Geoffrey Rush awarded record $2.9m payout in defamation case

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded an Australian record of $2.9 million damages by a Sydney judge in his defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist. The case came about over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behaviour toward an actress. The 67-year-old Australian had sued The …

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AFL great Michael Long plans new indigenous walk

Indigenous leader and AFL great Michael Long will lead another walk to Canberra, saying lives are at stake. On the 15th anniversary of his walk from Melbourne to Canberra that led to a meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, an emotional Long said the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal …

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Man arrested over Narrogin armed robbery

Narrogin police have arrested a man in relation to an armed robbery at the Shell service station this morning. It is understood the man used a rock during the robbery, which happened after a separate break-in at a Federal Street business about 7am. Forensic officers from Albany attended the service …

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Bush and ‘Burbs: Daniel Chick, Stephen Milne, Daniel Kerr, Mark Seaby, Jayden Schofield, Nathan Krakouer, Ryan Duffield, Jason Bristow, Dean Cadwallader and more

The West Australian sports reporter Jordan McArdle takes a look at what’s happening in the country and amateur leagues around WA in his weekly column. From premiership Eagles to Cobras A pair of West Coast premiership teammates have joined Perth Football League club Cockburn Cobras this season. Daniel Chick made …

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