Western Australian politics

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Mark McGowan: why the only way was down for Western Australia’s political rock star
After being lauded for his tough Covid response and winning the most one-sided election in Australian history, Labor premier goes out at the top

Narelle Towie

29, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Mark McGowan resigns as premier of Western Australia, saying he is ‘exhausted’
Labor leader who secured largest election victory in the state’s history in 2021 says the job had been ‘all-consuming, each and every day’

Tory Shepherd

29, May, 2023 @7:51 AM

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Dominic Perrottet rules out Sydney congestion tax after confidential plans leaked
Researchers say the major road transport reform should not be ruled out so quickly as city faces growing gridlock

Royce Kurmelovs

11, May, 2022 @7:19 AM

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Uncertainty over jobs data due to Omicron as nation records at least 47 virus deaths – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay(now) and Justine Landis-Hanley (earlier)

13, Feb, 2022 @6:52 AM

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WA’s offshore gasfields pay almost no royalties and stoke carbon emissions, report finds
Australia Institute report finds state received only $430m of its revenue from industry that generated $27bn in exports last year

Peter Hannam

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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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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