Fisherman backs shark-cull tourism

A third-generation Albany commercial fisherman has weighed into the ongoing shark cull debate, suggesting that the State Government explore the prospect of giving charter operators the licence to catch great white sharks as a tourism venture. Tony Westerberg, who has fished off the waters of the south coast for more than 40 years, says the ramifications of the reduction of ...

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Love, support the keys to a long marriage

John and Lyn Hesson, of Bunbury, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 11.Picture: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times On May 11, 1957, John and Lyn Hesson exchanged vows and promised to spend the remainder of their lives with each other at a wedding ceremony in Bunbury. Nearly 60 years later, the happily married couple are on the ...

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Aussie Smith in delayed PGA Tour playoff

Australian golfer Cameron Smith (R) will have to wait an extra day for the Zurich Classic playoffs. Young Australian Cameron Smith faces another restless night before playing off for a maiden US PGA Tour title and million-dollar payday alongside Swedish teammate Jonas Blixt in New Orleans. Smith and Blixt finished tied at 27-under-par with American pair Scott Brown and Kevin ...

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Trump shows signs of Republican approach

A country brought to the brink of nuclear war by a first-time commander-in-chief. A chaotic White House filled with television-ready personalities more interested in fighting internecine battles than furthering the President’s agenda. A celebrity hairdo wildly unprepared to run a country. Foreign policy operated by fiat, resulting in soured relations with strategic allies. A President grudgingly living in the shadow ...

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Donnybrook comedian to share skills at writers festival

Former Donnybrook woman Andrea Gibbs is one of the guest presenters at the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival next month. Former Donnybrook woman Andrea Gibbs will share her storytelling skills as a guest at the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival. The festival will feature 13 guest authors, illustrators, and photographers visiting Geraldton as presenters and Ms Gibbs, who ...

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Nat Fyfe’s St Kilda deal nothing but a rumour, says Fremantle star’s management

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 08: Nathan Fyfe of the Dockers celebrates after winning the round three AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Fremantle star Nat Fyfe has not agreed to a deal with St Kilda, despite the claims of a Perth ...

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Job-seeking cheats face immediate sanction

Welfare cheats gaming their jobseeking obligations will soon face strong and immediate consequences. Welfare recipients who persistently game their job-seeking obligations will be swiftly punished under a Turnbull government crackdown. Most jobseekers do the right thing but a small group of capable people consistently skip appointments with employment service providers until they need to re-engage, Human Services Minister Alan Tudge ...

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Minjee Lee fifth on LPGA Tour

Japan’s Haru Nomura has won a marathon sudden-death playoff to win the LPGA Tour’s Texas Shootout. Australia’s Minjee Lee finished tied fifth long before Japan’s Haru Nomura finally won a marthon sudden-death playoff to clinch victory in the LPGA Tour’s Texas Shootout. Nomura, 24, claimed her third LPGA title with a two-putt birdie at the sixth extra hole to prevail ...

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Blackham dives after again lowering output guidance

Nick Evans takes a look inside Blackham Resource’s Matlida gold mine. Shares in Blackham Resources fell further today after the gold miner again lowered its full-year production guidance, citing the impact of wet weather at its Matilda gold project near Wiluna. Blackham’s March quarter report released on Friday revealed full-year production was expected to come in at 40,000-45,000oz, down from ...

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Chance meeting that could have cost Eagles a derby win

Hill kicked two goals as part of a first-quarter demolition job that took the game away from the Dockers.Picture: Daniel Wilkins An Inside Cover reader was working his “retirement job” at a service station in one of Perth’s coastal suburbs on Saturday afternoon when a very presentable young man walked in, fully kitted out in West Coast gear. Being a ...

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