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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 ...
The next most expensive home of the year sold on caves Road in Marybrook in the South West to Grace Mazur, the woman who gave Australia the Thermomix, and her husband Witold, the co-founder of the distribution company, for $6.55 million in February. A Bindaring Parade property was sold by ...
With a three-hour time difference, Perth's celebrations will barely have got started as the rest of the country sings Auld Lang Syne. There are no large-scale fireworks displays planned, as the city traditionally saves its pyrotechnics extravaganza for Australia Day. In the nation's capital, thousands of people ...
A GOFUNDME page in honour of East Fremantle father Charles McCarthy has attracted heartfelt tributes and more than $45,000 in donations from across Australia and his native Ireland. The page was created by Alan Ahern who wrote that Mr McCarthy was "one-of-a-kind" and that the lives of wife Nicole ...
A second police pursuit in 48 hours along the Great Northern Highway has resulted in a head-on collision. The pursuit began after police spotted a vehicle that had been stolen from Bibra Lake on Christmas Day, doing burnouts in carpark off Reflection Boulevard in Jindalee around 11:30pm on Friday night ...
The route is the culmination of decades of yearning from the Australian airline to re-energise the "Kangaroo Route", first operated in the Thirties (when the journey ... On March 25, Flight QF10 will depart London Heathrow at 13:30 bound for Perth, Australia's westernmost city, arriving at 13:15 on March 26.
A 34-year-old Australian man has been charged in connection with the death of Irishman Charles McCarthy in Perth, Western Australia. Mr McCarthy was walking along Riverside Road in East Fremantle with his wife Nicole, and a friend in the early hours of Saturday morning when he was involved in an ...
Perth is set to be the final stop on Santa Claus' trip around Australia this evening, as Air Services Australia revealed he had officially logged his flight plan with them on Sunday morning. WA locals can follow the jolly fat man as he makes his way around the nation after he registered his official aircraft ID and ...
One notable work comes from Peter Drew, an Australian artist whose poster-sized images of real Australians from over the years come with the word "Aussie" prominently stamped in capital letters. All the images stimulate discussion around the idea of national identity. Those immortalized include Monga ...
The group bought the 11-storey complex from Credit Suisse's real estate arm which had picked up no 45 on the famed Perth boulevard from Stockland in 2012 for $55.3m. The building, which sits in Perth's core CBD office precinct and comprises 10,010 sqm of space, was refurbished by Credit Suisse but ...
But it hasn't exactly gone to plan for the allrounder, who is among the players under the pump to lift at the WACA as Australia seek to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. The match started with Ben Duckett being stood down for tipping a drink on the head of Jimmy Anderson in a Perth bar during the ...
New same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on the weekend, prompting a rush of couples heading to registry offices around the country to file their intention to marry. But in Perth, lawyers were lodging documents of a different kind, on behalf of a woman set to become the first in Australia to file for a ...
NEW figures show Perth hotel rates continue to plummet, making it the cheapest capital in the country for visitors and for West Australians considering a "staycation". The discount room rates, combined with Bali's volcano eruptions, have prompted the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) to claim there has ...
He said: "The ambulance got here about five minutes later and took over working on all of the injured people. "I went back inside and had a shower to wash off the blood that was on me. When I sat down I thought, 'Did that just happen?'" The Western Australian police Force confirmed the teen died following ...
A SEVENTEEN YEAR old Irish boy was killed in Perth, Australia, yesterday after he was run over by a car. The young man (17), who is originally from the Sallynoggin area of south Dublin, died after being caught up in an apparent gang fight in the suburb of Canning Vale. Local police said that there had ...
Canadian police have confirmed that a backpack and jacket found near a mobile phone belonging to Alison Raspa also belong to the Perth woman, who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Ms Raspa was last seen at Three Below bar in Whistler on Canada's west coast, about 11.30pm on November ...
Ms Raspa is originally from Canberra, attended Greenwood Senior high school in Perth and moved to Whistler in May. She was last seen at Three Below bar in Whistler about 11.30pm on November 22. Her phone was found the following morning in a park about 5km away. Canadian police said yesterday ...
Perth has experienced wild weather swings to kick-start summer as a baking weekend was hosed down with rain and an almost 10-degree temperature drop. The city hit 34.9 degrees Celsius yesterday, but today is forecast to see a maximum of 26C, with more rain on the way in the first half of the day.
SYDNEY (AP) -- Substitute Blake Powell scored in the 78th minute to give the Central Coast Mariners a 1-0 win over the Perth Glory in Australia's A-League on Sunday. Powell, who is two weeks into a comeback after nearly a year recovering from injuries, assisted on one of the Mariners' goals in the 4-1 ...
SYDNEY (AP) -- Substitute Blake Powell scored in the 78th minute to give the Central Coast Mariners a 1-0 win over the Perth Glory in Australia's A-League on Sunday. Powell, who is two weeks into a comeback after nearly a year recovering from injuries, assisted on one of the Mariners' goals in the 4-1 ...
The 12-player squad, which will be coached by National Specialist Skills Program spin coach and Queensland Bulls assistant coach John Davison with assistance from former Australia opener Chris Rogers, features four players from Tasmania, three from Western Australia and Victoria and two from South ...
The $145 million train station for the new Perth Stadium is now ready to receive thousands of passengers for the venue's first event in January. High-frequency train services from ... "This a big cultural shift for Perth and for the suburbs and for Western Australia," she said. The stadium's first major event will ...
A truck driver is dead after his vehicle was crushed by a tree north of Perth. police say the truck may have hit the tree about 10:20am on Wanneroo Road, near the intersection of Bernard Road North, in Carabooda. The tree fell across Wanneroo Road, blocking both lanes and part of the verge. The truck ...
It may be mid-strength beer only for the general public at Perth's new stadium, but wine lovers will be able to quaff full-bodied reds and whites from the state's South West as they watch the action no matter where they're sitting. Australian wine group Treasury Wine Estate - which represents brands like ...
When an 11-year-old Perth boy was arrested over a fatal mob attack in Perth's city centre last year, he became one of the youngest, if not the youngest, person to ever be charged with murder in Australia. It left many in the community questioning: how could such a young boy be implicated in such a heinous ...
One of the youngest people ever to be charged with murder in Australia has been found guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter over the stabbing death of a Perth man following Australia Day celebrations last year. The boy stood trial in the Perth children's Court over the past two weeks and this ...


 

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