Perth Australia Day 2022 Skyworks: Your guide to the city’s celebrations

Australia Day Skyworks will proceed as scheduled after WA recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases overnight. After the virus forced the cancellation of the event in 2021, WA Premier Mark McGowan said today the health advice was that the event could go ahead – with some restrictions. “We queried (if the Skyworks could go ahead) at … Read more

Mark McGowan press conference: Premier to provide COVID case update

Mark McGowan is set to provide an update on the COVID situation in WA, as a South West lithium hydroxide plant grapples with an outbreak involving at least five people. Fifteen new cases were reported on Tuesday with Bunbury’s first COVID-19 cluster in almost two years growing to seven cases. The Premier is expected to … Read more

Nambeelup plane crash: Light plane flips on landing at Murrayfield Aerodrome near Mandurah

A child is among the injured after a light plane crashed and flipped while landing at Murrayfield Aerodrome near Mandurah on Monday morning. About 9am, paramedics and firefighters rushed to the Nambeelup airstrip – 15 minutes east of Mandurah – after the plane hit the ground nose-first, causing it to flip onto its roof. Camera … Read more

WA authorities investigate COVID bungle at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Authorities are crossing their fingers that there will be no new infections after a woman and her COVID-positive child were allowed to walk into the emergency department waiting room at Fiona Stanley Hospital on Saturday night. Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the woman had warned staff outside that her child was positive, but she was … Read more

Premier Mark McGowan slammed as COVID ‘one trick pony’ as fallout from WA border backflip emerges

Health leaders and businesses across Western Australia have slammed Premier Mark McGowan for backflipping on his plan to open the state’s border on February 5, urging the government to set a new date. The state’s peak medical body has warned keeping the border closed for too long could have dangerous ramifications and push WA’s peak … Read more

WA Health Plan for COVID monitoring in the home to ease the pressure on hospitals

Western Australia’s Department of Health aims to ease the pressure on the public hospital system by monitoring COVID – positive patients at home. Key points: Home monitoring aims to minimize hospital visits Test kits could keep track of people’s oxygen levels and body temperature WA health executives say hospitals are prepared for COVID WA Health … Read more