Green light for free rest areas in Bunbury

Bunbury is a step closer to being known as an “RV-friendly” city with travellers having the option of free overnight rest areas from today. In overwhelming support for the initiative, Bunbury City Council on Tuesday night endorsed a two-year trial for rest areas in carparks at Wyalup Rocky Point, Ocean …

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Jail for rape of woman in home

An Albany man has been jailed for almost five years after being found guilty of raping a woman in her home last year. Brendon Owen Belfield, 29, was sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail when he was found guilty of two counts of sexual penetration without consent, …

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Trade surplus rises 29% to $three.02bn in Sept

Australia’s trade surplus surged 29 per cent to $3.017 billion in September, helped by rising export prices for iron ore, minerals and fuel. The balance on goods and services increased $675 million, up from August’s revised $2.34 billion, according to seasonally adjusted data released on Thursday by the Australian Bureau …

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