To Perth and back again

After swimming enough laps to go all the way to Perth and back again, Hedland’s Port2Port team have tallied up their big three swimmers. Sandra Schmich individually swam 5000 laps of the 50m pool at the YMCA Port Hedland Leisure centre, the equivalent of swimming from Port Hedland to Karratha. …

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Labor leader Bill Shorten promises $150m for Metronet

Labor Leader Bill Shorten has pledged another $150 million for Mark McGowan’s Metronet rail scheme, as well as another $50 million for a new rail car manufacturing site. Speaking on the last day of his four-day blitz of Perth electorates, Mr Shorten lifted federal Labor’s contribution to Mr McGowan’s promised …

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Western Force captain Ian Prior feels for axed Sunwolves

Western Force captain Ian Prior knows exactly what Sunwolves players are going through after discovering their side will be axed from Super Rugby. Scrum-half Prior was with the Force in 2017 when Rugby Australia sounded the club’s death knell and controversially culled it from the competition. “Certainly feeling for them. …

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