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Western Australia

State in Australia

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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“We as a family are completely devastated ... he was a very fit, healthy and active man with no known underlying health issues,” Mr Daniel's family has..
Credit: The Age - Published 5 days ago

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On Monday, Jess, a fit Perth woman in her mid-20s, was added to the growing list of WA’s confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Credit: The Age - Published 6 days ago

A cruise ship passenger aged in his 70s has become the second person in Western Australia to die from the coronavirus, with 26 new cases confirmed in the state.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

A combination of in-person attendance and distance education is the likely path for WA public schools in term two, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

The fate of three cruise ships off WA remains uncertain.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

Two cruise ships off the coast of Western Australia have been told to “immediately” leave Australian waters, after the country's worst outbreak of the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Three cruise ships are proving a nightmare for the WA government, with two forced to stay at anchor, while 800 passengers on a third will be quarantined.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

The West Australian government says it does not want a cruise ship that has more than 250 unwell passengers on board docking in Fremantle.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Western Australia's border will close at 1.30pm on Tuesday, but the cruise ship Magnifica wants to dock in Fremantle, with more than 250 on board unwell.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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