In 2018, Tom Mazza came to the realisation he would rather let his brain tumour grow than once again endure the gruelling surgery to remove it he’d had just 12 months earlier.
Sarah StegerCrime Reporter
Crowds were bound to secrecy with a strict no-phone policy but leaked audio has emerged from Baron Cohen’s top-secret show at Perth’s Comedy Lounge with Rove McManus – and nothing was off limits.
An indoor basketball court, a thriving farmer’s market and a lunchtime concert hall are all ideas on the table to try to inject life to a dead Market Hall at Yagan Square after a mass exodus.
Outgoing Stirling MP Vince Connelly will challenge colleague and ‘The Clan’ member Ian Goodenough for his safe seat at the next election, going against the Prime Minister’s wishes.
The AFL premiership cup is here in WA and ready for the ride of its life through the State’s spectacular tourism hotspots.
Telethon star Eamon Doak experienced his first live AFL match as he joined the cheering crowds at the historic Optus Stadium semifinal between Greater Western Sydney and Geelong last night.
A young mother has died, only three weeks after giving birth to her first child, in a horrifying car crash in Perth’s hills.
The Paralympic Games have already provided a number of highlights and today there’s a lot of Australians in action as they look to add to the growing medal tally. Here’s the pick of the Aussie action.
Inspirational?Paralympian Curtis McGrath?has called on corporate Australia to follow the federal government’s lead by kicking the tin to help all Australian athletes with disabilities.
Australian Paralympic great Ellie Cole says Thursday night's record-breaking relay bronze medal represented a fairytale end to her swimming career.
Canoe sprinter Curtis McGrath has won Australia’s 18th gold medal of the Tokyo Paralympics with an emphatic victory in his pet event.
The West Australian has you covered this footy season with every top-tier Aussie rules competition in WA broadcast live including WAFLW, WAFL colts, SWFL and WAFL league.
The West has your SWFL fix this winter with selected games every weekend showcasing the strength of footy in the South West LIVE or on demand.
The West brings you a very special broadcast of the SWFL’s Hayward & Nola Marino medal counts from 7:30 PM Friday.
All truck drivers from high or extreme risk jurisdictions will have to test negative for COVID-19 before they can enter WA under a further tightening of border controls announced by Mark McGowan.
Australia has signed its second ‘vaccine swap’ deal, this time with Britain, that will result in four million Pfizer doses arriving in the nation over the next few weeks.
A mother-of-four has tragically died just one day after testing positive to Covid-19.
Erin Lyons and Angie Raphael
In tonight’s show, Ben Harvey checks on Perth’s (grounded) cashed up Bali bogans, poised to blow big bucks on tickets to the AFL Grand Final.
In tonight’s show, Ben Harvey explains how Mark McGowan and a bottle of baby oil netted taxpayers $50 million and gave Optus naming rights over a Perth grand final.
In tonight’s show, Ben Harvey applauds Mark McGowan for seducing the Grand Final out of the AFL - and says the premier should have one message for footy fans.
Spud Shed king Tony Galati has finally jumped on the property ladder, buying his first home at 60 years of age — saying it was a 60th birthday ‘reality check’ that prompted the purchase.
She has worked with the biggest names in politics and business but for accomplished businesswoman Ranya Alkadamani being a new mother was a challenge that nearly broke her.
An Applecross couple wants the City of Melville to cut them some slack over a minor fence dispute after they installed a beautiful sculpture at their luxurious home.
Never has so much attention been paid to sustainability than in this year’s company reports. But there are many sceptics when it comes to corporate spin.
Australia’s economic resilience in the wake of China’s efforts to punish it for diplomatic slights has some Down Under declaring victory. They might be speaking too soon.
Uranium has rallied above $US35/lb for the first time in six years sparked by physical buying by a Canadian investment fund.
This week’s Federal Court hearing of allegations against Quintis’ ex chief has been perplexing at many levels, including how investors were kept in the dark for months about the loss of a US deal.
CZR Resources chairman David Flanagan is among a group of four directors to resign en masse from the Mark Creasy-controlled explorer.
Australia no longer rides on the sheep’s back, but that hasn’t stopped a handful of WA regional entrepreneurs from forming businesses with a major spin on locally grown wool.
One of Australia’s highest profile WAGs has been filmed snorting a white powder in footage circulating on social media.
A mother who abused her two-year-old son, who was covered in bruises and exposed to graphic sexual activity while she was using methamphetamine, has avoided jail. WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT
A blistering document sent to members of the party’s State Council said they had now confirmed the 700 pages of leaked messages dating back to 2016 were “authentic”.
WA’s public hospitals recorded an extraordinary 490 code yellow internal emergencies in 12 months — with more than 100 caused by ‘capacity issues’.
The disappearance and alleged murder of Pemberton father-of-three Tony Ditri has chilling similarities to an unsolved death that shook the town in the 1980s.
