Nationals WA members have reinforced their belief in the importance of climate action action ahead of COP26, despite hesitancy from their Federal counterparts.
Tom Shanahan & Sarah Ison
Leanne Wringe named new Donnybrook-Balingup Shire president as outgoing Brian Piesse says he was made a “sacrificial lamb”
With less than two weeks until voting for local government elections closes, the South Western Times offered each Bunbury mayoral candidate the chance to pitch to the public.
The State Government has made the biggest financial commitment yet to Bunbury’s plans for an ocean pool.
A council meeting descended into chaos last week after more than 100 residents were told they could not ask any questions — sparking a tirade of insults from the packed crowd.
Agricultural region leaders have railed against the McGowan Government’s one vote, one value Upper House overhaul, warning it will significantly reduce regional voices in Parliament.
Tom Shanahan, Josh Zimmerman & Peter Law
Shadow treasurer Steve Thomas has labelled the WA Budget a “missed opportunity” to help diversify the South West economy in the midst of a Statewide housing, health and skills crisis.
South West leaders have slammed the McGowan Government’s decision to introduce a one vote, one value system for the State Upper House in the biggest change yet in how WA politicians are elected.
Ailish Delaney & Joshua Zimmerman
Councils across the South West will share more than $2.3 million in early Federal Government funding to help lessen the impacts of the pandemic.
Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off, a moment in Australian history that many say sparked the land rights movement.
Service providers and not-for-profits estimate there are more than 100 pregnant women struggling to find a place in the South West as the number of rentals and public housing continue to dry up.
Some may call it bizarre, others inspiring, but newly-elected Legalise Cannabis Party member for the South West Sophia Moermond’s maiden speech to Parliament last week was undeniably one to remember.
Residents of small towns in the cyclone-devastated Mid West say they have been ‘forgotten’ and ‘abandoned’ by the McGowan Government as they face a painfully long rebuild of their lives.
Local councillors at a major regional centre are under fire for handing themselves a combined $10,000 payment after sacrificing part of their allowances last year.
A damning new report has found ‘health risks’ in nearly a quarter of WA’s remote Aboriginal communities, with the water supplies of 37 contaminated by toxic pollutants
Sporting clubs in Geraldton are being pressed to take action to address attitudes around off-field behaviour in the wake of a local football star’s recent family violence conviction.
The Premier says he is offended by claims he has backflipped on regional representation in the WA Parliament.
The WA Liberal Party has called on regional Labor MPs to sign a petition opposing regional electoral reform, accusing Labor of planning to ‘slash’ regional representation.
Nationals MP Peter Rundle and Liberal MLC Steve Martin have been handed extensive shadow portfolios to step up their roles within the new-look State opposition alliance.
“They have made a heap of commitments and we will be making sure they deliver on them.”
Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke has hit back at farmers who criticised her for endorsing a vegan organisation while representing a large agricultural electorate.
If the Daylight Saving Party wins a seat in the State’s Upper House, it will be the ‘crowning absurdity’ of WA’s electoral system, election analyst William Bowe says.
Today marked the release of recommendations by a Federal parliamentary inquiry to reduce high food costs in remote Indigenous communities. Enough is enough.
Many paint a picture of Broome as an idyllic tropical paradise and they are certainly not wrong. But festering beneath that is years of crime that has seemed to have escalated in viciousness recently.
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