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Liberals on a ‘great renewal crusade’ to resurrect finances and revitalise party after election defeat

Liberals on a ‘great renewal crusade’ to resurrect finances and revitalise party after election defeat

Names firming up for the review panel include eminent Perth QC Mark Trowell, party fundraising extraordinaire Danielle Blain and former federal justice minister Michael Keenan.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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WA police coronial unit to assist inquest into seven-year-old’s death

WA police coronial unit to assist inquest into seven-year-old’s death

Premier Mark McGowan revealed the coronial unit has been called in to help with the inquiry to run concurrently with the Health Department investigation.

  • by Hamish Hastie
WA urged to amend Equal Opportunity Act after moves to strengthen federal laws

WA urged to amend Equal Opportunity Act after moves to strengthen federal laws

Potential changes to WA’s outdated sexual harassment laws won’t happen until after a long-stalled review into the state’s Equal Opportunity Act.

  • by Tess Ingram
‘We need another hospital’: AMA says at least 500 beds needed to solve WA hospital crisis

‘We need another hospital’: AMA says at least 500 beds needed to solve WA hospital crisis

Health Minister Roger Cook has pledged answers for Aishwarya’s parents but defended the health system and the government’s response to its ‘challenges’.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Cook defends PCH as ‘world leading’ following Aishwarya’s death

Cook defends PCH as ‘world leading’ following Aishwarya’s death

Health Minister Roger Cook said of the 21 ‘severity assessment code 1’ events that had occurred in the child health system since 2020, only two resulted in deaths.

  • by Hamish Hastie
‘We need cultural change’: Women formerly employed by WA Labor mull legal challenge after workplace bullying claims

‘We need cultural change’: Women formerly employed by WA Labor mull legal challenge after workplace bullying claims

The group includes former electorate officers from Kalamunda MP Matthew Hughes’ office and a staffer for Deputy Premier Roger Cook as well as at least two other Labor staffers who have not yet gone public with their stories.

  • by Hamish Hastie
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WA Liberals director Sam Calabrese steps down after election wipeout

WA Liberals director Sam Calabrese steps down after election wipeout

Mr Calabrese said after three and a half years in the role and 14 years serving the party he was stepping down for personal reasons and to allow for a replacement to be found ahead of next year’s federal election.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Cook praises WA’s health system, but doctors and nurses tell of ‘fatigued, worn out’ staff
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Hospitals

Cook praises WA’s health system, but doctors and nurses tell of ‘fatigued, worn out’ staff

After the tragic death of seven-year-old Aishwarya a dire picture of understaffed emergency departments with stressed personnel that “has been sprinting for years” emerges.

  • by Gareth Parker
Greens reduced to one MP as Labor formally wins ‘total control’ of WA Parliament

Greens reduced to one MP as Labor formally wins ‘total control’ of WA Parliament

The Greens have seen off electoral oblivion after Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt managed to secure the party one seat in the West Australian election.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
WA Opposition Leader exorcises Grylls’ ghost by burying iron tax policy

WA Opposition Leader exorcises Grylls’ ghost by burying iron tax policy

With the Nationals parachuted into Opposition, there was a chance the iron ore tax proposed by former leader Brendon Grylls in 2017 could make a come back. The party says it won’t.

  • by Tess Ingram
A ‘campaign of envy’ or a serious threat? WA’s GST share back in the spotlight
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GST

A ‘campaign of envy’ or a serious threat? WA’s GST share back in the spotlight

WA Premier Mark McGowan says our share of the GST pool is under threat from the east just 28 months after national reforms secured WA a fairer deal. WAtoday explains where WA stands, who said what and what’s at stake.

  • by Tess Ingram