ABC News - Western Australia Junior cricket changes aim to make game more enjoyable 2017-08-18T19:52:11.000000000+10:00 As another football season draws to a close, it can only mean one thing — the junior cricket season is just around the corner. But this summer changes are afoot. Third case of measles diagnosed at Perth school 2017-08-18T19:04:47.000000000+10:00 A third child from a Steiner private school in Perth's south is diagnosed with measles, after an unvaccinated student became infected while travelling in Europe. Farmers upset with Barnaby Joyce after Wellington Dam knock back 2017-08-18T18:20:58.000000000+10:00 South West farmers accuse Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce of knocking back Wellington Dam desalination funding in favour of cash splashes in the east. Cashless card advocate defends scheme at inquest into youth suicides 2017-08-18T17:03:11.000000000+10:00 The instigator of the East Kimberley cashless welfare card trial launches a blistering defence of the controversial scheme in the Coroner's Court, saying the situation is too dire to wait for consensus. Remote WA town wants nuclear waste dump in its backyard 2017-08-18T16:49:58.000000000+10:00 Leonora in WA's northern Goldfields is putting together a bid for an outback repository to store radioactive waste. 'Diva' lioness celebrates 18th birthday at Perth Zoo 2017-08-18T16:17:21.000000000+10:00 What does an 18-year-old lioness want for her birthday? Well meat-smeared decorations and papier mache balloons go down a treat for Perth Zoo's Shinyanga. How our schools are failing to teach kids to read 2017-08-18T15:16:03.000000000+10:00 Our reliance on screens is not helping children to read, a leading US academic warns, with many students not getting enough support in the classroom from teachers who themselves have not had enough training. Father who killed 'devil-possessed' toddler to be released 2017-08-18T14:56:05.000000000+10:00 A man who dumped his son's body in an outback mine and later claimed he thought the toddler was possessed is granted supervised release from a psychiatric facility. Outback roads under stress as WA's goldfields boom 2017-08-18T10:04:58.000000000+10:00 Once dirt tracks connecting remote communities on the Nullarbor, outback roads in Western Australia's goldfields are crumbling under the weight of unprecedented traffic. With nothing to do, politicians clock off early — for the second time this week 2017-08-18T07:10:56.000000000+10:00 WA's Upper House finishes early after running out of legislation to discuss, despite lengthy breaks to try to prolong things and using time to debate minor typographical errors in a series of old laws.