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Convicted archbishop asks: 'pray for me'

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has asked the Catholic faithful to “pray for me” in a letter distributed after his conviction for covering up child sexual abuse during the 1970s. The letter was distributed across the Archdiocese of Adelaide, including to parents of students in Catholic schools, drawing criticism from some. It confirmed his intention to stand aside from his ...

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Search for missing grandfather Ian Collett expands to second site in Darling Downs

The desperate search for a Perth grandfather missing since Saturday has expanded to a second area this afternoon after reports of a possible sighting of him in Darling Downs. Acting Insp. Darryl Brandis revealed two women, believed to be in their twenties, were seen talking to a man fitting Ian Collett’s description on Rain Lover Court in Darling Downs at ...

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Bush and ‘burbs: Kepler Bradley, Ryan Crowley, Jesse Crichton, Relton Roberts, Waylen Manson, Brett Peake, Steven Armstrong, Liam Anthony and more

The West Australian’s Jordan McArdle takes a look at what’s happening in the country and amateur leagues around WA in his weekly column. Crowley’s country stint could be over Former Fremantle and Essendon tagger Ryan Crowley may have played his last game in the South West Football League after suffering a serious shoulder injury at the weekend. Footy fans survey: ...

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Uber’s sights on Busselton

Ridesharing juggernaut Uber has its sights set on Busselton as it canvasses the State in preparation for a proposed regional expansion. WA is one of the last States in which the service has not yet expanded beyond the capital city, but the Times can reveal it is on the cards and Uber has been looking closely at Busselton and Bunbury. ...

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Coles sets retail hub on track

A major expansion of Busselton Central Shopping Centre has been reignited with Coles’ takeover of the IGA store, after lengthy delays fuelled by the West Street Power Centre. The plans were approved in 2015 but disrupted soon after, with developer Australian Unity confirming discussions with central tenants stalled because the massive power centre development was given the go-ahead. But the ...

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Region’s volunteers recognised

Volunteers were celebrated right across the country this week as part of National Volunteer Week — and the Busselton-Dunsborough district was no exception On Wednesday, the City of Busselton and the Busselton- Dunsborough Volunteer Centre co-hosted the Busselton- Dunsborough Volunteer of the Year Awards, recognising the tireless volunteers who dedicate their time to services, events, fundraising efforts and countless other ...

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Crash investigators confirm Russian missile ‘shot down’ MH17 flight

AAP Thursday, 24 May 2018 6:14PM Camera Icon The reconstructed cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.Picture: AP AN INTERNATIONAL team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said ...

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No breaches on 'shocking' live sheep ship

The deaths of 2400 sheep on a live export ship didn’t breach the regulator’s animal welfare standards because it was a heat stress event, a Senate hearing has been told. Horrific footage emerged last month of sheep dying in their own filth on a Middle East-bound ship in August last year. On day 15 of the voyage, temperatures soared, killing ...

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MH17 probe names Russian missile unit

Prosecutors investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 say they have identified the missile used to shoot down the plane as coming from a Russian military unit. The airliner with 298 people aboard was hit by a Russian-made missile on July 17, 2014, over territory held by pro-Russian separatists. All aboard died, two thirds ...

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Glasses no longer allowed in passport photos

If you wear glasses and are due for a new passport, then take note: spectacles will not be allowed in photos from July 1. The Australian Government’s travel advice website Smartraveller today tweeted about the change to passport photo guidelines. The Australian Passport Office said the change would further strengthen the integrity of the Australian passport. “Research has shown that ...

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