WA is the country's cannabis capital, with one in seven teenagers and adults using the drug in the past 12 months, according to an extensive national survey.July 27, 2011, 2:20 am
A passenger on the Christmas Island shipwreck boat described his desperate bid for survival yesterday before saying Australian authorities could have saved more lives if they had acted quicker.July 27, 2011, 2:10 am
The Federal Government's Malaysia deal might stem the flow of boats to Australia but there are mixed feelings on Christmas Island where workers are unsure what it means for them.July 27, 2011, 2:08 am
Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes has been advised by doctors to take it easy after suffering another health scare.July 26, 2011, 4:47 pm
Cadel Evans' tour de force in the Tour de France places him close to the top of the pantheon of Australian sporting champions.July 26, 2011, 5:53 am
Survivors of the doomed asylum seeker vessel that crashed into Christmas Island cliffs feel they were lied to and would never have taken the final leg of their sea journey if they had known the condition of the timber vessel, an inquest heard yesterday.July 26, 2011, 4:58 am
It's been 21 months since the Oceanic Viking rescued 78 Tamil asylum seekers from their sinking boat and took them to an Indonesian port.July 26, 2011, 4:57 am
Boat people will be sent forcibly to Malaysia within 72 hours of arriving in Australia under a tough border protection regime that came into effect at midnight.July 26, 2011, 2:35 am
Boeing is set to announce yet another delay - the eighth - to the delivery of the revolutionary 787 as its planned production rate for the troubled jet slips, while costs to build the plane hit a reported $22 billion, four times the original cost.July 26, 2011, 2:27 am
Qantas is expected to slash more than 10 major international routes next month.July 26, 2011, 2:25 am
Australia and Malaysia have officially signed an asylum seeker swap deal.July 25, 2011, 1:37 pm
Forty-seven asylum seekers intercepted on Saturday night could be the first deported to Malaysia under the Gillard Government's controversial refugee swap deal.July 25, 2011, 5:49 am
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has congratulated Cadel Evans on his expected Tour de France win, but has ruled out a public holiday in the cyclist's honour.July 24, 2011, 4:37 pm
A new survey has found nearly one-third of smokers believe the health effects of smoking are exaggerated.July 24, 2011, 11:55 am
The proposed deal with Malaysia has already deterred a very large number of asylum seeker boat arrivals, Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor says.July 24, 2011, 8:39 am
Australia's top lawmakers want to give parents the right to spy on their children's Facebook pages.July 23, 2011, 2:50 am
Like any parent or "dinosaur" who was a grown-up before Facebook evolved, I have concerns about the safety of my teenage daughters when using social networking sites.July 23, 2011, 2:48 am
My friends and I find it hard to understand why the State Government thinks it necessary for parents to "hack" into their child's Facebook account.July 23, 2011, 2:47 am
A decade of silence on the unseen human cost of the war in Afghanistan has been broken today after the Federal Government revealed - in detail for the first time - the full litany of wounds and injuries suffered by our Diggers.July 23, 2011, 2:40 am
It is an image so confronting that The Weekend West decided not to publish it.July 23, 2011, 2:38 am
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