A month after the first tents appeared in Fremantle’s Pioneer Park, the State Government finally acted. But our fear is that the Government has merely shifted the problem, rather than solved it.
For some time now there has been a growing problem with people living rough in this State.
The idea that we need to do better to ensure women are represented fairly and equally across the different sectors of society is far from new. And yet we still have work to do to bring it to reality.
At last the Donald Trump saga is almost at an end. So now the focus turns to Joe Biden, who has a massive task ahead to right the ship of state.
While some tennis stars made the best of it and expressed thanks to organisers for their bid to make the Australian Open happen, others complained loudly - on social media - about the restrictions.
The pictures of booze-fuelled fighting and brawling in Scarborough featured in The West Australian are as shocking as they are sadly predictable.
The dying days of the presidency of Donald Trump have proven to be even more chaotic and dangerous than the rest of his divisive term. But finally some flickers of decency have emerged.
There is something magical about Perth in summer. We all know the traditional ways we have enjoyed our capital city. And for a decade now we have had a sparkly additional attraction — Fringe World.
Clearly the message is not getting through to the Eastern States. Perhaps the distance the message has to travel is making it hard to understand — WA is the engine room of the national economy.
Another day, another round of the border wars. Or perhaps it could be another day, another example of how the Eastern States still do not get it.
The alleged racism incident at the SCG yesterday has highlighted that while as a country we have come a long way in addressing the issue, this ugly behaviour still unfortunately exists in our society.
Donald Trump’s time in office contributed directly to the scenes which have done untold damage to the image of the US around the world, to its political systems and to the Republican party.
Worrying cracks have emerged in WA’s anti-COVID armour around our hotel quarantine and passenger and patient transport systems for arrivals from overseas.
Just in case anybody was getting carried away with the apparent positive trajectory of the fight against COVID-19 as the new year arrived, it is time to take stock.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro claimed the State was doing the ‘heavy lifting’ when it comes to hotel quarantine, but the numbers don’t lie — if you can do the maths.
It’s perfectly reasonable to want to know who Premier Mark McGowan has in mind to replace the WA Treasurer. And his reluctance his stranger still, given he potentially has a very good story to tell.
The West Australian
Where COVID-19 is concerned, the key to keeping a State safe is to act decisively, comprehensively and with speed.
With more than 35 years under his belt as WA’s pre-eminent editorial cartoonist, Dean Alston tackles the subjects others fear to touch. Here’s our pick of the artist’s best in this year like no other.
Those who did not realise or accept how significant COVID-19 was — and as a result opposed lockdowns and took an overly libertarian stance — now have egg on their faces.
NSW restrictions are yet another indication that the WA hard border with that State is the right move, yet it’s hard to ignore the feeling that we may have dodged an occasional COVID-19 bullet.
A bold new vision for the city, detailed in The West Australian today, has the potential to deliver on a number of fronts.
Jenny D’Ubios’ ‘easy’ escape from a two-week stay at a Perth quarantine hotel must act as a wake-up call to everyone — the Government, health authorities, police and the public.
This week we celebrate the students who have achieved top marks in the toughest of school years, but their results would not have been possible without the dedication and guidance of their teachers.
This newspaper made its point clear and what followed was a hysterical and, sadly, predictable attack from the east coast-centric media.
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