Western Australian politics

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‘We have not been heard’: WA traditional owners seek UN’s help over Aboriginal cultural heritage bill
Heritage alliance says bill will allow continued destruction of sacred sites in a ‘shocking betrayal’ of Indigenous people

Caitlin Cassidy

18, Nov, 2021 @1:53 AM

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Traditional owners say they haven’t seen Aboriginal cultural heritage bill as it goes before WA parliament
State government claims bill will protect sites but First Nations people say there has not been genuine consultation

Lorena Allam

17, Nov, 2021 @2:55 AM

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‘I am a survivor’: Australia’s newest senator on fighting for Aboriginal women and sacred sites
Dorinda Cox says we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change laws to empower traditional owners and protect cultural heritage

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Berejiklian unveils path out of lockdown; Morrison denies Pfizer procurement issues – as it happened
Today’s news as it unfolded

Josh Taylor and Matilda Boseley

09, Sep, 2021 @8:48 AM

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Western Australia to ban native forest logging from 2024 in move that blindsides industry
Conservationists hail ‘long-awaited breakthrough’ while industry slams ‘rushed and bizarre decision’ as WA prepares to be first state to end native forest logging

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

08, Sep, 2021 @4:32 AM

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Family of Aboriginal teenager who died in custody say lawyers not allowed to dial in to inquest
Some of Mr Yeeda’s family’s legal team unable to attend in person due to hard border

Calla Wahlquist

03, Sep, 2021 @3:28 AM

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PM announces Pfizer deal and the ACT extends lockdown – as it happened
Singapore agrees to vaccine ‘dose swap’ with Australia. This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

31, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Scott Morrison criticises plan to pursue Covid-zero strategy even when vaccination high as ‘absurd’
PM says national plan is ‘very clear’, despite WA saying it may pursue zero Covid strategy even when adult vaccination rates reach 70-80%

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

16, Aug, 2021 @3:34 AM

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Morrison suggests vaccine passports may not be needed for interstate travel
PM says when vaccination targets are reached ‘…is when we are saying goodbye to lockdowns, and where there are no lockdowns, they should be no borders’

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

13, Aug, 2021 @9:43 AM

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WA government draws ire of green groups for approving Woodside gas pipeline in Pilbara
‘This pipeline is the key piece of infrastructure that would enable Australia’s most polluting fossil fuel project to proceed’ says climate campaigner

Royce Kurmelovs

12, Aug, 2021 @6:48 AM

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New South Wales reports 105 infections and fourth death linked to latest outbreak – as it happened
As it happened

Justine Landis-Hanley (now) and Graham Readfearn (earlier)

18, Jul, 2021 @7:05 AM

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Half of 24 new Covid cases in NSW infectious while in community as NT flags extending Darwin lockdown
New coronavirus cases in New South Wales include aged care worker and healthcare worker, while the NT records one new case

Mostafa Rachwani and Nino Bucci

01, Jul, 2021 @9:22 AM

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