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Eliza Borrello


Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Damaging winds and heavy rain set to continue across WA

A severe weather warning remains in place for much of the lower half of the state, including Perth, as the State Emergency Service fields dozens of calls for assistance. → Read More

Fight over Clive Palmer's coronavirus border challenge leaves McGowan Government 'disappointed'

Deputy Premier Roger Cook says the Commonwealth — which has pulled out of the legal challenge over WA's hard border — will not support the State Government's push to have the case reheard. → Read More

Clive Palmer's border case is back in court and WA is set to seek a retrial

Clive Palmer's bid to prise open Western Australia's hard border is scheduled to return to the Federal Court today, and WA Government lawyers are poised to use the opportunity to push for a retrial. → Read More

Survey finds WA tourism business activity down by up to 73 per cent amid coronavirus pandemic

Tourism business activity is down by nearly three-quarters in parts of WA, with a survey finding a push for more intrastate travel is failing to make up for the impact of the state's border closure. → Read More

Attorney-General Christian Porter 'in support' of Clive Palmer's WA border challenge, document shows

A document released by the West Australian Government shows Christian Porter intervened "in support of the position" of Clive Palmer in the Queensland businessman's bid to remove WA's hard border. → Read More

Farmers on WA's South Coast are battling record-low rainfall amid long-term trend

As long-term weather patterns continue to change in WA, parts of the state are experiencing rainfall levels which are the lowest recorded since the 1900s — prompting communities to rally together to foster hope. → Read More

Pilots are bracing for a three-year coronavirus shutdown and want help to keep them in aviation

With flights grounded across the world by COVID-19, Australian pilots have been left out of work and at risk of losing their accreditation — sparking calls for a 'PilotKeeper' package to keep them in the aviation industry. → Read More

Too soon to know if coronavirus is already spreading in WA, doctors warn

West Australians are urged to be humbler about the state's low COVID-19 infection rate, with doctors warning that recent interstate travellers may have already spread the virus in WA. → Read More

Pro-Hong Kong democracy students in Perth allege death threats, intimidation from Chinese nationals

Perth-based pro-Hong Kong democracy activist 'Mary' says she has been spied on and threatened, and is so concerned about Beijing's reach she'll only share her story while hiding behind a mask and a pseudonym. → Read More

Arrest warrants issued for Fremantle Ports worker and wife over alleged corruption worth millions of dollars

An arrest warrant is issued for Fremantle Ports employee Giacomo (Jack) Merolla and his wife Daniela Merolla over alleged corruption at the port, while two of their relatives have appeared in a Perth court charged with property laundering. → Read More

Barrister Judith Fordham tells of assault by ex-judge as WA lawyers report sexual harassment

Prominent West Australian criminal barrister Judith Fordham reveals she was indecently assaulted by a former judge in a taxi, as a survey finds more than one in three WA lawyers have been sexually harassed. → Read More

WA coronavirus restrictions eased further as Western Australia moves to phase four

Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan announces the state will ease its COVID-19 restrictions to stage four on Saturday June 27, but the state's hard border will remain in place. → Read More

BHP halts destruction of sacred Aboriginal sites amid outcry over Rio Tinto blasting of Juukan caves

Amid a backlash from Aboriginal people over Rio Tinto's destruction of sacred sites in Western Australia's Pilbara BHP announces it will put similar plans on hold. → Read More

Can HomeBuilder be used as a deposit? Questions leave prospective house buyers confused

There’s been a frenzy of interest in the Federal Government's HomeBuilder scheme, but confusion remains among frustrated prospective buyers. → Read More

Fears of another Juukan Gorge as concerns raised over Pilbara rock caves near FMG mine

Just weeks after Rio Tinto blasted the Juukan rock shelters, traditional owners are worried Fortescue Metals Group could soon be allowed to destroy more ancient caves — and there are concerns for other sites too. → Read More

HomeBuilder coronavirus renovation scheme welcomed by WA builders, but not everyone is happy

While many builders have welcomed the Federal Government's home renovation stimulus package, others in the industry say the minimum spend of $150,000 is too high and it will not help the average homeowner. → Read More

WA universities suffer huge coronavirus income losses as international students stay away

WA's top two universities estimate coronavirus has cost them $124 million so far, while ECU, Notre Dame and Murdoch are also facing significant financial pressure from the loss of international students. → Read More

Coronavirus inquiry tensions leave WA farmers fearing more China tariffs after barley hit

Farmers fear Western Australia will bear the brunt of a "new norm" in the country's trading relationship with China, amid rising diplomatic tensions over the inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

China's WA Consul General Dong Zhihua abruptly goes home as Australia trade tensions mount

China's WA Consul General Dong Zhihua unexpectedly returns home the same week crippling tariffs are imposed on Australian barley, but the consulate says the issue is health-related. → Read More

The coronavirus economic crisis has hit different sectors of business in very different ways

Baking supplies have enjoyed a resurgence during the shutdown, but tourist attractions and the building industry are bracing for a year of financial pain as WA emerges from the shutdown. → Read More