The incredible exploding police minister

January 14, 2010 3

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

December 2, 2009 3

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

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.

WA cops get frisky II — WA ALP gets screwed

November 9, 2009 6

Now, more than ever, Western Australia needs capable, effective and forceful Opposition, writes The Western Warrior. And what are we getting? Spineless, clueless, and directionless dross.

WA cops get frisky

November 3, 2009 8

New WA legislation means police can now stop and search people and vehicles in designated areas without having to prove reasonable suspicion that a crime has taken place, writes The Western Warrior.

WA crime commission: a fine, not-so-fine performance

October 23, 2009 5

The Brian Burke scandal cost three ministers their jobs, saw two MPs kicked out of the ALP and even reached to the Howard government. So who did the CCC put away yesterday? Nobody, writes The Western Warrior.

Health departments are not equipped for the new focus on prevention

October 13, 2009 1

Prevention is the new black in health policy. But do our politicians really understand prevention and are our health departments well equipped to understand and implement this new focus?

Turnbull takes his potent template to the west

October 13, 2009 5

Whatever his current polling woes, in Malcolm Turnbull, the Liberal Party may just have found a potent template for its political direction and indeed, its very future, writes The Western Warrior.

Turnbull in a Wild West shoot out

October 12, 2009

Malcolm Turnbull may have headed over to the WA Liberal faithful to discuss ETS negotiations, but they didn't want to hear it, with all but one voting for no ETS negotiations pre Copenhagen. Now what for the West?

If I were a Carpenter…would you vote for me anyway?

October 5, 2009

The inglorious departure of former WA Premier Alan Carpenter has left some curious characters fighting to replace him, writes the Western Warrior.