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Staff have been told "significant budget pressures" have led to the cuts which may extend to other states.
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.
Sometimes governments face political dilemmas that only a big lump of money can fix. Julia Gillard faced one. Now Malcolm Turnbull has his own.
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.
Western Australia's peak medical body says a "short-term cost-cutting measure" is putting prisoners' health at risk.
The government is in terrible trouble in Queensland and Western Australia. So you'll never guess who would be one of the biggest losers from a reallocation of the GST to the west ...
MPs in WA get an allowance of nearly $80,000 every year and don't have to declare what they do with a cent of it. Crikey asked around and even the people who answered didn't really tell us where the extra cash went.
The establishment of a party committee to consider ways to pursue "financial independence" is obviously not to be taken seriously. However, WA's GST complaints should be.
The motion put forward by the Brand division of the WA Liberal Party to examine the possibility of WA pursuing secession is just the latest example in a long history.