Storm NRL captain Smith sin binned

Parramatta didn’t make a dent on the scoreboard but did manage to get under the skin of Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith, who was sent to the sin bin during their 32-0 NRL semi-final win at AAMI Park. For just the second time in his record-breaking 412-game career, Smith was given …

Read More »

Thief chased down street | The West Australian

A woman caught stealing from Steelo’s Guns and Outdoors last Thursday is set to face the Narrogin Magistrate’s Court next week. Steelo’s Guns and Outdoors owner Bevan Steele said the incident happened last Wednesday morning, when a woman allegedly walked out with a bag without paying. “She just put it …

Read More »

GPs risk burnout amid high emergency demand

Wagin Shire president Phillip Blight says the burnout of doctors is a big concern, as local governments invest time and money trying to retain their services. Mr Blight said the Shire had invested a significant amount of rates and effort in keeping their current GP, but with the growing demand …

Read More »

From Geraldton to jewel in Canberra’s crown

Geraldton jewellery designer Mark Cox had an unusual phone call. “American Express approached me as part of a promotion for small business to showcase my jewellery at Parliament House in Canberra,” he said. “At first I thought it seemed quite dodgy – they were going to send a courier to …

Read More »

Liberals want more support for live export

Liberal leader Liza Harvey has called for more State Government support for the live export trade, saying the industry could become a “linchpin” for WA’s economy. Speaking in the Great Southern last Wednesday, Ms Harvey said the McGowan Government should be championing “good operators of the trade”, helping exporters break …

Read More »

Shires share $2.8m aged-care grant

The Shires of Wickepin, Kondinin, Cuballing and Corrigin have received a $2.8 million grant from the State Government to expand aged care accommodation. The project will enable up to 14 new independent-living units to be built in the region, delivered through the Wheatbelt South Aged Housing Alliance. Regional Development Minister …

Read More »

Thousands join climate protests globally

Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a UN summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a “global climate strike” were held in Australia’s largest …

Read More »

Migration policy a hurdle for doctors

Opposition Leader Liza Harvey says the McGowan Government’s “anti-migration stance” is exacerbating the rural doctor shortage. Earlier this month, Health Minister Roger Cook said there was no quick fix to the doctor shortage, an issue he had raised with Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. “Canberra must act on the shortage …

Read More »

Gumprich and Bransby put on a show in prelims

The Upper Great Southern Hockey Association’s preliminary finals were a true display of skills last weekend. The first clash of the day was Sportspower men’s A-grade game between Riffs and Warriors. Warriors’ Trent Gumprich scored first from some great field play, and Riffs’ Corey Lutz converted a goal in the …

Read More »