Morrison Government’s $1.2b Roe 8 cash splash still on offer

WA Liberals are planning to make Roe 8 a key Federal election issue after Labor refused to reveal whether it would match the $1.2 billion promised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison for the controversial highway. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed that even though the State Government cancelled the highway extension, …

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Why Ascot means so much to Marjorie

When Marjorie Charleson had to make the move to an aged care home, there was one caveat. She had to be close to Ascot racecourse, where she worked as the WA Turf Club’s public relations officer for 16 years. After living in her Belmont home for 40 years, Charleson has …

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Cosby settles lawsuits from seven women

Disgraced entertainer Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. Court documents filed on Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts, show the two sides have negotiated a settlement since Cosby went to prison last …

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Jagger doing very well after heart surgery

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is recovering well after undergoing surgery, his publicist says. “Mick Jagger has successfully undergone treatment. He is doing very well and is expected to make a full recovery,” the singer’s US representative, Fran Curtis, said in a statement on Friday. Curtis gave no details on …

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Amal Clooney pushes to protect journalists

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will help lead a British-Canadian push to defend journalists from attacks and restrictions around the world, ministers say. She was named co-chair of a legal panel that will draw up proposals to counter laws that hinder reporters. “Those with a pen in their hand …

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Labour says May hasn’t budged on Brexit

Britain’s opposition Labour Party says talks with the government on a last-ditch Brexit deal had made no progress, as EU leaders said Prime Minister Theresa May had not convinced them that they should let Britain delay its departure next week. May wrote to Brussels asking European Union leaders to postpone …

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