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COVID-19 suppression buoys WA’s economic performance: CommSec

COVID-19 suppression buoys WA’s economic performance: CommSec

Western Australia’s hard border with the rest of the nation and its COVID-19 suppression measures have helped the state’s economic performance, according to CommSec.

  • by Peter de Kruijff

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Liberals tout plan to develop over West Perth track, but Labor says cost would be off the rails

Liberals tout plan to develop over West Perth track, but Labor says cost would be off the rails

The Liberals want to create a new West Perth precinct with a rail-sinking project that Labor says would cost between $600 million to $1 billion.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Liberals pledge 100 new school psychologists to tackle youth mental health

Liberals pledge 100 new school psychologists to tackle youth mental health

$76 million would be spent over four years to improve access to professional and individual face-to-face student support and counselling services in public schools.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Labor's cheap fares policy as subtle as a sledgehammer
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WA election

Labor's cheap fares policy as subtle as a sledgehammer

Premier Mark McGowan is dancing all the way to polling day with a transport policy that kills two political birds with one stone; but the homelessness issue could still blow up in his face.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
'The council needs to step up': McGowan demands Fremantle tent city 'end now'

'The council needs to step up': McGowan demands Fremantle tent city 'end now'

Premier Mark McGowan has accused the Fremantle council of prolonging a homeless camp in the port city while calling for 'tent city' to "end now".

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Kirkup digs in on Labor vandalism claims

Kirkup digs in on Labor vandalism claims

Zak Kirkup's campaign office was left without power last Friday when fuses were stolen from the shop's fuse box, and earlier last week a graffiti tag was drawn on the same office.

  • by Hamish Hastie and Peter de Kruijff
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WA still waiting on health advice over when to drop hard border with Queensland

WA still waiting on health advice over when to drop hard border with Queensland

It has been 10 days since the last community COVID-19 case in Queensland and 14 days since there was a positive case related to a Brisbane hotel cluster.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Labor hopes lower fares will get Transperth back on the rails

Labor hopes lower fares will get Transperth back on the rails

But transport experts say Labor's plan for low fares is not a silver bullet to get people back on the train.

  • by Hamish Hastie
'One vote, one value' off the ticket for a re-elected McGowan government

'One vote, one value' off the ticket for a re-elected McGowan government

Premier Mark McGowan has ruled out a plan to change the mix of city and country representatives in the upper house being on Labor's election agenda.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
One Nation's WA leader rebuffs Hanson, says party has 'strategic' plan to target lower house seats

One Nation's WA leader rebuffs Hanson, says party has 'strategic' plan to target lower house seats

One Nation upper house member and WA leader Colin Tincknell said up until a month ago the party was struggling but now had enough for a showing in targeted lower house seats.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Real transparency needed to lift the curtain on political donations

Real transparency needed to lift the curtain on political donations

Disparity between state and federal reporting is to the detriment of the political process in Western Australia.

  • by Alison Xamon