Wind surfing a family affair

This weekend’s Lancelin Ocean Classic Festival will become a family affair for Jane Seman and son Jake Ghiretti, 12, the new Junior Wave Sailing Champion, as the pair seek to rule the waves. Seman is wave sailing royalty having competed for many years both at national and international level. The …

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Anning to start Conservative Nationals

Controversial Queensland senator Fraser Anning is seeking to expand in the hard right-wing political space with immigration changes on his mind. The independent senator thinks Australia’s immigration minister should be elected directly by the people, and separately from the rest of the government. “Could that work, what do you reckon,” …

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Bands salute film preview | The West Australian

One of Margaret River’s most prolific live music venues will this weekend host an exclusive sneak peek of a new Aussie film, which fittingly tells the tale of an aspiring musician and features a raft of WA acts. Directed by Bassendean music producer and director Peter Renzullo, Anticipation follows the …

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Fish deaths mean NSW water plan ‘failed’

Water management in Australia’s third-longest river must be completely reformed, a leading environmental professor says, as the blame game over a mass fish death event in far western NSW intensifies. Up to a million fish died in the Darling River system this week. Residents are pointing the finger at state …

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Manhunt for axe-wielding armed robber in Rockingham

Police are hunting for a man who allegedly brandished an axe inside a crowded Rockingham shopping centre earlier this week. Rockingham Detectives believe the man can help with their investigation into an armed robbery at Rockingham Centre shops on Monday afternoon. Police said a man aged in his 30s wearing …

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