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Tempest blows itself out

The Tempest’s WAAPA cast in action.Picture: Jon Green THEATRE The Tempest 2.5 stars WAAPA 3rd Year acting students State Theatre Centre Courtyard DIRECTOR STUART HALUSZ REVIEW DAVID ZAMPATTI You’d expect that an important part of WAAPA’s education of its young actors would be a full-blown tilt at Shakespeare and over the past few years they’ve done it regularly, and well. ...

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Setting limits on race-hate speech proves tall order

Dean AlstonPicture: The West Australian Malcolm Turnbull will push ahead with changes to race hate laws amid warnings from Barnaby Joyce and backbench Liberals that a damaging debate will cost the coalition votes. The Prime Minister denied the changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would unleash a wave of bigotry, claiming current laws lacked “credibility”. Signed Alston ...

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Man, 75, accused of stabbing wife in Piara Waters ‘unfit to face court’

An elderly man charged with murdering his 75-year-old wife has advanced dementia and would not know where he was if he was brought before a court, a magistrate has been told. John Huggins, 87, is accused of fatally stabbing his wife at their Guerin Avenue home in Piara Waters on Monday. Mr Huggins was due to appear in Armadale Magistrates ...

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To West Coast, with love from Laos

“I am a great fan of the West Coast Eagles, I will always support them.” That quote could have come from any number of Eagles fans in WA, after yet another drug scandal engulfed the club in controversy yesterday. This time it was the leak of a previously unreleased AFL report from 2008 that examined illicit drug use at the ...

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The great ute of China

Australia’s burgeoning light commercial segment is set to expand even further, with Chinese manufacturer LDV announcing its T60 pick-up will arrive in local showrooms in October. It will be a comprehensive line-up, with single and double- cab body styles, two and four- wheel-drive configurations and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. There will be two trim levels and all ...

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Joyce looks to take Bedshed to the east coast

A Bedshed store in Joondalup.Picture: WA News Joyce Corporation has announced a $275,000 incentive scheme to attract franchisees to set up its new Bedshed stores in Sydney as part of a broader move into the east coast market. The company, which said it was eying off Sydney as the next step in its national expansion, will offer incentive packages to ...

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Ex-union official Ralph Blewitt faces court over ‘$400,000 fraud’

Ralph Blewitt pictured in 2012.Picture: Fairfax Media Former Australian Workers’ Union official Ralph Blewitt has faced a Perth court today charged with fraud over the alleged misappropriation of more than $400,000. WA detectives investigating the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars into the controversial AWU Reform Association fund in the 1990s charged Mr Blewitt, who lives in Malaysia, ...

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Bankwest’s national corporate banking to migrate to CBA

Rowan Munchenberg. Picture: Matt Jelonek/The West Australian. Commonwealth Bank is to take over Bankwest’s corporate banking services outside of WA. Bankwest, which has been owned by CommBank since 2008, said its “relationship-managed” business customers outside of WA would be “migrated” to its parent’s Business and Private Banking Division. “Bankwest will continue to offer products and services to retail customers and ...

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Jeep updates Grand Cherokee range

Jeep has unveiled its updated Grand Cherokee range, which will go on sale in Australia this month. Headlining the changes is the arrival of the rugged Trailhawk off-roading variant, which will sit between the Overland and Limited in the diesel line-up at $74,000 plus on roads. Many variants’ prices have remained the same, while those which have changed have risen ...

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TPG reverses customer slippage at iiNet

TPG Telecom has reversed customer slippage at iiNet, despite ongoing criticism around the WA-founded unit’s service levels and broadband speeds. The subsidiary drove an 11 per cent rise in TPG’s profit to $220 million in the six months to January 31, as it regained the broadband customers lost after its $1.6 billion takeover by TPG in August 2015. Its total ...

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