Sport is in rising WA star’s genes

The sporting DNA that has Kara Broadbridge on the verge of becoming WA swimming’s next big thing also once put her young life in turmoil. The daughter of Olympic hockey gold medallist Sally Carbon and WA football identity Michael Broadbridge grew so fast at the age of 11 — 11cm …

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More heat over ex-health boss’ six-figure contract

The release of another damning report on the North Metropolitan Health Service has raised more questions about the approval of a five-year contract for corrupt health official John Fullerton. Prepared in May 2015 by the State’s chief procurement officer, the report highlighted that Mr Fullerton was running a division inside …

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Green query on blue power

Just three weeks before last year’s State election, Alannah MacTiernan turned up for a Labor policy announcement at the Old Swan Brewery. You might think there’s nothing unusual there. But the policy announcement was about wave energy in Albany and she was standing for election for the North Metropolitan region. …

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How Endeavour rose above drama

With the sound of a 1987 Grange Hermitage smashing against its hull, the Endeavour replica — one of the most authentic seagoing replicas ever built — was launched before tens of thousands of people at Fremantle Harbour at 5.23pm on December 9, 1993. Its launch time was seven minutes ahead …

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Disability images focus on positives

The hunt is on to find WA’s super-power babies. Photographer Rachel Callander, who lost her two-year-old daughter Evie to a rare chromosomal condition in 2010, is searching for local subjects for a book featuring positive images of babies and toddlers living with disability. It follows a successful run with her …

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EU trade deal to get ‘accelerator’: PM

A major trade deal opening up European markets to Australian exporters will be accelerated in coming months. Negotiations on the free-trade agreement are already under way, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison secured support from the European Union to speed up the process. He met with EU leaders and the heads …

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Dutton court bid could hit other MPs: PM

If Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is referred to the High Court, Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns other MPs will follow him. Questions still remain over whether Mr Dutton is eligible to sit in parliament given his financial interests in childcare centres, which get federal funding to pass through to …

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