MCG mascot win a proud moment for young Zali

Zali Ryder is a 10-year-old girl from Cosmo Newberry, a remote Aboriginal community of just 50 people around 500km north-east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. But on Saturday night she was the centre of attention in front of 81,000 people under the bright lights of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as she led the …

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Gusman defends Gift title | The West Australian

Jordan Gusman won Leonora hearts as he cruised to victory yesterday in 4min. 11.83sec. to defend his title in the Golden Gift Mile wearing a tribute to a Goldfields man who died recently. Laverton’s Robert Seelander died about eight weeks ago and Gusman met his brother, Martin Seelander, on Saturday …

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Quokka selfies boost Rottnest Island tourism

Quokka selfies and an “aggressive” tourism campaign have led to a 30 per cent increase in the number of visitors to Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth. Western Australia’s Tourism Minister Paul Papalia says the number of people visiting the island has leapt in the past seven months, compared …

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Inquiry begins into London tower fire

.An inquiry into the fire that tore through London’s Grenfell Tower high-rise almost a year ago, killing 72 people, has begun evidence hearings with a lawyer vowing it will address the “overwhelming question: Why?” The judge-led inquiry, which is expected to last about 18 months, aims to find the causes …

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Storm threat fails to dampen WA Day celebrations

Emily BakerThe West Australian Monday, 4 June 2018 6:42PM Record attendance for WA Day VideoThousands of people embraced the weather to celebrate WA Day at Elizabeth Quay. Thousands of people embracing the winter weather to celebrate WA Day at Elizabeth Quay. A free music festival, headlined by WA bands Birds …

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