James Hayward withdraws from WA Nationals on child sex charges, faces calls to leave parliament

James Hayward withdraws from WA Nationals on child sex charges, faces calls to leave parliament

Accused child criminal MP James Hayward has resigned from the WA Nationals but has not yet revealed whether he will resign as a Member of Parliament in Western Australia. CONTENTS WARNING: This story contains material that some readers may find disturbing. The 52-year-old MP’s membership of the party was suspended last night after he was … Read more

Legionella bacteria found at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital after autopsy of a patient

Legionella bacteria found at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital after autopsy of a patient

A detection of Legionella bacteria at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth has led to 16 rooms being treated for the bacteria and two patients receiving prophylactic antibiotics. Key points: The Legionella bacterium was discovered during an autopsy of a patient A spokeswoman for the hospital said the cause of the patient’s death was not … Read more

Photo Gallery: Shining Bird + Johnny Hunter + Bored Shorts – Factory Theater, Sydney (01.12.21)

Photo Gallery: Shining Bird + Johnny Hunter + Bored Shorts – Factory Theater, Sydney (01.12.21)

It was a fantastic music evening at the Factory Theater last night. At the top of the bill was Luminous Bird, on the back of their amazing album Deadlands, which was published earlier this year. With beautiful instrumentation and high energy, their set made us want more. Co-headling was the indomitable Johnny Hunter. They blasted … Read more

Christian Porter’s resignation removes roadblock for Scott Morrison, but a strong Pearce candidate is needed, warns analyst

Christian Porter’s resignation removes roadblock for Scott Morrison, but a strong Pearce candidate is needed, warns analyst

Christian Porter’s withdrawal from federal politics will remove a potential distraction for the Morrison administration as it prepares for next year’s election, according to a political analyst when the WA Liberal Party praised the MP’s “huge contribution”. Key points: Analyst William Bowe says Christian Porter’s resignation was expected Labor will now see his seat in … Read more

Where ‘racist’ British Prime Minister George Canning connects two roads on either side of the world

Where ‘racist’ British Prime Minister George Canning connects two roads on either side of the world

What do a street in the UK that fell under the wake of vigilant campaigners and a motorway on the other side of the globe in common have in common? Both are linked to former British Prime Minister George Canning, who in his early years campaigned against freeing slaves. Canning Street in Sheffield was named … Read more

East Killara estate where the late mining magnate Lang Hancock married his housekeeper Rose Lacson for sale

East Killara estate where the late mining magnate Lang Hancock married his housekeeper Rose Lacson for sale

The magnificent property where the late mining magnate Lang Hancock famously married his housekeeper has come on the market with an eye-catching price guide and lots of history. A magnificent property in East Killara, where the late iron ore mining magnate Lang Hancock famously married his housekeeper, has hit the market with a guide worth … Read more

Edith Cowan University boffins find ugly bugs call beer garden dew systems home

Edith Cowan University boffins find ugly bugs call beer garden dew systems home

They make summer afternoons in beer gardens far more bearable, but research shows that water mist systems are a breeding ground for deadly insects. Researchers from Edith Cowan University looked at 10 water fog systems across the WA and found the presence of potentially ugly bacteria. Lead researcher Edmore Masaka said “opportunistic plumbing pathogens” could … Read more

Growing calls on WA government to withdraw ‘unacceptable’ Aboriginal heritage law

Growing calls on WA government to withdraw ‘unacceptable’ Aboriginal heritage law

Calls on the WA government are getting louder and louder to withdraw its aboriginal cultural heritage legislation, with close to 150 prominent Australians putting their name to a letter of concern. Key points: The proposed laws are currently being debated in the WA Parliament 146 executives have signed a letter of concern opposing the bill … Read more

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