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High Court dismisses police killer case

The High Court’s decision not to hear an appeal against a reduced sentence for the mentally ill man who killed NSW Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson “defies description”, the policeman’s brother says. The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal in December cut Mitchell Barbieri’s minimum jail term from 26 years to 15 over the 2012 stabbing murder of Det Insp Anderson. That ...

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Did you catch Hans Zimmer at Perth Arena?

TVCelebrity chefs don’t impress everyone Concert ReviewWall of sound: Top score for Zimmer and his ensemble Students in GTM line-upJewelled beetles will help get music festival buzzing Vivid explodesWest Aussie shakes up Sydney icon Click here to Read from the source

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Calls for inquiry after NSW patient death

Appalling footage of a mentally ill woman stumbling around a NSW hospital, covered in faeces and falling over at least 25 times before she died of a brain injury, has shocked the public and politicians. Footage obtained by News Corp Australia shows the woman, mother-of-two Miriam Merten, locked in a seclusion room for more than five hours at the Lismore ...

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The Cheap Seats round seven AFL preview: What’s Lachie Neale doing in an Eagles jumper?

Fremantle Dockers fans, welcome to your worst nightmare – but there’s no need to panic, because star midfielder Lachie Neale is only wearing blue-and-yellow momentarily. Good on Lachie for stepping up to the plate for a derby debt, we say. But the real question ahead of the weekend is whether the Eagles will do likewise, when they host the Bulldogs ...

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Dodgy meth? Free tests offer to find any contamination

The offer of a helping hand has divided social media.Picture: WA Police There’s no accounting for just how thick some crooks can be. And cops in our South West are hoping to prove that with their latest effort to rid the streets of meth. Those helpful officers at Boyup Brook Police Station are offing to test dealers’ and users’ stash ...

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Crows not jumping at shadows: coach Pyke

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says he’s not jumping at the shadows cast on his AFL side by their first loss of the season. The ladder-leading Crows host Melbourne on Saturday night seeking to rebound from their 59-point defeat to North Melbourne. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! Pyke says his coaching panel and players ...

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Labor, coalition squabble over NDIS

Labor is being challenged by the government and crossbenchers to release the full costings of its alternative plan to fund the national disability insurance scheme. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten proposes to keep the coalition’s deficit levy on high-income earners, and limit the government’s planned 0.5 per cent increase in the Medicare levy to those earning more than $87,000 a year. ...

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United will miss 'naive' Bailly: Mourinho

Manchester United have survived a fraught finale to draw 1-1 to reach the Europa League final. Jose Mourinho described Eric Bailly as “naive” and has admitted the defender will be a big miss in the Europa League final following his sending off against Celta Vigo. Bailly and Celta’s Facundo Roncaglia were both dismissed following a heated clash two minutes from ...

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Step up to Mother’s Day Classic

The annual Mother’s Day Classic is fast approaching and towns across the Pilbara are turning pink in preparation. The Mother’s Day Classic is a national initiative and one of the most popular events in Port Hedland and Newman, where people can get involved to raise money for Breast Cancer research. For the eighth year running, the Town of Port Hedland ...

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From student to face of uni campaign

A former Hedland Senior High School student has proved coming from a small town won’t hold you back from greatness after starring in a national ad campaign thanks to his stellar university career. Following his dream to become a doctor, Zunayed Kabir moved across the country to study a bachelor of Biomedicine. Today, Mr Kabir also begins his career as ...

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