Fast-rail for the regions with $2b plan

Rail travel between Geelong and Melbourne will be twice as quick once a new fast-rail link is built, but Victoria is criticising Canberra for jumping the gun on funding. The $2 billion fast rail commitment will be in the budget as one of at least six fast-rail projects around the …

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Match Preview – Macc’subject vs Stevenage

Last Updated: 22/03/19 10:44pm Macclesfield will look to capitalise on their win against relegation rivals Yeovil last weekend when they host Stevenage on Saturday. Sol Campbell’s side picked up a vital three points against the team above them in the Sky Bet League Two table but will face a tougher …

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Faces behind Dowerin Machinery Field Day: Nadine McMorran

From humble beginnings in 1964, the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days has grown into one of WA’s biggest regional events, injecting $1.5 million into the region in the form of community grants and investments in infrastructure in the past 10 years alone. This year, the event will be celebrating its …

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Match Report – Argentina 1 – 3 Venezuela

Last Updated: 22/03/19 10:43pm Lionel Messi lost his first game back for Argentina Argentina’s Lionel Messi returned to international duty for the first time since the World Cup but was unable to inspire victory as his side lost 3-1 to Venezuela in a friendly match in Madrid. Messi showed flashes …

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Council backs local fish store

A family business owner has delivered a passionate speech to Bunbury City Council in his bid to continue selling seafood out of his Glen Iris property. Southwestern Fresh Fish owner and long-term fisherman Brian Scimone says “everyone is sick to death” of buying imported seafood and his family-run business is …

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Match Report – Huddersfield 42 – 8 Hull K R

Last Updated: 22/03/19 10:17pm Huddersfield Giants scored seven tries on the night Huddersfield Giants moved off the foot of the Super League standings with a 42-8 home demolition of Hull KR. It was just a second top-flight triumph of the campaign for Simon Woolford’s men, who celebrated an excellent evening’s …

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Council keeps chief’s spend limit

Bunbury city councillors have voted down a request to double the chief executive’s spend limit to half-a-million-dollars with some elected members concerned “the more you give up, the less you have to govern”. The council unanimously voted to keep chief executive Mal Osborne’s approval limit to $250,000 after city staff …

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WAFarmers president Rhys Turton on mission for unity

New WAFarmers president Rhys Turton is confident he will forge a good working relationship with State Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan, and that he can be a key driver in reshaping and modernising the State’s main farm lobby group. He describes Ms MacTiernan as “well engaged” with the agriculture industry. “Minister …

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