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Perth’s Australia Day Skyworks is back in 2022.

City of Perth backtracks on proof of vaccination for Australia Day Skyworks crowd

‘COVID marshals’ were due to patrol the event, spot-checking people’s vaccination status. But what powers they had if someone refused, or wasn’t vaccinated, was unclear.

WA doctors speak out against keeping hard border

WA doctors speak out against keeping hard border

Healthcare staff have joined more than 1000 signatures on a petition calling for Premier Mark McGowan to reopen the border as promised, saying it made no sense medically to remain closed.

Terence Kelly admits abducting Cleo Smith from campsite

Terence Kelly admits abducting Cleo Smith from campsite

Kelly, 36, was arrested after detectives raided his Carnarvon house at 12.46am on November 3 and found the little girl alone inside a bedroom playing with toys.

WA Premier, AG seek to avoid travelling to Sydney for Palmer defamation trial

WA Premier, AG seek to avoid travelling to Sydney for Palmer defamation trial

WA Premier Mark McGowan has filed a Federal Court application seeking to give evidence remotely in his upcoming defamation battle with Clive Palmer.

Julian Assange opens door to appeal in small but key win in High Court

Assange in a police vehicle following his arrest at London’s Ecuadorian embassy in April, 2019.

Julian Assange asked a British court for an appeal after the High Court ruled his extradition to the US to face spying charges could go ahead.

Qantas workers in last-minute bid to avoid vaccine cull

Qantas has agreed not to sack a group of un-vaccinated employees until a court rules on the legality of its COVID-19 jab mandate.

Peng Shuai supporters at the Australian Open.

Peng Shuai supporters to hand out shirts at final as TA double down

Tennis Australia will not back down on their policy which bars supporters of the ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ movement wearing t-shirts or displaying banners at Melbourne Park.

‘Bitter-sweet’: Sinner’s stunning performance draws close to de Minaur’s dream run

Alex de Minaur waves farewell to Melbourne Park for another year after his loss to Jannik Sinner.

Alex de Minaur’s dream run into the second week of his home grand slam is over.

Medvedev wins long and tough fight against Cressy

World No.2 Daniil Medvedev has survived his toughest challenge yet at the Australian Open, beating both Maxime Cressy and a hip complaint to reach the quarters.

Forrest pays $309m for battery tech with Williams F1 pedigree

Williams Advanced Engineering helped Jaguar develop the C-X75 hybrid car that featured in the James Bond film Spectre.

Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue has bought the Williams Formula One team’s engineering offshoot that will switch gears from race cars to haul trucks.

Court win for Murugappan family still blocks return to Queensland

Three members of a high-profile Sri Lankan asylum seeker family can reapply for bridging visas - but the situation for little Tharnicaa remains unchanged.

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to US embassy staff in Kyiv, Ukraine, last week.

US and UK order departure of Ukraine embassy families as war fears mount

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said if one more Russian force entered Ukraine in an aggressive manner, that would trigger a significant response.

Support for republic is strong enough to win approval in bigger states, poll reveals

The Queen.

Australians are willing to vote for a republic by a narrow majority, but are split over the best way to choose the head of state to replace Queen Elizabeth.

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Double denim is Kanye West’s revenge dress

Double denim has Kanye West spreading love in Paris at the Kenzo show, with girlfriend Julia Fox.

With new girlfriend Julia Fox the rapper signals Kim Kardashian as he refuses to go solo with style.

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Brisbane Lion becomes AFL’s second anti-vax player to lose list spot

Brisbane have put a line through Cam Ellis-Yolmen for 2022 after he chose not to take his first vaccine jab on Friday and plan to fill his spot on the list with another player.

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WA’s hospital system has recruited up to 200 healthcare workers to help tackle Omicron.

Arming WA against Omicron takes hospital staff, so get them here: union

Let’s make it as simple and straightforward as possible to get nurses, doctors, midwives and other professionals here. Let’s not wait, Mark Olson said.

