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Five more members of the board of flagship public school Perth Modern have resigned in the past week. The latest resignations mean that all 10 board members who put their names to a letter of complaint about a proposal to build a 700-seat auditorium at the school have gone. Three business leaders who ...
A planned 10 per cent levy on taxi and ride-share trips in WA appears all but doomed, with the Liberal Party and key crossbenchers vowing to oppose the controversial so-called "Uber tax". With the Liberals and One Nation both confirming they will oppose the proposed levy, the government's proposed taxi ...

The company will be offering two free rides up to the value of $10 per ride in Australia's Perth city as a soft launch of its service with local partners. ... Customers in the Western Australian city can simply download the Ola app from the Android or the App Store, register for an Ola account and begin booking ...
While Sydney's desal plant remains controversially unused, currently Perth is Australia's city most reliant on its desalination plants, with the two in operation capable of supplying almost half of its fresh water. Adelaide and Melbourne's plants have both supplied fresh water to residents, while Brisbane's ...
Under artistic director Wendy Martin, Australia's longest-running arts festival has become a site of storytelling and exchange where the personal stories of locals are treated with as much reverence as a masterwork by theatre luminary Robert Lepage. It's Thursday night and I'm sitting in the State Theatre ...
Premier Mark McGowan wants Perth to be the hipster capital of Australia and hopes his new wave of liquor reforms will muscle in on Melbourne's turf. Mr McGowan, who spearheaded the 2006 relaxation of WA's hospitality regulations paving the way for 118 small bars in Perth today, this morning previewed ...

Perth has experienced its longest run of summer days below 35 degrees in more than three decades. The cool spell has now entered its 31st day, but is set to end on Thursday when the temperature reaches 37 degrees Celsius. The previous record is from 1994, when the city had 23 days under 35C.
"The idea during the soft launch is to roll out introductory offers to Australian users as an incentive to get them to use the service, then see how they like ... The company is offering higher commissions to drivers and more affordable fares to consumers in Australia, beginning with Perth, before it rolls out the ...
Thousands of costumes, hats, shoes and other props lovingly collected over 48 years have been donated to the WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University. The donation was made by Perth costume designer Gail Pether. Ms Pether ran vintage clothing boutique and costume hire business Memory ...
He and Australian Anthony Quayle eventually played the 18th four times in round three before Aphibarnrat secured the final spot in the top 24 for Sunday. It was an opportunity Aphibarnrat didn't take for granted; he defeated Geelong's Ben Eccles 1-up in round one and took Japan's Yusaku Miyazato ...
A Perth couple has hit out at the "broken" Centrelink system that continued to deny them just $37.50 a fortnight for their daughter - who has a rare dual syndrome. Little Ivy may be the only child in the world to have a combination of the rare Phelan-McDermid syndrome and a duplication to her sixth ...
Perth residents have gathered outside their driveways to witness a truly terrestrial experience on Wednesday night. Multiple .... Advertisement. A super blood blue moon has started at 7.48pm on January 31, 2018, and Western Australia will have one of the best vantage points for viewing in the world.
A Perth-based building group has secured $8 million dollars in a capital raise to fund a manufacturing plant for its modular construction technology. ... in its corner, Pro9's managing director Daniel Jukic said the company will build a factory in Sydney to bring more of its products to the Australian market.
Savills Australia has singled out counter-cyclical investors -- more than half from overseas -- as the drivers of Perth CBD office sales volumes last year. There were $701 million in Perth office transactions last year, the agency's Quarter Time National Office research report found, compared with $690.9 ...
Mark Robson, who has previously been disqualified from Triathlon Australia events over a similar incident, was on Saturday banned from racing with Ultra Series ... Famous former Australian long-distance swimmer Shelley Taylor-Smith, who is Mr Robson's swimming coach, said she does not recognise the ...
Australia's biggest gold refiner, the Perth Mint, is developing its own cryptocurrency backed by physical precious metals. ... For the Perth Mint, the need to bring investors back to precious metals after a boom in alternative investments such as cryptocurrencies posed an opportunity, according to chief ...
A NOTORIOUS bikie gang that became embroiled in a "war" with Australia's biggest outlaw motorcycle club is back in WA. Suspicions Rock Machine were trying to regain a foothold in Perth appear confirmed with the arrest of a man over an alleged vicious attack on his former girlfriend. The 23-year-old was ...

