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Mandurah dog to be destroyed after attack on 92-year-old neighbour

A Mandurah dog owner has been ordered to put down his American bulldog after it attacked his 92-year-old neighbour in a “life threatening” incident earlier this year. Graham Schultz, 40, did not appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where the dog’s history of aggressive behaviour was broken down. …

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Climate action makes economic sense

The obvious big result for Australia is that if the rise in global temperatures can be kept to less than 1.5 degrees as much as a third of the Great Barrier Reef could still be alive in 2100, but if it rises by 2 degrees the reef will die.So when …

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Redzel The Everest favourite after drawing gate 1

Defending champion Redzel is joint favourite for The Everest after drawing the coveted rails alley for Saturday’s $13 million slots race at Randwick. A noted front-runner, Redzel has the speed to drive through and lead from the inside gate as he did last year. Winner: Kerrin McEvoy takes out last …

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Anaesthetist who infected 55 women with hep C to challenge conviction

Peters’ legal appeal is expected to further traumatise his victims, who have recently been notified by police and offered support. A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed the force was aware of the application, but could not make any comment while the matter was before the court. A legal source involved in the original …

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Angry debate over toll rollout to pay for North East Link

Opposition treasury spokesman Michael O’Brien said the government must say which roads would be tolled to help fund the North East Link, arguing the Eastern Freeway was the likely candidate. “The only road that make sense is the Eastern Freeway because it connects up with the North East Link and …

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Kermond says Olympic medal on Australian equestrian team’s radar

“We were probably expected to come midfield, but to finish sixth and get the qualification was really exciting for Australian jumping,” Kermond said. “We had a bit of bad luck on the second day. If things had’ve gone our way we would’ve been right up there and we wouldn’t have …

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NBL needs strong Melbourne-Sydney rivalry

“It hasn’t been deserved of a rivalry the last couple of years because we haven’t performed very well or made the playoffs, but hopefully we can change that this season,” Bogut said. “We’ve had a couple of games against them in pre-season and they’ve been pretty competitive and physical, so …

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“I think patients need to be told to stay away from the hospital”

A major power outage that paralysed The Alfred hospital forced emergency patients to be diverted on Monday from the major trauma centre. The Age has been told that people were left waiting in the emergency department unable to have scans, as the issue affected the CT, MRI and X-ray machines. Major …

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Women voters in poll position as parties court the female vote

Loading In the state contest, a key battle is being waged for the support of women aged between 35 and 49 years, a group identified by party researchers as “volatile” voters, less likely than other groups to be loyal to a particular party. Women in this group are also at …

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Iemma urges FFA not to delay A-League expansion

“If there’s a change [of FFA board] on November 7th, there shouldn’t be a delay,” Iemma said. “If there is, a decision should be made in December. This is not the kind of decision you put off for four months, five months, six months or 12 months. “The A-League needs …

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