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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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A man has died after colliding head-on with a ute that was trying to overtake a truck on the Great Eastern Highway in Western Australia.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 day ago

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West Australian MP Ken Wyatt has made history as the first indigenous man to be appointed federal minister for indigenous Australians.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 day ago

A new high school in Perth will be called Bob Hawke College in honour of the former prime minister who died earlier in May.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 day ago

A new high school in Perth will be called Bob Hawke College in honour of the former prime minister who died earlier in May.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

Western Australia's rock lobster industry and the state government are blaming each other for the collapse of a deal to boost local supply.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

A deal to boost local lobster supply in Western Australia has collapsed.
Credit: SBS - Published 4 days ago

The Liberals appear to have kept all of their seats in Western Australia despite fears of a Labor rout in the federal election.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

The Liberals appear to have kept all of their seats in Western Australia despite fears of a Labor rout in the federal election.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Labor has failed to snatch the marginal seat of Pearce away from the Liberals and Attorney-General Christian Porter in Western Australia.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

The election result is too close to call with seats in Western Australia, where the polls have just closed, crucial to determining if the Coalition wins a third..
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is an early casualty of election night as counting continues.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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