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Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

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WA cop arrested over fatal shooting

A police officer has been arrested as a suspect after a troubled Aboriginal woman was shot dead in Western Australia's Mid West region last year.
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Veteran acting coach influenced many stars

A celebrated teacher of acting at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts), the National Theatre Drama School in Melbourne and before that, the Arts Educational School in London, Lisle..
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Videos for Western Australia


Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts [Video]Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts

Severe bushfires burned through parts of Western Australia on Sunday, with other areas of the state dealing with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone, while the country's east coast was facing potential..

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Australia virus evacuation flight heads to island [Video]Australia virus evacuation flight heads to island

Australian citizens and permanent residents, evacuated out of the coronavirus epicentre in Wuhan, arrived at a remote airbase in Learmonth, Western Australia on Monday (February 3), before being..

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Cyclone Damien weakens after heavy wind and rain lashes WA's Pilbara region

A tropical cyclone which brought fierce winds to a coastal part of Western Australia's Pilbara region has weakened to a category two system.
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Cyclone Damien weakens off WA

A tropical cyclone which brought fierce winds to a coastal part of Western Australia's Pilbara region has weakened to a category two system.
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Heavy wind, rain as Cyclone Damien lashes WA's Pilbara region

Tropical Cyclone Damien lashed northern Western Australian with heavy wind and rain as it crossed the coastline on Saturday.
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'We're expecting some damage': Cyclone Damien causes gales over WA

Severe Tropical Cyclone Damien is causing gales over Western Australia's central Pilbara coast ahead of forecast destructive winds and heavy rainfall.
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Cyclone Damien edges closer to WA coast

Ports have been cleared and residents are taking shelter as Tropical Cyclone Damien edges closer to Western Australia's north coast.
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Racism fear amid WA police report on fines

Aboriginal advocates are concerned racism is a factor after a WA police report found indigenous drivers received more on-the-spot fines than other people.
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These volunteers are trying to stop Australia’s bushfires from affecting the much-loved quokka population

After the devastating images of animals impacted by bushfire were shared across the world, fire fighters on Western Australia’s iconic Rottnest Island are taking steps to ensure a similar tragedy..
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WA shock safety campaign delay questioned

Western Australia's government has launched a safety campaign aimed at preventing household electric shocks, long after a young victim was left brain-damaged.
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Cyclone warning issued in WA as heavy rain batters Top End

A cyclone warning has been issued for Western Australia's Kimberley region after more than half a metre of rain was recorded at an island in the Top End.
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Cyclone tracks off WA after 0.5m NT deluge

A cyclone warning has been issued for Western Australia's Kimberley region after more than half a metre of rain was recorded at an island in the Top End.
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Cyclone Blake weakens as it moves down WA coast

Cyclone Blake has lost intensity after passing over north WA coast, passing close to Broome overnight on Monday.
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Cyclone forms off Western Australian coast, bringing wild winds and heavy rain

The Bureau of Meteorology says a cyclone has developed off Western Australia's northern coast and is likely to cause heavy rain.
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Cyclone develops off WA's northern coast

The Bureau of Meteorology says a cyclone has developed off Western Australia's northern coast and is likely to cause heavy rain.
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Diver killed in shark attack near Esperance, WA

A man has died in a shark attack near Esperance in Western Australia.
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Highways closed as WA bushfire persists

Authorities say the main road links between Western Australia and South Australia remain closed because of a bushfire.
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Bushfires close main road links between WA and South Australia

Authorities say the main road links between Western Australia and South Australia remain closed because of a bushfire.
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Firefighters battle out-of-control WA fire

Thousands of properties have been saved from bushfires burning out of control north of Perth, but lives and homes remain under threat.
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Homes still at risk as fires burn across Western Australia

Thousands of properties have been saved from a bushfire burning out-of-control north of Perth, but lives and homes remain under threat.
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'Why I supported my husband's decision to end his life'

The Western Australian government says its new assisted dying laws give terminally ill patients the choice to die on their own terms, while critics say they put people at risk. This is Margo and..
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Out-of-control WA bushfire threatens homes and lives

An out-of-control bushfire that has already destroyed a service station remains a threat to lives and homes on Perth's northern fringe.
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'Momentous': Tears and hugs as Western Australia legalises voluntary assisted dying

Voluntary assisted dying laws have been formally approved by the West Australian parliament.
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WA set to become second state to pass voluntary assisted dying laws

Premier Mark McGowan says it will be a significant moment for Western Australia when voluntary assisted dying laws are formally approved by the parliament.
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WA to sign off on voluntary assisted dying

Premier Mark McGowan says it will be a significant moment for Western Australia when voluntary assisted dying laws are formally approved by the parliament.
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Assisted dying bill leaves sick and elderly open to coercion

Set to pass this week, the Western Australian law will be more liberal than the Victorian version.
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WA assisted dying laws pass the upper house

The upper house of the West Australian parliament has voted 24-11 in favour of the voluntary assisted dying bill, virtually ensuring it will be legalised.
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WA assisted dying laws nearing finish line

The upper house of the West Australian parliament could vote on the voluntary assisted dying bill as early as Thursday night.
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Exclusive beach access for native title holders heading to High Court

The federal and Western Australian governments are heading to the High Court to test whether exclusive beach access should fall within native title claims.
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Population decline linked to welfare cards

Researchers say people living in cashless debit card trial sites in WA and SA have been leaving town faster than those in similar towns across the outback.
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Researchers believe the cashless welfare card is leading to a population exodus

Researchers say people living in cashless debit card trial sites in WA and SA have been leaving town faster than those in similar towns across the outback.
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Exodus linked to cashless welfare cards

Researchers say people living in cashless debit card trial sites in WA and SA have been leaving town faster than those in similar towns across the outback.
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Climate activists set to disrupt WA mining conference

Climate activists insist they're committed to non-violent protests at the planned blockade of a major mining and resources conference in Perth.
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Claremont case 'cracked' with bottle DNA, court hears

The WA trial for accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards has heard how a Sprite bottle became the final piece of the prosecution puzzle.
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Liberal MP Andrew Hastie hits back at China, says he won't 'repent' for criticism

Western Australian MP Andrew Hastie says he will never apologise for criticising the Chinese Communist Party.
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How Western Australia can cut emissions to zero – and grow our economy

"As LNG demand begins to peak in Asia there would be a rising market for hydrogen and guess what? WA has all the technology, capacity and infrastructure."
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'Pulling the country backward': WA government fails to imagine a future state

This is a once-only opportunity for the government to advance a vision that could see WA become the state that turned itself around.
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What happens to an Australian coal town as the country turns to renewable energy?

Coal industry workers facing jobs cuts in Western Australia are demanding the federal government takes action to secure a future for regional communities. It's going to be a long road ahead, those..
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Mobile phones banned at WA schools to 'create the best possible learning environment'

Students at public schools in Western Australia will not be allowed to use mobile phones, smart watches, ear buds and tablets during school hours from 2020.
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Mobile phones banned at WA public schools

Students at public schools in Western Australia will not be allowed to use mobile phones, smart watches, ear buds and tablets during school hours from 2020.
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'Act immediately': Fire threatening lives, homes in Western Australia's north

An emergency bushfire warning has been issued for people in Western Australia's north as firefighters battle a blaze that has burnt about 1500 hectares.
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Perth mother faces court after allegedly murdering her two daughters

"The WA police are doing all that they can to investigate this matter and try and identify what it is that led to these tragic events," WA Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel said on Saturday.
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