A Secret Harbour man who allegedly breached hotel quarantine by inviting women to his room and going to a party has become the second person in WA to be fitted with a COVID monitoring device.
At least one more hotel will be added to WA’s quarantine system as the State prepares to accept more arrivals, with the Premier confirming Rottnest Island is ‘not required at this point in time’.
Yesterday he slammed the Government for wanting to ‘dump’ overseas arrivals in WA. Today, the Premier agreed to increase the passenger cap after a National Cabinet standoff.
WA’s home sales outperformed the nation across the past three months after Government building grants were opened but an industry body has warned of the ‘challenges’ around the construction deadline.
Caitlyn Rintoul and Jenna Clarke
The Federal Health Minister has defended the Government’s call for WA to lift its flight caps, saying they “worked very closely” with States over the proposal.
Mark McGowan says doubling the number of Australians returning from overseas amounts to a Federal Government threat to fly in people from COVID-19-riddled countries and “dump” them at Perth airport.
The issue is complex and there will be further challenges. But it is heartening to know that action is under way.
The former premier, who was in power when the mining giant was approved to blow up the heritage site, says those who failed to stop it should be held to account.
Ben Harvey and Sean Smith
The State Government is set to test sewage for COVID-19, one week after it emerged WA was one of the only parts of Australia not using wastewater surveillance to pick up on outbreaks.
The McGowan Government cannot continue to rely on ‘extreme health advice’ to justify the closure of interstate borders, according to Qantas chairman Richard Goyder.
Clive Palmer has failed in his bid to stop Mark McGowan from talking publicly about the billionaire’s challenge of WA’s hard border.
Premier Mark McGowan says he would welcome discussions with Qantas after the airline flagged it was considering shifting its Sydney headquarters interstate to save money.
Danielle Le Messurier
Mark McGowan is accusing the Federal Government of ‘ignoring’ their constitutional obligation to take responsibility for returning Australians, as WA’s top cop warns of a quarantine ‘overload’.
Premier Mark McGowan announced the $1 million initiative this morning as part of the Government’s Wander Out Yonder campaign.
Family Violence Minister Simone McGurk admits the Government’s response to the scourge of domestic violence ‘isn’t working’ in the State’s Kimberley region.
Caitlyn Rintoul, Jenna Clarke and Charlotte Elton
Child sex offenders are currently among those being detained at Christmas Island, where Premier Mark McGowan suggested stranded Australians returning home from overseas could quarantine.
There are some words that come to mind when we discuss domestic violence. Shameful. Shocking. Disgusting. Cowardly. And yet it continues to go on. And on. It is clear we have an epidemic on our hands.
Mark McGowan has urged Rio Tinto to relocate its head office from London to Perth, saying the move made sense given the lion’s share of the company’s profits came from WA.
West Coast chief executive Trevor Nisbett has dismissed the ‘nonsense’ description put to him at a parliamentary inquiry into the use of State funding by the WA Football Commission.
Mark McGowan has hit back at journalist Leigh Sales after the ABC host’s assertion that the State’s hard border is ‘unnecessarily punishing’ residents.
A trio of City of Perth mayoral candidates have expressed support for changing the date of Australia Day, as frontrunner Di Bain renewed calls for the council to slash funding for Skyworks.
Western Australian Greens member Robin Chapple has revealed he has been diagnosed with asbestosis, more than four decades after his time working near the contaminated Wittenoom site.
The Liberal party and WA’s peak business association have demanded changes to a controversial new industrial manslaughter law that could see employers jailed for up to a decade.
Former State MP-turned-mayor Albert Jacob is considering entering the race to fill the Senate vacancy created by Finance Minister Mathias Cormann’s retirement from politics.
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