Western Australia's health minister has denied asking a Labor-dominated parliamentary committee to look at alternative providers for the state's ambulance service as it grapples with a health system under significant pressure.St John Ambulance's longstanding contract will be scrutinised by the Standing Committee on Public Administration.
A man has suffered a 20cm wound after being bitten by a shark at a remote beach near Leeman, about 300km north of Perth.Ambulance officers were called to Gum Tree Bay at about 2:30pm Perth time on Wednesday.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has urged NSW to take stronger measures to crush a worsening coronavirus outbreak, having slammed shut his own state's border.The reintroduction of the hard border came into immediate effect on Wednesday, reclassifying NSW as a "medium-risk" jurisdiction.
Juvenile detainees in Western Australia are being locked in their cells for 14 hours a day despite repeated warnings that extended lockdowns could spark riots.The finding is contained in a report by the Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services following its most recent inspection of the Banksia Hill detention centre in Perth's southeast.
Western Australia could soon remove quarantine requirements for Victorians but a coronavirus outbreak in NSW is being closely monitored.A cluster of cases in Sydney has grown to 21 after 10 new locally acquired infections were recorded on Tuesday.
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Clive Palmer has predicted he will win his High Court battle with the state of Western Australia, claiming he has been subjected to "layers of persecution" that threaten the rule of law.The full bench has reserved its decision and will reconvene on Tuesday, having concluded a four-day hearing in Canberra.
A third of West Australian aged care workers would quit the industry if forced to get COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a new survey.State and federal leaders have discussed potentially enforcing mandatory vaccinations in aged care amid concerns about the slow rollout in the sector.
Peter Dutton has cautioned against showing compassion to a Tamil asylum-seeker family of four from Biloela in Queensland who are fighting to stay in Australia.
West Australians aged 30 to 39 will be sent to the back of the coronavirus vaccine queue but the government has promised existing appointments will be honoured.WA has been forced to rejig its vaccine rollout after changes to federal health advice were announced on Thursday.
Extraordinary legislation to prevent Clive Palmer from claiming up to $30 billion in damages from the state of Western Australia is "an abomination masquerading as law", the billionaire mining magnate has told the High Court.Mr Palmer, who is representing himself, on Wednesday argued the legislation breached the constitution and was "repugnant to justice".
Western Australia's police chief says he makes no apologies for his officers lawfully obtaining contact tracing data to assist two investigations.The McGowan government is scrambling to close a loophole which allows data gathered by the SafeWA app to be used by police.
An urgent push to have Western Australia's former corruption watchdog reappointed to the role has been labelled "arrogance" by the opposition.The McGowan Labor government is set to use its unprecedented majority in both houses of parliament to rush through an amendment to reappoint John McKechnie as head of the Corruption and Crime Commission.
Western Australia's government will move to protect contact tracing data after it was legally obtained by police to assist a murder investigation.Attorney-General John Quigley has revealed senior police have twice issued notices to the WA health department requiring them to hand over data from the SafeWA app since mandatory registration at venues was first enforced in December.
Clive Palmer is expected to address the High Court as it continues to hear his $30 billion battle with the state of Western Australia.The full bench convened in Canberra on Tuesday to begin a hearing expected to span the rest of the week.
Western Australia will outlaw gel blasters, going further than any other state in response to concerns about their resemblance to real firearms.From July 3, the blasters - which fire small gel balls - will be classed as prohibited weapons which cannot be owned by anyone.
Takeaway coffee cups will be phased out of Western Australia cafes by the end of next year after the state government expedited its plastics plan.WA Premier Mark McGowan said on Sunday that the state's Plan for Plastics would be fast-tracked by four years to be fully in place by the end of 2022.
Perth detectives are investigating reports a man was set alight outside an inner city church.Police say the 68-year-old suffered significant burns after he was approached by another man on Beaufort Street in Highgate around 5pm on Saturday.
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