Victoria is resisting pressure to open its economy and social life faster than health advice suggests, as business groups and federal ministers double down.
A South Australian upper house MP has called for an independent investigation into the deaths of four babies at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital.
When Denetta Cox’s granddaughter kept coughing in her sleep, the Kimberley health worker knew something was wrong.
It’s promoted as the healthy option, but a new study has found pink salt isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it could even cause serious long-term harm.
Curtin University have awarded Kerry Stokes an honorary science doctorate for his “significant and sustained contribution to child health research in Western Australia.”
All of the New Zealand ‘border hoppers’ had valid reasons for entering WA and will be permitted to stay after completing two weeks of hotel quarantine, Police Commissioner Chris Dawson revealed today.
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Premier Mark McGowan says the threat of another coronavirus outbreak — particularly from the arrival of sick vessel crew — has forced an extension of phase four restrictions, with one modification.
History suggests WA’s COVID-19 quarantine system will eventually fail, Australian Medical Association President Omar Khorshid has warned.
AMA WA president Andrew Miller has questioned how well WA health authorities are dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 ship crisis after claims hospital workers may have been exposed to the virus.
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Eligible donors are being urged to roll up their sleeves and give blood as emergency services and hospitals prepare for increased demand over the next few months.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' row with several federal Liberal MPs has worsened, with the accusation he agreed to the travel bubble with New Zealand.
Speaking after the arrival of 23 unannounced New Zealand travellers in Perth today, the premier said New Zealanders coming to Australia would limit the number of Australians who could return home.
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Liberal leader Liza Harvey has accused Premier Mark McGowan of ‘creating fear and anxiety’ after he expressed concerns a second COVID wave could cause ‘mass deaths’.
WA will get a new half-a-billion dollar maternity hospital at the QEII precinct to replace King Edward Memorial Hospital if the Liberals win the State election, opposition leader Liza Harvey says.
The McGowan and Morrison governments have traded barbs, blaming each other as crew from two more ships berthed at Geraldton and Fremantle tested positive for coronavirus.
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Crew from two ships berthed at Geraldton and Fremantle have tested positive for COVID-19, Health Minister Roger Cook has revealed.
WA health officials are preparing to board another cargo ship arriving from Manila and suspected of carrying a crew member struck down by COVID-19.
There were no angels with harps or the parting of gilded clouds. At one stage, I remember saying to my wife: ‘Stop talking. I think I’m having a moment.’
A high school and a childcare centre less than a kilometre apart in Sydney’s south west have been hit with coronavirus diagnoses that has seen students and staff sent to self-isolate immediately.
The number of US coronavirus cases has passed eight million, with 10 states reporting record increases in new infections.
Mark McGowan has released new advice from WA’s Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson which recommends the hard border remains unchanged, but be reviewed again in two weeks’ time.
A child was shackled to a bed in a WA Emergency Department because of resourcing strains on the state’s youth mental health services, The West Australian can reveal.
At least 20 children at a Perth school have caught the highly infectious viral condition, prompting health officials to issue a fresh warning to parents and teachers as pupils return to classes.
The risk of reopening Western Australia's borders has "substantially decreased" as COVID-19 cases continue to fall, the state's chief health officer says.
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