RAC calls for regional road upgrades as WA veers away from road toll target

WA is the worst performing state with annual road deaths per 100,000 people sitting at 6.38, behind the Northern Territory’s 15 deaths.

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Mobile phones to be banned in all WA public schools

Students in all WA public schools will be banned from using mobile phones during school hours from 2020 in a drastic move by the state government.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/mobile-phones-to-be-banned-in-all-wa-public-schools-20191030-p535ly.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Conflict of interest claims hit embattled Perth Hills development

Property developer Nigel Satterley and WA Planning Commission chairman David Caddy at the centre of questions regarding their involvement with the Anglican church, who owns the land earmarked four the housing estate.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/conflict-of-interest-claims-hit-embattled-perth-hills-development-20191028-p5355b.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Reef economics: Why losing coral to climate change could cost WA millions

The death of WA’s coral reefs could cost our state’s economy millions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs, experts warn.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/reef-economics-why-losing-coral-to-climate-change-could-cost-wa-millions-20190917-p52s49.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

‘They were a happy family’: Shock as mother held over deaths of two young daughters

A Perth mother being held by police over the death of her two young daughters had “disappeared from the family house” in the days leading up to the two young girls’ deaths.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/they-were-a-happy-family-shock-as-mother-held-over-deaths-of-two-young-daughters-20191026-p534jt.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Two bodies found in Madeley home spark major police investigation

Officers are at a property in Bogdanich Way, in the suburb of Madeley, trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths, which are being treated as suspicious.

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‘Drop boxes are killer’: Three years jail for Perth mother who stole Australia Post mail bags

Stopforth and her co-accused were keeping ‘an eye out for birthday cards, driver’s licence cards, bank cards and bank statements’.

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‘ATAR is just one indicator of potential success’: WA minister, unis defend system amid calls for review

WA Education Minister Sue Ellery has defended the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, saying it’s a “fair and equitable” measure of student achievement. 

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/atar-is-just-one-indicator-of-potential-success-wa-minister-unis-defend-system-amid-calls-for-review-20191017-p531s9.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

‘If I don’t come home I will just die’: Letters reveal child’s pleas to get away from her abusers

“I hate this place. Steve is an a—hole … I cry myself to sleep every night. This place makes me frightened. It’s just not the same as being home. If I don’t come home I will just die.”

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/if-i-don-t-come-home-i-will-just-die-letters-reveal-child-s-pleas-to-get-away-from-her-abusers-20191021-p532uf.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Perth thrill seeker fined after he broke locks for jump from skyscraper

Part of Jesse-Jordan Pearce’s undoing was purchasing a parking ticket across the road from the Exchange Building, connecting him to the first jump.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/perth-thrill-seeker-fined-after-he-broke-locks-for-jump-from-skyscraper-20191022-p532ya.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia