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Western Australia

State in Australia

Western Australia (Under CC License)

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 2.6ย million inhabitantsย โ€“ around 11 percent of the national totalย โ€“ 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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Seven people died from flu-related illness in Western Australia last week, taking the state's toll to 36 for the year so far.
Credit: SBS - Published 23 hours ago

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West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has led tributes for former state Labor minister John Kobelke who has died aged 69.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Western Australia's southwest on Saturday.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 days ago

The aged care royal commission has wrapped up its first hearing outside a capital city, in WA's Kimberley region, where indigenous elders were the focus.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Influenza vaccination programs are being stepped up in Western Australia after a spike in fatalities.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

An aged care royal commission hearing in Western Australia's Kimberley region has heard maggots were found on two elderly people in care in Broome.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

The number of flu deaths in Western Australia for the year-to-date has jumped to 29, up from 15 last week.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

An aged care royal commission hearing in Western Australia's Kimberley region has heard primary health services in remote areas are failing the elderly.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Voters in South Australia and Western Australia have returned mostly the same line-ups to the Senate at the 18 May federal election.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

An aged care royal commission hearing in Western Australia's Kimberley region has heard primary health services in remote areas are failing the elderly.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Voters in South Australia and Western Australia have returned mostly the same line-ups to the Senate at the 18 May federal election.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Voters in South Australia and Western Australia have returned mostly the same line-ups to the Senate at the May 18 federal election.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Voters in South Australia and Western Australia have returned mostly the same line-ups to the Senate at the May 18 federal election.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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