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WA Premier Mark McGowan with former Chinese consul-general Dong Zhihua, Chung Wah president Ting Chen and Edward Zhang.

The Chinese community group, the consulate and the WA Labor Premier

WA appointed two pro-Beijing community leaders to a new paid advisory council before Premier Mark McGowan escalated his criticism of the Morrison government.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola, Eryk Bagshaw and Hamish Hastie


The contact register system has been in place since December.

Chief Health Officer knew about police accessing SafeWA data in January, but ministers clueless until March

Questions have been raised over why ministers did not find out before late March that police were accessing SafeWA user check-in data.

  • by Hamish Hastie
A parliamentary committee will investigate WA’s contract with St John.

Health boss backs inquiry into ambulance contract but says don’t blame St John for ramping

On Tuesday the head of the Labor-controlled Public Administration Committee Pierre Yang told the upper house it was launching an inquiry into the delivery of ambulance services in WA.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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