2020 has been an extremely difficult year for WA FIFO couple Kelly Gange and James Mitchell — and Christmas Day will bring no respite as the family will be separated again due to their work schedules.
With the pain of separation from friends and family heightened after an unprecedented year of social isolation, experts say FIFO workers have never been under as much pressure.
‘All the premiers, the Prime Minister, we all want people to get vaccinated and there’s ways you can encourage people to do it.’
More than 260,000 people and 12,000 businesses have downloaded the WA Government’s new QR code ‘check-in’ app, Premier Mark McGowan has revealed.
A 10-week-old boy died of dehydration caused by diarrhoea only 15 hours after he fell ill in a remote community in the Kimberley.
Angela Pownall and Carly Laden
A decision on whether WA maintains its hard border with NSW and Victoria has been delayed until the weekend to allow contact tracing of an infected Sydney quarantine hotel worker.
A new domestic violence hub has opened in Mirrabooka this morning, offering medical, counselling, housing, and legal services to victims of family and domestic violence.
Scott Morrison and other politicians could be among the first to get the COVID-19 jab to demonstrate its safety to the wider public.
A new NSW coronavirus case should prompt a conservative border approach and a review of Perth hotel quarantine processes, according to AMA WA president Andrew Miller.
Caitlyn Rintoul and Ben O'Shea
The first weekend of summer after a challenging 2020 prompts Cancer Council to launch new campaign to warn West Australians about the risks of skin cancer.
Jamie Prendiville ran five ultramarathons and was a tireless fundraiser for charity before he died on Saturday, shortly after receiving a brain cancer diagnosis.
Britain has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use and says that it will be rolled out from early next week.
Child Protection Minister Simone McGurk has revealed that WA youths were present in close to a third of all family violence reports attended by police last year.
Under the pilot program, victims of family and domestic violence would have access to a specially created one-stop unit dedicated to providing wraparound support under a WA Liberal Government.
Johnny Ruffo’s girlfriend Tahnee Sims has shared a moving post to social media, her first since it was revealed that his brain cancer had returned.
Australians living in regional and remote areas are more likely to suffer from heart disease than their city-dwelling counterparts.
An unexpected trip to the doctor for their youngest son has left a Christmas Island family reeling, after a short Perth holiday quickly turned into their worst nightmare.
Friends of an Australian man who died from suicide last year say he never got any professional help. A concerning new report shows he is just one of many to have fallen through the cracks.
Hospital admissions for severe allergic reactions have skyrocketed across Australia, with children under 4 accounting for the highest rise in cases.
The age of COVID has turned health into the ultimate status symbol. You can buy whatever material crap you like these days, but a clean bill of health and good wellbeing is a little more exclusive.
Jenna ClarkeAssistant Editor
Their advice determines where we can go, who we can see and what we can do in this bizarre new world living with COVID-19 but until this year few people knew what a Chief Health Officer was.
Mark McGowan has been heckled about the border as he once again refused to say when WA would reopen to Victoria.
Picture a model — what did you see? Wrinkle-free skin and a super-skinny frame? Or someone else? How body positive models in all shapes and sizes are turning industry standards on their head.
When a much-loved local took his life, a tree painted on the family farm grew into something special, writes Steve Butler.
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