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Homicide detectives join search for four-year-old girl missing in WA outback

Homicide detectives join search for four-year-old girl missing in WA outback

The young girl was last seen inside her family’s tent at the Quobba blow holes campsite at 1.30am on Saturday morning. When her mother woke at 6am, Cleo and her sleeping bag were gone.

Juukan inquiry urges national laws to protect sacred sites

The rock shelters at Juukan Gorge had evidence of continual human occupation tracing back at least 46,000 years, placing them among the most significant archaeological sites in Australia.

An inquiry into Rio Tinto’s blasting of the Juukan Gorge caves has recommended giving traditional owners the right to withhold consent to works on their land.

Dawson slams 300,000 West Australians who are in no rush to get vaccinated

WA police commissioner Chris Dawson, who is in charge of the vaccine rollout, said he was confident the state would easily reach an 80 per cent vaccination rate but the final 20 per cent were proving trickier to convince.

A step back to move forward: What will life be like when WA hits vaccine target?

A step back to move forward: What will life be like when WA hits vaccine target?

WA’s Premier and CHO have refused to put a date on when the state will let its guard down, but they won’t consider it until vaccination rates hit between 85 and 90 per cent.

WA government refuses to release COVID modelling guiding extended border closure

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Modelling undertaken by WA Health, including scenario planning for what WA might look like once COVID is allowed in, has been supplied to Premier Mark McGowan - however he has refused to release the documents.

Woodside teams up with Bill Gates-backed solar tech

Solar thermal technology can offer 24-hour power, unlike solar photovoltaic panels.

Woodside is considering rolling out US solar thermal generation in Australia but will first trial the technology in California.

PM wants binding 2050 net zero target at Glasgow summit

PM wants binding 2050 net zero target at Glasgow summit

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told a Liberal party room meeting he wants to take a formal pledge for net-zero emissions by 2050 to the Glasgow climate talks.

Business frustration over government’s climate inaction grows

As the Glasgow climate talks approach, pressure mounts on the government to make serious commitments on emission reductions.

Berejiklian denies holding suspicions former boyfriend was allegedly corrupt

Former MP Daryl Maguire and Gladys Berejiklian both gave evidence to the ICAC last year.

The former NSW premier told a secret ICAC examination that she “didn’t know what to think” when allegations of corrupt conduct were first levelled at Daryl Maguire.

How ‘going green’ became the issue that unites the royals

For decades, the Prince of Wales has been an eco champion - now his family is following suit.

Louise Milligan agreed to pay Andrew Laming $79,000 in damages plus legal costs, but the ABC indicated it would pick up the bill.

Auditor-General finds ‘no precedent’ for ABC to pay  star reporter’s legal costs

The Auditor-General was looking into whether it was appropriate for the ABC to pay $79,000 damages plus legal costs to MP Andrew Laming to settle a defamation case.

China plays down contagion fears as clock ticks on Evergrande

China’s central bank insists the fallout from Evergrande’s looming collapse can be contained. That looks set to be tested this week.

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A woman won a $1.5m literary prize. It turned out ‘she’ was actually three men

The image presented by the authors on the Carmen Mola website.

The series of gripping detective novels starring strong female protagonists were said to be written by a mother of three children. Now the real authors are accused of being “scammers”.

Stunning film Lamb, shot in total isolation, examines a couple united in grief

 It’s a determined performance from Noomi Rapace, who had to learn Icelandic to take on this role.

Set in Iceland, Lamb is a strange, mythic compelling story about a bereaved couple.

Collingwood, Tigers agree to pick swap ahead of draft

The player trade window has closed but the deals to move picks has continued with Richmond and Collingwood doing a deal over pick 27.

Cryptocurrency should not become another ‘boys club’, warns Perth-based startup

Cryptocurrency should not become another ‘boys club’, warns Perth-based startup

Bamboo chief operating officer Tracey Plowman says crypto assets give women a way to take control of their finances outside the typically male-dominated world of traditional finance.

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Albert Jacob is back as Joondalup Mayor, Hannah Fitzhardinge replaces Brad Pettitt at the top in Fremantle, and inaugural West Coast Eagles coach Ron Alexander joins Vincent as a councillor after Saturday’s local government elections.

Local government elections: New era in Fremantle, a former Eagle rises and a recount in Perth

A quartet of new mayors will take up the chains following Saturday’s poll while a narrow vote at the City of Perth will see a recount to determine who gets the last spot on council after only seven votes separated fourth and fifth place.

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Police divers find missing eight-year-old boy’s body

The boy went missing near Fernhook Falls.

The boy’s family expressed their thanks to all emergency services and volunteers involved in searching for their child after he went missing.

Regions rise to top of WA Police Excellence Awards nominations

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Regional officers and police stations are well-represented among this year’s crop of nominees for the Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards.

‘Exacting revenge’: Clan foes to face Liberal disciplinary committee

A review into the WA Liberals election loss will be made public on Saturday.

One party insider said the nominations were a sign Clan members were “exacting revenge” on their critics.

Freo wharfies back to work after 12 weeks as both sides claim victory

Fremantle Port will return to full capacity after Qube workers end industrial action.

Resumption of full activities at WA’s biggest non-bulk port will help ease concerns about deliveries from the international shipping industry already in turmoil from pandemic-related disruptions.

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All you need to know about the AFL draft points system

There are two elite father-son prospects this year, Nick Daicos and Sam Darcy. Here’s how the points system will deliver them to their clubs on draft night.

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Australia could miss main course of home World Cup

Embarrassingly for a proud cricket nation that has captured almost every major trophy there is, Australia are not guaranteed a berth in the main part of a home World Cup.

East Germany’s Renate Stecher, left, just edges out Australia’s Raelene Boyle to win the Olympic 200m crown in Munich.

Raelene Boyle railing for retrospective gold like swimmers

Australian sprint queen Raelene Boyle has called on the IOC to retrospectively award medals to athletes who were cheated by East Germany’s sports doping system in the 1970s and ’80.

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Khawaja stakes Ashes claim with a century of substance

Queensland captain Usman Khawaja staked his claim for a Test match recall to partner David Warner in the Ashes with a mighty century against South Australia.

Koroibete streaks down the left edge to score a try.

‘Big shoes to fill’: Koroibete ruled out of Wallabies’ spring tour

The Japan-bound winger has played his last Test for the Wallabies after deciding to stay in Australia for family reasons before taking up a new contract with the Panasonic Wild Knights.

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Anderson hits back at Paine: Keep Ashes chat respectable

James Anderson has called for Australians to keep the Ashes phoney war “respectable” and says that the insults can be “dangerous” for mental health.

The 2020 Melbourne Grand Prix was cancelled at the last minute as the coronavirus pandemic reached Australia.

Australian F1 Grand Prix pushed to April 2022 in bid to ease restrictions

The Australian F1 Grand Prix is listed as the third race on the 2022 calendar as authorities give the country more time to ease travel restrictions.

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