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National cabinet tweaks vaccine rollout, restricts arrivals from India

National cabinet tweaks vaccine rollout, restricts arrivals from India

All states and territories have agreed to bring forward the vaccination start date for Australians aged over 50.

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Hospitals

Mother and son test positive for COVID-19 after virus ‘jumps’ corridor in Perth hotel

Mother and son test positive for COVID-19 after virus ‘jumps’ corridor in Perth hotel

The Mercure Hotel will no longer take people returning from overseas for hotel quarantine after the government admitted it has been the least suited to safely quarantining people with COVID-19.

In recent years, despite significant effort, there has been little or no improvement in key developmental indicators for young children in many high-needs communities.

Millions being spent to help WA’s most vulnerable children – but how?

The program is three years into a 10-year run but the four trial sites are not yet locked down and it’s “too soon” to report outcomes or even gather baseline data.

Therapy dog for public prosecutors set to cost WA taxpayers $162,000

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has defended spending $162,000 on a dog to be based at its Perth office full-time as part of a staff wellbeing program.

Lang Hancock’s life, love and bankruptcy resurrected in ‘clash of the dynasties’

Rose Porteous, the third wife of mining magnate Lang Hancock, once argued his estate was not bankrupt.

The fall of Lang Hancock’s business fortunes in his marriage to Rose Porteous is again a question before the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Search for Hayley Dodd’s remains ends with her final resting place still a mystery

Day three of the search of Hayley Dodd’s remains at Francis Wark’s former home.

Police returned to the Badgingarra property after Francis Wark’s own words during his murder trial led investigators to focus on a water tank.

India records world record number of daily COVID cases

India’s total of 312,731 new infections in a 24-hour period eclipsed the previous single-day high of 300,669 cases, set in the United States on January 8.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says if he was a chief executive of a company he would hire ousted Australia Post boss Christine Holgate.

‘She’s a very decent person’: Frydenberg says he would hire former Aus Post boss

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he would hire ousted Australia Post chief executive Christine Holgate if he was the boss of a private company, describing her as a good and very decent person.

Treasurer confident iron ore will continue to flow despite low point in Australia-China relations

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg speaks at the Leadership Matters event in Perth.

Iron ore exports to China are not in any danger according to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg as the Asia superpower warned of further damage to relations between the two countries.

‘An eye for an eye’: Missile strikes near Israeli nuclear reactor, prompting retaliation

The missile strike near Israel’s reactor.

Iran, which maintains troops and proxies in Syria, accused Israel of a recent attack on its Natanz nuclear facility - and vowed revenge.

Bipartisan support for tearing up Belt and Road agreement

National security experts and federal Labor have welcomed the Morrison government’s decision to tear up Victoria’s Belt and Road deal with China, but warn of the possible fallout.

Dockers want full house at Optus Stadium for Anzac tribute game

Matt Taberner (right) and Michael Walters celebrate a goal against the Hawks at Optus Stadium.

Fremantle could welcome its first full house at Optus Stadium when it hosts North Melbourne in the 25th Len Hall Game on Saturday night.

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Carlton

‘I really rate his opinion’: Teague embraces Worsfold as coaching mentor

John Worsfold and Teague worked together at West Coast, with the veteran coach handing over his role at Essendon at the end of the 2020 season.

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Perth College principal Helen Aguiar.

Perth principal speaks out after fake Instagram account set up in her name ‘grooms’ students

Perth College principal Helen Aguiar said the incident occurred over the Easter school holidays and was reported to police on Wednesday.

Supermarket to capitalise on Perth shopping doldrums as more move into city

The Murray Street entrance to the proposed West Perth Woolworths complex.

Woolworths has revealed its plans for the City of Perth’s first full-line supermarket which is looking to capitalise on future growth in West Perth and the $227 million Subi East redevelopment.

WA rental crisis laid bare: family forced out as rent jumps by 55 per cent

Perth is in the midst of a rental housing crisis as demand drives prices to record highs in the wake of COVID-19.

The WA rental vacancy rate is at a 40-year low, with home opens attracting 40-50 people, who are outbidding each other and driving record rental prices even higher.

Opinion
Iron ore

The only way is up: The iron ore price boom that refuses to die

Iron ore prices at close to record levels will help repair the budget deficit

Second-guessing the Chinese and the Brazilians is an occupational hazard for economists and commodity experts, who have been proven wrong again and again predicting an end to the price rally.

Elizabeth Knight

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How Perth Airport could power a whole WA city

Solar panels at Adelaide Airport

Rebate after rebate tries to lure households to place panels, while wasting away are kilometres of prime space that would leave domestic production in the shade.

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Matt Taberner (right) and Michael Walters celebrate a goal against the Hawks at Optus Stadium.

Freo want full house at Optus Stadium for Anzac tribute game

Fremantle could welcome its first full house at Optus Stadium when it hosts North Melbourne in the 25th Len Hall Game on Saturday night.

Sam Reid of the Swans.

Swan accepts blame for play that ruined unbeaten start

Sam Reid has owned up to his share of the blame for the play that ended Sydney’s unblemished start to the AFL season.

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury and Essendon skipper Dyson Heppell at the MCG on Monday with the Anzac Day trophy.
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AFL 2021

Anzac Day crowd boosted to 85 per cent, struggling Saints get Friday night prime time

The AFL has released rounds nine and 10 of the 2021 fixture and has received a final decision on crowd limits for MCG games this weekend.

Star Magpie Jordan De Goey has concussion symptoms, six days after a head knock.

De Goey’s symptoms support 12-day concussion break: Buckley

Nathan Buckley says Jordan De Goey is still dealing with concussion symptoms while Chris Mayne must prove his fitness to face Essendon on Sunday.

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AFL 2021

It’s a gamble, but the Western Bulldogs should target Greene

While Toby Greene is clearly respected, he probably doesn’t enjoy the same amount of love from the many opposition players and fans he’s antagonised over the years.

Sam Kerr’s Matildas have landed in a tough Olympic group.

Matildas face US, Olyroos cop Spain and Argentina in brutal Tokyo draws

More than a year after they qualified, Australia’s men’s and women’s teams finally found out who they will face at the Olympic football tournaments.

John Worsfold.
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‘I really rate his opinion’: Teague embraces Worsfold as coaching mentor

John Worsfold and Teague worked together at West Coast, with the veteran coach handing over his role at Essendon at the end of the 2020 season.

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