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Cormann calls on Clive Palmer to drop legal challenge to WA border

Cormann calls on Clive Palmer to drop legal challenge to WA border

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has personally called on mining magnate Clive Palmer to drop his constitutional challenge to WA's border restrictions.

  • by Nathan Hondros and Gary Adshead

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Commonwealth's withdrawal from Palmer challenge 'an egg that must now be unscrambled'
Coronavirus pandemic

Commonwealth's withdrawal from Palmer challenge 'an egg that must now be unscrambled'

Western Australia's Solicitor-General slams the Commonwealth’s intervention in Clive Palmer's legal challenge to WA’s hard border.

  • by Heather McNeill
Victoria's second wave has begun seeping into COVID-free states. But could hard borders like WA's have prevented the spread?
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Coronavirus pandemic

Victoria's second wave has begun seeping into COVID-free states. But could hard borders like WA's have prevented the spread?

Victoria's second wave of coronavirus is beginning to seep into states which had eliminated the virus. Around three quarters of the incidents could have been avoided if other states adopted WA's hard border closure stance.

  • by Heather McNeill
South West alone in seeing a tourism bump amid push to get Australians to holiday in their own backyards
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South West alone in seeing a tourism bump amid push to get Australians to holiday in their own backyards

Intrastate travel is not propping up the state’s tourism economy as much as hoped since the sector has suffered a 26 per cent loss across the school holidays compared to last year.

  • by Aja Styles
McGowan: Palmer just wants to spruik 'massive supply' of hydroxychloroquine in WA
Coronavirus pandemic

McGowan: Palmer just wants to spruik 'massive supply' of hydroxychloroquine in WA

Premier Mark McGowan has accused mining magnate Clive Palmer of wanting to enter WA to promote a controversial anti-malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Morrison drops Commonwealth involvement in Palmer's 'hard border' legal fight
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Coronavirus pandemic

Morrison drops Commonwealth involvement in Palmer's 'hard border' legal fight

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dropped the Commonwealth's involvement in mining billionaire Clive Palmer's legal challenge to the constitutionality of Western Australia's strict border restrictions.

  • by Nathan Hondros and Lauren Pilat
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LNP president resigns as Palmer confirms his party will run in state election
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LNP president resigns as Palmer confirms his party will run in state election

David Hutchinson has quit his job just hours after his former boss, Clive Palmer, announced he was running candidates in the October poll. 

  • by Lydia Lynch
WA government accused of ignoring its own health advice, politicising border issue
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Coronavirus pandemic

WA government accused of ignoring its own health advice, politicising border issue

WA's Solicitor-General said the state's hard border was needed to reduce the risk of coronavirus, but Clive Palmer’s lawyer claims the state government has ignored the advice of its own Chief Health Officer.

  • by Heather McNeill
'I think he’s the enemy of Australia': McGowan ramps up war of words with Palmer on WA border battle
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Coronavirus pandemic

'I think he’s the enemy of Australia': McGowan ramps up war of words with Palmer on WA border battle

WA Premier Mark McGowan has ramped up his war of words with Clive Palmer as the closing submissions in Mr Palmer's legal challenge to the constitutionality of WA's hard border wrapped up.

  • by Daile Cross and Nathan Hondros
If Clive Palmer wins in the High Court, is that the end of WA's pandemic defence?
Analysis
Coronavirus pandemic

If Clive Palmer wins in the High Court, is that the end of WA's pandemic defence?

Clive Palmer is arguing WA's hard border is unconstitutional. How can WA then protect itself from the coronavirus pandemic if the High Court decides he's right?

  • by Nathan Hondros
A tale of two billionaires: Stokes exempt from self-quarantine for breakfast with Premier as Palmer heads to High Court
Coronavirus pandemic

A tale of two billionaires: Stokes exempt from self-quarantine for breakfast with Premier as Palmer heads to High Court

The state government has handed media mogul Kerry Stokes yet another coronavirus exemption while WA's 'hard border' faces a challenge from Clive Palmer, who was denied entry to the state in May.

  • by Hamish Hastie and Nathan Hondros