Western Australia

Pat Dodson quits politics

First Nations Senator Pat Dodson is quitting politics

Pat Dodson, a First Nations man and Labor Senator, has announced he’s quitting politics after seven years.

Perth bushfires

Bushfires have destroyed 10 homes north of Perth

Over 500 emergency personnel are responding to around 60 Perth bushfires with a heatwave expected to continue for several days.

WA Airbnb

Here’s why WA is offering $10,000 to Airbnb property owners

Property owners in WA could receive $10,000 to list their accommodation as long-term rentals, instead of on ‘short-stay’ accommodation platforms, like Airbnb and Stayz.

wage control laws

WA agrees to $180m wage theft settlement

Wage control laws were used in Western Australia from 1936 to 1972 to restrict the pay of First Nations people.

WA first nations youth detention

First Nations boy dies after incident in WA youth detention cell

A 16-year-old First Nations boy died at a Perth hospital on Thursday night after being found unresponsive in his cell at a youth detention centre last week.

western australia gun licence

Western Australia will have the country’s toughest gun laws

The Western Australian Government wants to introduce tighter regulations on gun ownership. It says the reforms would make it the toughest state on guns in Australia.

Abortion laws in Australia

Abortion laws pass in Western Australia

Abortion laws in Western Australia are set for a shake-up, following the passing of new legislation that will decriminalise abortion.

Who is James Hayward?

Who is James Hayward? Ex-MP guilty of child sexual abuse

James Hayward was found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl this week, more than one year after charges were brought against him.

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