Barnett ‘awkward moments’ warning

Possible candidate for the blue-ribbon seat of Cottesloe, Joe Francis, says there will be some “awkward moments” should Colin Barnett still hold the seat when State Parliament returns. But Mr Francis says Mr Barnett has earned the right to choose the time of his own departure from Parliament. WA Liberals continue to debate when Mr Barnett might pull the plug ...

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Empty office to cost $500K

Taxpayers face the prospect of forking out more than $500,000 in rent for an empty building in the CBD because the Opposition does not want to move into it. The ageing two-storey premises close to State Parliament housed Labor’s operations from 2012 when the Liberal-National government bulldozed existing opposition quarters to build Hale House. The parties’ electoral fortunes have since ...

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Richmond make best AFL start in 22 years

For once, Richmond’s Dustin Martin didn’t pull a rabbit out of the hat. But it didn’t stop the unbeaten Tigers again making the Brisbane Lions their Easter bunnies at the Gabba on Sunday. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! Richmond (4-0) have made their best season start since 1995 after extending their remarkable streak ...

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Glory beats City 5-4 in wild finish to A-League season

Richard Garcia reacts to a missed opportunity during the Glory’s 5-4 win.Picture: Getty Images Perth Glory beat Melbourne City 5-4 to close the A-League regular season but it wasn’t enough to earn a home final against the same opponent. Glory and City were destined to meet in an elimination final next week with just the venue to be determined. Footy ...

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Timani cops four-week Super Rugby ban

Melbourne Rebels forward Lopeti Timani has been cited for an incident against the Brumbies. Melbourne Rebels back-rower Lopeti Timani has been suspended for four weeks by the SANZAAR judiciary for a knee to the head of Brumbies lock Rory Arnold. The flanker was cited for the incident in the 17th minute of the Rebels’ 19-17 Super Rugby win at AAMI ...

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Why did Nathan Buckley bench Scott Pendlebury for 14 minutes?

It’s not often you see a player as influential as Scott Pendlebury spend 14 minutes in a single quarter on the bench. But, with the game up for grabs in the third term of Collingwood’s clash with St Kilda, that was how long the Magpies skipper sat on the interchange for, cooling his heels in a pivotal moment in the ...

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Glory denied home A-League final by City

Perth Glory beat Melbourne City 5-4 to close the A-League regular season but it wasn’t enough to earn a home final against the same opponent. Glory and City were destined to meet in an elimination final next week with just the venue to be determined. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! It was a ...

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Pence brands N Korea missile 'provocation'

US Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea for the start of his Asia-Pacific tour. US vice president Mike Pence says America’s resolve to defend South Korea has never been stronger as he branded Pyongyang’s failed missile launch a “provocation”. Addressing American military personnel in South Korea, Pence made it clear Washington would continue to take a tough ...

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Waste incinerator approved upwind of Cocos Islands beach voted as best in Australia

WA’S environmental regulator is embroiled in a controversy over the approval of a waste incinerator on the Cocos Islands, upwind of a beach recently voted the best in Australia. The Federal and WA governments have hailed beach clean-ups that saw volunteers collect 50,000 pieces of marine debris recently, including 2999 plastic drink bottles and 3729 rubber thongs that had washed ...

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What to do in the garden this long weekend

It’s time to plant daffodils. Picture: Thinkstock Sabrina Hahn shares her top three jobs to tackle in the garden this week. 1. Plant out daffodil, bluebell and snowdrop bulbs. 2. Grow some natives in a pot; select a few different species so that there is something in flower at different seasons. 3. Give ferns a half-strength liquid feed with a ...

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