China: Detention of Huawei exec ‘vile’

China has summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature” and warning of “grave consequences” if she is not released. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency carried on the Foreign …

Read More »

Tough Christmas on cards for WA retailers

WA retailers are bracing for a less festive Christmas than the rest of the country, with spending predicted to buck the national trend and go backwards. Retail leaders have urged West Australians to do their Christmas shopping locally to support the struggling retail sector. Figures from the Australian Retailers Association …

Read More »

Restored bush a natural haven

It might be smaller than a cricket ball but the western pygmy possum is a key part of the intricate South West ecosystem. The marsupial pollinates native flora and helps control insect populations but land clearing and increased predation from feral animals have threatened its habitat. Wildlife conservation group Bush …

Read More »

Nursing homes to list staff-resident ratio

Nursing homes should be forced to publish their staff-to-resident ratios so seniors can choose a facility where they will get quality care, a Federal parliamentary committee has concluded. In a report presented to Parliament yesterday, the committee led by Liberal backbencher Trent Zimmerman urges MPs to pass legislation requiring aged-care …

Read More »

East Fremantle sack Lynn medallist George Hampson

George Hampson’s WAFL future is in doubt after he was axed by East Fremantle this week. Less than two months after he was a runaway winner of the Lynn Medal, the 28-year-old was told his services were no longer required by new coach Bill Monaghan because of “creative differences”. It …

Read More »