Liberal MP quits, takes aim at colleagues

Liberal MP Julia Banks has spectacularly quit the party to sit on the crossbench, hitting out at self-interested “right wing reactionaries” who dumped Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Ms Banks’ move slipped the coalition further into minority government and came as Prime Minister Scott Morrison talked up its stability and …

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Groundsman’s metal find an elaborate hoax

When US satellite Skylab lit up the night’s sky over Albany in 1979, few could have predicted it would turn an Albany groundskeeper into a national star. When the returning satellite entered the atmosphere over the Great Southern on July 11 at about 3am, it was predicted to leave a …

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Festival bonus for brewers | The West Australian

Beer-lovers down south can now try the best brews from Exmouth after Froth Craft Brewery and Whalebone Brewing Company met with a good response at festivals a few weeks ago. Both breweries were at Fremantle BeerFest from November 9-11 and Froth Craft continued south to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape …

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Opposition status under threat for NT CLP

The Country Liberals Party’s position as opposition to the Northern Territory Labor government is under threat with two rebel MPs trying to establish a new conservative political party. The NT solicitor-general provided legal advice to parliament on Tuesday that in order to replace the current CLP opposition a new party …

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Concert a walk down memory lane

Bunbury Men of Song will reminisce on two decades of music and friendship at their 20th anniversary concert on Sunday. Presented by Southern Ports Authority, the concert will also see the choir debut a song written about the sisters of St John of God. “We commissioned a song late last …

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