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Western Australia

State in Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the western 32.9 percent of the land area of Australia excluding external territories. 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 2,527,013 square kilometres (975,685 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. As of 2017, 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 percent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

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Two crew members left a livestock carrier before a widespread COVID-19 outbreak came to light, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has revealed.
Credit: SBS - Published 4 days ago

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Infected ships continue to plague Western Australia as authorities consider how to manage outbreaks on two vessels docked at Fremantle Port.
Credit: SBS - Published 5 days ago

Travellers from New Zealand have arrived in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia despite the state governments refusing to participate in..
Credit: SBS - Published 5 days ago

Travellers from New Zealand have arrived in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia despite the state governments refusing to participate in the trans-Tasman..
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

Indigenous workers who laboured in conditions "akin to slavery" have filed a class action against the WA government to recover their stolen wages.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

Travellers from New Zealand have arrived in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia despite the state governments refusing to participate in the trans-Tasman..
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

Indigenous workers who laboured in conditions "akin to slavery" have filed a class action against the WA government to recover their stolen wages.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

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