Most of the fireworks that will decorate the Perth sky during Australia Day celebrations this week will be unexploded crackers from last year's cancelled show. RELATED:Tribute to Swan River plane crash couple · Australia Day airshow cut from Skyworks. The Skyworks event was cancelled after experienced pilot Peter ...
The Northbridge and at Belmont Forum stores were found to have violated the WA Department of Health's food standards guidelines, The West Australian reports. According to the paper, a City of Perth officer found the Northbridge store had failed to "take all practicable measures to eradicate and prevent ...
Sometimes the punters want what they know. Nothing more, nothing less. The one thing the Foo Fighters can be counted on delivering is a blistering set, and These Days and Best Of You showed the scream heard around the world - or at least in inner-city Perth last night - shows no signs of weariness.
Western Australian authorities have defended their running of Perth's Banksia Hill juvenile detention centre after allegations of solitary confinement and poor treatment of ... The mother of one boy told Guardian Australia her son was not coping and Banksia Hill did not tell her he'd been self-harming.
... crocodiles and stingers weren't enough to worry about, Western Australians are being warned to take precautions against a potentially deadly and ancient disease that may have been stirred up by recent cyclones. Each year there are dozens of melioidosis cases reported across northern Australia and it ...
The remains of ex-tropical cyclone Joyce has dumped more than four months' worth of rain on Perth in less than 24 hours, leading to power ... metro area, that Rottnest Island has had 142mm of rain, Swanbourne and Bickley more than 138mm, 96mm for Perth metro site and 118mm for Jandakot," he said.
Australia Post is reviewing its security measures in WA after parcels and letters were stolen from several depot boxes in Perth last month. At least three Australia Post depot boxes were broken into in December across Perth, resulting in the theft of parcels and letters, some of which are still unaccounted for.
The Perth metropolitan area has been warned to brace for up to three months' worth of rain in one day as the remnants of tropical cyclone Joyce continue to move over the southern half of the state. The category one system crossed the Pilbara coast late last week, dumping heavy rain in the state including ...
Skies in Perth, Australia, turned dramatic colours after a bushfire blanketed the city with smoke. More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze as it burned through 3,000 acres (1,200ha) of bushland near the city on Sunday, authorities said. The fire prompted clouds of smoke and ash, with many locals posting ...
The remnants of tropical cyclone Joyce are playing havoc with preparations for the Australian Amateur Championship, presented by Swinging Skirts in Perth. But tournament director Trevor Herden said provided the bad weather passes early tomorrow, the scheduled start date, minimal "game-changing" ...
More than 100mm of rain has fallen in parts of Perth in less than 12 hours as ex-tropical cyclone Joyce passes across the coast. According to ... More than 70mm has fallen on Perth in just 12 hours on Monday - which is more than four times the average rainfall for the entire month of January. Almost 90mm ...
A trip west to mend scorched bridges is at the top of the to-do list for Australian rugby's CEO Raelene Castle, but the new boss warned she expected all parties to move on from the turbulent events that dogged the sport last year. The former Bulldogs and Netball New Zealand chief will kick off her ...
The cameleer was inspired to start the business about 18 months ago when he heard Perth was about to get a glut of new hotel rooms and tourists in the city would need something to do. Mr Warren told ABC Radio Perth that camels formed a big part of Western Australia's heritage. "Obviously they are ...
rain from the tail-end of ex-Tropical cyclone Joyce has flooded highways in Perth as the city looked set to cop three times its monthly January average in 24 hours. Perth has been soaked with 24mm, or twice the average January rainfall, in the six hours since 9am, and the Bureau of meteorology predicts ...
Skies in Perth, Australia, turned dramatic colours after a bushfire blanketed the city with smoke. More than 150 firefighters fought the blaze as it burned through 3,000 acres (1,200ha) of bushland near the city on Sunday, authorities said. The fire prompted clouds of smoke and ash, with many locals posting ...
The remnants of ex-Tropical cyclone Joyce are set to deliver a soaking start to the week for Perth - with as much as 80mm of rain now forecast to hit the city on Monday. The Bureau of meteorology's Sunday morning forecast now predicts a possible shower or thunderstorm late on Sunday, before a storm ...
The Sawyers Valley fire, believed to have been deliberately lit shortly before 8.30am, burnt out 3000ha and blanketed Perth in smoke and residents were being urged to remain vigilant as the fire was still burning on Sunday night. For much of Sunday, 150 fire fighters worked to establish containment lines.
Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has resumed her office saying she is "refreshed and keen" after successfully challenging an 18-month disqualification for failing to declare tens of thousands of dollars of gifts and travel. This morning Mrs Scaffidi fronted media to mark her return to work four months after ...
Darwin offered "exceptional" value but prices could fall further, while Perth appeared close to bottoming and looked affordable. Elsewhere, demand was picking up in lifestyle markets including coastal and hinterland regions and Hobart. Across the expensive but weakening Sydney market, principal buyer ...
The lengths doctors in Perth had to go to save the nine means they are now facing thousands of dollars in hospital bills -- something the group of backpackers are all too happy to pay. "Of course we have to pay for the mistake that we did. There's no point that the taxpayer has to pay for us, we have to pay," ...
Only six in 10 Perth residents have completed Year 12, the fourth worst among Australia's capital cities, while fewer than one in four have obtained a Bachelor's degree. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, only 12.4 per cent of Perth workers are employed in what the Australian Bureau of Statistics defines as ...
Western Australia's only academically selective public school, Perth Modern, has been awarded the state's top academic achievement for the third year in a row. Subiaco's Perth Modern topped the list for schools with the highest average ATAR, or Australian Tertiary Admission Rank score, with a median ...
Germany have come from a set down to beat Australia in a live Fast4 mixed doubles rubber to qualify for Saturday night's Hopman Cup final in Perth. Australia looked set to complete an upset win in the tie and elevate Belgium to the play-off against the Swiss pair of Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic.
... Perth Modern, has once again topped the academic league tables. The school was one of 16 public schools to make the top 50 list based on Year 12 exam results, released late today by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Perth Modern school students achieved a median Australian Tertiary ...
Some clean hitting and 17 aces earned the South Australian a thrilling, 5-7 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 victory in 2h 41m. The loss means Germany must beat Australia in the Fast4 mixed doubles to finish on top of Group A and qualify to play the Swiss pair of Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic in Saturday night's final.
One of the injured backpackers told the West Australian the ordeal was "terrifying" and said he was "trying to scream for help" but his mouth wouldn't move. A Royal Perth hospital emergency doctor, David McCutcheon, said the group might have died but for the fact that two flatmates who didn't take the drug ...
... for everyone from true crime, poetry, romance, literary fiction and architecture to pianos and dresses. The Perth Writers Festival is on from February 19th to the 25th at the University of Western Australia, with the Perth Festival Writers Week launching on the 18th January to celebrate Australian storytelling.
chemical testing has revealed the anti-nausea drug hyoscine -- commonly found in travel sickness tablets -- is the only substance that can be identified in a chemical cocktail that resulted in a mass overdose among a group of backpackers in Perth. Emergency services were called to a property in ...
Australia's first electric aircraft has begun test flights at Perth's Jandakot Airport, amid hopes the plane will be flying to nearby Rottnest Island within months. The two-seater single-engine Pipistrel Alpha Electro has two batteries that can keep the plane in the air for an hour, with an extra 30 minutes in reserve ...
Nine in suspected mass drug overdose in Perth, Australia ... Two men are currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Perth hospital. police in Western Australia are investigating after nine people, believed to be students or backpackers, were found in varying states of consciousness following ...
The charges against a man accused of attacking an Irish man in Perth in Western Australia over the Christmas period have been upgraded to murder. Andrew Doan (34) had been charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm to father-of-two Charlie McCarthy at Riverside Road, East Freemantle in ...
Western Australia's easy-going capital often gets spoken about as the most isolated city in the world. This might carry some truth geographically, but the place has a bright, big-city feel that makes it seem anything but secluded - and with Qantas beginning direct flights from Heathrow in March, it's about to ...
Perth, Australia (AP) -- Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis each won their singles matches to give Australia a perfect start to its Hopman Cup ... Gavrilova claimed a 6-1, 6-4 win over Eugenie Bouchard, before Kokkinakis wrapped up the Group A tie for Australia by beating world No.108 Vasek ...


 

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