Police claims a 73-year-old military history collector ‘was preparing for something’ because they found a blueprint of a WWII machine gun in his shed have been spectacularly shot down in court.
A Perth father jailed for life over the savage stabbing of his estranged partner using a kitchen knife he smuggled inside Joondalup courthouse has failed to overturn his conviction for the attack.
A Nollamara man accused of uploading and sharing photos and videos of young children being sexually abused faces up to 15 years behind bars.
Australia’s Prime Minister has enjoyed his first one-on-one with US President Joe Biden in six months, with the two leaders talking over numerous issues - including the Afghanistan evacuation mission.
The Federal Treasurer has urged WA and Queensland to brace for a fresh COVID-19 wave, saying it could be as soon as a week before the Delta variant hits the States.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says it is the job of State Governments and not magistrates to judge whether to exercise compassion when it comes to exempting travellers needing to enter the State.
Attorney-General Michaelia Cash has gone against the wishes of her West Australian colleagues by reigniting debate on borders and encouraging Clive Palmer to pursue a new legal battle against WA.
Lanai Scarr and Josh Zimmerman
Forget Bali or the Hamptons. Mid-century modernism straight from the Californian desert is trending in a big way in WA backyards.
Raquel de Brito
Left your Father’s Day plans to the last minute? We’ve rounded up 12 of Perth’s most delicious dad-approved dishes to treat him to.
With 90 million downloads and an army of women behind her, the comedian behind hit the podcast says we don’t have to be perfect to bring about change.
Just about done with ordering “breakfast bowls” in all their various incarnations? Consider a visit to Arrival Hall, an inner-city cafe tucked into the back of a gorgeous homewares shop.
Former Perth resident and adopted West Aussie, American actress Kate Walsh is set to appear in a new season of the TV show that made her a household name.
Swedish supergroup ABBA have announced their first new album in four decades and said they would stage a series of virtual concerts using digital avatars of themselves in London next year.
Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire is convinced her true-crime obsession is going to save her life.
The former Collingwood president is as oblivious as Toby Greene in failing to read the room ahead of his attempt to bring his sons and film shows in WA.
GWS coach Leon Cameron has vowed not to give up on vice-captain Toby Greene after the enigmatic forward spent upwards of 10 minutes apologising to the playing group for his suspension during the week.
We are going to have to park the “too old, too slow” argument about Geelong – for another week at least.
Geelong midfielder Brandan Parfitt is looming as the hard luck story of the finals series after injuring his hamstring during the Cats’ semifinal win over Greater Western Sydney.
The head-to-head battle between two of WA’s top draft prospects has been put on hold until finals, with Swan Districts defender Rhett Bazzo sidelined with a minor foot issue.
Swan Districts’ chances of hosting the elimination final have been cruelled by injuries ahead of their clash against Claremont at Revo Fitness Stadium on Saturday.
Peel will begin a new era in 2022 with captain Ben Howlett joining coach Cam Shepherd in leaving the club at the conclusion of Saturday’s final round.
West Perth forward Tyler Keitel injured his shoulder in the Falcons’ loss to East Fremantle at the weekend, putting him in doubt for Saturday’s clash with Perth.
PSA writer Jordan McArdle picks his best 23 for the season after a thrilling finish to the competition.
A pair of Aquinas College midfielders finished their season on a high, combining for seven goals, while Angus Sheldrick amassed a jaw-dropping 49 possessions in his last game at Christ Church.
Max Mumme’s 26th and final goal as a Year 12 Scotch College player proved to be the most important of the lot.
Scotch College held off a Hale storm to claim outright honours for the Alcock Cup for the second straight year in a see-sawing season finale.
The single most dominant force in rugby hits Optus Stadium tomorrow. Here’s how they have built up an aura of invincibility.
Tom Jervis and Greg Hire won titles together at the Perth Wildcats. Reunited this season at Rockingham, they are now into a grand final.
National Cabinet will today discuss a plan to accelerate the vaccine rollout for First Nations Australians, with vaccination rates as low as 7.2 per cent for Indigenous communities in WA.
Bunbury celebrated the diverse Indigenous community involved in Australian filmmaking at a CinefestOz screening last week.
The southern outback area of WA has the lowest double-dose vaccination rate of Indigenous communities in the country, new federal data has revealed.
The strict rules that say Champagne only comes from France could also earn First Nations businesses big bucks if they were applied in Australia.
Observing the WA Liberal Party’s gradual slide into irrelevance over the past decade has been like watching someone trying to commit suicide with a blunt razor blade.
The Federal Liberals’ fixation with WA is concerning, and it will only end up with them going down the same path towards oblivion as the State Liberals if wiser heads don’t prevail
Up to 6000 disposable nappies are used by a typical baby before they are toilet trained, compared to between 20 and 30 reusable ones. It sounds like a no-brainer — but there are pros and cons.
