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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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All-ages able to interact, enjoy therapeutic wall

Bunbury artist Chelle Spencer has designed a therapeutic wall which allows patients to interact and enjoy physical therapy. Ms Spencer, who runs her business Art on Anything, said she was commissioned to design the wall for a Bunbury therapy company. “The opportunity came up to make a wall for someone ranged from six months old to 99, depending on the ...

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MP defends colleague over budget papers

Labor’s shadow treasurer has defended a colleague accused of taking confidential budget papers out of a lockup ahead of the official release time. Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong refused to return the documents when the head of Treasury security came to her office, The Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday. “Senator Wong did not smuggle the papers out of the ...

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Andrew Gaff warns West Coast to prepare for fired-up Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium on Sunday

Andrew Gaff has warned West Coast to prepare for a fired-up Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium on Sunday as they look to defy recent history between the sides and extend their winning streak to nine games. The Eagles are a win and percentage clear on top of the ladder after their emphatic 47-point win over Richmond at Optus Stadium on Sunday. ...

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