Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has challenged Premier Mark McGowan to accommodate all the rough sleepers at Fremantle’s tent city by the end of the month.
Josh Zimmerman & Peter Law
Up to one million West Australians are predicted to cast their votes early at the State election because of COVID safety fears — with postal vote packages to arrive in mailboxes from late February.
Liberal Leader Zak Kirkup has accused the State Government of ‘sitting on billions of dollars of revenue’ and ‘choosing’ to ignore WA’s homelessness crisis during a visit to the encampment.
The McGowan Government’s failure to disclose cases of the highly-contagious UK variant of COVID-19 in the State is undermining public trust, according to the Australian Medical Association WA.
The WA Government has promised better transparency after it was not disclosed that several recovered COVID-19 cases were linked to the highly contagious British strain.
Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that Labor will preference One Nation last in the March election - even behind conspiracy theory-touting anti-vaccine parties.
As more positive COVID tests throw Australian Open preparations into chaos, Premier Mark McGowan has offered a down-the-line response to tennis players complaining about quarantine requirements.
The Premier was filmed dancing to the tune of Nelly’s Hot In Here, shaking his hips and popping and locking while the audience howled.
Perth fares will be capped at a maximum of $4.90 in a complete overhaul of the city’s public transport system promised by WA Labor.
While Mark McGowan looks certain to lead Labor to a thumping State election victory on March 13, there are a number of tantalising contests. Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman analyse the seats to watch.
Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman
Mark McGowan has taken to the stage at the Perth Fringe to show off his dancing chops — twirling his hips to the tune of Nelly’s Hot In Here to a delighted audience.
Premier Mark McGowan said the State’s hard border will stay for the foreseeable future as Victorians will be allowed to come to WA from Monday if they undergo two weeks’ quarantine.
Mark McGowan says he has no qualms about swimming in the river, despite a shark sighting last night — about 36 hours after a man was attacked by a bull shark.
“Just tragic, and we all feel for people in that circumstance. To lose a child is beyond description, so we all feel for the family.”
John Flint and Bethany Hiatt
WA’s health system is ‘being robbed’ through an agreement that allows St John WA to fine the Government for time its ambulances spend waiting to offload patients at hospitals, according to Zak Kirkup.
Josh Zimmerman and Tom Zaunmayr
Taxpayers are being slugged for every hour an ambulance sits stationary outside WA’s overflowing emergency departments through a secret fine system introduced last year.
Clearly the message is not getting through to the Eastern States. Perhaps the distance the message has to travel is making it hard to understand — WA is the engine room of the national economy.
‘No regional resident should pay more than $199 or $299 for a one-way flight to or from Perth,’ according to Premier Mark McGowan.
A seniors’ rebate for home security costs will be reinstated after the State election, with the Labor party promising to revive a $16 million program scrapped by the Barnett government in 2015.
A man accused of jumping off a bulk carrier ship berthed at Albany Port and swimming to shore was understood to have been asking for help to buy a bus ticket to the city.
Liam Croy & Shannon Hampton
The Queensland billionaire said the WA Liberal Party had the chance to ‘stand on its own feet’ and also revealed he planned to withdraw contempt action against Premier Mark McGowan.
While it’s often said that an apology costs nothing, fixing an old grievance can come with substantial financial strings attached. This is true of the stolen wages case the government is facing.
As more cases of the UK COVID variant are reported in Australia, medical and health experts have issued a warning for the WA government to issue masks and overhaul hotel quarantine procedures.
West Australians have to be on ‘high alert’ to prevent the spread of the virulent British COVID-19 strain, Premier Mark McGowan has warned — or else face the same ‘tragedy’ engulfing the UK.
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