Advisors to ministers in Colin Barnett's government receive taxpayer-funded payouts of up to $288,000 each after the March State election, with Premier Mark McGowan calling the figures unprecedented.
Another injury blow for the Crows, with forward Mitch McGovern joining Brodie Smith on the sidelines ahead of the preliminary final against Geelong.
Half of the clubs in the AFL confirm their support for same-sex marriage as the football world debates the league's strong push for a Yes vote, which one former premier and ex-club president says is unfair on fans.
Sophia Martini, who died after falling off the back of a scooter being driven by her boyfriend, was due to get married when she returned to Australia.
For the past few decades Australia's deregulated banks gobbled up almost every financial services business they were allowed to take over. Now it seems they have a severe case of asset reflux.
Richmond rejects the suggestion its massive crowd support may backfire in Saturday night's AFL preliminary final against Greater Western Sydney at the MCG.