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Future murky for Raine Square as Bankwest, Coles mull exit

A director at one of Australia’s major property fund managers, with intimate knowledge of the Perth CBD commercial leasing scene, said supermarket giant Coles was also considering moving from Raine Square as anti-social behaviour and low foot traffic resulted in poor retail turnover. They also said developer Charter Hall was …

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‘I was left on a stretcher on a corridor for nine hours’: Veteran nurse pens letter to Roger Cook

I felt exhausted, unwell and stressed by the whole situation. I had not eaten or drunk much and had fasted for a period prior to my procedure. I was scared to drink too much as there were no bathroom facilities anywhere near where I was in the corridor. I waited …

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What pandemic? Iron-clad WA resources sector ‘supercharged’ by COVID

“We are operating under a much better environment than our other competitors.” Mr Pearce said WA was also helped by countries like China as they embarked on huge stimulus programs to kickstart their post-COVID economies, which would require Australian iron ore. Records were also set in mineral and petroleum sales, …

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TV ratings and other weapons of MAFS seduction

As a media tutor, broadcaster and television writer, I am constantly assailed by people who ask:“How do TV ratings work? Nobody ever asked me what I’m watching!” Popular couple Belinda and Patrick from Married at First Sight’s current Australian season.Credit:Nigel Wright So for those preoccupied with the gogglebox, here’s the …

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The miracle that is still being in love after 30 years of marriage

I’ve been married 30 years today. To the same woman. And never regretted a moment. I woke up alone this morning because she’s somewhere on the Great Ocean Walk down around Aire River, incommunicado, wandering along clifftops and beaches with a posse of lady friends. “As I walked I noticed …

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Joe Biden unveils $2.6 trillion infrastructure bill to beat China, move to green energy

Washington: US President Joe Biden has unveiled a massive US2 trillion ($2.6 trillion) infrastructure plan he says will allow America to beat China economically and position the country as a global leader in clean energy technology. Biden has proposed paying for the plan by lifting the US corporate tax rate …

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‘I don’t think it’s a scapegoat play at all’: Cheika weighs in on Penney sacking

The man who coached the Waratahs to a maiden Super Rugby title, Michael Cheika, says he doesn’t subscribe to the view that sacked NSW coach Rob Penney is a scapegoat. Speaking on a special Stan Sport program with former Wallaby and Waratah Morgan Turinui, hosted by Nick McArdle, Cheika said …

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Sydney to host Women’s World Cup final, Newcastle misses out

The nine host cities across Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 Women’s World Cup have been confirmed by FIFA, with Newcastle and Launceston both missing the final cut. Thirteen venues across 12 cities were originally put forward in the trans-Tasman bid for the tournament, which was green-lit by the …

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No new cases in Victoria as Brisbane lockdown decision looms

Following media coverage of the ordeal, COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria – the government agency overseeing hotel quarantine programs – said on Wednesday it was “working through the process” of releasing people from the hotel to return home. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a second wastewater alert was issued for Melbourne’s western suburbs after …

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