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Qantas scrap change fee for regional flights

Qantas customers flying throughout regional WA will no longer be charged a change fee through its discounted fares program, following its axing by the airline on June 26. The Australian airline announced it had removed the $99 fee to the program, which was launched in 2017. The discounts are available …

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Hard worker has a field day

The foundations of a community are interwoven into the roles we all play, but most are silent roles, with no recognition expected. Some are tranquil roles, such as staying up until midnight sewing costumes for the school play, while other roles are bigger — such as running the local sporting …

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Rain boost for canola crop

A bolstered canola program is up and racing at the Pattersons’ family farm in Katanning, with crops looking lively after recent rainfall. Family members were busy this week, drafting sheep ahead of shearing after finishing seeding on May 28. The prominent sheep producers, who run Woolkabin Merino stud, defied a …

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Ex-Billabong boss released from Qld jail

The former head of one of Australia’s most well known surf companies has been released from jail a year before he was eligible for parole. Matthew Perrin was jailed for forging his ex-wife and brother’s signatures to scam $13.5 million from the Commonwealth Bank. He received an eight-year sentence in …

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Yankees set MLB home run streak record

DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge have hit back-to-back long balls to begin the bottom of the first inning as the New York Yankees set a major league-record 28 straight games with a home run. The hosts went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday …

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‘Pick fruit or lose welfare’: PM says

Dole bludgers who refuse to take jobs at farms will have their Centrelink payments slashed as part of a national push to help Aussie farmers prepare for the upcoming harvest season. The Federal Government is preparing to penalise layabouts who turn down short-term harvest work and will step-up penalties for …

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New WA regional manager at Rabobank

Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has announced the appointment of Stephen Kelly to the role of regional manager in WA. After growing up in Narembeen, Mr Kelly graduated Curtin University with a Bachelor of Agribusiness and a Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance, and has worked for the bank for more …

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Tax-change challenge for farmers | The West Australian

It’s been hailed as the biggest tax compliance change since the goods and services tax was introduced in 1999 — the introduction of Single Touch Payroll. But Wubin farmer Alice Counsel is not letting the new way of reporting tax and super information stress her out. Instead, she is learning …

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