The Royal Flying Doctor Service today received $23.7 million from the state government's Royalties for Regions program to help fund additional and replacement aircraft as well as developments at its Broome facilites.
Prominent corporate adviser John Poynton, former mining executive Bill Turner, and Supreme Court judge Carmel McLure are among the Western Australian luminaries to receive honours as part of this year's Queen's Birthday awards.
SPECIAL REPORT: A specialist indigenous publisher in Broome has achieved its most successful fundraising campaign, after Creative Partnerships Australia helped it secure the backing of two philanthropic family foundations in Perth.
Western Australia's economic slowdown has hit the charity sector, with the value of donations per person falling last year, in contrast to every other state where the value of donations increased, a new report has found.
It appears Water Corporation employees know the value of precious liquid more than most, with the government-owned entity recording the most blood donations of any Western Australian organisation for a fifth year in a row.
Another well known Western Australian political identity's days may be numbered, with Scott Ludlam, WA Greens Australia senator and Leukaemia Foundation's World Greatest Shave participant, stepping up his campaign to eliminate Gary, also known as his hair.
Local vendors of The Big Issue showed prominent Perth business leaders and politicians what it's like to sell the street magazine today as part of a campaign to increase awareness of the everyday challenges facing the homeless and disadvantaged.