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Online survey finds at least half of WA motorists want ban on drivers over 80

The number of WA drivers aged over 90 has jumped dramatically in the past three years — at a time when nearly half of WA motorists want elderly drivers off the road. A survey by online consumer group finder.com.au found that, on average, West Australians felt drivers should lose their licence when they turn 80. The survey results come as ...

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Perth firm Boulos and Cooper Pharmaceuticals plan human trials on superbug antibiotic

A Perth pharmaceutical company plans to start human trials on a promising new class of antibiotic drugs that it believes could crack dangerous superbugs. Boulos and Cooper Pharmaceuticals has reported encouraging results from animal studies treating the dangerous gut bug Clostridium difficile, which kills about 14,000 people a year in the US. The bacterium causes severe diarrhoea and other intestinal ...

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WA Government officially handed keys to Optus Stadium

WA taxpayers are the proud new owners of a world-class stadium after the State Government was this week handed the keys to the $1.5 billion venue on Burswood peninsula. Domestic cricket fans could be among the first to take advantage of the new digs, with Sports Minister Mick Murray saying he supported Perth Scorchers playing finals at the venue. An ...

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WA Labor Government achieves key election promises in nine months

As one of Labor’s most experienced campaigners, Police Minister Michelle Roberts cannot resist taking a swipe at the former government when asked to reflect on her first year in Government. “I feel that we have achieved more in this first nine months than what the previous gov-ernment did in the past four years, certainly in the areas of community safety, ...

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Sprint star Joshua Billington admits Leederville coward’s punch

The future of a Princeton University athletics champion is under a cloud after he pleaded guilty to a coward punch attack outside a Leederville bar in August. Mitch Davis fell and hit his head on the road near Niche Bar when Joshua Robert Billington, 21, ran at him and punched him in the side of the head. Billington, a former ...

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WA killer Trudi Lenon attacked while ‘in line for medication’ at Bandyup prison

Notorious “thrill killer” Trudi Lenon is believed to have suffered burns to more than 30 per cent of her body after being doused with boiling water during a suspected payback attack inside Bandyup Women’s Prison. Lenon, 43, and her partner-in-crime Jemma Lilley, 26, shocked Perth when they lured autistic teenager Aaron Pajich-Sweetman to their Orelia home in June 2016 and ...

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Convicted child rapist Adam Field fined for breaching order

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 4:30AM Email IconElle Farcic A convicted child rapist who spent almost nine years behind bars over an attack on two young children was fined yesterday for breaching a supervision order after his recent release from jail. Adam Bradley Field caused outrage when he lured an 11-year-old boy and his seven-year-old sister into bush and assaulted them ...

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WA Day budget slashed as State tightens belt

A group charged with organising WA Day celebrations is the latest victim of the McGowan Government’s drive to save money, suffering a $1 million budget hit. Acting Premier Roger Cook revealed yesterday that funding to Celebrate WA from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet would be cut “at least” $500,000 a year in 2019-20 and 2020-21. Celebrate WA had ...

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Probiotic helps relieve breast-fed colic babies

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 4:30AM Email IconCathy O’Leary Parents of newborns who are constantly crying with colic have been offered some relief, with Melbourne researchers finding a probiotic that appears to reduce symptoms. Babies who cry or fuss a lot and cannot be settled are often described as having colic. Until now, there has been no effective treatment for the ...

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