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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.

Poll Bludger: it's not all bad news for the Liberals

Poll Bludger: it's not all bad news for the Liberals

After falling to Labor with the rout of Colin Barnett's government in March 2017, the Perth fringe seat of Darling Range has returned to the Liberal fold.

The Menzies and Mings: another guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

The Menzies and Mings: another guide to Australia’s (many) political dynasties

It's like Game of Thrones with only slightly less backstabbing. We continue our look into Australian political families.

The 'new' scheme to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

The 'new' scheme to prevent Indigenous deaths in custody

Partially funded by the Commonwealth, the custody notification system (CNS) is closely modelled on a system in place in New South Wales since 2000.

Poll Bludger: Perth byelection lands Labor in a tight spot

Poll Bludger: Perth byelection lands Labor in a tight spot

Bill Shorten will be under real pressure to hold the seat of Perth, following Tim Hammond's resignation.