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Holy stoush brews over lockdown restrictions on WA churches

Holy stoush brews over lockdown restrictions on WA churches

From Sunday, comedy clubs will be able to welcome more patrons as restrictions ease, but churches and places of worship will still be locked down under the 2-square-metre rule.

  • by Nathan Hondros

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WA ministerial staffer suspended after child sex charges
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WA election

WA ministerial staffer suspended after child sex charges

Premier Mark McGowan has revealed a former staffer of one of his ministers is under active investigation, but would not reveal details to Parliament.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Is Mark McGowan over-cooking the success of WA’s hard border?
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Coronavirus pandemic

Is Mark McGowan over-cooking the success of WA’s hard border?

Mark McGowan has gone in boots first to defend his "hard border" policy and has made from extraordinary claims. Do they stack up? WAtoday investigates.

  • by Heather McNeill and Nathan Hondros
Cormann backs Harvey leadership, throws doubt on negative polling
WA election

Cormann backs Harvey leadership, throws doubt on negative polling

Federal Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has thrown his support behind Liza Harvey's leadership of the WA Liberals and questioned polling suggesting the party could lose seats at the next election.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Cormann joins chorus of condemnation over McGowan's hard border excuses
Coronavirus pandemic

Cormann joins chorus of condemnation over McGowan's hard border excuses

Mathias Cormann has savaged Mark McGowan for persisting with his total border lockdown despite the state's chief health officer revealing it could open safely to some other states.

  • by Nathan Hondros
WA Labor accused of cover-up over botched Huawei contract, but reveals details of 'closed tender'
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Huawei

WA Labor accused of cover-up over botched Huawei contract, but reveals details of 'closed tender'

The opposition has accused the government of shrouding the botched contract in secrecy, but the government has revealed the companies involved in the closed tender.

  • by Nathan Hondros
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WA hard border shows cracks as Health Minister changes tune
Coronavirus pandemic

WA hard border shows cracks as Health Minister changes tune

"And so we are now in a position where we have to consider what we do with our borders in the short to medium term and how best we manage that opening up process."

  • by Nathan Hondros and Heather McNeill
Pressure on McGowan as Harvey attacks Labor's integrity over 'hard border' claims
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Coronavirus pandemic

Pressure on McGowan as Harvey attacks Labor's integrity over 'hard border' claims

WA Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has attacked the integrity of Premier Mark McGowan after his claims the hard border remained in place by health advice was contradicted by the state's Chief Health Officer.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Andrew Hastie: McGowan 'gaslighting us for political reasons' over WA's hard border
Coronavirus pandemic

Andrew Hastie: McGowan 'gaslighting us for political reasons' over WA's hard border

Andrew Hastie has accused Mark McGowan of a breach of trust, but the Premier insists people will die if the Liberals 'get their way' and the hard borders come down.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Pro-Beijing Chinese language newspaper pushes City of Perth candidates
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City of Perth

Pro-Beijing Chinese language newspaper pushes City of Perth candidates

A Chinese language newspaper owned by a businessman with ties to WA Labor and Chinese Communist Party-linked associations is pushing candidates in the City of Perth elections.

  • by Nathan Hondros and Marta Pascual Juanola
McGowan tips more cash into Stokes-Forrest East Perth Power Station redevelopment
WA budget

McGowan tips more cash into Stokes-Forrest East Perth Power Station redevelopment

The land at the centre of the $218 million redevelopment was valued by the state government at just $1, with the government initially planning to contribute $50 million in site works.

  • by Nathan Hondros