Hakea Prison has another suspected COVID-19 prisoner.
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COVID-19 scare in Hakea Prison as worries grow over vaccination rollout for prisoners

Hakea Prison had its first genuinely suspected case of COVID-19 after an inmate was transferred to the Canning Vale facility on Wednesday night, which has since been downgraded to a false positive.

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WA Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson.

Benefits of boosters would start to wane after March: Chief Health Officer

The level of vaccine protection would be at its best at the end of March, according to WA’s medical advice, as the government stays quiet on when borders might open.

Environmental approvals lapse for three out of four grandfathered uranium projects in WA

The Yeelirrie Project in the East Murchison could struggle to go ahead if the WA environment minister does not approve an extension to its approvals.

The WA Labor government brought in a ban on uranium mining when it came to power in 2017 except for four existing projects. Environmental approvals have now lapsed for three.

‘Diabolical’: Sydney family’s shock and rage as WA border slams shut

Alison Hays and her children Alizah and Saxon, now 10 and 14, on the place to Perth for their last four-day visit in December 2020.

Unable to hug her mother or her sister through two long years of family illness, grief and separation, Alison Hays had thought the darkness was finally lifting.

Perth’s massage parlour cluster: Public health priority forces police to look the other way

The inside of one of the massage parlours connected to the cluster.

While never publicly mentioned, some of the parlours are listed on escort sites as venues providing sex services, with explicit reviews of services on offer.

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Homemade bomb blows in Perth suburban Zambrero restaurant

The Zambrero where the 29-year-old man allegedly set off the bomb.

The popular chain eatery was full of lunchtime customers, who luckily escaped being hurt when the device exploded, scattering shrapnel and debris for 10 metres.

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Full House creator selling mansion linked to Manson murders for $117m

Jeff Franklin’s opulent Beverly Hills estate comes with a waterfall, a shark tank and a link to one of Hollywood’s most infamous crimes.

This timber fisherman’s cottage is for sale for $27.5 million to $30 million.

‘Liveable’ timber beach house listed for $30 million

This charming cottage’s most luxurious feature is hydronic heating, and it’s already had an offer from buyers keen on the location, location, location.

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Alex de Minaur waves farewell to Melbourne Park for another year after his loss to Jannik Sinner.

Youthful Italian knocks out last Australian singles man standing

This was farewell to Alex de Minaur for another year and a big, eye-opening hello to the talents of Jannik Skinner.

The AFLW is determined to see out the season amid fixture changes.

Double-header included in fixture changes as AFLW denies injury crisis

The AFLW fixture amid the pandemic remains a week-to-week proposition, with a double-header planned for next week in part to help the Western Bulldogs make up for lost time.

The stage is set for the Winter Olympics to begin in Beijing on February 4.

Beijing chef de mission says athletes can speak out – within reason

Geoff Lipshut says Australian athletes can feel safe raising issues within the IOC rules despite added scrutiny from Chinese officials at the Winter Olympics.

Peng Shuai supporters at the Australian Open.

Where is Peng Shuai? Nothing to see here

Tennis Australia, by banishing pro-Peng Shuai protestors from Melbourne Park, has shone an uncomfortable light back on its priorities at the Australian Open.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Nicola Carey of Australia smiles during the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Final match between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 08, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

‘It’s massive’: Australia focused on sealing Ashes early with Test win

Australia arrived in Canberra on Monday with a 4-2 advantage in the multi-format series, and with four points up for grabs in the Test at Manuka Oval. 

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

‘Enjoy your flight home’: Kyrgios, Kokkinakis shed light on locker room spat

The entertaining pair are through to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and have a message for the No.1 seeds they knocked off on Friday.

West Coast AFLW coach Michael Prior.

West Coast AFLW coach apologises for comment on Pride jumper debate

West Coast AFLW coach Michael Prior has sincerely apologised to those offended when he said the Pride jumper issue that engulfed West Coast this week had been done to death.

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