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Bringing down Australia’s international border in 2021 a ‘recipe for disaster’: McGowan

Bringing down Australia’s international border in 2021 a ‘recipe for disaster’: McGowan

WA Premier Mark McGowan says calls to bring down the nation’s international border this year are ‘mad’ and home quarantine for returned travellers is a recipe for disaster.

  • by Peter de Kruijff

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WA Nationals, Liberals form alliance for opposition – just don’t call it a coalition

WA Nationals, Liberals form alliance for opposition – just don’t call it a coalition

The Liberals and Nationals have signed an alliance agreement that will see the next four years of opposition led by the head of the country party Mia Davies.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Liberals call for second year of council rates freezes across WA

Liberals call for second year of council rates freezes across WA

West Australian Liberal leader David Honey has called on the state’s 137 local governments to freeze rates for a second year in a row to help out families doing it tough.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Scott Morrison’s net zero target will not be at the expense of mining profits

Scott Morrison’s net zero target will not be at the expense of mining profits

Scott Morrison says Australia’s net zero carbon emissions by 2050 target won’t be at the expense of jobs or ‘big earnings’ on his first ever visit to the nation’s engine room in the Pilbara.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Prime Minister queries WA Anzac Day event limits while Optus Stadium returns to full capacity

Prime Minister queries WA Anzac Day event limits while Optus Stadium returns to full capacity

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has questioned the thought process behind allowing as many as 55,000 people to attend Friday’s AFL match but only 10,000 at the upcoming Anzac Day ceremony at Kings Park.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Environment Minister excused from green tape decisions on projects with conflict of interest

Environment Minister excused from green tape decisions on projects with conflict of interest

Amber-Jade Sanderson has recused herself from making any green tape decisions on two projects her mining consultant step-father has worked on.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
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Prime Minister gets WA surplus figures wrong in claiming credit for strong budget

Prime Minister gets WA surplus figures wrong in claiming credit for strong budget

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has taken credit for Western Australia’s multibillion-dollar budget surplus despite getting the total figure wrong in his first visit to the state in 19 months.

  • by Hamish Hastie
WA Senator who called ex-staffer a ‘lying cow’ says Parliament workplace culture needs to change

WA Senator who called ex-staffer a ‘lying cow’ says Parliament workplace culture needs to change

Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds used her first radio interviews since taking medical leave to call for a change to toxic workplace practices in the nation’s Parliament.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Albo compares himself to Mark McGowan in bid to capture WA voters

Albo compares himself to Mark McGowan in bid to capture WA voters

Anthony Albanese has compared his political views to those of WA’s rock star Premier as he looks to take Labor’s momentum in the state to the next national poll.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
‘Like running an engine at high revs’: Why are WA’s hospitals in crisis and how did we get to this point?

‘Like running an engine at high revs’: Why are WA’s hospitals in crisis and how did we get to this point?

The death of Aishwarya Aswath highlighted the woes plaguing WA’s health system, begging the question: why are hospitals struggling and how did we get to this point?

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
Liberals on a ‘great renewal crusade’ to resurrect finances and revitalise party after election defeat

Liberals on a ‘great renewal crusade’ to resurrect finances and revitalise party after election defeat

Names firming up for the review panel include eminent Perth QC Mark Trowell, party fundraising extraordinaire Danielle Blain and former federal justice minister Michael Keenan.

  • by Hamish Hastie