Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

Guess which industry still contributes the most in corporate political donations …

and February 2, 2018 9

We can see how major industries contributed to the political parties -- and how much the parties aren't telling us -- from new donations data.

New corrections policy accused of putting West Australian prisoners’ health at risk

New corrections policy accused of putting West Australian prisoners’ health at risk

February 1, 2018 1

Western Australia's peak medical body says a "short-term cost-cutting measure" is putting prisoners' health at risk.

How the Australia Day culture war came to WA

How the Australia Day culture war came to WA

January 19, 2018 21

As debate continues at every level of government in the lead-up to Australia Day, we revisit the City of Fremantle. Some aren't convinced that change, when it comes, will begin with politicians.

GST carve-up mess makes a diabolical political challenge even tougher

GST carve-up mess makes a diabolical political challenge even tougher

October 10, 2017

The government is in terrible trouble in Queensland and Western Australia. So you'll never guess who would be one of the biggest losers from a reallocation of the GST to the west ...

WA MPs told us how they spend their $80k electorate allowance

WA MPs told us how they spend their $80k electorate allowance

September 26, 2017 1

MPs in WA get an allowance of nearly $80,000 every year and don't have to declare what they do with a cent of it. Crikey asked around and even the people who answered didn't really tell us where the extra cash went.

WAxit might be laughable, but the implications for Turnbull are no joke

WAxit might be laughable, but the implications for Turnbull are no joke

September 4, 2017 11

The establishment of a party committee to consider ways to pursue "financial independence" is obviously not to be taken seriously. However, WA's GST complaints should be.

When a problem comes along, you must WAxit: a history of WA’s attempts to secede

When a problem comes along, you must WAxit: a history of WA’s attempts to secede

September 1, 2017 13

The motion put forward by the Brand division of the WA Liberal Party to examine the possibility of WA pursuing secession is just the latest example in a long history.

Money for nothing: WA MPs given an annual $80k unreported, unaudited slush fund

Money for nothing: WA MPs given an annual $80k unreported, unaudited slush fund

September 1, 2017 11

Western Australian MPs are given $78,000 in addition to their salaries to spend as an "electorate allowance". They do not have to report what they spend it on, nor do they have to pay it back if they don't use it all for legitimate purposes. And the honour system works so well for pollies ...

A brief history of Twiggy Forrest’s obsession with cashless welfare

A brief history of Twiggy Forrest’s obsession with cashless welfare

August 17, 2017 16

How exactly did a mining magnate come to spearhead the program to shift indigenous Australians onto cashless welfare?

Rundle: Twiggy’s Tarzan antics and the problem of the white saviour

Rundle: Twiggy’s Tarzan antics and the problem of the white saviour

August 14, 2017 17

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's fixation with the cashless welfare card is more about him playing modern Tarzan than what is good for indigenous communities.