Tony Abbott tells party he was misled by advisers over Paris climate deal

Tony Abbott When the former PM signed in 2015, he said Australia made a ‘definite commitment’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Tony Abbott Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Tony Abbott has claimed he was misled by bureaucrats before he signed Australia up to the Paris international climate agreement in 2015 during another sortie by government conservatives against the national energy guarantee. ...

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Oz thug rock: the sound of 'complete disregard for authority'

Pop and rock Australia culture blog Hard, fast and tough … the latest in a long line of Australian bands – including Drunk Mums and AC/DC – mix blue-collar pride and a devil-may-care attitude <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘If the crowd isn’t up for it, we try and shove ’em into it’ … Amy Taylor of Melbourne band ...

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Cup to return bigger and better

The annual Rockingham Beach Cup will not be run this year with the foreshore under construction as part of a major redevelopment of the area. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Palm Beach, the unique beach horse race — the only one of its kind to be held in WA — was set to be held November. However, because of ...

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Buccs overpower Wolves, but fall to Hawks

It was a rollercoaster weekend of emotions in Perth for the Quadrio Earthmoving Geraldton Buccaneers. After becoming the first team to defeat the Joondalup Wolves at HBF Arena on Saturday night, a frustrating second-quarter lapse resulted in a 97-73 loss to the Perry Lakes Hawks on Sunday afternoon. In a hard-fought top-of-the-table clash, the Wolves started fast and moved the ...

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New school to ban mobile phones

A mobile phone ban will be in place for students enrolled at the new Baldivis secondary school, which is set to open next year. In collaboration with local parents and community members, the Steering Committee of the school — which has the planning name of South Baldivis Secondary School — has prohibited the use of mobile phones and personal electric ...

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Health issues bring the end of Warriors

After six years of inspiring and encouraging students to make good decisions, high school teacher Paul Weston will be wrapping up his successful Weston Warrior program. The program began in 2012 as a way to keep youngsters on the “straight and narrow” and focused on their passion for AFL. Since 2012, Mr Weston has taken students from less fortunate backgrounds ...

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Council votes to fund Sea Rescue’s refit costs

The pressing financial burden caused by a vital re-fit to the Rockingham Volunteer Sea Rescue Group’s main rescue vessel has been eased after a $30,000 grant was retrospectively awarded by the City of Rockingham. In a unique situation, Mayor Barry Sammels put forward a motion to the council last month, recommending that $30,000 be approved from the 2017-18 budget after ...

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Ex-Brazil president dishes out football advice from prison cell

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made his debut as sports commentator on Monday – from his prison cell. Lula, who began a 12-year prison sentence in April after he was found guilty of corruption, sent his analysis of Brazil’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland by post to the Sao Paolo-based TV station TVT. He had begun his political ...

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Geraldton crime: Boy charged after windows allegedly smashed at McDonald’s restaurant

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian Tuesday, 19 June 2018 3:32PM Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Link Icon Police have charged a boy after two windows were allegedly smashed with a block of wood at a McDonald’s restaurant in Geraldton on Saturday. Police said a group of youths entered the Durlacher Street restaurant about 1.30pm and began engaging in disorderly and anti-social ...

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WA Food Act Offenders: Warnbro’s Origin Kebabs and Cockburn Pasta Cup fined over cleanliness

Two eateries in Perth’s southern suburbs have copped substantial fines after they became the latest to be hit with Health Department conviction notices over cleanliness offences. Origin Kebabs in Warnbro was slapped with a $50,000 fine and ordered to pay costs of $3,000 for two offences that date back nearly two years. The fast food outlet in Warnbro Shopping centre, ...

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