Anti-vaccination protesters are confronting journalists outside Parliament House, saying ‘coercion is not choice’.
WA has experienced freedom that other states envy but as the rest of Australia opens up, those freedoms could cost local sporting teams the ability to play home games.
Craig O’Donoghue, Eliza Reilly, Mitchell Woodcock and Braden Quartermaine
Russell Woolf was a ‘great, lovely, decent’ man, Mark McGowan said in paying tribute to the ABC presenter.
Amid a $1 million reward for information, the Premier has made his own plea for anyone who has taken Cleo Smith to return her to her devastated family.
Premier Mark McGowan says ‘no one is above the law’ after the man who spearheaded Australia’s COVID-19 economic task force, Neville Power, was charged with breaching WA’s quarantine laws.
It’s a sad indictment of the state of modern Australia that any political leader needs to fortify their home in case of an attack from someone who doesn’t share their beliefs.
New details surrounding the scare which prompted the Premier to rush back to his family have been revealed.
Premier Mark McGowan said the security breach at his home will not ‘deter’ him from ‘keeping the community safe’ and vaccinated.
Mark McGowan says WA is ‘sick of being treated like an ATM machine’ by NSW, as Treasurer Matt Kean on Sunday called for GST ‘reform’ to get NSW its ‘fair share’.
WA’s top cop has revealed police are ‘painstakingly’ going through every vehicle movement out of the campsite Cleo Smith vanished from, issuing a fresh appeal for information to ‘crack open the case’.
Mark McGowan has been placed under tight police guard after a security incident which saw the WA Premier bundled into his official car and rushed home from a wedding.
Ben Harvey & Caitlyn Rintoul
Anti-vaccination protesters hoping to stage a rally at the home of WA Premier Mark McGowan over his COVID-19 vaccine mandates produced a lacklustre turnout on Saturday.
Mark McGowan is now the only State leader refusing to reopen interstate borders by Christmas after Tasmania joined Queensland in welcoming fully vaccinated arrivals from mid-December.
Peter Law and Jacinta Cantatore
Hundreds of people are rallying outside Parliament against the WA Government’s ‘no jab, no job’ vaccine mandate.
Mark McGowan has received multiple death threats after anti-vaxxers shared his personal mobile number in online chat groups overnight.
Police believe four-year-old Cleo Smith was snatched from her tent at a WA campsite and have offered a $1 million reward for information leading to her location. CATCH UP ON THE PRESS CONFERENCE HERE.
The staggering amount of West Aussies who could soon be without a job — if they refuse to get vaccinated under an expanded mandate announced by the State Government — has been revealed.
Vaccination will become mandatory for a huge list of occupations including teachers and those in construction, with the Government saying we’re in the ‘final quarter’ of the fight against the virus.
COVID-19 vaccinations will become compulsory for most West Australian workers, including teachers and supermarket staff, by the end of the year. Watch the Premier’s full press conference here.
Companies stand to lose billions in lost opportunities the longer the State Government keeps the border shut, experts warn, with WA the only state yet to unveil plans.
Adrian Lowe & Kate Purnell
Mark McGowan wants West Australians to have a ‘lovely, normal Christmas’ without venue capacity limits and face masks, but it will come at a price.
The Premier has recognised the work of those who have returned to scouring the land and ocean for Cleo in the Carnarvon area.
Mark McGowan has confirmed that capacity limits will return for concerts and AFL games when WA reopens its borders — and masks may be back too.
Mark McGowan has hit out at Upper House MP Nick Goiran for refusing to reveal whether or not he has been vaccinated against coronavirus.
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