Home side skittle the tourists as their batting again fails.
Australia has put itself in prime position to regain the Ashes after their bowlers again did the job asked of them, earning 67-6 in the first session on day three from the WACA.
A combination of speed, bounce and disciplined bowling saw England knocked over for 251, giving Australia a commanding lead of 134 at lunch.
Australia used a review early on day three after Ryan Harris rapt Ian Bell on the pads and bounce was the only thing that could save him after being given not out on the field.
And it was a good review as Bell was gone for 15 in what was a crucial wicket for the away
side as they fell to be 190-5.
After their woes with the decision review system in the England summer, every call and decision has fallen the way of the home side this series, summing up how the fortunes the fortunes of the teams.
Amazingly, Michael Clarke looked hesitant to send the decision upstairs, but with his referrals soon to be refreshed, the home side saw no harm in potentially wasting one.
Harris and Mitchell Johnson continued to get just enough movement when they pitched the ball up that tested the England side’s ability to play the right line.
Johnson showed there will be some demons in the pitch to come as a short ball went early sideways off a crack causing the Australian slips to duck for cover.
And just a short time later, Ben Stokes was drawn into playing a soft drive away from his body, with the resulting outside edge gifting an easy catch to Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson earned his first wicket in 41 overs.
The breakthrough was vital for the home side as England’s tail, which had been brittle to date in the series, was exposed just ahead of the introduction of the new ball.
England were forced to watch another soft dismissal as Prior swished at a short-ball from Peter Siddle and only managed to get a underside edge through to his counterpart Haddin.
The away side had added 27-3 for the morning session as they fell to be 207-7 still 178 runs behind.
Stuart Broad came to the crease and was greeted with his usual bouncer barrage, and the England bowler was even forced to duck by Shane Watson as they looked to rough up their arch-enemy.
Australia took the new ball as soon as it was available, but it was Watson who was thrown the Kookaburra, rather than Harris or Johnson, who have been the side’s strike bowling pairing.
Despite the wickets falling around him, Tim Bresnan made the most of being shown some
width from Watson, belting him through extra-cover to the fence three times in an over.
Johnson got his second from the innings as he struck Broad dead in front of middle in a plumb LBW decision as the England tail continued to crumble, with the score 229-8.
Perfectly summing up England’s batting performance on day three, Bresnan looked to leave a ball from Harris and only managed to run the ball off the face of the bat to Haddin.
Jimmy Anderson became the sixth wicket to fall for his side in the morning session as they were bowled out for 251 and Australia went to the break with a lead of 134.