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Health department boss reveals why Aresh Anwar’s resignation was rejected

Health department boss reveals why Aresh Anwar’s resignation was rejected

Following its release CAHS chair Debbie Karasinski stood down from her role and Dr Anwar said he had verbally offered his resignation to WA health but it was rejected by director general David Russell-Weisz.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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PCH staff were ‘rude’, ignored Aishwarya’s parents’ concerns on the night she died

PCH staff were ‘rude’, ignored Aishwarya’s parents’ concerns on the night she died

During the heartbreaking press conference, Aishwarya’s father said they want a new system called Aishwarya’s Care in emergency departments which would give parents greater power to escalate concerns about the health of their children.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Perth casino regulation boss to retire as part of WA department bigwigs reshuffle

Perth casino regulation boss to retire as part of WA department bigwigs reshuffle

WA Premier Mark McGowan announced sweeping changes to the leadership of eight state government departments, including the department that oversees casino regulation in the midst of the Perth Casino Royal Commission.

  • by Tess Ingram
Opposition joins AMA calls for Health Minister to stand down after shocking Aishwarya report

Opposition joins AMA calls for Health Minister to stand down after shocking Aishwarya report

The report made shocking revelations of staffing, policy and equipment failures that may have contributed to the Morley Primary School student’s death.  

  • by Hamish Hastie
PCH boss, Health Minister stay on as report lays bare emergency department failures

PCH boss, Health Minister stay on as report lays bare emergency department failures

Child and Adolescent Health Service chair Debbie Karasinski stood down on Wednesday, however chief executive Aresh Anwar said his offer to resign was rejected.

  • by Hamish Hastie
‘Confronting’ report into Aishwarya’s death finds she should have received better care

‘Confronting’ report into Aishwarya’s death finds she should have received better care

Health Minister Roger Cook provided a summary of report, which found Aishwarya succumbed to an infection related to group A streptococcus.

  • by Hamish Hastie and Lauren Pilat
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‘Ineffective’: South West shark drumlines trial to end next week

‘Ineffective’: South West shark drumlines trial to end next week

After more than two years Chief Scientist Peter Klinken declared the method was not effective at catching white sharks.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Federal Budget 2021: What’s in it for Western Australia?

Federal Budget 2021: What’s in it for Western Australia?

Increased GST, funding for telescopes and an iron ore bonanza. This is what the budget means for WA.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Former McGowan media adviser paid $300,000 over unfair dismissal

Former McGowan media adviser paid $300,000 over unfair dismissal

Stephen Kaless has been paid nearly $300,000 to settle two legal actions brought against the government after he was sacked when a work colleague accused him of indecently assaulting her at a work Christmas party in December 2019.

  • by Hamish Hastie
WA in the dark on ADHD drug use after government quietly stops reporting

WA in the dark on ADHD drug use after government quietly stops reporting

Months after becoming Health Minister, Roger Cook promised to continue publishing a report that kept track of drugs such as amphetamine prescribed by WA doctors. It has been missing without explanation.

  • by Tess Ingram
No new community cases of COVID-19, with faith in contact tracers at an all time high

No new community cases of COVID-19, with faith in contact tracers at an all time high

WA’s COVID-19 restrictions will ease significantly on Saturday despite the state being only one week into the 14-day incubation period from the latest outbreak.

  • by Hamish Hastie