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Russian adventurer lands safely in WA after record hot air balloon journey - ‎6 hours ago‎
Mr Konyukhov endured Antarctic winds and temperatures down to -56C while flying at heights of up to 10,000 metres. Landing the balloon was a difficult task as he had to battle winds and bring it down before the sun set.
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Shark warning issued after humpback whale washes up in Western Australia's Shoalwater Bay - ‎20 hours ago‎
A shark warning has been issued for Rockingham after a dead eight-metre humpback whale washed ashore in Shoalwater Bay. The warning was issued this morning from Surf Life Saving WA, after a shark sighting was reported at around 10am off Port ...

DAPS anger behind formation of new Western Australian political party

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Fuelled by rising community anger over the WA Government's controversial development assessment panels (DAP), Subiaco councillor Julie Matheson is creating WA's newest political party. Fresh from an unsuccessful tilt at the Australian Senate, Mrs ...

Iconic: The Right, Western Australia

Red Bull - ‎22 hours ago‎
“I was actually sitting in the pub having dinner with the local lads down that way the night before a predicted swell,” legendary WA photographer Russell Ord recalls. “And we saw the lads drive past with their ski's loaded up. We thought we would have ...
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Around-the-world balloonist breaks world record returning to Western Australia - ‎17 hours ago‎
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the world record for flying around the world in hot air balloon, passing over his starting point at the Western Australian town of Northam at 1pm on Saturday. Social media sites lit up with posts and ...

Wests Tigers Statement On Relocation

TripleM Sydney - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Wests Tigers would like to respond to comments made in Rugby League Week magazine on July 21, 2016, claiming that the Club would be relocating to Western Australia. Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that the Club will not be moving to Perth at any ...

Western Australian club golf results - Saturday

Golf Australia - ‎5 hours ago‎
ALBANY: Par: M Waugh 38 I Skalko 38 M Baker 35 C Denney 33 E Ackland J Wheeler K Sounness M Marwick K Naylor 32 R Norman D Smith N Meyers R Mountford I Nichols G Grey 31.

The West Australian newspaper moves to forced redundancies amid industry decline

ABC Online - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The redundancy process comes ahead of the competition watchdog's decision on whether Seven West Media's purchase of The Sunday Times can go ahead.
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Western Australia may end up revoting for the second time in a row because of a One Nation candidate

Business Insider Australia - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
For the second time in a row, a Senate election in Western Australia could end up in the Court of Disputed Returns. After receiving the fourth-highest overall group vote in WA, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party is seen as the favourite to secure the ...

Western Power: Confusion over privatisation could lead to WA credit rating downgrade

ABC Online - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
The State Opposition says confusion in Government ranks over the sale of Western Power is likely to increase the chances of a further downgrade to WA's credit rating. The privatisation of Western Power emerged from the Government's May budget as the ...
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Western Australian remote communities 'won't close'

SBS - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
In a turnaround from its announcement in November 2014, the WA Government now pledges to aim to keep communities open and help those that are ineligible for government investment because of “their size and sustainability” to become self-supporting.

Agar has surgery, out for 3-4 months

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Victorian spinner Jon Holland has replaced Agar in Australia A's 13-man squad for the four-day matches against South Africa A in Brisbane and Townsville from next week.
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Jon Holland drafted into Australia A cricket squad, as Ashton Agar books in for surgery

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Agar underwent surgery in April but re-injured his right shoulder at Western Australia pre-season training. "Ashton had an appointment with a shoulder surgeon earlier this week and a decision was made to have surgery on his right shoulder," Australian ...

Montezuma Mining Company Ltd expands Western Australia gold focus

Proactive Investors Australia - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The addition of this gold project to the company's exploration portfolio in Western Australia ensures the company will continue to be leveraged to exploration success from multiple projects.

Record yield tipped in Western Australia

Weekly Times Now - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The Grain Industry Association of Western Australia predicted a 10.7 million tonne wheat crop and a 17.3 million tonne winter crop for the state in its first crop forecast for the season, released last week.

Indian-origin man killed in a horrific car crash in Western Australia

SBS - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
An Indian man lost his life in a tragic car crash in Perth on Saturday morning. Sony Jose was killed on the spot and his wife Alphonsa sustained fatal injuries when their car crashed on Great Eastern Highway in Wooroloo on Saturday, 55km east of Perth.

Western Australia announces affordable housing competition

The Fifth Estate - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
In brief: Western Australia's land and development agency LandCorp is calling on its architects, designers and builders to enter its Step Up Affordable Housing Design Competition, which aims to find innovative approaches to medium and high density ...

Solo round-the-world balloonist in 'survival mode' as he battles tough conditions

ABC Local - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
"Crossing the low pressure system will take around 24 hours, require a continuous altitude around 9,000 metres and take the balloon as far as 65 degrees south before swinging north to Australia," the Fedor Konyukhov webpage stated. "Steve Fossett faced ...

WA politician Brendon Grylls hits back at NT Chief Minister over Developing the North comments

ABC Online - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The former head of the Western Australia National Party has fired shots back at Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles over comments the Developing the North agenda is "close to dead".