Climate change is likely to mean disasters such as Cyclone Seroja will become more intense, and be seen further south in Australia more often.
With Mark McGowan's government set to control both house houses of parliament, there will be questions of accountability. For the Liberals, there will be questions of relevance.
Time is running out for the Western Australian Liberal Party. Polling points to a massive Labor landslide at the upcoming state election on March 13.
We need to rigorously analyse data from recent lockdowns, so we can respond better to future outbreaks.
Perth's bushfires have destroyed 81 homes. It provides important lessons as we face a future of worsening climate.
Perth and surrounds will spend the next five days in lockdown, as authorities scramble to prevent a single case – a quarantine hotel security worker – from escalating into a full-blown COVID cluster.
A spear-thrower, a shell, a bowl, a vase, a bucket. Five very different items tell us much about the history of collecting, the role of Indigenous experts and the shadow of colonial violence.
Palmer has lost his challenge to the closure of the Western Australian border in response to COVID-19. But it still remains unclear whether the border closure was and remains valid.
There are two interesting points about Australia's travel bubble with New Zealand. It only includes NSW and the NT. And for now, it's only one way.
With Justice Rangiah finding the border closures are safer in stopping the spread of COVID-19 than alternatives, Palmer will now take his challenge to the High Court on constitutional grounds.
By trying to circumvent the courts, the government is undermining both the rule of law and separation of powers. There is also collateral damage to the rule of law.
Johann August Ludwig Preiss was the first professional botanist to systematically collect flora in the Colony of Western Australia. Yet he is little remembered today.
They're more used to taking visitors to the reefs, but COVID-19 gave tour operators time to help check the condition of the corals. What they found doesn't bode well.
Over the first year of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria, about 400 people applied to access the laws to end their lives. There are lingering issues, but the system is workable.
A century ago, Australians were battling another pandemic, tuberculosis, with public health measures many will find familiar today.
There are 60,000 abandoned mines in Australia. How do we restore them so that animals return? A researcher's epic fieldwork project in WA's Mid West could help provide the answers.
A marathon round of amendments and parliamentary debate will likely see voluntary assisted dying implemented in WA in around 18 months. It's time to start preparing.
The government wants more people to live in Australia's north. So we looked at three scenarios to increase the population and the results don't always look good for the north.
Despite the optimistic name, the showy everlasting only has three wild populations in Australia. But a West Australian public school has stepped up to help grow vital new seeds.
A recent WA case has highlighted the crime of concealment of birth – and far more needs to be done to understand why some women still do it.