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Banking royal fee: Regulator has swipe at sub-standard banks

The corporate regulator has taken another swipe at the nation’s banks and their treatment of small businesses, using a fresh submission to the financial sector royal commission to argue they continued to fall short of their own standards. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission, replying to evidence given to the …

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Hanson not fussed as Brian Burston bails

Pauline Hanson has offered a tempered response to the resignation of former One Nation loyalist Brian Burston, after the pair’s spectacular public spat. Senator Burston on Thursday confirmed he had quit the minor party and planned to serve as an independent. Senator Hanson, who broke down in tears and accused …

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AM honour for women’s shelter chief

Seeing a woman dragged behind the back of a car until her skin was shredded was Teresa Lewis’ introduction to the job in her first week as the manager of Newman Women’s Shelter in 2002. Sixteen years later, Ms Lewis, better known as Maggie, has been honoured with an Order …

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Fierce North West champs in town this weekend

The 2018 Netball North West Championships are taking place at the Faye Gladstone Netball Courts in South Hedland from Friday to Sunday. Teams from Port Hedland, Broome, Derby, Karratha, Newman, Kununnurra, Paraburdoo and Tom Price will compete. Netball is the biggest participation sport in Hedland, with more than 400 girls …

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Fire planideal fitfor region | The West Australian

The establishment of the new $80 million Rural Fire Division was discussed by key representatives in Port Hedland earlier this month. The fire division is co-ordinated by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, and comes in response to recommendations from the January 2016 Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry with the …

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