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Western Australia

‘Significant weaknesses’ in WA’s gun control operations

WA Police "has significant weaknesses in its regulatory controls and information systems", says state Auditor General Caroline Spencer in a new audit looking at the effectiveness of WA Police’s regulatory approach to firearms licensing and monitoring, and key information systems used to support these functions. Read More

Planning for climate extremes in global farming

Climate change means the frequency and severity of climate extremes is predicted to further increase in most regions worldwide. It’s important to understand how climate extremes interact with agricultural yields, to what extent crop yields are influenced by climate extremes and how these interactions differ between agricultural regions. Read More

Federal election 2019: state of the states

We now know that the next federal election will take place on May 18. To guide you through the campaign, our “state of the states” series takes stock of the key issues, seats and policies affecting the vote in each of Australia’s states. Read More