French vintage car trip faces permit tour de farce

A group of French tourists about to leave on a cross-country vintage car adventure says it is “more difficult to get across the State than across the country” after a last-minute scramble for permits. Organiser Eric Massiet du Biesit said the group secured the permits only last night to allow …

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State-owned businesses bag power grab by Treasury

WA’s fragile finances stand to lose hundreds of millions of dollars a year in returns under plans by the McGowan Government to gain more control over how State-owned businesses spend money, the Opposition has claimed. Utilities such as the Water Corporation, Synergy and Western Power are believed to be on …

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Secret smoko backfires on Joondalup hospital patient

Nick ButterlyThe West Australian Friday, 3 August 2018 2:07AM Camera IconThe man went into the toilet for a covert smoke.Picture: Getty Images/EyeEm Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon A man is being treated for burns after an oxygen bottle exploded when he lit a cigarette in a toilet at a hospital. …

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Ivanka: Family separations a ‘low level’

Ivanka Trump has said the separation of migrant children from detained family members was a low point of her White House tenure. While saying she was “vehemently against family separation”, she added immigration was “incredibly complex as a topic”. The senior White House adviser also said she does not view …

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