Labor seeks action on food deliverers

The federal government urgently needs to address the issue of food delivery riders being paid below the minimum wage and missing out on work rights, Labor says. The Transport Workers Union says three in four riders are paid below minimum rates while one in every two riders say they, or …

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South West residents told to prepare for severe weather

People in the southern corner of the state have been warned to brace for severe weather this afternoon as a strong cold front brings damaging winds and rain. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast wind gusts up to 125km/h that could cause significant damage to homes, and forecast abnormally high …

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Gelding remains a mystery | The West Australian

Veteran Goldfields trainer George Grljusich says a sense of intrigue still surrounds stable newcomer Cloak And Dagger. The son of Scandal Keeper, out of Lady Mambo, finished a hard-fought fifth to the Peter Fernie-prepared Hillbert at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club last Sunday after racing keenly in the initial stages. Cloak …

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Hill hopes for seventh heaven with seasoned Vonus

Ryan Hill has been engaged to ride seasoned runner Vonus in today’s $19,500 Cat Energy Power Systems Handicap (1200m) in an attempt to secure the gelding’s seventh career victory. Vonus, formerly prepared by Neville Parnham and now trained by Craig Wright, starts in the second barrier with Brett Mathews’ Bells …

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Melbourne Cup could be next for Withhold | Racing News

Last Updated: 22/07/18 12:36pm Withhold Roger Charlton does not believe Withhold needs to run again before the Melbourne Cup in November. The lightly-raced five-year-old has already won two major staying handicaps in the Cesarewitch and the Northumberland Plate. Now he is chasing the arguably biggest of them all, but it …

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Options open for Irish Oaks third Mary Tudor | Racing News

Last Updated: 22/07/18 12:40pm Willie McCreery Mary Tudor’s excellent performance to finish third in the Darley Irish Oaks on her first attempt at a mile and a half has opened up several avenues for connections. The daughter of Dawn Approach proved she stays the longer trip when taking minor honours …

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Michael Barlow picks up another 50 disposals in the NEAFL

Gold Coast midfielder Michael Barlow has casually picked up another 50 disposals in the NEAFL, continuing his ridiculous run of form in the east coast competition. Playing in a 23-point win over Sydney on Saturday, the former Fremantle player racked up 50 touches, 11 clearances, eight inside-50s, seven marks and …

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Ken Condon confident Romanised will bounce back | Racing News

Last Updated: 22/07/18 12:49pm Romanised failed to fire at Ascot Ken Condon is keen to step Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised up in trip later in the season. With his disappointing display in the St James’s Palace Stakes attributed to the quick ground, Condon is preparing his charge for …

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