Airflow assessments of hotel quarantine rooms are underway in Western Australia as a result of a review into how a guard contracted COVID-19 from an infected person with whom he never had contact.The checks are a recommendation from an interim investigation into the adequacy of the state's hotel quarantine system, prompted by the single locally transmitted case in January that caused a five-day lockdown of Perth and surrounds.
With just over a fortnight left until West Australians go to the polls, the Liberals' greatest challenge might be proving they're still up for the fight.Zak Kirkup's calculated admission that the opposition cannot win the March 13 election threatens to backfire on the party with Premier Mark McGowan accusing his rival of of giving up and failing to earn the respect of voters.
A Perth man accused of attacking a woman with a flamethrower in a racist attack has been detained by citizens while wearing neo-Nazi insignia.West Australian police appealed for help to find the man, who had a swastika painted on his head when he allegedly attacked the woman in the southeastern suburb of Gosnells last weekend.
The home affairs minister didn't tell Scott Morrison of the rape allegations made by Brittany Higgins when finding out about them days before the prime minister.
Western Australia's premier has questioned why anyone would vote for the Liberals when the opposition leader is already conceding defeat.Zak Kirkup's extraordinary admission that the Liberals cannot win the March 13 election dominated Thursday night's leaders debate.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan expects the take-up of the coronavirus vaccine by frontline workers to accelerate quickly after a slow start to the rollout.About 800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered by WA Health so far, with that number expected to reach 1000 by the end of Wednesday.
A TikTok user has caused a stir over a bread 'hack' claiming to help people avoid their loaf from going stale shortly after buying.
Early voting is underway for the West Australian election, with more than a million voters tipped to cast their ballots before the March 13 polling day.WA's electoral commission reports it has been a relatively smooth smart to proceedings despite hiccups at two regional centres.
West Australian police are hunting for a man who had a swastika painted on his head when he allegedly attacked a woman with a flamethrower.Police say the 40-year-old woman and her teenage daughter were approached by the man in the southeast Perth suburb of Gosnells on Saturday night.
Traditional owners in Western Australia's Pilbara region are investigating damage to an Aboriginal heritage site at a BHP iron ore mine.The rock shelter, a registered heritage site on Banjima country, was disrupted by a rockfall which was identified by BHP at its Mining Area C operations in late January.
Australian researchers have found a much easier, low-tech way to work out what's living where in the ocean.It's a game-changer for scientists who monitor the world's marine life, from sharks to kelp forests and every living thing between.
Western Australia's government has received a report into the adequacy of its hotel quarantine system but is yet to reveal when it will be released.Former WA chief health officer Tarun Weeramanthri was tasked with reviewing the system after a security guard at the Sheraton Four Points hotel contracted COVID-19 then unwittingly roamed the streets while infectious.
Western Australia's opposition leader is confident voters won't abandon him at next month's election despite polls predicting he will lose his seat.Zak Kirkup holds his seat of Dawesville, an hour south of Perth, by just 0.
Australia's oldest known rock shelter painting has been dated at 17,000 years old in a finding that may unlock greater understanding of Indigenous cultural history.The kangaroo painting was found on Balanggarra country in the northeast Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Two nurses have become the first West Australians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, saying they hope it will save lives and ease the strain on the healthcare system.Hotel quarantine nurses Antonio Garza and Keita Winks each received the Pfizer jab at the Hyatt in Perth on Monday, marking the start of WA's rollout.
Rio Tinto has outlined a revamped cultural heritage management process, acknowledging its destruction of the sacred Juukan Gorge rock shelters has badly damaged its standing among stakeholders and its own employees.Rio blew up the 46,000-year-old caves in Western Australia's Pilbara region last year to extract $188 million worth of high-grade iron ore.
Western Australia's Labor government has promised a significant Aboriginal tourism boost but rejected calls for more help to the broader sector.Premier Mark McGowan on Monday unveiled a $217 million tourism plan to be delivered under a re-elected Labor administration.
The hotel security guard whose COVID-19 infection plunged Western Australia into lockdown has finally been cleared to leave quarantine.WA Health on Sunday confirmed the international student aged in his 20s and known as "case 903" had departed after three weeks in isolation.
Seeking to cash in on his extraordinary popularity, West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has appealed to traditional Liberal voters to switch to Labor as polls predict a crushing election victory for his government.Launching WA Labor's campaign on Sunday, the premier declared only his administration could be trusted to "guide WA through unprecedented times".
A 14-month-old boy is in a critical condition after being struck by a car in a suburban street in Perth’s south-east.
A Singaporean student who imported a child-like sex doll and had a stash of child abuse material at his Perth home won't spend any time in jail.The 27-year-old, who has been living in Perth on a student visa, admitted ordering the illegal doll from China.
Premier Mark McGowan is the preferred leader of 83 per cent of WA voters, according to a Newspoll released three weeks before the state election.The poll published in The Weekend Australian on Saturday indicates Mr McGowan's Labor is leading the Liberals by 68 per cent to 32 per cent on a two-party-preferred basis.