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Richard Gere returns to TV in BBC drama

Richard Gere will play a media baron in the upcoming BBC drama MotherFatherSon, the Hollywood star’s first TV role in almost three decades. His character in the BBC Two series, Max, is a charismatic self-made American businessman who owns media outlets in London and around the world. “It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in television,” the star of ...

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Teen rides for‘small towns’ on big stage

Hedland’s best BMX rider will be flying the flag for Australia at the 2018 BMX World Championships being held in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 5-9. Sixteen-year-old Jasmin Kilmartin will soon be heading off to the far-flung and, to many Australians, little-known corner of the world, having qualified earlier this year. She competed at nationals in Bunbury in March and placed ...

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Wolves in thrilling victory over Swans

Last Saturday night’s match at Kevin Scott Oval was a thriller, with the Wolves doing just enough to get the four points over opponents South Hedland. Wayward kicking in front of goal saw the Wolves struggling for most of the game, only managing to win by a single point. The Wolves got off to a strong start, scoring 5.5 and ...

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Test family loving city life in high density challenge

Urban planner Amanda Shipton decided to test the common belief that apartment life was not suitable for kids by spending a month in a city flat with her family — and now the Shiptons are mulling a permanent shift. They are not alone in discovering the benefits of inner-city flats. Five months into WA’s first social experiment on apartment living, ...

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AFP commissioner weighs budget cuts

Australian Federal Police boss Andrew Colvin is considering what work the force will cut to meet its budget next year. The AFP has run $27.2 million over budget this year due to the elevated national security risk. The force has put on 80 more staff than set out in the budget papers, with its total workforce costing about $10 million ...

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Andrew Hastie’s bribery allegations against Chau Chak Wing 'not new' says Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended a Liberal MP who used parliamentary privilege to allege a Chinese-Australian billionaire was involved in bribing the late UN president. Andrew Hastie used parliamentary privilege to announce a man known as “CC-3” in FBI documents about the bribery case is political donor Dr Chau Chak Wing. “The same man who co-conspired to bribe the ...

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Labor could get coalition's tax cut costs

Labor could get the details it wants about the 10-year income tax cuts after a Liberal senator signalled negotiations are ongoing to get them over the line. The federal opposition supports the reduction of up to $530 a year under a new low and middle-income tax offset and the lifting of the 32.5 per cent tax bracket from $87,000 to ...

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Perth Demons seethe at long ban given to defender Kasey Nicholas

Perth defender Kasey Nicholas is set to appeal a four-match ban for rough conduct after the WAFL Tribunal found he should have chosen another option than to spoil Claremont opponent Beau Maister. Perth advocate Steve Mayne flagged the appeal last night, saying the penalty was manifestly excessive for what he described as “a legitimate football action”. Nicholas said he made ...

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Farmer skin in live trade game

I’ve spent a lot of time on farms. It’s true. Fair to say it was mostly recreational and in my early 20s. Oh, save for that one time I put my hand up to be a roustabout in the shearing shed when the crew was a person short one weekend. That was a spectacularly bad life decision. Not only was ...

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