Western Australia's health department has apologised for accidentally leaking the personal details of passengers aboard a flight carrying a person infected with monkeypox.A woman who travelled on the flight from Doha last week said she received the document in an email from WA Health.
A Perth woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a Woolworths employee at a northern suburbs supermarket.Police allege the 35-year-old was armed with a large knife when she attended the Ellenbrook store on Tuesday afternoon.
Western Australia's laws will be reformed to strengthen protections for LGBTQI people and remove an outdated caveat on sexual harassment complaints.WA's Law Reform Commission has made more than 160 recommendations aimed at improving the state's anti-discrimination laws.
A woman has been taken into custody after a Woolworths staff member was stabbed at a store in the Perth suburb of Ellenbrook.The victim, a woman in her 40s, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital under priority one conditions on Tuesday afternoon.
Western Australia's long-awaited airport train connection will finally open in October, two years after its initially scheduled deadline.The McGowan government on Tuesday confirmed the $1.
A prime riverfront site will host a new centre in Perth aimed at showcasing Western Australia's Aboriginal culture to the rest of the world.The cultural centre, promised at last year's state election, will be built behind the Perth Concert Hall on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan, or Swan River.
Children transferred to an isolated unit at a maximum-security adult prison in Perth have made multiple suicide and self-harm attempts within weeks of the move.A group of 17 boys, aged as young as 14 and mostly Indigenous, were shifted last month from Banksia Hill detention centre to a new unit at nearby Casuarina prison.
Three children under the age of four walked out of a childcare centre in Perth's south and were found playing on a footpath, prompting a fine for the operators of the service.Service provider ES5 Ltd, trading as Buggles Child Care Beeliar, was ordered to pay $22,000 and $2000 in costs by the State Administrative Tribunal for contravention of education and care service laws.
Former West Australian MP Brian Ellis is facing accusations he destroyed evidence during a probe by the corruption watchdog into parliamentary allowances.Ellis, 72, was due on Wednesday to face Perth Magistrates Court on four charges dating back to May and June 2020.
Indigenous prisoners need culturally appropriate health care given by Aboriginal medical services to prevent more needless deaths in custody, advocates warn.The advice comes after West Australian coroner Rosalinda Fogliani recently found that Aboriginal man Mr Yeeda's death at the West Kimberley Regional Prison in 2018 was preventable.
A Perth man who severely bashed an African migrant in a misguided vigilante attack has had his conviction overturned by the High Court and will face a retrial.Brett Christopher O'Dea, 46, was found guilty by a jury of committing grievous bodily harm with intent to Alimamy Koroma, a 35-year-old migrant from Sierra Leone, in the driveway of a Manning home in January 2018.
Pfizer employees have walked off the job at the company's Perth manufacturing plant as they push for an improvement to a "substandard" wage offer.The pharmaceutical giant has offered its Perth-based employees a five per cent pay rise this year, followed by four per cent and three per cent increases over the following two years.
Western Australia's premier has defended Labor's regional commitment after confirming the party won't run a by-election candidate in one of the state's most marginal seats.Voters in the vast electorate of North West Central will return to the polls on September 17 following the retirement of sitting Nationals MP Vince Catania.
West Australian hospitals will scale back their COVID-19 screening protocols in a bid to free up staff and allow more visitors.Public hospitals will shift from "red alert" to a new blue alert level from August 15, bringing an end to several months of heightened precautions.
In the coming days, WA could see some snow, as a cold front pushes east, resulting in persistent chilly weather.
Experts have dismissed claims proposed changes to Western Australia's rental tenancy laws would lead to an investment exodus.The state government is considering a number of departmental recommendations, including removing "no grounds" evictions and allowing tenants to make minor modifications to properties without seeking the owner's consent.
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Thousands of illegal vapes have been seized in Western Australia amid warnings a new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine.More than 15,000 e-cigarettes, valued at more than $500,000, were confiscated from 32 retailers during a six-week WA Health crackdown.
The risk of foot and mouth disease reaching Australia is diminishing as Indonesia suppresses its outbreak, state and territory leaders have been told.More than 450,000 cases of the disease have been recorded in Indonesia and thousands of infected cattle have been slaughtered, according to media reports.
The federal government is being warned to rein in its spending on industry assistance as Australia's economy bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic.At least $16 billion was spent on aiding various industries in 2020/21, a $4 billion increase on the previous year, a report by the Productivity Commission has found.
Efforts to address homelessness in Western Australia are being hampered by a construction market so heated that even the government is struggling to find contractors.Housing Minister John Carey has told a forum organised by Shelter WA "massive cost escalations" are forcing a rethink of how best to deliver social housing.