MPs will have to account for every dollar they claim in electoral expenses under a crackdown sparked by a former WA politician’s visit to a Japanese massage parlour.
Ben Harvey & Rourke Walsh
Railcar maintenance, waste processing and the manufacture of battery materials have been identified as potential future WA industries that will share in more than $92 million in funding.
A meeting of ministers in Washington has been hailed as a giant opportunity” for Australia to express its interests within its US alliance, with Labor downplaying the effect of President Donald Trump.
The Premier has detailed for the first time how people stood outside his Rockingham home and screamed at him, his wife and three children over the State’s response at the height of coronavirus.
The Brotherhood of Fathers — a Pauline Hanson backed group — is using a parliamentary inquiry to call for a ‘low-risk category’ of domestic violence, which safety advocates fear minimises abuse.
The research tips a 10.5 per cent swing towards the McGowan Government, which if uniform across the State would see the Liberals claim just three seats in the Lower House.
Support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison is growing stronger with his government opening up a six-point lead over Labor, according to the latest Newspoll
Opposition leader Liza Harvey has lashed the State Government over its support of small business, as WA’s unemployment rate rose to 8.7 per cent – the second worst in Australia and highest since 1994.
More than a decade later, Madeleine King remembers the day a male law partner at her firm asked her why she didn’t wear skirts more often. She talks about her career fighting for fairness.
As the coronavirus ravages Victoria, people are trapped in their homes and restrictions have been reinstated. Ben Harvey looks at how the state’s swaggering Premier ended up on the back foot.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has backed the idea for a Perth-based Aboriginal cultural museum saying it would be an international drawcard and has called on the Premier to make it happen.
Liberal leader Liza Harvey said she does not feel safe attending AFL games due to Victorian visitors, prompting the government to hit back at her for previously wanting to open the WA border.
Peter de Kruijff
West Australians from all sides of politics have rallied behind departing Finance Minister Mathias Cormann as a star performer of the Liberal Party.
Sarah Ison and Annabel Hennessy
Labor has narrowly claimed Eden-Monaro in NSW, making Kristie McBain the first woman to hold the seat since Federation.
A scam email claiming Labor’s candidate for the NSW seat of Eden-Monaro had coronavirus today overshadowed the final day of the by-election.
Join Premier Mark McGowan at a special Leadership Matters breakfast later this month to hear how his Government is dealing with one of history’s most vicious health and economic crises.
The Federal Government is downplaying it’s chances of snatching the NSW seat of Eden-Monaro off Labor in tomorrow’s by-election, despite party polling showing they have narrowed the gap.
EXCLUSIVE: The McGowan Government is using its hard border policy as a re-election weapon — dropping flyers into letterboxes of marginal seat homes urging voters to sign a petition to Keep WA Strong.
Scott Morrison’s claims that JobSeeker is stopping Australians look for work is “kicking people when they’re down”, according to former Labor leader Bill Shorten.
A Royal Commission into Robodebt would examine the need to put people back into human services rather than having debts calculated by computers, according to Labor leader Anthony Albanese.
Former Labor MP Emma Husar claims the party gave her no choice but to leave Sydney as she struggled to find work after being dumped, as speculation mounts she now set for a stint on reality TV.
It’s been a big, big, week for McGowan and WA Labor to mark the start of the yearly winter parliamentary recess. But the battle for the next election is far from over.
Labor MP Adele Farina says she’s the ‘victim of a factional deal’ after her Upper House seat was handed to veteran cabinet minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says there is no need for panic buying in the wake of the Victorian increase in COVID-19 cases and has once again told Australians to ‘stop’ the ‘ridiculous’ behaviour.
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