Western Australia has banned entry to travellers from South Australia after elevating the other state's risk rating from "low" to "medium".The hard border with South Australia came into effect at 12.
Western Australia's premier has flagged harsher border controls, less than 24 hours after outlining a grand plan to reconnect with the world.Mark McGowan expects WA to soon tighten its border to South Australia, where 18 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday.
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West Australian state Nationals MP and former federal party vice-president James Hayward could be dumped from the party after being charged with child sexual abuse offences.Hayward, who was elected to WA's parliament earlier this year, is facing multiple charges relating to an eight-year-old girl, including persistent sexual conduct.
Premier Mark McGowan has outlined a $185 million plan to reconnect Western Australia to the world once the state's borders reopen, including incentives to lure back tourists and international students.The premier says WA remains on track to open its borders in late January or early February despite concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Western Australia's teachers union has threatened industrial action unless the state government ends its public sector wage freeze to address staff shortages.Teachers and other public servants have had annual salary increases capped at $1000 for the past four years as part of the McGowan government's budget repair efforts.
Former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh has backed calls for the West Australian government to withdraw its contentious Aboriginal heritage legislation.The new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill was introduced to parliament earlier this month and sailed through the lower house days later.
Western Australia's resources industry expects to avoid significant disruption from workers refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.Fly-in, fly-out workers are among those who must have received their first vaccine dose by Wednesday under wide-reaching state government mandates.
Western Australia's premier says it's too early to tell whether the state's reopening will be delayed and has warned mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations are here to stay.Mark McGowan expects WA will hit 80 per cent full vaccination by the end of next week, allowing him to set a date for a late-January or early-February reopening.
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West Australian miner Vimy Resources is hailing a "major milestone" in plans to develop the state's first uranium mine amid backlash from environmental groups.Dozens of protesters gathered outside a Perth hotel on Friday as the ASX-listed company held its annual general meeting.
A disgraced former West Australian MP has been labelled the "Pinocchio of parliament" by a judge who jailed him for lying about his military service and qualifications.Former Labor MP Barry Urban claimed to have been part of an international police taskforce in 1998 that investigated atrocities in Bosnia.
As eastern parts of Australia prepare for more floods this summer, Western Australia faces a higher risk of bushfires due to recent rain.An above-average bushfire risk is forecast for Perth and large parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Pilbara, South West and Great Southern regions.
A West Australian man has been charged with the murder of his daughter over a serious assault he inflicted on her when she was a toddler.Police say Carnarvon man Terrence John Bice, 40, seriously assaulted Teagan Jade Ferguson in 2005 when she was aged two.
Western Australia's premier is confident critical industries won't be disrupted as the deadline nears for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.Fly-in, fly-out resources workers, police officers and fire and emergency services staff are among those who must have received their first dose by December 1.
Climate activists are continuing to block access to Woodside's Burrup Hub in Western Australia in a protest that has frustrated the company and the workers' union.Two women and a man have chained themselves to concrete barrels in vehicles blocking the road that leads to facilities including Woodside's Karratha gas plant and Pluto LNG plant in the Pilbara region.
Woodside boss Meg O'Neill claimed the company will still meet its carbon reduction targets while going ahead with the Scarborough gas project off the West Australian coast.Environmentalists say the $16 billion project will produce 1.
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A road rage incident in Perth which occurred after a driver tried to merge has led to one man being arrested and another stabbed, police say.
Mark McGowan has urged West Australians to distance themselves from "extremist" anti-vaxxers after two young men allegedly threatened to behead the premier and his family.Police allege the men, aged 18 and 20, phoned Mr McGowan late on Saturday and left a number of threatening messages.