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Part two: The family feud that made national headlines

Crikey March 31, 2010

In part two of a special report into the family feud in the indigenous Noongar community that made national headlines, Kayt Davies details the night in question.

The simmering family feud in a WA town

The simmering family feud in a WA town

Crikey March 30, 2010 4 Comments

Shots fired during a brawl last November in a tiny Western Australian township made national news. In the first in a series of special reports on the incident, Kayt Davies explains what they're fighting about.

Preselection-palooza

William Bowe March 30, 2010

With more state elections looming, William Bowe wraps all the latest preselection news from battles around the country.

Rudd’s hospital reform: taking the pundits’ pulse

Crikey March 4, 2010 3 Comments

Kevin Rudd's plans for public hospital reform have been met with a mixed bag of responses -- doctors like it, many State governments don't, and subeditors across the land are having a field day with bad medical puns.

Creating “smart school” heat-maps with My School data

Crikey February 6, 2010

Joel Pobar has done some impressively nerdy things with data from the My Schools website to create heat-maps of where Australia's top schools are located.

The corporates that helped Bligh, Barnett to power

The corporates that helped Bligh, Barnett to power

Andrew Crook February 1, 2010 2 Comments

The release of this morning's Australian Electoral Commission's "periodic disclosures" data paint a vivid picture of who bankrolled the two state elections that occurred in the 2008/09 financial year.

Westpoll: 57-43 to Liberals in WA

William Bowe January 27, 2010

The latest Westpoll survey shows the Barnett government back to a commanding 57-43 lead, plus the surprising finding that, after a month’s merciless pillorying in the media, support for Police Minister Rob Johnson being sacked is running 22% to 50% against, reports William Bowe.

The incredible exploding police minister

Crikey January 14, 2010 3 Comments

The Barnett government's attempts at populism have blown up with a glorious detonation this week in the west, and the political chicken entrails are predicting a cabinet re-shuffle very soon, writes Luke Walladge.

Feeling anti-social in WA? Go directly to jail

Greg Barns December 2, 2009 3 Comments

Is heavy-handed Anti-Social Behaviours Orders (ASBO) legislation really needed in Western Australia? Particularly since they don't work and mainly just force vulnerable people with mental illness into the prison system.

Willagee byelection: as it happened

William Bowe November 29, 2009

Relive all the thrills and spills of yesterday's epic battle between the Left and more-Left for the WA seat of Willagee with William Bowe's live coverage of the event.