One of the world's big three ratings agencies has put Colin Barnett on notice to knock the State Budget back into shape and get spending under control.11 minutes ago
A growing number of people, including families, cannot afford basics such as food, heating and medicine as they struggle to cope with WA's rising living costs even while working.21 minutes ago
Winter is a depressing prospect for the Parkinson family, who have spent the past six weeks homeless and living in a tent.25 minutes ago
A WA Labor parliamentary secretary dumped after refusing to join a faction has renewed calls for internal party reform to broaden its base.31 minutes ago
Environment Minister Albert Jacob has issued a sobering warning to groups worried about the advance of cane toads in the Kimberley, saying their march is unlikely to be stopped.41 minutes ago
Police are looking for a 48-year-old man they believe can help with their investigations into the death of a woman in Narrogin on the weekend.May 21, 2013, 5:58 pm
The line from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance remains closed after a train derailed 17km north of Salmon Gums last night, scattering 32 carriages and about 2240 tonnes of iron ore across the track.May 21, 2013, 5:05 pm
The Tax Institute says a review into Australia's tax system must include the goods and services tax as part of a mature political debate.May 21, 2013, 3:18 pm
As Julia Gillard makes a pitch for states to support her school funding plan, Kevin Rudd has stolen the limelight with his backing for gay marriage.May 21, 2013, 2:50 pm
The major banks dragged the Australian sharemarket into the red today as analysts questioned the sustainability of record prices and valuations, while the Reserve Bank minutes pointed to the possibility of further monetary relief this year.May 21, 2013, 2:19 pm
A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 months jail over a fatal crash that killed his cousin, whose body was not discovered in the wreckage for about 12 hours.May 21, 2013, 2:16 pm
An alleged victim of child molestation at a State-run hostel has told the court she thought becoming better friends with her predator’s wife might make him stop his advances.May 21, 2013, 1:54 pm
Police believe they may have found items used to manufacture drugs at a home in West Busselton today.May 21, 2013, 1:44 pm
A 23-year-old man has been charged over a high-speed chase that ended when he drove into a swamp in the Goldfields yesterday.May 21, 2013, 1:07 pm
Free TV Australia says a new industry code, banning the advertising of live betting odds, will probably come into effect within weeks.May 21, 2013, 11:49 am
A strategy has been launched by the State Government to boost immunisation rates in WA and prevent the outbreak of diseases like measles, rubella and meningitis.May 21, 2013, 11:13 am
Australians living in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma are bracing for more of the killer twisters that have ripped through the US State.May 21, 2013, 11:01 am
Exercise rates among high school children in WA are declining to alarming levels, fuelling health concerns, an academic says.May 21, 2013, 10:54 am
Indigenous leaders in Western Australia are holding a crisis meeting with senior bureaucrats to discuss high suicide rates among the Noongar community.May 21, 2013, 10:52 am
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Freight train carrying iron ore derails http://t.co/1jCGxUdQNs #perthnews
Driver jailed after crash which killed his cousin http://t.co/Wa7Xa2Wdaq #perthnews
Woman tells court Wayne McKenna was “grooming” her by looking her up and down, brushing against her. #perthnews http://t.co/tf6SU0kNxQ
Police believe they may have found items used to manufacture drugs at a home in West Busselton http://t.co/UNlmxerxs6 #perthnews
Driver charged after allegedly reaching speeds of up to 180km/h while being chased by police http://t.co/oBaxoTHNJ2 #perthnews
At least 20 children are among the 91 victims of Oklahoma tornado. http://t.co/Emcn8M7wmz
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