A federal parliamentary inquiry is set to deliver its final report into Rio Tinto's destruction of the ancient Juukan Gorge rock shelters in Western Australia.Rio blew up the 46,000-year-old caves on Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura country in May 2020, devastating the traditional owners.
The body of an eight-year-old boy who had been kayaking in Western Australia's south has been recovered from the water by police divers.The boy had been camping with family at Fernhook Falls near Walpole, about 400km southeast of Perth when he went he went off to kayak alone a week ago on Sunday.
A full-scale search has resumed on Sunday for missing four-year-old girl, Cleo Smith, who was last seen sleeping in the family tent.
The mother of a four-year-old girl missing from a campsite in rural Western Australia says she misses the sparkle in her daughters eyes.Cleo Smith was last seen about 1.
A desperate search will continue into the night for a four-year-old girl who has gone missing from a campsite in rural Western Australia.Cleo Smith was last seen about 1.
As a federal inquiry prepares to deliver its final report into Rio Tinto's destruction of the ancient Juukan Gorge rock shelters, there are growing calls for free, prior and informed consent to be enshrined in land use negotiations.The report, due on Monday, comes after more than a year of hearings involving dozens of traditional owner groups and other stakeholders.
Billionaire James Packer has been summoned to face a West Australian royal commission examining whether Crown should retain its Perth casino licence.Mr Packer, a former Crown Resorts director and the company's major shareholder, will front the inquiry via videolink on October 29.
The families of fly-in, fly-out workers are bracing to spend Christmas apart, as many notch up more than 100 days of separation with no end in sight amid border closures.
Experts are warning Australians not to leave their Christmas shopping to the last minute. Find out why you should be more organised this year.
A specialist robotic camera will be used to search for the body of an eight-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned while kayaking in Western Australia's south.The boy had been camping with family at Fernhook Falls near Walpole, about 400km southeast of Perth.
A Melbourne bar owner and his financial planner friend have each been jailed for at least three months for breaching Western Australia's border rules so they could attend the AFL grand final.Prahran restaurant and bar owner Hayden Burbank, 49, and finance firm managing director Mark Babbage, 38, faced Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday via videolink from Hakea Prison.
Investors are backing a new push to strengthen cultural heritage protection in Australia following Rio Tinto's destruction of the ancient Juukan Gorge rock shelters.The Dhawura Ngilan initiative will guide investors and businesses to engage with First Nations people more respectfully.
A man has been accused of setting off hoax shark alarms in WA after removing a monitoring tag from a great white. Read more.
School teachers could be the next group targeted for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations in Western Australia in a bid to accelerate the state's rollout.Education Minister Sue Ellery says the idea is being considered by the state government amid concerns about the highly infectious Delta strain.
The search for an eight-year-old boy in a West Australian river has continued with police tight-lipped about the circumstances of his disappearance.The boy had been camping with family at Fernhook Falls near Walpole, about 400km southeast of Perth.
Western Australia will look to make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory in further sectors as as new pop-up clinics open across Perth.No new cases were reported on Monday after it was confirmed over the weekend that an interstate truck driver had been infectious while in WA.
NSW is the first Australian state to emerge from lockdown after eschewing Covid zero. Here's how to prove your vaccination status to enjoy the new freedoms.
A policeman has described how he attempted to engage with a knife-wielding Indigenous woman moments before she was shot dead by a fellow officer in regional Western Australia.The first-class constable is facing trial in the WA Supreme Court accused of murdering the 29-year-old mother-of-one, known as JC at her family's request.
An Indigenous woman shot dead by a policeman in Western Australia had "lunged" towards officers while holding a knife, an eyewitness has claimed.The first-class constable is facing trial in the WA Supreme Court accused of murdering the 29-year-old mother-of-one, known as JC at her family's request.
Construction of a dedicated quarantine facility near Perth would give Australia the capacity to cope with "whatever emergencies are thrown at us into the future", Finance Minister Simon Birmingham says.Marking the start of construction at the Bullsbrook site, Senator Birmingham said such centres were about dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other issues which may arise, including humanitarian crises.
Anyone attending Western Australia's major schoolies event will need to be COVID-19 vaccinated, the state government says.The event at Dunsborough scheduled for late in November is expected to attract up to 9000 people.
Police are yet to make an arrest and are calling on the community for any information that can assist their homicide investigation. Find out more.
An Indigenous woman shot dead by a policeman in Western Australia had been trying to get home to her foster mother and young son, a court has heard.The first-class constable has pleaded not guilty to murdering the 29-year-old woman, known as JC at the request of her family, in the Mid West town of Geraldton on September 17, 2019.