Labor ministers have heaped praise on the party’s former leader Alan Carpenter after he joined the board of a State Government agency tasked with progressing major new works programs in WA.
WA’s peak business group has called for massive changes to weekend trading hours, including an 8am Sunday opening in Perth, saying change is needed to boost the State’s post-COVID economy.
From coal to footy and playing around at the local pool, Collie pollie Mick Murray talks about why he is the misunderstood town’s most fierce supporter and protector.
Senior cabinet minister Mathias Cormann has defended former prime minister Tony Abbott against suggestions he's a sexist, homophobic climate-denier.
High-profile Labor MP Linda Burney is working on a private member’s bill to ‘free’ the Aboriginal flag.
There is growing chatter about Labor leader Anthony Albanese ahead of ‘killing season’, writes Lanai Scarr.
Lanai ScarrFederal Political Editor
Broome woman Divina D’Anna has been picked by Labor to replace Josie Farrer as MP for the safe seat of the Kimberley.
Peter de Kruijff
Cockburn MP Fran Logan is pulling the curtain down on a 20-year career in Parliament, with the race to fill his southern suburbs seat already heating up.
Peter de Kruijff and Peter Law
Shadow Minister for the Environment Terri Butler has tested negative to COVID-19 after leaving Parliament House yesterday to get tested for the virus just hours into the first sitting day.
Just over a year after Bill Shorten failed to woo WA voters at the Federal election, there is little to suggest Federal Labor is gaining ground on miracle man ScoMo and his Liberals here in the west.
Perth MP Patrick Gorman is imploring Anthony Albanese to ‘think big’ in WA, flagging a CBD light rail project as
SEE THE ‘PROOF’: The State Government has unveiled a confidential document to prove Clive Palmer ‘lied’ about trying to sue WA for $30 billion — a figure he claims is ‘bulls**t’.
Anger inside WA Labor at the McGowan Government’s plan to build a new port at Kwinana has boiled over, with senior cabinet ministers heckled by furious trade unionists at a party meeting.
Clive Palmer has suggested journalists at The West Australian should get jobs as ‘advertising copywriters producing fruit can labels’ in an online spray.
Labor supporting trade unions are a staging a rally against the McGowan Government’s plans to replace Fremantle Port with an outer harbour at Kwinana.
WA Labor is asking its union supporters to hand over a quarter of a million dollars to help get Mark McGowan back into power next year.
Colin Barnett ignored advice to appeal one of Clive Palmer’s early wins in the long-running legal dispute that threatens to hand the Queensland businessman $30 billion.
The Liberals and Nationals will not oppose the McGowan Government’s emergency legislation aimed at terminating Clive Palmer’s massive damages claim over a stalled iron ore project.
WA’s hard border has been labelled a ‘myth’ after it was revealed more than 6600 people have been given permission to skip the usual mandatory 14-day quarantine period over the past four months.
The next WA Labor premier, after Mark McGowan, probably isn’t in the current Cabinet — in fact, they may not even be in State Parliament.
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.
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