In-form NZ to dig deep in Australia: coach

Scrap, fight and don’t give an inch. New Zealand may be riding high and ranked three places above Australia in Test cricket but they’re adopting a defiant little brother approach to reclaiming the Trans-Tasman trophy. The Black Caps have moulded arguably their finest-ever Test team but they refuse to talk …

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Australian screen stars come out for AACTA

The stars of Australia’s large and small screens will honour the best in the business at the annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards in Sydney. A name to watch will be Damon Herriman who is up for four awards and now holds the record for the …

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States told to shape up after test results

States and territories have been told to refocus on education basics after Australian students registered record low results in reading, maths and science. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, released on Tuesday, found the maths skills of Australian students have slid back at least a year compared to …

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Former rivals teammates at Subiaco

They’ve played for rival sides in the North Pilbara Football League for many years, but in 2020 the Karratha Kats’ leading goal kicker and Dampier Sharks’ best and fairest player will have to get used to being on the same team. Kats’ Daniel Farmer Jr and Sharks’ Lewis Upton, who …

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My Wheels: Riki Kaspi | The West Australian

French cars and exotic foods are the spice of life for Israeli-born chef Riki Kaspi, who has her own range of Moroccan-inspired products and runs the The Cooking Professor culinary school in Mt Hawthorn. What are you driving and why did you buy it? A Peugeot 208. It is my …

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Minister defends $2.2m contract to donors

The federal indigenous affairs minister is waving off concerns over a contract he awarded without tender to a company linked to Liberal party donors. Ken Wyatt’s spokesman told AAP Vanguard Health was recommended by the Finance Department, and assessed under Health Department standard guidelines, to provide eye surgeries in Aboriginal …

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Metcash to cop fresh $237.4m writedown

Metcash has announced a $237.4 million writedown against its major food division just days after revealing 7-Eleven would not be renewing its $800 million supply contract. The food and beverage wholesaler announced its second major non-cash impairment in 18 months ahead of this week’s first-half earnings result, marking the latest …

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