An arrest warrant has been issued for a West Australian man charged with providing false information to election officials over his Senate nomination.The Australian Federal Police say the 58-year-old was charged after the Australian Electoral Commission raised concerns during the recent federal election that the man might have signed false declarations as part of his nomination.
A dispute between Perth's Curtin University and its staff has taken an odd turn, with the industrial umpire rejecting a proposed ban on answering phone calls.Union representatives had sought to include the ban on responding to calls and emails on a protected industrial action ballot to be put to members at Curtin.
A man has been charged with murder over the fatal shooting of an alleged bikie enforcer at a workshop in Perth's north.Joseph Versace, 34, was gunned down at the Gnangara workshop on Thursday afternoon.
A father has drowned while attempting to aid his teenage sons at a popular beach in Western Australia's southwest.Emergency services were called to Yallingup Beach on Saturday evening where the man, aged in his 50s, had been retrieved from the water.
A man has been taken into custody as West Australian homicide detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of an alleged bikie enforcer.The search for wanted man Joshua Colin Duperouzel, 25, ended on Monday when he was apprehended in the Perth suburb of Belmont.
Two men who died in a helicopter crash in the Western Australian wheatbelt had been participating in a club event in a private aircraft.The two-seat Robinson R22 helicopter went down near the Cowcowing Lakes at Booralaming on Sunday, killing the men aged in their 50s and 70s.
The federal government will provide a $220 million loan towards developing a fertiliser plant which has divided Indigenous custodians in Western Australia.Resources Minister Madeleine King says the Perdaman project, near Karratha in the Pilbara region, will be "transformational" for WA.
A man shot dead in a "cold-blooded" killing at a workshop in Perth's north had links to bikie gangs and was known to police, West Australian authorities say.The 34-year-old, identified by local media as Joseph Versace, was found dead at the scene in Gnangara on Thursday afternoon following reports of gunshots.
Anyone buying takeaway alcohol in much of regional Western Australia will have their identification scanned under a crackdown on problem drinkers.The state government has flagged a tightening of the banned drinkers register being trialled in the Pilbara, Kimberley and Goldfields regions.
Australian children with disabilities are experiencing disproportionate rates of domestic and family violence and being failed by support systems, researchers have warned.About 30 per cent of children who experience domestic violence have a disability, according to a report by Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety.
Western Australia's budget surplus has reached a record $6 billion despite a fall in mining royalty revenue and infrastructure cost pressures.Treasury figures released on Wednesday revealed a $344 million boost to the state's bottom line since the budget was delivered in May.
People convicted of serious violent or sexual crimes in Western Australia face mandatory five-year bans from Perth's most popular nightlife precincts.Designated zones in Northbridge, Fremantle, Hillarys, Scarborough and Mandurah would be targeted under legislation set to be introduced by the McGowan government to parliament next month.
Long-serving Qantas executive Stephanie Tully has been tasked with leading budget airline Jetstar through ongoing turbulence for the industry.Ms Tully, who is chief customer officer for Australia's national carrier, will take over from Gareth Evans in November.
A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody to face court after an alleged hit-and-run that left a pedestrian with serious injuries south of Perth.A 40-year-old woman was found on a bush path off Valentine Drive in Greenfields about 7.
Western Australia's government has all but ruled out creating its own register of sexual offenders in the mining industry, saying it should fall to companies.A state parliamentary inquiry earlier this year found the multi-billion dollar industry had failed to protect women from predatory behaviour.
A light plane crash which killed a nurse in Western Australia's far north appears to have been caused by a cockpit fire which obscured the pilot's view.A preliminary investigation has found the fire started when the Beechcraft Baron aircraft approached a runway at the Kununurra Airport on April 16.
Leading commercial lawyer Michael Lundberg will serve as the first Aboriginal judge appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.Justice Lundberg, who will join the bench on November 28, has almost 30 years' experience in both public and private practice.
Two West Australian public sector workers have been accused of directing work to preferred consultants in exchange for gifts and fancy meals.The allegations levelled by WA's corruption watchdog involve staff at the Department of Communities, including a one-time assistant to disgraced former executive Paul Whyte.
Bankwest will close its remaining east coast branches and reduce trading hours in regional Western Australia as more customers go online.Fourteen branches will shut by the end of October, five each in NSW and Victoria, three in Brisbane and one in Adelaide.
Western Australia's premier is urging public servants to end a protracted pay dispute and accept a deal that would cost taxpayers more than $3 billion.The state government has been forced to again lift its offer to more than 150,000 people after health workers threatened further industrial action.