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Hoping for a flight improve? Think again

It is the season for giving but forget it if you think airlines are going to give you that ultimate present — an upgrade as you jet away. What was once an easy call to an airline mate or simply turning up at the airport not wearing jeans, is now …

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Son of WA superboot heads to US on scholarship

The son of a WA superboot is set to kick his way into one of the world’s biggest sports. Lucas Dean, whose dad Warren played for Subiaco and Melbourne, has secured a sporting scholarship at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Playing as a punter for the UTSA Roadrunners …

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TAB workers cut in industry shake-up

WA’s TAB will make two dozen workers redundant but has denied the move is in preparation for the State-owned betting agency’s privatisation by the McGowan Government. Richard Burt, the TAB’s boss, has confirmed that up to 24 employees will lose their jobs as part of a shake-up of the agency …

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Mining boom set to test Perth Airport again

Chaos is the only way to describe Perth Airport in 2012 at the height of the last resources construction boom. Delays of more than an hour were common and up to three planes in holding patterns to the north, east and west of Perth was a regular occurrence. At times, …

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Encryption laws ‘risk to national security’

Labor is accusing Prime Minister Scott Morrison of trying to make Australians less safe by fast-tracking new encryption laws that specialist companies warn will make it easier for criminals to target residents and their private details. But the Federal Government will use the last sitting week of Parliament to press …

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Enticing as it is, Peters won’t keep Star going

Owner Bob Peters will let the dust settle on Enticing Star’s first Ascot carnival campaign before deciding her future. The boom mare bounced back from her first defeat with a close second to Voodoo Lad in the $1 million Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on Saturday. Peters said Enticing Star, …

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Delays in WA Family Court cases soar

The alarming wait times for cases at WA’s Family Court has been put into sharp focus, after an extraordinary two-and-half year delay in one judgment contributed to the decision being thrown out on appeal — and the eight-year old legal battle to be sent back to square one. The case …

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Perth drives WA’s economic recovery

Perth has pulled WA’s economy up by the bootstraps according to figures which show the capital is driving growth at its fastest rate in five years on the back of professionals and health. Amid predictions of a further boost in the State’s economy, figures from a private consultancy show it …

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