Man armed with a knife robs Hamilton Hill deli in latest terrifying robbery to plague Perth suburbs

Terrified staff ran for their lives after a thug brandishing a knife stormed a deli in the city’s south. Staff at the Hamilton Hill deli became the latest in a string of victims targeted in terrifying robberies across Perth in recent weeks. The employees fled the Simms Road store about 9.20am on Thursday, when the … Read more

COVID in WA: Daily case numbers fall by hundreds, five elderly people die with virus

WA’s daily count of new COVID cases has fallen by hundreds but five deaths have been reported, all elderly people. A total of 4,394 new cases were recorded overnight, down 355 from the previous day’s count. The five deaths — two men and a woman in their 90s, and two women in their 80s — … Read more

McGowan’s slow rollback of COVID restrictions made Perth a less liveable city: The Global Liveability Index

WA’s slow rollback of COVID restrictions has seen the once envied destination of Perth plummet on the global liveability ladder, but Premier Mark McGowan has stood by his pandemic response. The city was last year ranked the sixth most liveable place in the world. But what goes up must come down and this year Perth … Read more

In-and-Out Burger at Market Grounds, Perth attracts queues of hundreds of people

Hundreds of Perth residents have braved the wet weather for hours to get their first taste of American fast-food giant In-N-Out Burger in WA in years. The company flew staff over from the United States for a pop-up market research restaurant inside the CBD’s Market Grounds on Wednesday. Camera IconIt’s a long wait for a … Read more

Up Late with Ben Harvey: Why does Mark McGowan want people moving to WA during a housing crisis?

Western Australia is well and truly back open, with Mark McGowan to use his first in-person National Cabinet meeting to tell families on the east coast to move to WA for a “better life”. But, in Up Late Ben Harvey has questioned the timing, with a housing crisis in Perth. Ahead of Friday’s gathering of … Read more

COVID in WA: State records lowest daily tally since mid March

WA has recorded its lowest number of daily COVID infections in three months. Monday’s figures showed 4,802 new cases, bringing the State’s active infections to 38,693. The tally hasn’t been that low since March 14 when there were 4037 new cases recorded in WA. The latest report included two new deaths dating back to June … Read more

Jackson Donovan: GoFundMe page created for family of six-year-old killed in Rockingham crash

The family and friends of six-year-old Jackson Donovan, who was tragically killed in a horror crash in Rockingham on Friday, have created a GoFundMe page to support the devastated parents during this “unfathomable time.” The primary school student’s mum Klara Donovan had just picked up her little boy, who was the “most hilarious, smart, sweet, … Read more

WA’s healthcare woes: Australian Nursing Federation claims nurses quitting over low pay, conditions

WA’s peak nursing group claims hordes of nurses are walking away from their jobs due to the low pay and poor working conditions plaguing the State’s healthcare system. In a scathing tirade on Sunday, Australian Nursing Federation assistant secretary Janet Reah blasted the expectations placed on nurses and said they were leaving WA because the … Read more

Search and rescue underway after a mayday alert off Perth’s coast

A frantic search for a boat is underway off the coast in Perth, after authorities received an urgent mayday call. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority received a call for assistance from a vessel with three people on board, 70 nautical miles off the coast, just before 4pm. It was reported a vessel started taking on … Read more