PM rules out direct funding for new power

Taxpayers won’t directly fund any new power plants despite some coalition MPs seizing on a new report to call for a coal-fired power station. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recommended the government give financial certainty to new power plants, guaranteeing energy will be bought at a cheap price if …

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Women’s network inspirational | The West Australian

The strong bond between indigenous women in the Great Southern is being shown through a photo exhibit project at Katanning Art Gallery this week. The exhibition was developed by Narelle Parker, a youth councillor from Palmerston who wanted to show the real story behind the indigenous women in her community. …

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Op Shop ball to bring back disco divas

It’s time to dust off your sparkly disco boots, flip your hair like Farrah Fawcett and party like it’s 1978 at the Wespine Rotary Op Shop Ball. Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault member and event coordinator Fiona Hinds said this year the popular fundraising event would be more fun than …

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Rebel Wilson goes to High Court over damages decision

Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia’s highest court to increase the comic actress’s payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids“ movies, was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages. …

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