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The Swan River in Perth (Image: AAP Image/Richard Wainwright)

Is it time for Aussie home buyers to go west?

Perth now has some of the cheapest property in Australia. Is 2020 the year to make the move?

Forced testing and underwear removal in WA schools? Here are the facts

Despite a popular post on social media stating otherwise, there is no legislation known as the COVID-19 emergency powers act in WA.

Claire Murray as seen in <em>Wild Butterfly</em> (Image: Supplied)

Wild Butterfly reveals the tragic human cost of a media pile-on

In 2010, Perth woman Claire Murray, a heroin addict, died as a result of complications from her second liver transplant. A new film chronicles her life and the media pile-on it inspired.

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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.

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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.

WA Liberal MP Nick Goiran (Image: Facebook)

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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.'