Defence chiefs issue cyber crime warning

Australia’s military chief has warned European officials of the ever-present threat posed by cyber espionage and intellectual property theft. Chief of the Defence Force Angus Campbell said the “ineffectively-governed” internet had fuelled an “extraordinary up-tick” in international espionage, economic theft and corporate crime. “The opportunities that the connected world provide …

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Pick and stick with young sensation

Australian cricket selectors have taken a risk by selecting young batsman Will Pucovski. The 20-year-old is likely to make his Test debut against Sri Lanka at the GABBA this month, despite playing just eight first class games. A fantastic 243 while playing for Victoria against Western Australia at the WACA …

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Albany sides fall just short of country week titles

Albany’s two teams competing at junior country week have both finished runners-up, falling short of bringing home titles in the under-14 and under-16 divisions after a week of playing in Perth. Two teams went to the annual tournament under the Albany Junior Cricket Association banner, with the under-14s out to …

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Taylor scores first win in her young training career

After recently returning to her home town, Holly Taylor couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she scored her first win as a horse trainer with Herbell in Albany on Friday afternoon. The experienced horse breaker saddled up her sixth starter as a trainer at Percy Spencer Racecourse and …

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Burnt hand a lucky escape from fire

After flames reduced his Kojonup paddock to ash earlier this month, Kojonup farmer Rob Warburton said he was lucky to escape with only a burnt hand. The sudden blaze began on January 2, when 28C temperatures, strong winds and a suspected machinery fire combined to create what Mr Warburton later …

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Measles warning for Perth, Albany

People are being asked to stay alert of any symptoms of measles following a confirmed case of the illness. Children and adults who have been inadvertently exposed are at risk of developing measles if they are not already immune. Individuals should remain vigilant for the onset of measles symptoms from …

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