Kimberley, Pilbara residents told to prepare as tropical low approaches WA coast

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts Cyclone Lucas, currently a tropical low about 375 kilometres northwest of Broome, could develop and impact the coast on Friday afternoon. 

One Nation’s WA leader rebuffs Hanson, says party has ‘strategic’ plan to target lower house seats

One Nation upper house member and WA leader Colin Tincknell said up until a month ago the party was struggling but now had enough for a showing in targeted lower […]

Quarantine breacher jumped from ship off WA, swam ashore before going to backpackers: Police

A man on board a carrier ship berthed off a Western Australian port has allegedly tried to escape quarantine by jumping off the vessel into waters before swimming ashore and […]

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Greater Brisbane declared a hotspot, to enter lockdown after UK COVID strain found; WA to close border to Queensland

National cabinet will decide on Friday whether to apply more stringent requirements to international arrivals, particularly those coming from the UK where a more infectious strain of the virus is […]

WA on border alert with Victoria as three COVID-19 community cases detected in Melbourne

Border arrangements between WA and Victoria remain unchanged as the acting Chief Health Officer assesses and monitors the developing situation.

WA couple feared for their lives as alleged home intruder ‘latched on’ to man’s finger

Carol Ballack, 68, said the alleged attacker fought back with such force it took three neighbours and herself to restrain him until police arrived.

Beefed-up powers for WA hotel quarantine security guards under revised emergency legislation

The state government has moved quickly to beef up the powers of hotel quarantine security guards after a woman walked out of the Pan Pacific and roamed Perth for 12 […]

WA’s health system crisis continues to spiral leaving patients waiting for ambulances

The peak bodies representing WA’s doctors and nurses said health workers were moving interstate in search of better working conditions, leaving wards understaffed and struggling to cope.

‘My AFL career is on the line’: Tiger Sydney Stack arrested over alleged breach of WA’s quarantine laws after ‘night out’

Police alleged the 20-year-old AFL player breached his self-quarantine direction by being caught in a Perth nightclub hotspot on Saturday. Stack told his lawyer if he’s allowed out on bail […]

WA hospitals ‘full of respiratory viruses’ as state braces for new arrivals from NSW

West Australian hospitals are struggling to cope with a wave of viral respiratory illnesses as frontline healthcare staff are yet to be properly fit with personal protective equipment. 

Perth Heat’s US recruit ready to take to pitch after pandemic-driven 15-month hiatus

COVID-19 has interrupted Perth Heat’s start to the Australian Baseball League season, but not before the club’s new recruit arrived in WA from America.

WA detectives banned from speaking publicly as bikie murder investigation continues

Detectives investigating the killing of former Rebels bikie boss Nick Martin have been forced to sign gag orders banning them from speaking publicly as police concede they are yet to […]

US ambassador warns about Australia’s reliance on China in ‘provocative’ message to WA

The outgoing United States ambassador to Australia has sent a stern warning about Australia’s economic reliance on China in one of his last official acts before returning to Washington.

Unexpected bonus budget surplus to fully fund Labor promise of new maternity hospital for WA

Billions of dollars saved during WA’s response to COVID-19 will fully fund Premier Mark McGowan’s election promise of a new women’s and babies’ hospital.

Pre-COVID doom and gloom a distant memory for WA’s hot housing market

According to housing statistics released on Tuesday by CoreLogic and the Real Estates Institute of WA, booming real estate sales activity is resulting in promising house price growth.

Top to bottom Tesla trip across WA a reality under new climate policy but zero emissions still just ‘aspirational’

The strategy includes a $21 million electric vehicle fund to build EV charging infrastructure in Perth and country towns across the state, allowing EV owners to drive from “Kununurra to […]

‘Repay the faith’: No.1 draft pick chance McDonald prepared to leave WA

Prospective No.1 draft selection Logan McDonald has vowed to “repay the faith” of whichever club drafts him in a fortnight’s time as he tries to enjoy the simpler things in […]