An Ecuadorean mine owned by Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart has been swarmed by illegal gold diggers, prompting the military to step in.
Gerard Cockburn, Anton Nilsson
Great Southern police say two new drones will be a major boost for search and rescue operations from the Stirling Range to the rugged south coast
The State Emergency Service volunteer who led the rescue of a Perth rock climber near The Gap on Sunday has detailed the operation that brought the 25-year-old back to safety.
Sarah Makse & Cameron Newbold
Bunbury’s Fringe Festival opened on Friday night with a sundowner garden party at the Stirling Street Arts Centre before the first of nine days of performances kicked off with a bang.
The man who’s thieving spree was uncovered after a Jurien Bay car crash this month has now been jailed for nine months.
Arson Squad detectives are flying into Geraldton today to join an ongoing investigation into a suspicious blaze in the historic Radio Theatre Building yesterday which caused up to $100,000 of damage.
Bunbury’s South West Sports Centre could have a new lease on life with the Labor Government committing $8 million to build additional indoor multi-use courts if re-elected in March.
Six years ago, a brave young woman left everything she knew behind to start a life with her Geraldton-born husband. Today, Joy Croasdale and her son will become dual Filipino-Australian citizens.
South West Nationals WA candidates Terry Redman, Wayne Sanford and James Hayward ramped up their campaigning last week when they paid a visit to Donnybrook.
I’m Australian, you’re Australian, we’re all Australian. That’s not the issue.
“I’m very confident my kids will be celebrating Australia on another date within the next five years. We’ve seen so much progress towards this.”
So what is special about January 26? Well, in 1949 the National Citizenship Act was passed, marking the first day when everyone became Australian and no longer British subjects.
SHANE VAN STYN
It has been months since the official opening of the Edenlife village in Australind and residents are settling into the $47 million retirement village.
A man has been jailed for a year after a violent rampage at Geraldton Hospital injured a nurse and left her feeling “unsafe at work”.
As Australians, we need to take ownership of that part of our history while celebrating the positives of a nation that, in many respects, is the envy of the world.
Two women from the Great Southern region have received the national Ambulance Service Medal for their contributions to the community through St John Ambulance.
A Mid West man who was one of three to catch COVID-19 last year is regularly driving the 800km return trip to Perth to donate his plasma and help researchers understand the virus better.
Elders, leaders and community members from the Kimberley weigh in on the debate around whether or not to celebrate Australia Day.
More than 100 volunteer firefighters and community members stood outside Capel Shire Council chambers on Wednesday to protest a motion to remove the deputy chief fire control officer.
Maggie O’Reilly-Small loves driving her taxi and has some advice for those seeking the best experience as a passenger.
Elise Van Aken
A local police officer has gone above and beyond his duties to help a vulnerable victim of crime.
Dental Nursing Australia Kingston Training last month celebrated the graduation of their Bunbury students who persevered throughout a challenging year.
Your guide to what is happening in Albany, Mt Barker and Denmark this Australia Day.
Work is progressing for the proposed world-class South West Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Hub, as industry representatives met on Friday to provide input for the feasibility study.
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