US actress, director Penny Marshall dies

US actress Penny Marshall, who starred in Laverne & Shirley before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died aged 75. Mashall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said she passed away in her Los Angeles home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in …

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Revolutionary cancer treatment approved | The West Australian

A revolutionary therapy that has the potential to cure aggressive blood cancers has been approved for use in Australia. The immunotherapy, known as CAR-T, will help children battling leukemia and adults fighting a type of aggressive lymphoma. The groundbreaking therapy uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer in …

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ANZ executives feel investor wrath with first strike

ANZ will follow its rivals in copping a first strike on executive pay. Chairman David Gonski will tell Wednesday’s annual general meeting in Perth that 34 per cent of early votes have gone against ANZ’s remuneration report, meaning the lender follows Westpac and NAB in suffering a first strike. “The …

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Charity spurs Galati to bid big for cherries

Australind Spudshed owner Tony Galati has successfully bid $100,000 for a 5kg box of cherries at the annual Market City Charity Cherry Auction. Mr Galati went head to head with Tony Ale & Co’s John Ale at the auction in Perth on Friday. The event raises money for the Perth …

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ANZ follows rivals with strike over pay

ANZ will follow its rivals in copping a first strike on executive pay, with about a third of shareholders voting against the lender’s remuneration report. Chairman David Gonski told Wednesday’s annual general meeting in Perth that 34 per cent of early votes went against ANZ’s remuneration report, meaning the lender …

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Driverless ute tackles kangaroo crashes

A world-first driverless ute will be trialled on regional NSW roads in a bid to prevent crashes caused by kangaroos. The State Government will retrofit a crew cab with automation technology to help detect the native Australian marsupials and protect drivers. NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey said current driverless technology …

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