The West Australian

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The West Australian (often simply called The West) is Western Australia's only daily newspaper, and is owned by ASX-listed West Australian Newspapers Limited. It has been published in Western Australia since 1833, and currently has a weekday circulation of 220,000, and a weekend circulation of 390,000 with its Saturday edition, which is read by over a million people.

As is traditional with Western Australian newspapers, The West is published in tabloid format, like the state's other major newspaper, The Sunday Times. Notable columnists of The West Australian include Paul Murray, Liam Bartlett and Danny Katz.

Australian Labor Party figures, such as Geoff Gallop and Bob Hawke have claimed the newspaper is heavily biased towards conservative parties. However, it should be noted that many such comments were made during the lead-up to the 2005 state election.

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