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CHO knew about police accessing SafeWA data in January, but ministers clueless until March

The contact register system has been in place since December.

Questions have been raised over why ministers did not find out before late March that police were accessing SafeWA user check-in data.


Another BHP FIFO worker accused of rape as woman sounds alarm on WA’s ‘Wild West’ mining camps

A FIFO worker is blowing the whistle on what life is like for female workers in the resources industry after revelations a second BHP employee had been charged with the rape of colleague.

Among the woman’s claims were men leaving money in the fridge to pay cleaners for sex and attractive women falling victim to constant harassment.


RFDS to fly surfer to Perth after shark bite north of Jurien Bay

The man is the second person to be bitten by a shark in WA this month after a 10-year-old boy was bitten on the foot near Coral Bay last week.

Retailers say the ‘What is Perth’ exercise must first address the basics at street level.
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‘What is Perth’ exercise must first address street level anti-social behaviour

CBD retailers shared stories about a surge in homelessness, teenage fights, public urination due to a lack of toilet facilities, and a growing list of empty shopfronts.

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Murugappan asylum seeker family given three-month bridging visas

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has given the Murugappan family three month bridging visas.

Three members of the Tamil family that had been detained on Christmas Island have been granted three-month bridging visas.

WA shuts border to NSW amid growing Sydney COVID cluster

Premier Mark McGowan has urged the NSW government to “crush and kill” the outbreak as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of it spreading to other states.

Health boss backs inquiry into ambulance contract but says don’t blame St John for ramping

Health boss backs inquiry into ambulance contract but says don’t blame St John for ramping

On Tuesday the head of the Labor-controlled Public Administration Committee Pierre Yang told the upper house it was launching an inquiry into the delivery of ambulance services in WA.

Pilbara gold find WA’s biggest since Gruyere and Tropicana

De Grey Mining has reported a 6.8 million ounce maiden mineral resource for its Hemi deposit in the Pilbara.

The scale of De Grey Mining’s Mallina Gold Project has exceeded the expectations of analysts and the company itself for what has become one of WA’s largest gold finds in a decade.

Former Sony Music employees consider class action lawsuit

Sony Music Australia’s Sydney Office.

A dozen former staff members are considering legal action after the music company launched an investigation into its workplace culture.


A decade later, Louis Theroux has second thoughts about Joe Exotic

British filmmaker Louis Theroux revisits the Joe Exotic story, a decade after his first encounter with him and in the wake of the Tiger King phenomenon.

Zoom CEO says five days in the office will not return

“To let every employee come back to the office five days a week, I do not think that model works,” the Zoom CEO has told Australian investors.

NSW outbreak: Why we should all be barracking for Sydney

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces new COVID restrictions, including mandatory masks indoors.

That NSW is allowing businesses to stay open and people to leave their homes should give hope to lockdown-weary Victorians that there may be another way.

Can the Sixers, or the Olympics, fix Ben Simmons?

The scrutiny on Australia’s Ben Simmons is intense.

Sixers president Daryl Morey tiptoed around most Simmons questions, though he said he still believed he could be part of a championship nucleus. The door, though, is always open for a deal.

Not into Dry July? This booze challenge is for you

Cat Webb is one of many who struggle with challenges like Dry July, so a non-alcoholic beer brand is launching its own campaign with a novel approach.

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I watched all the Fast & Furious movies furiously fast – here’s how they rank

Like a shot of NO2 to my four-core intercoolers, the release of F9 sent me on a marathon 48-hour binge of the previous eight films in the Fast & Furious franchise.


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WA Premier Mark McGowan with former Chinese consul-general Dong Zhihua, Chung Wah president Ting Chen and Edward Zhang.

The Chinese community group, the consulate and the WA Labor Premier

WA appointed two pro-Beijing community leaders to a new paid advisory council before Premier Mark McGowan escalated his criticism of the Morrison government.


Banksia Hill ‘more violent than adult prisons’ as guard assaults spike

The Banksia Hill Detention Centre in Western Australia.

There were 22 assaults in May, giving the youth detention centre the unwanted title of one of the most violent correctional facilities in the state.

Northern holiday spots filling fast as state borders open to Victoria

Broome’s Cable Beach.

Melburnians have been warned to book their place in the sun during school holidays as demand soars. Just three Airbnb rentals were available to book in Broome for the second weekend of holidays.

Property expert calls for end to city’s sprawl at expense of CBD

Perth’s missing pieces are a perennial conversation topic.

A veteran of global construction giant Multiplex has criticised continuing investment in Perth’s east, at the expense of new life for the struggling centre.

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State clocks $7 million and 10 years on abandoned plan for Perth’s future

Perth’s black cockatoos are running out of food, as their habitat dwindles across the city.

WA has spent years paying staff and consultants to write the plan, then quietly shelved it. Now the powerful property lobby is calling for action. 

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The scrutiny on Australia’s Ben Simmons is intense.

Can the Sixers, or the Olympics, fix Ben Simmons?

Sixers president Daryl Morey tiptoed around most Simmons questions, though he said he still believed he could be part of a championship nucleus. The door, though, is always open for a deal.

The MCG and other stadia will return to 85 per cent capacity next week.
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Crowds back at sporting events in Melbourne as restrictions ease

Fans won’t need to wear masks while sitting and watching AFL games, but will need to don them when moving around venues. Ticket sale times have also been announced.

Sun Yang will not be able to defend his 200m freestyle title at the Tokyo Olympics next month.

Sun Yang to ‘persist’ with eye to Paris Games despite being banned again

The court’s verdict ends Sun’s hopes of defending his Olympic title in the 200 meters freestyle in Tokyo next month.

Keshav Maharaj, back, is just the second South African Test cricketer to take a hat-trick.

Maharaj revels in rare South African hat-trick, rain plays havoc with WTC

Left-arm spinner Maharaj picked up five wickets in West Indies’ second innings but it was South Africa’s first Test hat-trick since 1960 that will live long in the memory,

Justis Huni after his win on Wednesday

‘Shattered’ Huni out of Olympics after injuring hand against Gallen

Paul Gallen said in the lead-up to last week’s fight that he hoped to destroy Justis Huni’s Olympic dream. He has, but not in the way he predicted.

Charlie Hunter (right) in action for Oregon.

Hunter claims Tokyo spot with second quickest Australian time ever

Two weeks ago, Australia didn’t have a runner qualified to race the 800 metres at the Tokyo Olympics. Now, they have three.

Teammates mob Luka Modric after the Croatia talisman scored his side’s second goal against Scotland.

Modric ends Scotland campaign at Euros, England get job done

Nikola Vlasic and Ivan Perisic were also on target as Croatia finished second in Group D ahead of the Czech Republic, who lost 1-0 to winners England at Wembley.


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