WA Police have linked allegations two men sexually attacked two girls aged 13 and 14 in Fremantle in the early hours of New Year’s Day with the port’s homeless camp.
WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup wants to go head-to-head with Mark McGowan in five debates — four of them televised — ahead of the March 13 election.
There are now just 1200 fewer employed West Australians than last February, prior to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down large swathes of the economy.
The Labor Premier sounds like a tough talking, right-wing Sky News After Dark commentator while his Liberal counterpart is acting like a bleeding heart Leftie. What is going on?
Peter LawState Political Editor
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup is accusing Labor of being behind targeted attacks on his office — claiming his political opponents were ‘going too far’ with their dirty tricks.
West Australian families are missing out on earning an extra $11,000 a year due to the rigid and expensive childcare sector, The West can exclusively reveal.
The idea that we need to do better to ensure women are represented fairly and equally across the different sectors of society is far from new. And yet we still have work to do to bring it to reality.
Legal Aid WA will hire an extra duty lawyer after an Aboriginal grandma with dementia was given no legal representation and spent six days in jail for squirting her neighbour with a garden hose.
Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has challenged Premier Mark McGowan to accommodate all the rough sleepers at Fremantle’s tent city by the end of the month.
Josh Zimmerman & Peter Law
A domestic violence campaign that encourages abusive men to seek help would be resurrected as part of the WA Liberals $45.5 million election commitment targeting prevention of household abuse.
Police stations in Gosnells, Rockingham and Warwick would remain open until 7pm on weekdays under a re-elected McGowan Government.
Community services groups have joined Premier Mark McGowan in condemning Fremantle’s tent city, describing it as a ‘misguided and even dangerous’ response to homelessness.
Josh Zimmerman & Charlotte Elton
Up to one million West Australians are predicted to cast their votes early at the State election because of COVID safety fears — with postal vote packages to arrive in mailboxes from late February.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr left her Hunter Valley property during a 14-day mandatory quarantine period in breach of the Government-issued ‘exemption’ she had been granted.
Nick Hansen and Perry Duffin
Liberal Leader Zak Kirkup has accused the State Government of ‘sitting on billions of dollars of revenue’ and ‘choosing’ to ignore WA’s homelessness crisis during a visit to the encampment.
The WA Government has promised better transparency after it was not disclosed that several recovered COVID-19 cases were linked to the highly contagious British strain.
Mark McGowan claims ‘professional protestors’ and ‘anarchists’ are enticing homeless people to Fremantle’s tent city by offering them ‘attractive food’ like ham off the bone.
Figures from the Master Builders Association WA showed a more than 100 per cent increase in approvals for new homes in October, with cashed-up first-time buyers leading the charge.
The Nationals are ‘open’ to preferencing Labor over the Liberals at the WA election, according to a party candidate as the rift between the conservative parties deepens.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has ruled out making any changes to the split of GST that would unwind the reforms WA successfully campaigned for in 2018, The West can exclusively reveal.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has backed the WA Government’s decision to launch an inquiry after a tragic hospital bungle left a Bunbury baby dead.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has promised $900 million to lessen the ‘horrific death toll’ on regional roads - a plan he argued would save 2100 people from being killed or injured over the next decade.
The WA Health Department won’t say how many workers at Perth’s hotel quarantine system have breached safety protocols — two weeks after multiple failings involving an arrival with the UK strain.
Leading criminal lawyers have spoken out against the WA Liberals’ support for automatic jail terms of up to 15 years for meth dealers, with top lawyer Tom Percy QC labelling the policy ‘ridiculous’.
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