Western Australia

WA Premier confident following meeting with PM

WA Premier Mark McGowan returns from his first meeting with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confident of receiving the $1.2 billion in …

Mark McGowan

China accepts more Australian beef exporters as leaders meet

Sydney (Reuters) - China removed the last remaining restrictions on imports of Australian beef on Friday and announced early-stage plans to …

China

Skimpies agency accuses activists of perpetuating stereotypes

The founder of one of the largest agencies for "skimpies" in Western Australia has accused an activist group — who is campaigning for the end of the …

Gender

Night parrot sighting confirmed in Western Australia for first time in 100 years

Birdwatchers ‘elated’ after snapping photo of the endangered species in state’s arid interior in discovery that could significantly impact on mining developments<p>A night parrot has been photographed in Western Australia, adding another twist to the mysterious history of the species that was presumed …

Nature

Year in science: 15 amazing things humans discovered in 2016

While various pundits have claimed we are living in a post-truth world, those slaves to reality – scientists – have been busy discovering facts and …

Astronomy

Drones are revolutionising dinosaur research by mapping giant footprints by air

Along the northwest Australian coast lies a dinosaur highway.<p>With the Indian Ocean eating away at the rock, the red cliffs of the Kimberley have revealed hundreds of prehistoric footprints. Two-legged theropods and big-bodied sauropods, among other groups, walked this patch of Earth around 130 …

Drones

A Rare Night Parrot, Captured on Camera

Broome men crack holy grail of bird watching - rare sighting of Australia's most mysterious bird, the night parrot https://t.co/eyXJgnpC8o …

Parrots

Western Australia's regional councils face wait-and-see over Royalties for Regions funding

As the McGowan Government prepares to put its stamp on Royalties for Regions, regional leaders wait to see how they will be affected.

National Party of Australia

If you're struggling to find cheap flights, Western Australia is partly to blame

Domestic airfares in Australia have hit the highest level in five years, and Western Australia may be partly to blame.<p>Analysis by Moody’s ratings …

Australia

Father sets 3-year-old daughter on fire because she was 'too beautiful'

A father has pleaded not guilty in an attempt to murder his two children on account of an unsound mind after he doused them both in petrol and set …

Crime

It's time to start thinking about cybersecurity for sharks. Yes, the fish.

In 2015, three scientists sent an anguished note to the journal <i>Conservation Letters</i>.<p>Anti-shark paranoia was settling over Western Australia, and the state government had issued a controversial kill order. Scientists said the cull's safety benefits were unproven and could potentially hurt recovering …

Wildlife

Mining downturn adds to mortgage stress

Western Australia is driving a nationwide rise in Aussies falling behind on home loan repayments.<p>The percentage of home loans in arrears has surged …

Budgeting

Western Australia's welcome engagement in Asia has been a long time coming

The newly elected Western Australia premier, Mark McGowan, has appointed the state’s first minister for Asian engagement, Bill Johnston.<p>The …

Australia

10 Free Attractions and Activities to Enjoy in Perth, Australia

Backpackers who are visiting the city can find 10 free attractions and activities to enjoy. Perth is one of Australia’s most spectacular cities. …

Travel

The 10 worst suburbs in Australia for mortgage delinquencies

No mortgages on underground houses. A bar in the opal mining town of Coober Pedy. Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images<p>The end of the resources boom is …

Australia

Rooftop solar workers constitute a large part of renewable energy sector, ABS says

Rooftop solar has emerged as Australia’s topmost employer in the renewable energy industry. According to the most recent report from the Australian …

Renewable Energy

Chevron Calls End of LNG Mega Project After $88 Billion Spree - Bloomberg

Chevron Corp. has signaled the end of major new LNG projects in Western Australia and is unlikely to sanction an expansion of its Gorgon and …

Corporate Sustainability

Down down, wages are down: Supermarket staff pressured to work for free (Yahoo7 News)

Staff at a Western Australian Coles supermarket were asked to forgo wages and be paid in pizza for four hours of stocktake on Sunday.

Australian News

NSW Blues fall agonisingly short of Sheffield Shield final after collapse against Western Australia

South Australia will face Victoria in the Sheffield Shield final after NSW fell narrowly short in an extraordinary finale to their match against …

Sport (Australia)

Cartwright's 170 gives Western Australia hope

WA v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Perth, 3rd day<p><i>New South Wales 309 (Cowan 69, Hughes 69, Henriques 50, Behrendorff 4-70) and 1 for 6 need another 397 runs</i> …

Cricket

GST revenge fears after WA Labor landslide

The Turnbull government has been warned it could be punished by Western Australia at the next federal election for failing to change the GST …

Australian News

'Green shoots' for WA economy as unemployment falls

Western Australia's employment rate has dropped despite a national rise, in what an analyst says is an early sign of a positive outlook for the state.<p>…

Australia

WA dust costs $300m a year

Dust in Western Australia's Pilbara region costs $300 million and 280 jobs per year, an economic study has found.<p>The study, commissioned by the Port …

Australian News

Young affluent homeowners in NSW most at risk if rates rise, JPMorgan warns

Young affluent home owners with mortgages in NSW are most at risk of mortgage stress if interest rates rise, a JPMorgan Mortgage Industry Report has …

Mortgages

Australia batsman Voges, bowler Doherty retire

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Late-blooming Australia batsman Adam Voges and spin bowler Xavier Doherty announced their retirement from international and state cricket at the end of the domestic Sheffield Shield season on Wednesday.<p>Voges, 37, produced a mountain of runs in a 20-test cameo late in his …

Cricket

The mystery of Australia’s bright bubblegum pink lakes has been solved

The striking sight of one of Melbourne’s lakes going pink was all over social media last week but authorities say the sight isn’t as unusual as you might think.<p>The salt lake in the middle of Westgate Park turned bright pink last week and, despite its seemingly unnatural hue, it’s an entirely …

Australia

The one election promise Mark McGowan should break immediately

Mark McGowan should quickly move to increase royalties on the mining companies, writes former head of Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet John …

Australian News

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Photography

The Top 10 Things to Do in Western Australia

Thinking about a holiday to Western Australia? Known for its stunning beaches, beautiful winery regions and picturesque national parks, it’s the …

Labor Wins Landslide in Western Australia

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett, who saw a once-in-a-century mining boom turn to a bust under his watch, conceded defeat to Labor’s Mark …

Australia