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Aja Styles is a senior writer for WAtoday.

Immigration detainee fell through gaps before death at WA detention centre, inquest hears

Immigration detainee fell through gaps before death at WA detention centre, inquest hears

Sarwan Al Jhelie’s family, who lives in New South Wales, have pushed for a coronial inquiry into the missteps over his care while held in WA immigration detention in 2018.

  • by Aja Styles

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Supreme Court judge bows out of WA’s ‘clash of the dynasties’

Supreme Court judge bows out of WA’s ‘clash of the dynasties’

Justice Jennifer Smith will take on a decades-long multibillion mining dispute between two of Western Australia’s wealthiest families, just as its much-anticipated trial may be derailed.

  • by Aja Styles
UWA leak reveals targets on academics, directions to leverage positions
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UWA leak reveals targets on academics, directions to leverage positions

In a move reminiscent of the Panama Papers drop, about 409 pages of confidential documents produced by UWA’s executive have been publicly disseminated.

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Magistrate Catherine Crawford continues in role after withdrawing ‘bullying’ case
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Magistrate Catherine Crawford continues in role after withdrawing ‘bullying’ case

Magistrate Catherine Crawford will continue sitting as a full-time Children’s Court magistrate in Fremantle, Armadale and Rockingham courts.

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‘We need help!’ Teacher and son’s pleas fell on ‘deaf ears’ at Mandurah police
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‘We need help!’ Teacher and son’s pleas fell on ‘deaf ears’ at Mandurah police

A West Australian teacher and her young son feel betrayed by WA Police and their messages about the importance of protecting domestic violence victims after they repeatedly failed to bring charges against a violent ex-husband.

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How ‘vicious, unfounded rumours’ saw break-up turn into WA teacher’s worst nightmare
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How ‘vicious, unfounded rumours’ saw break-up turn into WA teacher’s worst nightmare

A WA teacher has watched her exemplary 25-year reputation be dragged through the mud with “unfounded and unsubstantiated” investigations by child protection services, the education department and police, all the while living in terror of being stalked, attacked and threatened in her home.

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Another Victorian charged with breaching WA laws to attend AFL grand final

Another Victorian charged with breaching WA laws to attend AFL grand final

A 22-year-old Victorian man has joined the growing list of AFL fans to be arrested and charged after sneaking into the Perth grand final on September 24.

  • by Aja Styles and Heather McNeill
Magistrate accused of ‘doctoring court reports’ in bullying case that reached WA Attorney-General
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Magistrate accused of ‘doctoring court reports’ in bullying case that reached WA Attorney-General

Perth Children’s Court president Hylton Quail is defending an action brought against him, with his barrister painting a very different picture that went to the heart of the administration of justice.

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Perth Children’s Court magistrate ‘demeaned, humiliated, bullied’, court told

Perth Children’s Court magistrate ‘demeaned, humiliated, bullied’, court told

A Perth Children’s Court magistrate is fighting to retain her exclusive position against a transfer order to the Perth Magistrates Court, which her counsel labelled “unlawful” and outside the court president’s powers.

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Dual COVID threats in Perth as virus ship docks and diplomat tests positive in self-quarantine
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Dual COVID threats in Perth as virus ship docks and diplomat tests positive in self-quarantine

The oil and chemical tanker, Stolt Sakura, berthed at Fremantle on Saturday amid concerns some crew members had flu-like symptoms after departing Singapore.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola and Aja Styles
WA records no new virus cases after AFL grand final

WA records no new virus cases after AFL grand final

The Premier’s decision to proceed with the grand final despite recording a positive virus case on Friday has so far paid off.

  • by Aja Styles