Banks must pay for privileges: Cormann

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann insists the banks have no reason to pass on the cost of a new levy. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann insists the four big banks have no legitimate reason to pass on the cost of a new levy announced in last week’s budget despite a widespread view they will do so. Furious banking executives have criticised the ...

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WA neurologist accused of billing ill patient for services not provided

Neurologist Dr Peter Panegyres outside the State Administrative Tribunal.Picture: Simon Santi/The West Australian An experienced neurologist who billed a disabled man more than $25,000 after an 87-day stay in hospital is accused of charging the patient for services he never provided. Peter Panegyres treated the man when he was in Joondalup Health Campus between November 2012 and February 2013. A ...

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WA man faces jail and caning after alleged Singapore struggle

A WA man could face jail and a caning if convicted over four separate alleged incidents in Singapore, including a violent struggle with police at Changi Airport last month. Jason Peter Darragh has been detained in Singapore on 11 charges including using criminal force against police at the airport, according to The Straits Times. The newspaper claims the 44-year-old accused ...

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‘I don’t even know her’: AFL great Wayne Carey addresses Jessie Murphy rumours

AFL great Wayne Carey says “he’s really upset” and that Marc Murphy is “really distressed” after rumours involving him and Jessie Murphy re-emerged on Saturday. Marc Murphy has been at the centre of a sledging furore over recent days after St Kilda players, including Jake Carlisle, allegedly made highly personal comments towards the Blues captain at Etihad Stadium. Footy Tipping ...

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Aussie model mates’ ‘all-shapes’ agenda wins over Khloe Kardashian

Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley.Picture: Tim Hunter They are best friends and models — one a size 6 and the other a 16. And now Georgia Gibbs and Kate Wasley’s push for fashion labels to use women of all sizes on the catwalk and in photoshoots has the support of the famous Kardashian clan. US A-lister Khloe Kardashian has shared ...

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Paws for a cause

Geraldton Auxiliary Friends of RSPCA WA are looking forward to taking part in the 2017 Million Paws Walk on Sunday.Picture: Ellie Honeybone, The Geraldton Guardian Animal lovers throughout WA will reunite on May 21 to take part in the 21st RSPCA Million Paws Walk in a display of unity in the fight against cruelty to animals. While thousands will gather ...

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Alleged Mongolian rapist bailed in Qld

A Mongolian man who allegedly raped a British tourist on the Gold Coast has faced court. A Mongolian man who allegedly raped a British tourist on the Gold Coast has been granted bail but looks set to be detained by immigration officials. The 24-year-old appeared via video-link at Southport Magistrates Court on Monday on a single count each of rape ...

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Cotchin dodges AFL ban, Buddy in the clear

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has escaped a suspension despite being charged by the AFL match review panel for his jumper punch to the jaw of Fremantle’s Lachie Neale. Cotchin would have been slapped with a one-match ban if the MRP ruled the contact was intentional. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! But the jumper ...

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Two women found dead at SA property

The bodies of two people have been found at a SA property with a man in police custody. A Millicent man is expected to be charged with two counts of murder after the discovery of two bodies at a house in the town in South Australia’s southeast. The 53-year-old is in police custody after reporting the deaths at the Berri ...

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Variety swing brings joy to new users

The liberty swing donated to the City 11 years ago has now been put to good use after it was donated and relocated to the Holland Street School. The swing was donated by the City of Greater Geraldton and Variety Children’s Charity. Holland Street School principal Nicola Riley said she noticed the swing, which can accommodate a child in a ...

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