Western Australia

Western Australia gets controversial iVote software

For a number of Western Australians, the March 2017 state election will mark the first time they have been able to lodge a secret vote in their …

Australia

Fringe theatre

State elections are frequently interpreted – and over-interpreted – for their national implications. But if Colin Barnett’s Liberals lose power in …

Australian News

Qld beaches rated the best in Australia

Whitehaven Beach in The Whitsundays has been named Australia's best beach for the fourth year in a row.<p>Whitehaven heads the list as Queensland …

Beaches

Wage growth remains at record lows

Australian workers continue to face record low wage rises, with the downturn in the mining sector driving the weak outcomes.The Bureau of Statistics …

Australian News

Yallingup and Dunsborough - Picture Perfect Neighbours

It’s two gorgeous coastal towns within a stone throw from each. Ten kilometres to be exact. To choose one over another is near on impossible. It’s …

Travel

Drugs, medical research and housing help for older people: Tuesday on the hustings

Hey, it's week three of the election campaign!<p>While the major parties have grabbed much of the spotlight of late, with the Prime Minister and …

Australia

Fourth case diagnosed this year

THE fourth case of meningococcal has been diagnosed this year in Western Australia, with a young adult now recovering after being discharged from …

Health

PM delivers funding blow as WA parties launch election pitch

The WA Labor Party says it expects the Prime Minister will back down on a threat to prevent $1.2 billion in Perth Freight Link funding being diverted …

Australia

Chinese linen gets classy twist at Perth show

Traditionally, Chinese linen is not seen as glamorous. But for Chinese designer Zhang Yichao, who recently took part in a fashion show in Perth, …

Fashion

Disaster in Western Australia Floods

video<p>The Weather Channel<p>https://weather.com/news/weather/video/disaster-in-western-australia-floods<p>Floods in western Australia claimed two lives as …

Climate

Catholic schools and homes with the most child abuse claims

The Catholic Church has released numbers on how many child sexual abuse claims have been made against staff from their religious schools and …

Australia

It's true: WA has the nation's highest rate of methamphetamine use

The illicit drug methamphetamine, commonly known as “speed”, “crystal meth” and “ice”, continues to make headlines in Australia as communities …

Chemicals

Australian Prime Minister laughs off row over gay Nazi mind control

The Australian Prime Minister has laughed off a row over his party’s alliance with gay Nazi mind control conspiracy theorists.<p>Michelle Meyers, a …

Australia

PM to face GST fight in Western Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is under pressure to deliver on his six-month- old promise to introduce a floor to the GST, improving WA's collapsed …

Australia

Essendon rookie quits footy to return home to WA

Recommended videos<p>Highlights: Richmond v Carlton<p>11:17pm Mar 27, 2014<p>Malthouse rues costly mistakes<p>11:44pm Mar 27, 2014<p>Ess v Haw: Watch the last two …

Australia

Dolphins in Western Australia are apparently chewing on toxic blowfish to get high

It appears that humans aren’t the only creatures on this planet on a constant lookout for ways to bend reality. Scientists in Western Australia have …

Music (Australia)

If You Do BDSM, You Need A Doctor You Can Trust

Doctor's visits can be awkward, especially when getting the care you need requires divulging details about your sex life. <i>Everybody</i> needs a doctor …

Health Care

Why it's time for Australia to launch its own NASA

Any nation that hopes to have a space program needs to be able to keep an eye on its orbiting assets at all times. This means that Australia has …

Space

Day 12 of the WA election campaign

WA ELECTION CAMPAIGN: DAY 12<p>WHERE THE LEADERS CAMPAIGNED<p>* Premier Colin Barnett campaigned in South Perth, a Liberal-held seat by a margin of 20 per …

Elections

Western Australia cruise to big win

Tasmania v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2016-17, Hobart, 3rd day<p><i>Western Australia 410 (Cartwright 94, Bancroft 84) and 1 for 54 beat Tasmania</i> …

Cricket

Even the sky is burning: Station caretaker films 'fire-nado'

It’s extremely hot, the power station’s can’t keep up and, to make matters worse, it looks...

Australia

My guide to visiting Perth in Western Australia

My sister lives in Perth, so I’m a relatively frequent visitor and a bad tourist — I like just spending time there, hanging out with the family, …

Travel

The top 10 graduate employers in Australia

Atlassian graduate intake of 2017 at HackHouse event in Coogee, Sydney. Image: Supplied<p>ThoughtWorks, a global technology consulting company, has been …

Employment

Young Australians at Heywire Summit debate access to education in regional areas

The annual ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra is discussing many of the challenging issues affecting young regional Australians.<p>Almost 40 …

Education

Brendon Grylls accuses BHP, Rio-backed mining lobby of 'wet lettuce' fight

WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has urged BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto to spend millions of dollars on a campaign against Prime Minister Malcolm …

Australian News

Reader Report: Best economy seat on Qantas A380

Pay a little more for a lot more comfort when flying Qantas to Australia (Photo: Dan Knous)<p><b>Looking for a good Economy seat to Australia? I found it –</b> …

Airlines

When is the Best Time to Visit Australia?

Looking to go Downunder, but not sure <i>when</i> to start? Not to sound flip, but there’s never a bad time to visit Australia. With mild winters and warm, …

Australia

A downgrade would only flow to AAA-states

A global credit rating agency says if it were to cut to Australia's triple-A rating it would only flow-through to the ratings of the AAA states of …

Finance

Scientists are now spotting whales from outer space using satellites

A humpback whale may be a huge creature to the human eye, but they're still tough to spot from space.<p>Until recently, the necessary high-resolution satellite technology wasn't readily available, but researchers in Western Australia are beginning to use satellite imagery to check on the size of local …

Space

Elijah Doughty's alleged killer wants trial heard in home town

The man allegedly ran down the 14-year-old in his ute as the Indigenous teenager teen rode a stolen motorcycle<p>The man accused of deliberately running down and killing Indigenous teenager Elijah Doughty in Western Australia’s Goldfields region wants to have his trial heard in their home town.<p>The …

Crime