Western Australia

Not everyone stayed indoors during deluge

A brave kayaker took on Bells Rapids as the Avon River continued to rise because of the unusually heavy rain this week. Picture: Jessica Erin WHILE most of us were trying to keep dry from the summer deluge, some people made the most of the unusual heavy rain. From lake …

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WA’s wild weather wreaks havoc

Waterfall at Wave Rock. Picture: Twitter/WA Police Supt Dominic Wood. WA’S wild summer weather is wreaking havoc across the Wheatbelt, Goldfields and Gascoyne, flooding farms, submerging roads and washing away bridges. Toodyay and Northam were among the communities hardest hit Saturday, with the Avon River rising rapidly to reach the …

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‘No bogans’ job ad given all-clear

A Perth business ‘no bogans’ ad on Gumtree has been given the all-clear. JOBSEEKERS wanted — but bogans need not apply. A Perth small business has ignited debate about workplace discrimination by advertising an administration role but stipulating “no bogans need apply”. “We are seeking an international student for admin …

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Liberal pledge: Revamp for 69 schools

Premier Colin Barnett and Education Minister Peter Collier with Perth Modern student Thomas Dainton. Picture: Ian Munro ALMOST 70 outdated WA high schools will be revamped in a $560 million spending spree bankrolled by the partial sale of Western Power if the Liberal Party retains power on March 11. The …

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Western Australia

Thousands of Perth pools fail safety tests

Chloe (6) and Hannah (8) Wright enjoying a splash in their safety compliant pool at home in Watermans Bay as mum Christine watches on. MORE than 17,000 backyard swimming pools across Perth failed safety inspections in the past year, figures obtained by The Sunday Times reveal. Metropolitan councils covering large …

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Western Australia

Man’s body found after floods

South Coast Highway was shut due to flooding. Picture: Rory Daniel Blok @blok1702/Twitter RESCUE teams have located the body of a man believed to be a 68-year-old who was swept away in floodwaters near Esperance overnight. Police say the man drove his car onto a fast flowing flooded road and …

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Teens charged over wild house party

Two youths have been charged following a wild house party in Perth where several police officers were injured. TWO youths have been charged following a wild house party in Perth where several police officers were injured. Police responded to reports of street fights outside the house on Aspley Bend in …

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Western Australia

Man charged over dognapping

Harvey the Chihuahua was allegedly held to ransom. A MAN will face court today over allegations he stole a car from Mount Lawley with a pet Chihuahua inside – then demanded a ransom for its return. The Ford Focus was stolen from Lord Street Mount Lawley on January 7 with …

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Barnett defends One Nation deal

WA Premier Colin Barnett. Picture: Steve Ferrier / The West Australian COLIN Barnett has described the Liberal Party’s preference deal with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation as a “sensible and pragmatic result”, saying his overriding aim was to beat Labor. The Premier this morning confirmed details of a preference swap struck …

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Western Australia

Car plunges into river – again

A car has plunged into the Swan River after it left Mounts Bay Road. Picture: Gabrielle Knowles A CAR has been driven into the Swan River along Mounts Bay Road, not far from where another car plunged in last month. It’s understood the car, a 4WD, has been completely submerged in …

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