Plea to regulate Geraldton air route

Virgin Australia’s decision to stop operating regular passenger flights between Geraldton and Perth after July 21 has left many wondering who will fill the gap. The only other airline operating the route is Qantas, however Regional Express Airlines (Rex) has taken over other WA routes and now connects Perth with …

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Storm colts squad named for carnival

Great Southern Storm head coach Glynn Verbruggen has named his initial colts squad of 40 players as preparations begin for next month’s Great Southern Colts Carnival in Lake Grace. Verbruggen will be in charge of the Storm colts side, which represents the Great Southern Football League at the long-running carnival …

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State memorial service for Bob Hawke

Former prime minister Bob Hawke will be honoured at a state memorial service at the Sydney Opera House on June 14. “Bob was a political giant and a national icon – it is fitting that a public celebration of his life will be held at such an iconic and beloved …

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Socials: WA’s dairy big day

Rain failed to deter the hundreds of people who flocked to Northcliffe last week for Western Dairy’s 20th annual Dairy Innovation Day. Dairy farmers ventured to Bannister Downs Dairy for this year’s event hosted at Mat and Sue Daubney’s processing facility last Friday. Camera IconPaul Ieraci with son Luke Ieraci, …

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Climate protesters hold Melbourne ‘die-in’

Climate protesters have lay “dead” in the heart of Melbourne as thousands rallied for urgent federal government action on the environment. Protesters, many of them school-aged, took over the CBD for more than two hours on Friday, rallying at Parliament House and marching through the streets. The rally, hosted by …

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