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

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

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South West alone in seeing a tourism bump amid push to get Australians to holiday in their own backyards
Tourism

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
Not happy, Dan: Victoria's Premier cops a pandemic pounding
Good Weekend

Not happy, Dan: Victoria's Premier cops a pandemic pounding

Dan Andrews was at the top of his game: a masterful politician and popular premier with a bold agenda and knack for crisis leadership. Then COVID-19 came along.

  • by Melissa Fyfe
Sign of the times? More people put their hands up to learn Auslan
Good Weekend

Sign of the times? More people put their hands up to learn Auslan

Since the recent bushfires, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of people studying sign language.

  • by Amanda Hooton
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Grieving daughter pleads with authorities to isolate with her Perth mother
Coronavirus pandemic

Grieving daughter pleads with authorities to isolate with her Perth mother

Natalia Southern has been trying to finish her quarantine at her mother’s home to comfort her after the death of her father earlier in July.

  • by Hamish Hastie
'Extremely distressing': WA travel agents can't survive on stimulus so far provided
Air travel

'Extremely distressing': WA travel agents can't survive on stimulus so far provided

Cheap Kimberley flights haven't helped travel agents, who survive on packaging hotels and tours into flight deals that help stimulate regional tourism.

  • by Aja Styles
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
'Mr McGowan, tear down this wall': Federal Libs mount case against WA's border restrictions
Coronavirus pandemic

'Mr McGowan, tear down this wall': Federal Libs mount case against WA's border restrictions

The PM is warning the WA government could lose a legal challenge to the state's border restrictions as his ministers call for an end to "indiscriminate state border closures".

  • by Nathan Hondros
Should WA prepare for a second wave – and are face masks on our horizon?
Coronavirus pandemic

Should WA prepare for a second wave – and are face masks on our horizon?

There are no pandemic certainties, but the Premier couldn’t have been clearer on a second wave: "Chances are, the virus will come back."

  • by Nathan Hondros