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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WA couples ditch priests and pastors for big day

Opponents of changes to Australia’s marriage laws are warning it will undermine a key element of religious freedom just as figures reveal most people have given up on unions overseen by a priest or pastor. A special analysis of marriage trends in WA and Australia reveals an appeal made by opponents of same-sex marriage changes may fall on deaf ears. ...

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Big burden to meet greenhouse gas target

Australia has committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 26 per cent by 2030.Picture: Getty Images Australia will need to get up to 75 per cent of its power from renewable sources to meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030, according to a progressive think tank, or risk putting the cost of carbon reduction on to farmers, manufacturers and ...

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Royal poll bad news for Charles

A poll of the British by the Australian Republican Movement has found almost two in three do not want Prince Charles to replace the Queen on the throne. In a blow to the monarchy on the Queen’s Birthday holiday, only 39 per cent of those Britons polled said they trusted the man who is set to be their next king ...

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