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The West Live is your daily talk show hosted by The West Australian’s Ben O'Shea. He’ll tell you the stories behind the stories and break down what is happening in and around Perth and WA. It’s live, it’s local and it’s the news made for you, when you want it. Continue Reading >>
The West Live is your daily talk show hosted by The West Australian’s Ben O'Shea. He’ll tell you the stories behind the stories and break down what is happening in and around Perth and WA. It’s live, it’s local and it’s the news made for you, when you want it. << Show Less
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Top doc: Bulk billing could END as GP crisis looms There’s been talk around town that GPs in WA have been contacting patients to advise that bulk billing won’t be available anymore.
This comes as WA experiences a crippling GP shortage. To explain is Chair of the Australian Medical Association’s General Practice Group Dr Simon Torvaldsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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WILD Weather: Wettest August since 2018 revealed What a week of wild weather it’s been and if it’s seemed unusually wet well, that’s maybe because it was.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The West Live full show - Friday 5th August, 2022 On today's show:

We end homelessness week by talking to John Carey, the WA minister who’s job it is to fix the issue
There’s a GP crisis in Perth
Our mate Geof Parry is back in the studio
News with Matt Tinney
Wild West with Kate Ryan 
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Qld Shooting: Police say accused met with victims The person believed to have shot dead three people on a property in rural Queensland is custody as details of a potential motive for the killings slowly come to light.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Instagram’s war with TikTok is SnapChat déjà vu Now, I wouldn’t blame you one bit if you thought the drama surrounding Instagram was about as interesting as watching paint dry.
Does anyone really care… that a few celebrities and influencers are butt-hurt that their number of likes per post has gone down?
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Monkeypox in PERTH: What you need to know WA has reported its first case of monkeypox in an overseas traveller who has returned home to Perth’s east.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
E-scooter rider caught in $14 MILLION meth bust Perth detectives have seized deadly methylamphetamine worth $14 million after swooping on a man riding an electric scooter and two other men in a transit van.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Top doc: Bulk billing could END as GP crisis looms There’s been talk around town that GPs in WA have been contacting patients to advise that bulk billing won’t be available anymore.
This comes as WA experiences a crippling GP shortage. To explain is Chair of the Australian Medical Association’s General Practice Group Dr Simon Torvaldsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Minister: Don’t be a NIMBY about public housing It’s been wet, it’s been cold and that’s set to stick around for a while.
It might be uncomfortable to make that quick dash from your home to the car in the pouring rain, but for some, there’s no shelter from the cold and wet.
Each night, more than nine thousand West Australians are without shelter or a place to call home. 
This homelessness week, the theme is “to end homelessness, we need a plan”, which brings to the heart of the problem that the community has faced in the past in tackling homelessness.
The state government says reducing the number of people without a home is a priority, and  to explain what the state government has planned is minster for housing and homelessness, John Carey.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Backpacker murder: Tobias Moran got BAIL. What now? The Perth father accused of murdering his backpacker ex-girlfriend two decades ago will be reunited with his family in WA after prosecutors withdrew their appeal against his successful bail application.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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