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Western Australia

State in Australia

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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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Landowners who have refused WA government offers to buy their contaminated properties at Wittenoom will have their hand forced under a bill before parliament.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 hour ago

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Public comment is sought by an expert panel tasked with drafting a bill for voluntary assisted dying in Western Australia.
Credit: SBS - Published 20 hours ago

Western Australia's homicide squad is investigating the disappearance of a mother and her baby more than 20 years ago, and are calling for information.
Credit: SBS - Published 6 days ago

The West Australian government has been reassured tech giant Huawei can deliver its contract to build a digital radio system on Perth trains.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

An inmate at Hakea Prison in Western Australia has died in hospital after he was found injured in his cell last month.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

For Chevron to make its two major WA projects carbon neutral would cost just 2 per cent of those projects’ profits, according to a Canberra thinktank.
Credit: The Age - Published 1 week ago

Western Australia's corruption watchdog has found a former senior public servant working in Japan "took advantage of his position to enrich himself".
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

After coming under fire for bringing his family on official regional trips, the WA premier has told state parliament he will pay back some accommodation costs.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

The WA government has axed its funding deal for a wave power project in the state's south after the proponent, Carnegie Clean Energy, ran out of cash.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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