Gary Adshead is widely regarded as one of the state’s best investigative journalists. His career began in 1984, working for a regional newspaper in Western Australia before moving to Auckland to work for Sunday News. Adshead returned to Perth in 1986 to work for Community Newspapers and The West Australian before moving into television in 1990, working for Channels 7, 9, and 10 as both a reporter and chief of staff. A decade later, Adshead joined The Sunday Times before moving on three years later to host 6PR’s Drive program. Adshead then joined The West Australian, later moving back into television. He has been named WA Journalist of the year on four occasions and joined Business News in 2022.
A specialised unit inside Banksia Hill Detention Centre for juvenile offenders is in a state of crisis with acute staff shortages, regular breaches of human rights laws and an on-going threat from a group of detainees known as the "suicide squad".
WA's attorney general has blamed a "memory failure" and having to operate under "a lot of pressure" for giving incorrect evidence at the defamation trial between billionaire Clive Palmer and Premier Mark McGowan.