Taxpayers hit with $1.5m bill to ‘keep the peace’ at Roe 8 site

Roe 8 saga twist Police Minister Michelle Roberts has revealed it cost taxpayers a “massive” $1.5 million for police to keep the peace at the now-cancelled Roe 8 project. Officers spent a number of days at the site providing security, as protesters tried to disrupt clearing works before the State election in March. Mrs Roberts said Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan ...

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Toshiba releases unaudited earnings

Electronics giant Toshiba has reported unaudited earnings and posted a net loss of $7.8 billion. Troubled Japanese electronics and nuclear giant Toshiba has finally reported its earnings for the October-to-December period but without auditor approval and only after postponing the release twice. Toshiba posted a net loss of 647.8 billion yen ($A7.8 billion) in the quarter due to huge losses ...

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Calls for Arsenal to sack Wenger intensify

Arsene Wenger faced a barrage of criticism from former players, supporters and the media after his team’s 3-0 Premier League loss at Crystal Palace, as his 20-year reign as Arsenal manager looked increasingly shaky. The defeat, the Gunners’ fourth in a row away from home and Wenger’s first to Palace, left Arsenal sixth and likely to miss out on Champions ...

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McKeon books massive world titles program

Lessons learned from the Rio Olympics have steeled Emma McKeon to become Australian swimming’s Iron Maiden at the world titles in Budapest. McKeon qualified for her sixth event at July’s world titles after claiming her fourth straight national 200m freestyle crown in Brisbane on Tuesday night. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! The Olympic ...

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Russia must abandon support of Assad: US

Russia should abandon its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after his repeated use of chemical weapons and join the US to map out a peaceful future for Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says. Tillerson’s comments on Tuesday came an hour before he flew to Moscow from a Group of Seven meeting in Italy to meet his Russian ...

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Lord Mayor calls for Perth parking levy freeze

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi. Picture: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has urgently called on the State Government to freeze the Perth parking levy, amid a backlash from some councillors to her approach. Ms Scaffidi called the last minute motion at tonight’s council meeting, arguing the government had no need to lift the already high levy. ...

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Western Force slam Australian Rugby Union’s business plan

Western Force claim they have uncovered major flaws in the Australian Rugby Union’s business plan that will be used to cull a side from next year’s Super Rugby competition. The evaluation, that was only revealed when the Force board met the ARU’s chief operating officer Rob Clarke and chief financial officer Todd Day on Monday, has been described as fundamentally ...

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Knights pack needs to match big Dogs: Sio

Newcastle have taken some steps forward this season, but it hasn’t come from their big men. Fox Sports stats reveal no Knights forward is averaging more than 90 metres in the opening five games of the NRL season, which spells trouble ahead of Friday’s clash with Canterbury. Footy Tipping and Fantasy competition with $150,000 in prizes up for grabs! While ...

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Drone snapped ‘dangerously close’ to Singapore Airlines plane

Aviation authorities are investigating claims a drone came dangerously close to a Singapore Airlines plane as it flew above the Swan River. The airline had been holding a competition for the best photo of the special Perth flyover, but there are concerns some people went too far. Photographer Daniel Kitlar went out to try and get a great snap during ...

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Dual Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett admits he could retire at the season’s end

Dual Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett dropped a huge bombshell tonight, conceding this season “may be my last” in the AFL. Speculation has surrounded the Gold Coast superstar’s future after he asked to be traded back to his old club Geelong last year, where he played 192 games and won two premierships, despite being contracted until the end of 2018. Footy ...

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