Dangerous weather imminent as tropical cyclone Seroja approaches WA coast

Seroja is accelerating towards the coast, and will begin impacting communities within hours. It has intensified to Severe Category 3, but is likely to weaken to Category 2 before making […]

WA coastal locals wrap vital supermarket in plastic, sandbag homes as cyclone bears down

Locals are sandbagging their vital food source, dragging rental kayaks as far from surging water as possible and sandbagging homes as they wait for Seroja.

‘Potential widespread devastation’: People told to leave as cyclone Seroja threatens to wipe thousands of homes in WA

Authorities in Western Australia are hoping to get through the weekend without loss of life but have warned homes in the Mid West and Gascoyne aren’t build to withstand the […]

Rare clash of tropical tempests expected off WA coast ‘like two planets going close to each other’

Twin tropical cyclones are predicted to clash off the north-west coast of Australia in the coming days in a relatively rare interaction that is exciting weather nerds far and wide.

‘All went in a flash’: Grieving father faces old age alone after serial drink-driver steals two lives

A serial drink-driver was given one of WA’s harshest sentences over the accidental slaying of two 27-year-old women on Perth’s roads in May last year, but wasn’t barred from driving […]

Girl, 7, dies after two-hour wait at Perth Children’s Hospital emergency department

The girl’s parents claim their pleas for help at the emergency department went unanswered for hours and WA’s Health Minister Roger Cook has asked for an urgent briefing from the […]

Perth to swelter through scorcher Easter weekend as tropical low puts WA’s north-west on cyclone alert

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said it was unlikely the system would get close enough to hit the WA mainland during the long weekend but urged people in the western […]

Queensland travellers to WA told to get tested, quarantine under tighter border rules

The extended border restrictions come after Queensland recorded one case of coronavirus in the community linked to a Brisbane landscaper who tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

WA bikie gang colours to be banned under bold police proposal to ‘dismantle and destroy’ criminal networks

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson announced the reform plan on Wednesday shortly after confirming detectives had made a breakthrough arrest in relation to the “outrageous killing” of former Rebels boss […]

WA state election 2021 LIVE: Clear favourite Mark McGowan heads for second term in government

With a Liberal leader who has already conceded defeat and a Premier enjoying unprecedented popularity, the state election seems an open and shut case. Can Zak Kirkup keep his seat […]

Ventilation ‘the biggest risk’ after Perth hotel quarantine report finds virus likely airborne

As a result of the investigation into Case 903’s infection, WA authorities will install air filters in the rooms of infected returning travellers and require hotel staff to wear masks […]