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Perth teen Elizabeth Ferguson saved by organ donors twice

Perth teenager Elizabeth Ferguson has received more than a second chance at life — she has had a third, thanks to the generosity of two Australian families. The 15-year-old is a double liver transplant recipient, receiving a donor organ in 2011 and another one two years ago when the first started to fail. For her family, it has meant two ...

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‘We sent out ‘save the dates’: Gay farmers Darren Moir and Nigel Lock celebrate

Darren Moir’s self-imposed ban on commercial TV ended in tears of joy and wedding plans on Wednesday morning. The Amelup farmer had sworn off TV two months earlier because of offensive advertisements produced by No supporters during the same-sex marriage campaign. After the news broke that Australia had returned a resounding Yes, the text messages and calls came thick and ...

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The young Perth stars setting Hollywood alight

From breakout Netflix stars Katherine Langford and Dacre Montgomery to sitcom actress Holly Barrett, careers have boomed this year for young Perth actors who continue to make waves in Hollywood. Perth acting coaches and talent agencies say it is no coincidence West Australians have taken Tinseltown by storm, with the city’s isolation and small-town, grounded mentality playing a big part ...

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Struggling WA students making a buck in drug trials

Perth is becoming a mecca for students, backpackers and unemployed people who are earning thousands of dollars a year tax-free as volunteers on clinical drug trials. The economic downturn is being linked to more healthy men and women aged 18 to 60 signing up to take part in a range of drug trials for conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis, impotence, ...

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Christians commiserate after marriage loss

Christians have consoled themselves days after losing the same-sex marriage survey by stating they aren’t called to win, but rather speak the truth, and that’s what they’ve done. They’ve also called on the “standing army” that formed to oppose gay marriage to prepare for bigger battles ahead by joining mainstream political parties. The faithful gathered in Sydney on Saturday for ...

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Grade cricketers plunder England in trial match ahead of Ashes

England have experienced their fair share of demoralising days fielding in the Queensland sun, but Saturday’s miserable return of 1-220 against a Cricket Australia XI was a different kind of concern. Just five days out from Thursday’s first Ashes Test, grade cricketers Jason Sangha (133) and Matt Short (134) batted four-and-a-half hours for a 263-run stand as the hosts marched ...

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AFL-X to launch next year

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Rob Broadfield: Taste testing Mrs Mac’s new Perth stadium range of pies

WA pie and sausage roll maker Mrs Mac’s has banked its future on a new range of pies – butter chicken, beef rendang, premium Angus, apple and cinnamon – launched this week. They have been designed exclusively for sale at the new Perth Stadium and The Weekend West was invited to Mrs Mac’s Morley factory for an exclusive first taste. ...

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Neuville in control at Rally Australia

Thierry Neuville will take a commanding lead into the final day of Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour after mishaps on Saturday claimed the defending champion and another top contender. The Belgian holds a 19 second advantage over Finland’s Jari-Matti Latvala after an abbreviated second day of racing. Saturday’s second running of the Newry stage was cancelled due to a damaged ...

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