Western Australia

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Clive Palmer hires Christian Porter for $300bn lawsuit against Australian government
Billionaire claims commonwealth liable for WA law, which prevented him seeking compensation for rejected mining project

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

30, Mar, 2023 @12:17 AM

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McLeod’s Daughters actor Peter Hardy drowns at Western Australia beach
The 66-year-old actor, who also appeared in Chopper and Neighbours, died while snorkelling at Fremantle’s South beach

Sian Cain

20, Mar, 2023 @12:21 AM

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Neo-Nazis and trans rights protesters clash in Melbourne; bushfire alert for parts of Great Ocean Road – as it happened
Melbourne forecast to reach 37C while northern regions of the state could exceed 40C. This blog is now closed

Jordyn Beazley and Graham Readfearn (earlier)

18, Mar, 2023 @5:40 AM

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Australia weather: east coast forecast to swelter through autumn heatwave
Sydney’s Observatory Hill is set to see a 165-year-old high temperature record tumble over the weekend

Mostafa Rachwani

16, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Could a Ming dynasty Buddha found near an Australian beach rewrite history?
The origins of the 15cm statue, verified as authentic on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, remain a mystery. Could it have been left there by 15th-century Chinese explorers?

Natasha May

09, Mar, 2023 @3:59 AM

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Yes campaign launch in WA hears anger over Indigenous incarceration and child removal
Hundreds packed a forum on the voice to parliament in Perth to hear speakers including new Greens First Nations spokesperson Dorinda Cox

Narelle Towie in Perth

23, Feb, 2023 @3:56 PM

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‘It’s 300-odd days of sunshine’: Brits weigh Western Australia’s allure
Remote Australian state hopes better wages and sunshine will attract UK workers. In-the-know expats give their verdict

Jordyn Beazley in Sydney

18, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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WA’s Pilbara hits 45C as large swathes of Australia swelter in heatwave
Extreme conditions in the north of the state with Victoria, NSW and Queensland also experiencing high temperatures

Mostafa Rachwani

17, Feb, 2023 @6:31 AM

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Melbourne to hit 38C and western Sydney 35C as heatwave sweeps parts of Australia
Very warm weather conditions will extend across southern areas and linger until next week, Bureau of Meteorology says

Caitlin Cassidy and Sarah Collard

16, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Revealed: more Australians than ever are paying to see a doctor as new data shows worst-hit areas
Exclusive: Data obtained by Guardian Australia shows the areas suffering the biggest drop in fully bulk-billed GP patients

Melissa Davey, Nick Evershed and Natasha May

15, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The dramatic change the ‘wet’ brings to Lake Argyle – in pictures
Ben Broady took two series of shots – one in 2020 and another this month after the yearly monsoons – to illustrate the WA lake’s boom and bust cycle

Jordyn Beazley

11, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Low-intensity heatwave will bring summer back to much of Australia
Sydney’s wild weather has eased, but parts of the country will continue to swelter under extreme temperatures

Caitlin Cassidy

10, Feb, 2023 @4:29 AM

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