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Triangle, Norwest and Whitebark give up gains on Xanadu discovery in Perth Basin

Despite the companies’ excitement, all three gave up some of their gains from last week.Picture: AP The share prices of the Australian companies behind the first oil discovery in the Perth Basin for 15 years have surrendered ground, despite today’s confirmation of the find. Triangle Energy, Norwest Energy and Whitebark Energy own 70 per cent of the discovery permit, TP/15, ...

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Ed Helms has a blast in Captain Underpants

“My neighbours in Los Angeles know that I run around the neighbourhood in my underwear constantly,” Ed Helms jokes over the phone from his home town. The actor, best known for playing Stu in the Hangover films, is referring to his latest role in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The film is based on the first four books of ...

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Wallaby Foley rediscovers goalkicking form

He was the villain in Dunedin but Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley has been praised for keeping the faith with his goalkicking technique. Nicknamed the ‘Ice Man’ for his usual dead-eye accuracy, Foley missed three conversions and a penalty in the second Bledisloe Cup Test last month at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Those nine points proved costly as Australia fell in a ...

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Posh resort Goode idea, says Mayor

The proposed Goode Beach resort could be similar to this resort in Bunker Bay. Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington says a luxury resort at Goode Beach would be a “string to our bow” for the region. The Albany Advertiser revealed last week plans for a multimillion-dollar five-star luxury resort at Goode Beach — close to tourism hotspots such as The Gap ...

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Three badly burnt in fiery Albany crash

Albany police survey the scene where a car burst into flames after crashing into a tree. Picture: Shannon Smith Three people have been flown to hospital in Perth after suffering life-threatening burns in a fiery car crash north of Albany early Thursday morning. Police say a Ford Falcon travelling on Menang Drive in Willyung lost control and crashed into a ...

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Adam Goodes and bike-riding colleagues raise $300,000 for mental health cause in WA’s Kimberley

Retired AFL player Adam Goodes has reached the crown of the Kimberley in his 2500km week-long effort to cycle there from Perth via Geraldton to highlight social issues. Goodes was one of 65 riders who cycled into Broome on Saturday as they raised more than $300,000 for the Black Dog Institute, a not-for-profit organisation that tackles mental illness. The dual ...

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The 90s are back, again

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Opinion: Australia paying a high price for lack of competition

John D. Rockefeller is believed to have been the richest man ever. At the height of his powers, he was estimated to have been worth about 1.5 per cent of total American output. In today’s dollars, somewhere north of $US350 billion. Bill Gates, at $US86 billion, is not even close. Rockefeller built his wealth on Standard Oil. The company effectively ...

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Why eating healthy is costing us an extra $87 a week

Households trying to keep their waistlines in check are splashing out an additional $87 per week just so they can eat more healthily. And about three in four Australians (77 per cent) believe they need to spend extra on more expensive food choices in order to maintain a healthier diet, new research has shown. Insurance comparison firm Choosi’s new Modern ...

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Horror after-the-siren miss

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