Indigenous MP calls Abbott’s role a ‘joke’

Labor MP Linda Burney has doubled down on her fierce criticism of Tony Abbott’s appointment as special envoy on indigenous affairs. The indigenous MP is scathing about the former prime minister’s new role as details emerge about what the job entails. “This is just a joke. They are making it …

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Luxury takes up residence | The West Australian

Sleek, modern and luxurious, The Residence by Domination Homes is a deluxe display designed to suit an opulent lifestyle. Situated within the leafy green suburb of Applecross, the exceptional design delivered quality craftsmanship from beginning to end, Domination Homes Sales Manager Marco DeCarolis told New Homes. “The Residence feels like …

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New operators for 7 farm, camp schools

The new operator of the Landsdale Farm School plans to maintain and build on its current services while keeping its focus on students with disabilities. Not-for-profit organisation Family Support WA, founded in 1996 by parents and staff of Landsdale, was announced as the new operator over the weekend by Education …

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Demand spreads for WA’s rare smoky honey

WA’s first raw smoked honey has been on the market for just a little over six months, but it’s already gaining traction among Perth foodies. Developed by Perth architect Tristan Chambers, the Fire.works & Smoke-branded honey has been available through some farmers markets and stocked in gourmet retail outlets since …

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Protesters scale Parliament House flagpoles to unfurl anti-coal banner

Environmental activists have scaled the towering flagpoles outside Parliament House in Canberra, unfurling an enormous banner condemning the coal industry. As parliament returns after a fortnight’s break, two Greenpeace protesters flew the bright yellow banner showing an image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison clutching a piece of coal alongside the …

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Transparency the key to bringing dreams to life

Quality over quantity is an expression oft cited in the building industry, but for Averna Homes it’s much more than that, with the philosophy effectively shaping every facet of its operation. Committed to limiting the builder’s workload to 20 homes at any point in time, Averna Homes General Manager Paul …

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Prebble lands Diva mount on Pounamu

Brett Prebble has been booked to ride WA galloper Pounamu in his Victorian debut in Saturday’s Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. Owner John Thompson made the call to book Prebble, who has returned to Australia after riding in Hong Kong for the past 16 years. The 2012 …

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Welfare boost for 4.8 million Australians

Monday, 10 September 2018 9:15AM Camera IconSingle pensioners will soon receive an extra $8.70 a fortnight following an indexation rate change. Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon Single pensioners will soon receive an extra $8.70 a fortnight and couples will pocket an additional $13.20 following a twice-yearly change to indexation rates. …

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