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Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

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Coronavirus and commute: social media users show their news way to work in quarantine

Social media users film their ‘morning commute’ while working from home amid coronavirus lockdown.

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:58Published
Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts [Video]

Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts

Severe bushfires burned through parts of Western Australia on Sunday, with other areas of the state dealing with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone, while the country's east coast was facing potential..

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As additional nurses and doctors fly to the Kimberley to join frontline staff, Premier Mark McGowan has sent a strong message to West Australians urging them to stay home unless strictly necessary.
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Man who died from COVID-19 was father to serving WA police officer

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Coronavirus diaries: How a Perth woman's bland food prompted her to get tested

On Monday, Jess, a fit Perth woman in her mid-20s, was added to the growing list of WA’s confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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WA has reported its second coronavirus death, bringing the national toll to 13

A cruise ship passenger aged in his 70s has become the second person in Western Australia to die from the coronavirus, with 26 new cases confirmed in the state.
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COVID-19 prompts WA public school changes

A combination of in-person attendance and distance education is the likely path for WA public schools in term two, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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WA cruise ship standoff continues as passengers test positive for COVID-19

The fate of three cruise ships off WA remains uncertain.
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Cruise ships told to leave Australian waters to avoid coronavirus 'fiasco' repeat

Two cruise ships off the coast of Western Australia have been told to “immediately” leave Australian waters, after the country's worst outbreak of the coronavirus was traced to a cruise liner that..
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Passengers to be quarantined on Rottnest Island as cruise ship 'disaster' looms

Three cruise ships are proving a nightmare for the WA government, with two forced to stay at anchor, while 800 passengers on a third will be quarantined.
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WA looks to block cruise ship with more than 250 unwell passengers docking in Fremantle

The West Australian government says it does not want a cruise ship that has more than 250 unwell passengers on board docking in Fremantle.
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WA resists cruise ship with sick on board

Western Australia's border will close at 1.30pm on Tuesday, but the cruise ship Magnifica wants to dock in Fremantle, with more than 250 on board unwell.
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SA, WA to close borders as COVID-19 cases across Australia surge

South and Western Australia have announced new border restrictions as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the country.
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Australia's coronavirus cases surge past 1000 as authorities try to slow virus

NSW recorded 83 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, while a further 51 cases have been confirmed in Victoria, 37 in Queensland, 17 in South Australia and 26 in Western Australia.
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West Australian coronavirus patient 'critical' in hospital

A West Australian woman is in a critical but stable condition at St John of God Hospital in Midland after contracting coronavirus.
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WA urges against interstate travel as another health worker contracts COVID-19

The WA premier is strongly advising against interstate travel and has labelled panicked shoppers "jerks" after news that another health worker is diagnosed with the coronavirus.
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Watch: WA Health officials to provide COVID-19 update

The Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan will speak with the state health Minister Roger Cook with an update on COVID-19.
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Anzac Day services join growing list of cancelled events due to coronavirus

Anzac Day services in Western Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania will not be going ahead.
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Anzac Day services called off amid virus

Anzac Day services in Western Australia and Tasmania won't go ahead after the federal government banned gatherings of 500 or more people due to the coronavirus.
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WA woman with coronavirus attended concert

A woman who travelled to Perth from London attended a concert before she was found to have COVID-19, sparking calls for people to stay home if they aren't well.
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'Business as usual' on WA mine sites as Bali threat downplayed

The WA resources sector has reassured the wider industry operations and production would not be affected as WA recorded its third case of coronavirus.
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Indigenous women are leading the way at Melbourne Fashion Festival

The Melbourne Fashion Festival has kicked off with a show inspired by the Kimberley region of Western Australia, featuring Indigenous designs and models.
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Former WA police officer who 'preyed on women' charged with 108 sexual offences

WA Police say an officer who quit the force in 2018 after being charged by the Internal Affairs Unit sexually preyed on women for at least a decade.
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'Every precaution is being taken': Contingency plans rolled out in WA after Australia's first coronavirus death recorded

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Toddler found dead after vehicle fire in regional Western Australia

A vehicle fire in regional Western Australia has left a two-year-old girl dead.
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A vehicle fire in regional Western Australia has left a two-year-old girl dead.
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RSLWA scraps controversial Welcome to Country ban

The RSL's West Australian branch has withdrawn a controversial policy not to include a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country at Anzac and Remembrance Day services.
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Anzac Day: Aboriginal flag row in Western Australia

Critics say the policy to prohibit indigenous displays at war commemorations is offensive.
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WA cop arrested over fatal shooting

A police officer has been arrested as a suspect after a troubled Aboriginal woman was shot dead in Western Australia's Mid West region last year.
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A tropical cyclone which brought fierce winds to a coastal part of Western Australia's Pilbara region has weakened to a category two system.
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Cyclone Damien weakens off WA

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Cyclone Damien edges closer to WA coast

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A cyclone warning has been issued for Western Australia's Kimberley region after more than half a metre of rain was recorded at an island in the Top End.
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A cyclone warning has been issued for Western Australia's Kimberley region after more than half a metre of rain was recorded at an island in the Top End.
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Cyclone Blake weakens as it moves down WA coast

Cyclone Blake has lost intensity after passing over north WA coast, passing close to Broome overnight on Monday.
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The Bureau of Meteorology says a cyclone has developed off Western Australia's northern coast and is likely to cause heavy rain.
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Cyclone develops off WA's northern coast

The Bureau of Meteorology says a cyclone has developed off Western Australia's northern coast and is likely to cause heavy rain.
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A man has died in a shark attack near Esperance in Western Australia.
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