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Police investigate woman’s death in East Perth hotel

Police are investigating the death of a woman at a hotel in East Perth.  Officers were called to the Quality Hotel Ambassador Perth on Adelaide Terrace at 9:40am on Sunday.  Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Fogell from the Homicide Squad said the woman was found unresponsive.  “Police were called to the hotel as a result of a […]

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Theatre Review: The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir is truly extraordinary theatre

Written and directed by S. Shakthidharan and Eamon Flack, The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir follows a family as they fight to survive during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Spanning fifteen years, we witness the family, Mother Gowrie (Anandavalli), Father Siva (Prakash Belawadi) and their four children, Lakshmi (Emma Harvie), Madhu (Nadie Kammallaweera), Abi […]

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WA Government set to modernise state’s abortion laws, following community consultation

Women and medical practitioners have been asked to have their say on WA’s decades-old abortion laws, which are among the toughest in the country, as the state government prepares to overhaul the legislation.   Key points: A four-week public consultation period has begun to change WA’s abortion laws  WA has some of the toughest abortion laws in the country  The […]

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Industrial Relations Commission gags WA nurses union, scraps vote over government offer

The workplace relations umpire has shut down a vote by nurses and midwives on the McGowan government’s proposed wages offer and gagged their union’s leadership. Key points: Both union and government representatives fronted the IRC today The poll on the government’s offer was due to start today and end on Tuesday. But it has now […]

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Cassius Turvey funeral: hundreds mourn slain teenager and celebrate his life

Hundreds of close friends and family have gathered to farewell and celebrate the life of Cassius Turvey at the 15-year-old Noongar-Yamatji boy’s funeral. Key points: Cassius Turvey was farewelled at a funeral service in Perth Hundreds gathered to mourn him and celebrate his life in person and online He died after allegedly being attacked walking home […]

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Andrew Forrest pledges $744 million towards rebuilding Ukraine, aims to attract investors

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest has committed $US500 million ($744 million) towards a multi-billion dollar fund to help rebuild Ukraine. Key points: The fund is expected to swell to more than US$100 billion It will enable Ukraine to start rebuilding immediately after the conflict Mr Forrest said backing Ukraine was “sending a message to the world” […]

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WA nurses set to reject government pay offer as statewide strike looms

The McGowan government’s in-principle pay agreement with nurses and midwives appears all but sunk, with their union now describing it as insulting, and threatening a statewide one-day strike. Key points: ANF chief Mark Olson had said he would urge nurses to accept the latest offer But nurses are furious about an offer they say is insulting […]

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Perth man Jaycob Anfernee John Yarran found guilty of severely burning toddler’s hands

A Perth man has been found guilty of causing severe burns to a two-year-old girl. WARNING: This story contains details that readers may find distressing. Key points: The little girl was in Yarran’s care when she suffered severe burns The court heard the hand injuries were “full-thickness” burns One of the jurors wept when she saw […]

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Fast-tracked cervical cancer screening saving lives in remote West Australian communities

A new cervical cancer screening project in Western Australia’s remote areas is reducing waiting times for testing from weeks to a matter of minutes using new technology.  Key points: The new program stops women having to travel vast distances Cervical cancer screening results are known in 45 minutes It’s hoped the program will be rolled […]

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Rottnest Island accommodation booking system to get overhaul amid school holiday online frenzy

Like countless others who’ve tried to get a booking Rottnest Island for the summer holidays in recent years, Brooke Wilson has had her share of frustrations. Key points: The Rottnest accommodation booking system is about to be upgraded Holiday makers resort to extreme lengths to give them the best chance of a booking But some say […]

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