Govt to pump $17.6m into wastewater plant upgrade

Albany wastewater treamtment plant to get $17.6 million upgrade. Upgrades to ensure Albany’s wastewater treatment plant’s reliability and accommodate population growth in the region will begin later this month and are expected to take about a year to complete. The State Government is funding the $17.6 million upgrades to the Timewell Road facility, with most of the work to be ...

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States still opposed to school funding

States and territories are being asked to play a game of “Simon Says” over school funding, with education ministers declaring a new commonwealth deal unacceptable. They say a meeting in Adelaide on Thursday with Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham provided little detail and they remain united in calling for existing agreements to be honoured. “This is a game of Simon ...

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Stubber takes reins of GSFL senior side

The Great Southern Football League has appointed a new senior coach with Wayne Stubber replacing James McRae ahead of the league’s tilt at the Landmark Country Football Championships next month. McRae was at the helm of the GSFL senior team for the past three seasons, winning a division 3 title in his first year and reaching the division 2 grand ...

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Teen laps up British experience

Albany young gun Sascha Roberts has returned from the UK where she competed at the Surfing England National Surfing Championships in Cornwall. Picture: Laurie Benson Travelling overseas for a family wedding and a holiday turned into much more for Albany teenager Sascha Roberts recently after the young surfer contested the English National Surfing Championships. Roberts was over-seas surfing the coast ...

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Jobs bump arrests steep slide after Wall Street tumble

A fall in headline unemployment helped pare heavy losses on the Australian sharemarket after domestic stocks followed US markets lower on increasing risk US President Donald Trump could be impeached. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell to a 1.4 per cent loss in morning trade, but late buying saw it close down 47.7 points, or 0.82 per cent, at 5738.3 after ...

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Budget 'victory' for Labor: Albanese

Anthony Albanese has declared the federal budget an “overwhelming victory” for Labor, in a departure from Bill Shorten’s assessment. However, Mr Albanese insists his view is consistent with that of Mr Shorten. Mr Shorten has repeatedly dismissed media descriptions of the Turnbull government’s second budget as “Labor-lite”. “Make no mistake, this is not a Labor budget,” Mr Shorten said in ...

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WA’s $2.6 million Lotto ticket turns up in delighted tradie’s back pocket

The tradie has spent years trying to win Lotto.Picture: WA News A delighted tradie has claimed WA’s $2.6 million Lotto win from the weekend, after initially scrambling around looking for his ticket and then finding it in the back pocket of his work pants. The man in his 50s had received a call from his daughter asking whether he’d purchased ...

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Marc Warren stays as Perth Glory build new back four

Marc WarrenPicture: Getty Images Perth Glory have re-signed defender Marc Warren for next season as they continue to finalise their squad. Warren, 25, played in both of Glory’s finals against Sydney FC and Melbourne City after falling out of selection favour at stages last season. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! He played 13 ...

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Scullion rounds up remote NT school kids

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion never liked school as a kid, but he’s given parents at a remote indigenous Northern Territory community a wake up call about the importance of education. The senator has spent the morning rounding up sleepy children for their school day playing truancy officer by knocking on doors and speaking to parents at Yirrkala in Arnhem ...

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Youth cup honour caps stellar year for Jess Anstiss

West Coast Fever youngster Jess Anstiss will be named in the World Youth Cup team.Picture: Simon Santi/The West Australian Jess Anstiss’ breakout year just got a little more memorable after she was selected for the netball World Youth Cup. The rising midcourter has been a revelation for West Coast Fever in her debut season and confirmed her status as a ...

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