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Former Perth student guilty of axe murder of parents and brother in South Africa

South Africa Henri van Breda, 23, had claimed a late-night intruder had entered the family’s luxury home Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Henri van Breda denied murdering his brother and parents and leaving his sister with near-fatal injuries. Photograph: Nasief Manie/AP A former Perth student was found ...

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Q&A: Liberal Jane Hume says women should 'work harder' to get into parliament

Australian politics Senator says a preselection quota for women and minorities would be patronising Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Liberal senator Jane Hume told the Q&A audience women needed to work harder to get ahead. Photograph: ABC The Victorian senator Jane Hume says women and people of ...

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One Nation reverses support for big business tax cuts – politics live

Pauline Hanson changes her mind again on tax – just in time for the Longman byelection. All the day’s events, live Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning LIVE Updated <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Pauline Hanson has thrown the government’s tax plans into fresh doubt by reversing her support for a corporate tax ...

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Karratha clinic for keen mountain bikers

The spectacular and rugged landscape around Karratha provides plenty of opportunities to venture out on two wheels. This month current and aspiring mountain bike riders will have an opportunity to improve their skills at a free clinic to be held in Karratha. The annual event, run by the Burrup Mountain Bike Club, will take place across three days from Friday, ...

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Free garden workshop for community

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times Tuesday, 22 May 2018 6:29AM Passionate horticulturist and well-known green thumb Neville Passmore will host a free workshop in Australind to share his secrets on having a great looking garden with less fertiliser, less money and less effort. Leschenault Catchment Council is encouraging the community to take part in the free workshop on June 21. Participants ...

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NSW man nabbed for online child grooming

AAP Tuesday, 22 May 2018 6:35AM Camera Icon A man from Sydney’s North Shore has been arrested in a car park charged with child grooming. A man from Sydney’s north shore has been charged with grooming a teenage girl for sex after police officers posed as a 14-year-old online. Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation ...

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Pilbara youth mental health outreach service starts up

Youth mental health services in the Pilbara have received a boost with the launch of an Australian-first service delivery trial. The “flexible” headspace 2 U model was launched in Karratha last Friday, aiming to provide access to mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs services, and work and study support across the Pilbara. Anglicare WA will run the program, ...

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Banking royal commission: Perth councils consider dumping bad banks

Perth councils are set to consider pulling hundreds of millions of dollars invested in banks found by the royal commission to have acted badly. Perth’s biggest council, the City of Stirling, and the City of Bayswater will vote at separate meetings tonight on whether to investigate the implications of dumping financial institutions that have acted inappropriately. It could prompt other ...

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Barretts to host 25th Biggest Morning Tea

William Barrett and Sons will host its 25th consecutive Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on bThursday to raise money for cancer research. Event organiser Taryn Barrett said the company was the only one in WA to have run the event every year since it began in 1994. “The Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea was started by the Cancer Council 25 years ago ...

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Labor looks at tax plan, govt won't split

Labor has left the door open to supporting the second stage of the Turnbull government’s income tax plan, but the coalition still won’t be splitting its package. The opposition already supports the first part of the income tax cut plan, which starts with a reduction of up to $530 a year under a low and middle-income tax offset. It remains ...

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