Western Australia

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Western Australia’s EPA urges 50-year extension of country’s most polluting gas project
Woodside’s North West Shelf gas development would release more than eight times Australia’s annual emissions if it continues to operate until 2070

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

01, Jul, 2022 @7:10 AM

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Ten thousand Covid deaths and counting … the road to Australia’s grim milestone
From the first coronavirus case reported in the country in January 2020 to the toll’s steep upwards trend today: this is how we got here

Calla Wahlquist, Tory Shepherd, Melissa Davey and Caitlin Cassidy

01, Jul, 2022 @1:39 AM

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‘Deadly combination’: unpicking race’s role in three separate tragedies
Their beaming faces and traumatised parents graced countless news bulletins. Did ‘systemic racism’ in Australia’s health system play a part in the deaths of Amrita, Hiyaan and Aishwarya?

Joe Hinchliffe

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Frogs that lay eggs on land – new WA genus named after teacher whose lab was a campervan
Anstisia biological group named after Marion Anstis, who wrote an acclaimed book on amphibians after retiring as a music teacher

Donna Lu

26, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Trading in dreams: the US company that promised to make Australian children Disney stars – for a fee
A Facebook ad for auditions in Perth drew hundreds – but there was no link to Disney and the company wanted up to US$15,000

Kelly Burke

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Anthony Albanese to meet EU president– as it happened
Follow the day’s news

Cait Kelly (now) and Calla Wahlquist (earlier)

24, Jun, 2022 @8:58 AM

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Collapse of funeral fund Youpla leaves 31 Aboriginal families struggling to pay for burials
Exclusive: Community support groups call for accountability and justice, saying at least one family is collecting cans to help pay for a funeral

Lorena Allam and Ben Butler

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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WA government apologises for police treatment of murdered baby’s family
State attorney general John Quigley says ‘I am truly sorry’ over murder of baby Charlie, who was killed after police left him at crime scene

Lorena Allam

22, Jun, 2022 @6:44 AM

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‘I got sick of talking about myself’: Spacey Jane is back with music for the Covid generation
Now on their second album, Western Australia’s indie rockers want young people to know that someone out there understands them

Brodie Lancaster

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Conservationists in court bid to halt $16bn Scarborough gas project citing damage to barrier reef
Australian Conservation Foundation says global heating from fossil fuel development will compound coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘I want to normalise hijab wearing’: WA’s newest Labor senator on making history
Fatima Payman is unbothered by the focus on her headscarf covering, saying her identity is ‘Australian first’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

20, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Fluffy’ crab that wears a sponge as a hat discovered in Western Australia
Family found a Lamarckdromia beagle specimen washed up on the beach in Denmark in southern WA

Donna Lu

20, Jun, 2022 @8:53 AM

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