US threat to drop Canada from trade deal

US President Donald Trump has warned Canada it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States. Trump also threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress “interfere” with the negotiations. “There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new …

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Liverpool, Chelsea maintain perfect starts

Liverpool’s new goalkeeper Alisson has suffered a nightmare moment but it failed to prevent them maintaining their 100 per cent start to the English Premier League campaign with a 2-1 victory at Leicester City. First-half goals by Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino ultimately proved more important than Alisson’s ill-advised fancy …

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Ernie Dingo makes an emotional journey home for Going Places

Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain. Kangaroo Island. Uluru. The Blue Mountains. The Great Barrier Reef. Mullewa, on the Murchison River. Representatives young and old from the Palawa, Butchulla and Gundungurra peoples. Helicopter pilots, rangers and conservationists. Wildlife guides, cooks and artists. Photographers, educators and farmers. Here is Ernie Dingo, again traversing our …

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Decline in Transperth bus, train passengers continues

Patronage on Transperth services continues to fall, with 10 million fewer trips than at the height of the mining construction boom five years ago. New figures show there were 139.8 million trips across Perth’s train, bus and ferry network in 2017-18, down 0.7 per cent on the previous year. It …

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Emergency companies, SES volunteers in WA quit in droves

More than 10 emergency service volunteers quit every day in WA, new research has revealed. And attrition in the State Emergency Service (SES) is the worst of all, with a quarter of the volunteer workforce quitting each year — putting massive pressure on recruitment and training of new members. The …

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