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IAG FY profit slips, set to return capital

Insurance Australia Group’s shares have slid to a near-four month low after the insurance giant’s full-year profit and outlook underwhelming for investors. Australia’s biggest insurer, which owns the NRMA and CGU brands, suffered a 0.6 drop in group net profit for the year ending June 30 of 0.6 per cent …

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Awards give councillors and staff recognition

Local government councillors and staff members from across the State were awarded for service to their local communities at the WALGA awards on August 2. A number of individualsfrom the Upper Great Southern region were recognised for their service on the night, including Shire of Narrogin president Leigh Ballard. Shire …

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Police investigate serious assaults in Tom Price

Tom Price police are calling for witnesses to a series of assaults which left two people seriously injured at the end of a major local festival at the weekend. After a problem-free two days at the Nameless Jarndunmunha Festival, police report that a small group of people started fighting in …

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Federal MP Bob Katter backs colleague Fraser Anning’s controversial first speech

Outspoken federal MP Bob Katter supports his colleague Fraser Anning “one thousand per cent” despite the furore over the Queensland senator’s controversial first speech to parliament. The Katter’s Australian Party senator has been widely criticised after calling for immigration policies favouring “European Christian” values and banning Muslims. “Absolutely one thousand …

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Declarationofheart impresses at Sandown | The West Australian

Connections of Declarationofheart will aim high after the colt returned to racing in impressive fashion in a midweek race at Sandown. Trained by Anthony Freedman, Declarationofheart was having his second start in Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Protest Payout Handicap and first since winning a maiden at Geelong in January. After settling in …

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Sloping site team rises to challenge

North 2 South Executive Homes has been announced as the winner of the 2018 HIA Great Southern Home of the Year. Taking home six other awards, including framed home of the year and custom built home of the year, their project in Middleton Beach was a stand-out among entries. Owner …

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