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Sam Lim with Senator Glenn Sterle.

‘Best job ever’: Dolphin trainer flips seat of Tangney in Perth

The highlight of Sam Lim’s career – until Saturday night when he ousted one of Scott Morrison’s closest advisers from what had been a safe Liberal seat – was his time working in Malaysia as a dolphin trainer.

  • by Daile Cross and Hamish Hastie


Georgina Wild, 80, died of a suspected heart attack while waiting for St John Ambulance in Perth. Picture: Supplied

WA ambulance situation ‘so critical’ paramedics want action now: union

A parliamentary inquiry recommends the government take over the ambulance contract from St John in five years’ time if performance indicators aren’t met.

  • by Hamish Hastie and Holly Thompson
WA Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson, St John Ambulance chief executive Michelle Fyfe, WA Premier Mark McGowan. Picture: Peter de Kruijff/Holly Thompson/Alex Ellinghausen

Second Perth person died after ambulance delay on Sunday

A Bellevue man, aged in his 80s, called triple-zero complaining of debilitating abdominal pain at 8.15am. He was triaged as a priority three, which means paramedics must arrive within an hour. They arrived about two hours later.

  • by Jerrie Demasi and Heather McNeill

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