UPDATE 8am: A Perth man has been charged after he was allegedly caught viewing images of children at an internet cafe online.July 14, 2012, 1:41 am
North Melbourne have made a Friday night statement in a thumping 149-96 win over Carlton at Etihad Stadium.July 13, 2012, 8:39 pm
The parents of a teenager who died after he suffered extreme swelling on the brain despite their repeated requests for scan say they hope lessons can be learnt from their son’s tragic death.July 13, 2012, 5:10 pm
If Australians don’t want high-paid mining jobs they should not hold back the nation by opposing imported labour, Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson says.July 13, 2012, 4:38 pm
West Coast have decided against including first-year forward Fraser McInnes in this Sunday's top of the table clash against Sydney.July 13, 2012, 3:09 pm
UPDATED: Ins and outs for round 16 of the 2012 AFL season including Sunday sides.July 13, 2012, 2:52 pm
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Deaf community says sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial was a fake 'flapping his arms'. http://t.co/VFICFYpAvd
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