Mark McGowan

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WA to ease hard border from 5 February – as it happened
Mark McGowan announces reopening plan after WA hits 80% fully vaccinated; PM confirms international borders to reopen Wednesday for some visa holders. Thi blog is now closed

Elias Visontay (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

13, Dec, 2021 @8:04 AM

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Woodside’s new Western Australian gas project ‘a bet against’ global 1.5C goal, report finds
Climate Analytics says Scarborough project’s emissions expected to be 1.37bn tonnes of CO2, which would slow push to reach net zero

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

02, Dec, 2021 @8:41 PM

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Ethical investment funds urge WA premier to shelve new Aboriginal heritage laws
Open letter from 14 super funds calls for bill to be revised to represent interests of traditional owners

Calla Wahlquist

23, Nov, 2021 @5:23 AM

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News Corp opponents team up to fight ‘cancer on democracy’ | Weekly beast
Malcolm Turnbull zooms in to join Kevin Rudd and Sally Rugg at launch of Australians for a Murdoch Royal Commission

Amanda Meade

29, Oct, 2021 @12:33 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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Political posturing has turned Australia’s Covid plan into an idiotic parable of the premiers | Katharine Murphy
In the parable of good and bad premiers, lockdowns must end as soon as we hit 70% vaccination because the Doherty modelling says so. That’s bollocks

Katharine Murphy

03, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Morning mail: Indigenous vaccination rates lag, Texas abortion ban, hospital pressure
Thursday: Western Australian regions have lowest Covid vaccination rates. Plus: camera discovery reveals climber’s last images before fatal avalanche

Richard Parkin

01, Sep, 2021 @9:06 PM

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Furious Mark McGowan accuses Morrison government of ‘mission to bring Covid into WA’
Premier goes on offensive as federal treasurer warns same economic support won’t remain if states and territories continue lockdowns

Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp

01, Sep, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Morrison admits states at different points in reopening ‘journey’ but must reach same destination
Prime minister shifts gear amid sustained pushback from state leaders but warns of travel implications of differing restrictions

Sarah Martin

31, Aug, 2021 @9:45 AM

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‘Favouring industry’: protesters demand stronger Aboriginal heritage bill to protect sacred WA sites
Proposed law comes after 46,000-year-old rock shelters destroyed but traditional owners say it doesn’t do enough

Lorena Allam

19, Aug, 2021 @8:22 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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Rift between states and Morrison government over AstraZeneca vaccine for under-40s grows
Queensland chief health officer says she did not want under 40s getting the vaccine, as federal government says there has been no change to advice

Christopher Knaus

30, Jun, 2021 @6:22 AM

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