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Turnbull holds onto gas reserve threat

Malcolm Turnbull has his finger on the trigger for gas export controls but is giving energy companies one last chance to make up a shortfall in supply before he pulls it. The prime minister received twin reports on Monday showing the expected shortfall in gas for 2018 is more than three times larger than projected earlier in the year. This ...

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Dictionary gives voice to Miriwoong language

Staff at the Miriwoong language centre with the new dictionary.Picture: Picture: Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre Kununurra’s Miriwoong language centre has released its first hard-copy dictionary after years of development. The dictionary titled Miriwoong Woorlang Yawoorroonga-woorr which translates to “Miriwoong words for all”, was recently released by the Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre. Senior linguist and ...

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Heavy rainfall in Albany overnight

Flooding over roads in EllekerPicture: Saskia Adysti If you thought it has been a wet and windy September, you would be correct. Rain is forecast for much of the week in Albany with possible thunderstorms on Thursday. Flooding on Carbarup Rd in KendenupPicture: Supplied The September average rainfall recorded at the Albany Airport is 88.5mm. As of today, Albany has ...

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WA voters think Shorten can fix GST

WA voters trust Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten more than the Prime Minister to deliver a better GST deal for the State, according to new polling done exclusively for The West Australian. Just over 52 per cent of 1723 people said they believed Mr Shorten would get a fairer share of the tax carve-up compared with almost 48 per cent ...

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Justin Thomas bags $US10 million payday

American Justin Thomas has won the $US10m FedEx Cup. Justin Thomas has claimed the $US10 million FedEx Cup after American rookie Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship in Atlanta. American world No.4 Thomas posted a four-under-par 66 at East Lake Golf Club and his 11-under total earned second place at the US PGA Tour’s play-offs finale, his runner-up finish knocking ...

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Same-sex marriage support drops in latest Newspoll

Same-sex marriage support drops in latest Newspoll The latest Newspoll shows the support for same-sex marriage has fallen. Support for same-sex marriage has fallen ahead of a national survey on the issue, according to Newspoll. The proportion of voters who support same-sex marriage now stands at 57 per cent, compared to 63 per cent in August and 62 per cent ...

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Vic shooting footage released in search

Police in Victoria are searching for a gunman who shot a man outside an indoor soccer centre. A crowd of indoor soccer players can be seen running down a Melbourne street as a young man is shot, in newly released footage of the attack. Victoria Police released the CCTV images on Monday in a bid to find the gunman who ...

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It’s time to cut the chains on WA’s shopping restrictions

OPINION Last week, the State Government entrenched WA’s position as having the most restrictive trading hours in the country. Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory all have totally, or almost totally, deregulated shopping hours. While Australia is forging ahead to let businesses open at times that suit their customers, the Government has put ...

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Perth to Bali flights continue as Mt Agung volcano keeps rumbling

Perth to Bali flights continue as Mt Agung volcano keeps rumbling Flights to Bali are still taking off despite fears the island’s biggest volcano will erupt. Flights to Bali are still taking off this morning despite fears the island’s biggest volcano will erupt. There are ten flights scheduled from Perth to Bali today. Virgin Australia says Bali flights may stop ...

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Sydney flights resume after radar failure

Flights leaving Sydney Airport were temporarily grounded due to a systems issue. A technical glitch at Sydney domestic airport’s air-traffic control system has been resolved, as the airport now works to get through a backlog of delayed flights. Hundreds of passengers have been affected by the “technical issue” which hit about 5am on Monday, on the first day of the ...

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