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Public housing and private trauma 

Public housing and private trauma 

Maria has been homeless for 14 years, ever since she lost her last WA public housing property due to arrears she has since repaid. Her story is not unique.

The 'landlord of last resort'

The 'landlord of last resort'

It's estimated at least 1000 children a year are made homeless by WA bureaucracy. If this is an over-estimate, the government might want to say so, because it’s utterly damning.

'Punitive' public housing tenancies are pushing people into the streets 

'Punitive' public housing tenancies are pushing people into the streets 

Western Australia's use of fixed-term tenancies is "fundamentally unethical" say advocates, and in some cases it's breaking families up.

What is left in the wake of a mining bonanza?

What is left in the wake of a mining bonanza?

'As a West Australian I’d like to remind Queensland, and the nation at large, that the mining industry is better at digging holes than it is at fulfilling promises.'

Will the WA Liberals' leadership change help them reclaim the state?

Will the WA Liberals' leadership change help them reclaim the state?

New leader Liza Harvey will need to rally the WA Liberal Party if she expects to unseat the Mark McGowan government. Unfortunately, history is not on her side.

It will take more than election visits for WA voters to trust federal leaders

It will take more than election visits for WA voters to trust federal leaders

Federal politicians are hoping West Australians will fall into line this election, despite decades of keeping the state at a distance.

Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

The 2017 election was a historic catastrophe for then-WA premier Colin Barnett. Scott Morrison should heed his warning.

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Internal email reveals Border Force to cut jobs over Christmas

Staff have been told "significant budget pressures" have led to the cuts which may extend to other states.

'Divide and conquer': fracking developers campaign to Indigenous groups

'Divide and conquer': fracking developers campaign to Indigenous groups

Traditional owners say a lack of information, the promise of cash and the sheer size of potential land to be fracked are creating confusion in Western Australia.

No medical services at WA detention centre where man attempted suicide

No medical services at WA detention centre where man attempted suicide

Advocates have told Crikey that there were no medical services on site.