This is the grand final West Australians wanted — and that’s the real reason it’s happening. But it will be on WA’s terms.
The West Australian’s music editor has his say on who should provide the tunes for one of the biggest events to be staged in Perth.
I believe our industry and the community are aligned when we ask for greater consistency and transparency around decision-making, which a single decision-making body has a better chance of delivering.
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the man shot dead by police was a ‘violent extremist’ carrying out a ‘terror attack’.
At least 25 people have died after remnants of Hurricane Ida lashed the north-east of the US with unprecedented heavy rain.
The Taliban is grappling with how to keep Afghanistan running and stave off total economic collapse now US and allied forces have left the country.
For the first time many people have found themselves in a position to invest and know they should. But where do they start? Here’s what to know about risk versus reward before diving in.
The rising trend of ‘grey divorce’ describes couples in their 50s and 60s calling it quits on their marriages. It’s particular hard on women, but here’s a few tips to get back on your financial feet.
Young West Australians are giving up hopes of enjoying a Bali blowout anytime soon and are instead turning their attention to bricks, mortar and the great Aussie dream of owning a home.
Those forced to raid their super pots last year in the midst of pandemic-induced financial stress can now put the money back in following the release of recontribution guidelines by the ATO.
Businesses often forget about the important role played by negotiation and sales because there is much misunderstanding about how to do them correctly. Here’s the right way ...
The revelation comes despite historically low interest rates and even before the full effects of long COVID-19 lockdowns on the east coast are considered.
London Court has officially left WA hands for the first time in eight decades — after selling to a major Singaporean investor.
Save Subi founder Genevieve Binnie asks what community benefit does the State Development Assessment Unit bring.
FIFOs, families and the country’s most popular Premier have turned the former bogan haven into Perth real estate pay dirt - we take a look at Rocko’s revival.
Famed Bali restaurateur Will Meyrick is bringing his renowned cooking to his new hometown of Perth, opening a new restaurant, Will St, in Leederville next month.
It’s the quick and the fed at Leederville’s new degustation destination, with none of the posh or meagre vibes sometimes associated with this style of dining.
Perth pub-goers who choked on their beer when Mt Lawley institution The Flying Scotsman shut its doors in April last year should prepare themselves for an even greater shock.
With or without locomotive nomenclature, The Elford is too well-placed to fail, especially in post-grunge, gentrified Mt Lawley.
Feral Brewing Co. is leaving the Swan Valley after almost two decades.
A spirit-soaked dinner series and a new Pulp Fiction-inspired Northbridge bar - these are just some of the delights to join the city’s foodie scene.
The past few years have thrown hurdles previously unimaginable at Australian businesses big and small, and highlighted the importance of agility and adaptability along the way.
We spoke to Renae Lavell at Silver Chain about the care industry, what she’s witnessed as a leader, and what she hopes to change for a better future for all carers.
Australia’s South West is a prime destination for food and wine experiences, so we’ve come up with an exciting epicurean adventure for all.
Australia’s South West
With property prices on the rise and land in Perth’s suburbs becoming harder to come by, it is little wonder more people are considering a granny flat lifestyle.
Summit Granny Flats
No matter your circumstances, there’s a good chance you or someone you know in Western Australia has encountered the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
There are many pathways to a long and rewarding career with INPEX, from undergoing an apprenticeship or scholarship to pursuing a spot in their popular vacation or graduate programs.
Perth’s property market prosperity shows no signs of slowing down.
It’s times of adversity like these that the generosity of Western Australians truly shines through.
The search for the body of Pemberton father-of-three Tony Ditri, allegedly killed by farmer John Della Franca, is set to continue into next week.
The O’Leary father-and-son duo are currently on trial over an alleged assault near the Karratha post office last year
Mount Barker Tourism Incorporated will launch its new brand, Welcome to Mountain Country in November through a new website and marketing rollout.
Albany locals young and old rolled out their sleeping bags, swags and mattresses on Saturday night, raising more than $35,000 for people battling homelessness in our town.
South West residents with elective surgeries scheduled at Bunbury Hospital will be among hundreds affected by cancellations this month in a bid to relieve the State’s struggling health system.
Ailish Delaney & Charlotte Elton
They attract travellers from across the world currently stuck in WA to live free and let loose, but Broome’s bush doofs have left plenty of residents unimpressed.
Grace Hendry & Tom Zaunmayr
The site of a former asbestos mine is still a lethal hazard
There’s plenty of choice in a home away from home, finds Stephen Scourfield
STEVE McKENNA lives in England but is travelling again in France. And Paris is a very fitting location for the world’s first cinema-hotel, he finds.
Spring’s on the way and there’s a lot happening for West Travel Club
WILL YEOMAN finds a funky, distinctly sophisticated gin bar and distillery in Darwin
Stephen Scourfield previews his South Australia guided tour, packed with local cuisine
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