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Sharp contrast shapes stylish build

There is nothing quite as elegant as black and white when it comes to design. The pair offer timeless sophistication, interwoven with subtle contrasts and accents to complement the finer details, while bolder elements make for a grand statement. Hidden amongst the leafy streets of Mount Pleasant sits one home that encapsulates the sheer elegance only a black and white ...

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Nationals leader Brendon Grylls concedes defeat in Pilbara

West Australian Nationals leader Brendon Grylls has conceded defeat in his seat of Pilbara, following a $2 million campaign against him by the mining industry angry at his iron ore tax proposal. “I can’t come from this,” he told AAP on Tuesday. He said he’d speak further about his loss next week, but now was “for the victor, not the ...

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Vimy bid to beat WA Labor uranium ban

Vimy announced Friday that it had “commenced work on the Mulga Rock project”.Picture: Vimy Resources Andrew Forrest-backed Vimy Resources is hoping an announcement about its Mulga Rock project lodged with the Australian Securities Exchange 24 hours before Saturday’s State election will bolster the chances of the uranium play going ahead despite the opposition of the new Labor State government. Incoming ...

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Man accused of stealing car with toddler faces court

The Subaru with the boy inside was found after a frantic police search.Picture: WA Police A man accused of stealing a car with a sleeping toddler inside from an East Victoria Park driveway has appeared briefly in court. Three-year-old Joseph was inside his parent’s car on December 2 when Ricky John Hard, 32, allegedly got in, rammed through his family’s ...

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Fortescue to challenge BHP towage domination

FMG will use its new tugs to compete with BHP’s monopoly on towage services at Port Hedland, the world’s busiest bulk-handling port. Fortescue Metals Group has taken the next step in its bid to challenge BHP Billiton’s domination of towage services at Port Hedland, ordering six tugboats, to be built at a Vietnamese shipyard. Dutch multinational Damen Shipyards won the ...

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Emeco seals its Lazarus deal

Improving demand for its mining equipment has positioned Emeco to take quick advantage of a recapitalisation and double-merger finally approved by investors yesterday. The approvals, from consecutive meetings of noteholders and shareholders in Sydney, give Emeco a stronger balance sheet and greater scale, with its tie-up with east coast contractors Orionstone and Andy’s Earthmoving nearly doubling the size of its ...

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Law firm branches out as business changes

The economic downturn and increased competition means WA legal firm Lavan has had to work hard to retain its edge. Lavan managing partner Dean Hely said the landscape was changing for traditional legal firms, driven by more competition for a smaller pool of work. He said corporates were taking on in-house counsel and accountancy firms were offering legal services. Meanwhile, ...

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Pubs boycott Coopers beer over gay marriage video

Coopers Pale Ale is very popular among inner-city hipsters — when they aren’t drinking craft beers, that is. But the South Australian brewer likely lost a few hipster fans with its decision to produce 10,000 cases of beer to commemorate the Bible Society’s 200th anniversary. The beer then featured prominently in a video debate on the merits of same-sex marriage, ...

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Adele’s Adelaide concert hit by blackout

The lights went out at Adele’s Adelaide concert – but it wasn’t due to the State’s energy woes. The UK star made fun of what she called a technical difficulty when her stage was plunged into darkness. “So, we are having a technical difficulty. I’m not quite sure what it is,” she told concert goers according to footage released online. ...

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Lithium Australia slams claims by takeover target Lepidico

Lithium Australia’s $24m takeover battle for Lepidico boiled over this week when the Perth-based company released an ASX statement slamming purported recent attacks on their Sileach technology by the Lepidico board. In a full-frontal assault, Lithium Australia spelt out the comments made in public forums by the Lepidico board and rebutted them adding that they had also written directly to ...

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