WA school trip funded by Chinese authority

A public high school has come under fire for sending 10 students on a study tour to China without informing the WA Education Department that a Chinese Government authority was footing the bill. The department said Churchlands Senior High School provided misleading information when it submitted a travel request for …

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Perth to LA non-stop is one step closer

Boeing has powered up its newest aircraft, the 777X, which will be capable of flying from Los Angeles to Perth as it prepares for the super jet’s rollout early next year. The power-up process enables the company to test every system on the plane to ensure that when it is …

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Smarten up: WA Police cop casual clothing ban

WA police detectives have been banned from wearing denim and other casual clothing as part of a strict dress code issued by Commissioner Chris Dawson to smarten up their image. Mr Dawson has also cancelled the planned introduction of a dark navy polo shirt for frontline officers, which was part …

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WA woman’s sacrifice for medicinal cannabis

By day, Amanda Merendino works in a pharmacy. By night, she takes on a second job in a pub to pay for the medical cannabis that has turned her life around. The 29-year-old, who has had epilepsy since she was 12, pays almost $600 for a month’s supply of Tilray …

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Ord Valley muster in doubt after event manager departs

One of Australia’s biggest regional events is in jeopardy with the eleventh-hour departure of its event manager. The Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in the Kimberley is due to celebrate its 19th year in May but will do so without long-time organiser Mellen Events. Mellen Events, which has produced the …

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Security cameras nab dangerous Swan River boaties

New surveillance cameras at Swan River boating hotspots have caught boat owners displaying a dangerous disregard for the rules, with the number of fines and warnings issued for illegal behaviour almost tripling in the first month of operation. The Department of Transport installed CCTV cameras at the Narrows Bridge, Deepwater …

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Yang drama leaks xenophobia, says Labor president

A factional war has erupted inside the Labor Party after a damaging week of revelations about MP Pierre Yang, which party president Carolyn Smith believes was partly driven from within and smacked of “xenophobia”. Accusing “senior members” of her party of leaking information to undermine Mr Yang, the president blasted …

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Urban, Fisher score Grammy nods

Australian country music star Keith Urban, former Gold Coast pro-surfer turned DJ Paul “Fish” Fisher and Christian band For King & Country have been nominated for Grammy Awards, but pop star Troye Sivan was a surprise snub. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake dominated Friday’s nomination ceremony with the most nods. …

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Perth boutique owner building a fashion empire

Jess Dunlop never set out to become an entrepreneur, but she’s well on her way to building an empire. Dunlop started designer stocked Nedlands boutique Coco and Lola in 2010, and since then has opened one in Melbourne’s Toorak and next February will open her third store in Sydney’s Double …

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German classics still affordable | The West Australian

Following up the BMW 3.0CSi of the early 1970s with anything approaching its exquisite style was always going to be a tough gig. Reconciling the fact that producing anything as graceful and athletic as the 3.0-litre coupe was virtually impossible, BMW decided to make its next big coupe more of …

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