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Updated May 27, 2022, 7.45pm

Tourists thrown overboard, seriously injured at WA’s Horizontal Falls

Horizontal Falls, in WA’s Kimberley.

A swarm of aircraft have descended on one of the state’s premier tourist attractions to winch numerous seriously injured people from a major accident scene.

Pilbara gas plant price jumps $420 million as COVID hits supply chains

The cost to build Perdaman’s controversial fertiliser plant on WA’s Burrup Peninsula has jumped after Italian construction giant Saipem struck problems.

The town of Biloela and the  Murugappan family.

Murugappan family allowed to return to Biloela

The family of asylum seekers will be given a pathway to become Australian residents under a decision by the Albanese government to end years of dispute over their treatment.

Joyce to push for leadership at the Nationals’ conference

“I have never lost a seat”, Barnaby Joyce said on Sunday.

Barnaby Joyce will make a pitch for his political survival when he addresses the state branch of the National Party ahead of a looming leadership challenge.

Chinese Foreign Minister in Kiribati, new airstrip planned

Wang Yi’s four-hour long visit after leaving the Solomon Islands on Friday will raise concerns in Washington and Canberra about Beijing’s plans for the island.

As a plan was drawn up to regenerate WA’s bushland, another 10,000 hectares was earmarked for clearing

Activists stop the removal of Salmon Gums near Norseman earlier this year.

The WA government wants to reverse a decline in native vegetation, but stakeholders are unsure how the state will get there despite a new policy promising a net gain.

St John WA urgent care clinics to start charging gap fee as winter looms

There are concerns the move will put more strain on hospital emergency departments.

WA hospitals are under intense pressure and a potentially severe flu season during a pandemic could buckle the system further.

Fury in Texas over missing 90 minutes between 911 call and gunman’s death

It was 11.30am when local police were first alerted that someone had opened fire outside the school. But he wasn’t shot dead until 1pm.

AGL Energy chief executive Graeme Hunt and Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, who is seeking to block a demerger of AGL championed by Mr Hunt.

Billionaire Cannon-Brookes wants AGL board seats if coal split fails

Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has declared he will seek two seats on AGL’s board if the energy giant’s proposed demerger collapses.

Nation’s first Indigenous Supreme Court judge defies the naysayers

Lincoln Crowley pictured in Sydney in 2017.

Respected barrister Lincoln Crowley recalled thinking “you wait and see, mate” when told he would end up in jail because of his family background.

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‘Australia broke my heart’: Why Yassmin Abdel-Magied may give up her citizenship

The writer, social advocate and now Londoner says the treatment meted out to her in Australia broke her heart and her relationship with the country.

Amazon reaches settlement with Australian worker over pregnancy

Amazon has settled a lawsuit with a worker who accused the company of reneging a job offer because she was pregnant.

Rachel Reshmi launched Federal Court action against the online retailer in after it withdrew an offer of a permanent role when she said she was pregnant.

Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes’ parole decision reserved

Robert Hughes at The Downing Centre District Local Court in Sydney during his 2014 trial

The disgraced actor and convicted paedophile wants to return to Britain to spend his remaining years with his wife, and to keep a low profile, a parole hearing has heard.

Google Australia’s tax bill just $85 million despite profit rise

Search giant Google paid $85 million in tax in 2021 despite earning more than $7 billion from the local economy.

AFL concussion.

Concussion spike as protocols force players to miss

AFL players miss at least one game if they are diagnosed with concussion, but debate continues about what is the appropriate time to be sidelined as the AFL injury report reveals the number of games missed through concussion per club in 2021.

‘Reverse hostage-taking’, ‘scapegoating’: Australian VIPs slam Wimbledon ban

Shane Gould after the 1972 Olympics.

At a Sport Australia Hall of Fame forum, three heavyweights question the sense and worth of Wimbledon’s stance against Russian and Belarusian players.


Royalty for Roy: Family, friends and former greats farewell Symonds

Much-loved Australian cricketer Andrew “Roy” Symonds has been farewelled in Townsville after dying in a car crash earlier this month.


Western Australia

COVID modelling Perth WA Omicron main picture homepage.

One in four in WA have had COVID since pandemic start

New cases reported overnight bring the total number recorded in the state since the pandemic began to 705,723 – one-quarter of WA’s population of about 2.8 million.

‘Support reform or get out of the way’, WA Liberals boss tells party faithful

‘Support reform or get out of the way’, WA Liberals boss tells party faithful

During the post-election briefing, Richard Wilson said the worst thing the party could do after suffering a 9.9 per cent hit to their primary vote was nothing.

WA triple-zero patients will be asked to call next of kin under St John plan

Georgina Wild, 80, died of a suspected heart attack while waiting for St John Ambulance in Perth.

The new plan was spurred by the grieving son of Georgina Wild, who died after waiting 2½ hours for an ambulance earlier this month. 

WA chases mega factory for hydrogen technology

WA Hydrogen Minister Alannah MacTiernan.

The WA government wants to offer more than sun, wind and land to proposed multibillon-dollar projects to produce the clean fuel.

The inside story of how Labor conquered the western front

Labor’s victory in WA on the weekend was three years in the making.

Nationally, Labor took a hit in its primary vote, but in WA it increased by 7.4 per cent, scalping two coalition ministers, flipping four seats red and clearing the path for Albanese to form a majority government.

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Tom McDonald has been ruled out of the clash with Fremantle.
AFL Briefing
AFL 2022

Blues’ Dow back; McDonald out injured for the Dees; Roughead retires; Dons turn on the sprinklers

Carlton’s Paddy Dow finally gets his chance to impress at senior level this season, Tom McDonald is out for the Demons with an injury, Magpies defender Jordan Roughead announces his retirement, and Essendon’s left-field approach to training.

Democracy Manifest.

How viral video of a decades-old arrest spawned racing’s new cult hero

Democracy Manifest was the term used by an Australian man as he was thrown into a police vehicle in the 1990s. But the horse’s form is creating a cult hero.

In-form Bulldog Bailey Smith won’t make the trip west.

Smith to miss trip west, reinforcements for Dons

The Western Bulldogs will head to Perth without star midfielder Bailey Smith, who will miss the Saturday night’s clash with West Coast due to illness.

Parents comfort their child at Roland Garros after an outburst from Irina-Camelia Begu.

‘Embarrassing moment’: Begu wins at Open after throwing racquet into stands

Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu was lucky to stay in the tournament after making a child cry when she threw her racquet in frustration while facing Ekaterina Alexandrova.

St Kilda is set to lock in coach Brett Ratten.

Saints’ sights set on their man, set to sign Ratten to new deal

St Kilda are set to hand Brett Ratten a new contract, with the senior coach likely to seek a three-year deal.

Chequered past: Shane Flanagan and James Hird.
NRL 2022

Should Shane Flanagan and James Hird coach again?

The two coaches at the centre of the “darkest day in Australian sport” want a second chance. Do they deserve it?

Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster

Chief Sports Writer

Retired Matildas great Lisa De Vanna sparked the Sports Integrity Australia processes by speaking out about her experiences in football..

Sports Integrity Australia to investigate two claims from process sparked by De Vanna

SIA confirmed it will investigate two matters from the 27 submissions it received into alleged abuse in football at the national level.


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