West Australian premier wants to meet Muslim leaders

 Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett wants to meet Muslim leaders in the state to reassure them they are welcome following last week`s counter-terrorism raids.

Australian churches favour medical marijuana

 The Uniting Church has urged the Western Australian government to consider legalising marijuana for medicinal use, media reported Monday.

Perth Scorchers aiming for Champions League T20 triumph
Perth Scorchers aiming for Champions League T20 triumph

Perth Scorchers may have failed to win a single game at last year's Champions League Twenty20 but the Justin Langer-coached side is hoping to set the record straight this year by winning the tournament.

Indian sailor missing off Australian coast

A 41-year-old Indian sailor fell off from a Liberian crude oil tanker off Western Australia`s northern coast and authorities today said chances of his survival are bleak.

Australian PM ribbed over `cringe-worthy` Abe photo

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was taken to task on social media for tweeting a "cringe-worthy" photo of himself with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe posing by a giant tyre.

Australia relaunches National Rugby Championship

Australian rugby chief Bill Pulver said Monday he is confident the relaunched National Rugby Championship can prove the doubters wrong and make a financial profit in its first year.

Hogg admits didn`t know what `wrong-un` was while making first-class debut

Veteran Australian off-spinner Brad Hogg has admitted that he did not even know what a `wrong-un` was when he made his first-class debut in 1994.

Michael Clarke broke shoulder in Cape Town, ordered to rest

Australia captain Michael Clarke batted with a broken shoulder on the recent tour of South Africa and has been advised to rest, ruling him out of the domestic first class final later this week, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

Australian wildfire razes 40 homes

A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 40 homes in western Australia`s Perth, officials said Monday, with one man dying as he prepared for the approaching inferno.

Iron ore miners wait to assess Australian cyclone damage

Iron ore miners were waiting for conditions to ease before assessing damage caused by a cyclone that ripped across northwest Australia on Tuesday, closing ports and threatening mining operations in the sparsely-populated Pilbara region.

Cyclone Christine bears down on western Australia

A powerful cyclone packing expected winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour was threatening Australia`s west coast Monday, forcing towns into lockdown and shutting iron ore operations.

Eagle steals camera in Australia, records journey

A young sea eagle stole a video camera that was surveying crocodiles in Western Australia and inadvertently recorded its 110-kilometre-long eventful journey in high definition.

Ashton Agar fined

Cricket Australia fined Ashton Agar 25 percent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Behaviour during Western Australia’s Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers.

Langer backs Johnson to return to Oz Test side during winter Ashes

Former Australian cricketer Justin Langer, who is the coach of domestic side Western Australia (WA), has backed his side`s player Mitchell Johnson in his bid to return to the national Test side during the winter Ashes.

Earth’s oldest fossils found in Western Australia

In a new study, researchers have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago, a mere billion years after Earth formed.

Male bottlenose dolphins engage in extensive bisexuality

An unprecedented open society of bottlenose dolphins that have an extremely complex, free and open lifestyle has just been identified in Western Australia.

PNS Mehran attackers’ bodies finally buried

The bodies of four terrorists have been buried in unmarked graves after intelligence agencies failed to establish their identity.

Ponting to play in Tasmania`s Sheffield Shield opener

Defending Sheffield Shield champions Tasmania will be bolstered by the presence of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting when they take on Western Australia in the season-opener next week.

Colourful ancient rock art in Australia ‘is alive’

A type of ancient rock art maintains its vivid colours because it is alive.

WA sign England’s Mahmood for T20 series

England and Lancashire fast bowler Sajid Mahmood has joined Western Australia for the domestic Twenty20 “Big Bash” competition, team officials said on Tuesday.