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Denmark's big dry is a bitter taste of our climate-changed future

Denmark's big dry is a bitter taste of our climate-changed future

With decreased rainfall and increased fire risks, the time for band-aid solutions is over.

South Australia takes the nuclear option (and other news you may have missed)

South Australia takes the nuclear option (and other news you may have missed)

Blown budgets. Sugar daddies. And a nuclear waste dump. After a big week in news, here are the stories you may have missed.

Liberal MP 'taking the piss' in WA euthanasia debate

Liberal MP 'taking the piss' in WA euthanasia debate

Lead speaker for the Liberal Party Nick Goiran has gone to extreme lengths to delay the vote.

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.