Mark McGowan

Vaccinations make ‘common sense’

SEE the moment someone vandalises the controversial anti-vaccination billboard in Perth’s CBD.<p>The person cheekily answers the question “Do you know …


Coffee cup controversy dogs Mark McGowan, Mike Nahan as hypocrisy attacked

Who knew drinking coffee could be such a political act?<p>Certainly neither Premier Mark McGowan nor Opposition Leader Mike Nahan, if the events of the …

Environmentally Friendly

GST top-up no ‘bribe’: Shorten

FEDERAL Labor leader Bill Shorten denies he is only trying to “bribe” WA voters by again upping the ante in the tit-for-tat GST compensation war …


WA the final state to commit to the $3.8b national redress scheme

Western Australia has committed to joining the $3.8 billion national redress scheme that will cover more than 90 per cent of eligible child sexual …


Plastic straw ban being considered by WA Government, Premier Mark McGowan reveals

The WA Government has revealed it is considering banning plastic straws, after originally ruling out such action.<p>"Yes, in fact we're considering a …


McGowan wades into China tension, labels Bishop 'strange', 'bizarre'

Mark McGowan has weighed into a diplomatic stand-off between Australia and China over anti-foreign influence laws, but he has been accused of …


Patients arrive at new children's hospital

THE trouble-plagued and long-delayed Perth Children's Hospital is finally fully open, replacing Princess Margaret Hospital as the State's only …

Children's Hospital

Cloverdale boy Darius becomes Perth Children Hospital's first patient

A total of 15 ambulances will continue to leave Princess Margaret Hospital every five minutes until all 90 children are moved into the new facility, …

Western Australia

Why the stakes are so high for Mark McGowan and Mike Nahan in the Darling Range by-election

When Premier Mark McGowan recently took a trip to the Perth Hills to reveal Tania Lawrence as Labor's new candidate for the Darling Range …


Secret polling put Labor ahead in Darling Range even after Urban debacle

Opinion polling conducted after Barry Urban quit parliament had WA Labor ahead of the Liberal party in the Darling Range byelection, according to …


'Western Australia is a strong partner with China': Premier

Mark McGowan, premier of Western Australia, says recent trade and other tiffs between China and Australia are being patched up.


Liberals to preference One Nation ahead of Labor in Darling Range

Labor's how-to-vote cards reveal its second preferences will go to Animal Justice Party candidate Jehni Thomas-Wurth, while the Liberals put …


Tourism, job boost for Araluen

Araluen Botanic Park has been given a $300,000 funding injection to help boost tourism and job opportunities.<p>Araluen, which was established in 1929, …


Sue Ellery takes the helm as McGowan heads to China

WA will have a female premier until the weekend, as Premier Mark McGowan heads to China on Wednesday and Education Minister Sue Ellery takes his …

Australian Labor Party

Promises, promises for Darling Range as byelection campaign under way

But the Liberal party stayed focused on the scandal surrounding former Labor MP Barry Urban and increases in household fees and charges.<p>"While …


Family of Denishar Woods to get two months free housing

The family of an 11-year-old Perth girl, who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after a severe electric shock at a public housing property, has …


Mark McGowan to travel to China... again

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan will travel to Beijing this week for meetings with representatives from government and business.<p>Last month, …


Flu vaccine shortage extends to WA

The flu vaccine shortage has hit Western Australia but the premier says new stock will arrive next month.

Flu Vaccine

Opposition questions why State Government hasn't upheld Joondalup Health Campus funding commitment | Community News Group

THE State Government has denied it will break its election promise of funds towards a Joondalup Health Campus upgrade now that the Federal Government …

Perth, Australia

WA Labor announces Tania Lawrence as Darling Range by-election candidate

Woodside Petroleum executive Tania Lawrence has been announced as WA Labor’s new candidate for the Darling Range by-election. This comes as former …

Australian News

'Stop filming and help us!' Desperate plea from twins who were dragged from their car and beaten in a violent road rage attack - after bystanders recorded it on their phones instead of trying to help

• <b>Victims of brutal bashing plead with people to step in and help instead of filming</b>• <b><br>Todd Allsop, 22, was dragged from his car and beaten unconscious on</b> …


Jobs and Skills WA

Australian Labor Party

Labor to pick new Darling Range candidate

West Australian Labor will choose a replacement candidate for the Darling Range by-election this week after Colleen Yates pulled out of the race …

Australian News

Albany fires: WA Premier Mark McGowan thanks firefighters for their efforts

Premier Mark McGowan said the way firefighting services and the community pulled together in Albany was “nothing short of amazing”.

Mark McGowan

WA Premier thanks emergency services for their work during bushfires

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has expressed his gratitude for the work emergency services were doing following severe bushfires in the …


Albany in debt to firefighters

PREMIER Mark McGowan has thanked firefighters and volunteers for their efforts following bushfires that burnt out more than 1500ha of land in …

Fire Fighting

WA calls for 'immediate action' to ensure live exports continue

Australia's biggest live sheep customer has confirmed it has started looking elsewhere for supply, amid suggestions Australia could stop the trade. …


Boring machines tunnel to new airport central station

Premier Mark McGowan said the arrival of the machines was an exciting milestone for the project.<p>"The scale of these machines are incredible, they are …

Federal Budget

Forrestfield-Perth Airport rail link tunnel boring machines reach airport

TWO tunnel boring machines for the Forrestfield-Perth Airport rail link have reached the airport – about a quarter of the way into their 8km journey …

Perth, Australia

WA coroner's advice may change gun laws

Gun laws may be tightened to consider a person's mental health depending on the outcome of an inquest, amid reports the grandfather at the centre of …

Mental Health