Truckie’s big shot at PGA

She drives gargantuan dump trucks at the Super Pit, got married last month and, from today, will take on the men at their own game. Ebony Riordan (nee Heard) is the only woman in the field for the TX Civil and Logistics WA PGA Championship starting at Kalgoorlie Golf Course today. The Goldfields Golf Club women’s champion, who is an ...

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Country hope to beat rival Townies

The Town team has previously won all three of their annual games against Country during Ord Valley Muster. The NRL may have done away with its City versus Country fixture but there is still enough bad blood to keep the format alive in the Kimberley. The Country team will tomorrow night look to get their first win over the Townies ...

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US man who allegedly lured Aussie teen to LA through Snapchat has bail denied

An American man accused of meeting a 16-year-old Australian girl on Snapchat and paying to bring her to the US for sex is behind bars in a New York jail. US prosecutors allege 39-year-old New Yorker Sean Price met the girl on the Snapchat app in October last year and transferred $US1500 ($A2011) to her in Australia. In April this ...

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Small tweaks for Honda HR-V

Sat-nav is now standard inthe HR-V range, but it has come at the expense of LaneWatch. Honda has announced a minor update for its popular HR-V, with satellite navigation now standard across the small SUV range without any change in price. This means it still starts at $24,990 plus on roads for the VTi and tops out at $34,340 plus ...

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Hello possums: species in the spotlight

Citizen science could shine light on the future of the critically endangered western ringtail possum with valuable data recently collected by Albany volunteers. The 12-month monitoring project observed population numbers, movements and habitat preferences at selected sites on Mt Clarence, Mt Adelaide and Mt Melville over the four seasons, with the final session just completed. Despite fears the south-west endemic ...

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Balanced budget needed for tax cuts: PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there may be scope for personal income tax cuts. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there may be scope for personal income tax cuts in the “next few years”. Labor says any lowering of tax rates would need to wait until the federal budget returned to surplus. “If we are able to lower tax over the ...

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Tax fraud 'very regrettable' says PM

Malcolm Turnbull has congratulated police for uncovering an alleged tax fraud worth $165 million. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says it’s “very regrettable” a syndicate allegedly defrauded taxpayers of at least $165 million by running a payroll scam out of Sydney. But he’s congratulated the Australian Federal Police for cracking the conspiracy, with nine people arrested so far. Australian Taxation Office ...

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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell at the Big Day Out music festival on the Gold Coast in 2012.Picture: AAPIMAGE Soundgarden rock singer Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, according to his representative. In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit. Chris Cornell in New York City last month.Picture: PA Bumbery ...

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Newspapers and TV preferred for regional news

Print media remains one of the most popular sources of news in regional Australia. Picture: Busselton Dunsborough Times Print media and commercial television are the preferred source of local news in the country’s regions, an Australian Communications and Media Authority report has found. The Local Content in Regional Australia 2017 report, released on Monday, surveyed almost 2500 regional Australians to ...

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Rockingham youngster sets sail

Rockingham Senior High School student Todd Campbell (17) spent a week onboard the STS Leeuwin II. Rockingham Senior High School student Todd Campbell swapped the mainland for the sea during the April school holidays, as the 17-year-old jumped on board the STS Leeuwin II to take part in a special youth development voyage. The Safety Bay local took part in ...

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