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22/04/2019

Parramatta Eels thrash Wests Tigers 51-6 to christen new Parramatta Stadium

Parramatta have christened Parramatta Stadium with a Mitchell Moses-inspired 51-6 NRL thrashing of the Wests Tigers.The Eels were dominant from start to finish, running in nine tries to one in front of a 29,047-strong crowd as they jumped into fifth spot.Even without talisman Blake Ferguson (ribs) and after losing prop Daniel Alvaro to a head knock in the first tackle of the game, they overawed Michael Maguire's side with an inspired performance.It was the perfect start to life at their new $330 million home, putting in their best performance in years.It fell short of their biggest ever win over the...
22/04/2019

Anti-salmon farm protest takes to the water at King Island

By Damian McIntyre Opposition to a controversial salmon farm on King Island has escalated with more than 100 people taking part in a protest to protect a world-class surf break.A group of King Island residents do not want salmon producer Tassal to expand its operations off the island.They fear establishing a salmon farm near world -famous surf break Martha Lavinia would damage the environment.About 30 of the protesters paddled out on surfboards to form a circle, roughly the size of a salmon pen, in Currie Harbour to highlight their concerns.Charlie Stubbs, from the community group Keep King Island Fish Farm...
22/04/2019

Eels v Tigers: NRL round 6 live scores, stats and commentary

The Eels hope to christen the brand-new Parramatta Stadium with a win when they take on the Tigers.Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary.Eels v TigersLive streamLive summaryLive statsLive chalkboardNRL ladder

22/04/2019

Fremantle shop owner Antonio Iraci wins 64-year legal fight to build a bike shed on his footpath

ABC Radio Perth By James Carmody It started with an application to build a bike shed in front of a shop. Now, after a legal fight that originated back to 1955, an 87-year-old shop owner has triumphed over the City of Fremantle in a battle that is set to land the council with a legal bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars.Immigrant businessman Antonio Iraci bought the set of shops on High Street in 1994, and soon after began a series of clashes with the council.In the opening to a ruling last Thursday that brought the process to a close,...
22/04/2019

AirAsia passenger tells how baby died in her arms on flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth

By Emily Piesse A Perth woman who held a stranger's two-month-old baby as she died in her arms aboard an international flight has described the incident as "the most confronting situation one could possibly go through".Nadia Parenzee was a passenger on AirAsia flight D7236 from Kuala Lumpur to Perth early this morning, when she offered to help a couple whose baby was "really restless" and crying continuously. "I offered the parents and the staff some assistance as I could see that the new parents were stressed," she wrote in a Facebook post. "As I closed my eyes to catch some...
22/04/2019

Timor-Leste ex-leader Jose Ramos-Horta expects Australia to pay back 'millions' in oil revenue

Pacific Beat By Alana Schetzer, Jordan Fennell and Stephen Dziedzic One of the founding fathers of Timor-Leste is confident that Australia will return millions of dollars generated from oil fields that belong to the developing South-East Asian country under an international agreement signed one year ago but yet to be ratified.Australia and Timor-Leste signed the long-awaited treaty at the United Nations in New York in March 2018, settling a formal maritime border between the two nations after more than four decades of dispute.The treaty defines which oil and gas fields belong to each country, with an area worth billions in...

22/04/2019

Hawthorn v Geelong: AFL round 5 live scores, stats and commentary

The Hawks host the Cats at the MCG in an Easter Monday blockbuster to close out round five of the AFL season.Follow all the live scores and stats as they happen in our ScoreCentre.Hawthorn v GeelongLive streamLive summaryLive statsAFL ladder
22/04/2019

Amir Khan beaten by Terence Crawford after low-blow TKO in WBO title fight

A low blow has anti-climactically ended the anticipated title fight between American boxer Terence Crawford and English fighter Amir Khan.Crawford, who took the welterweight title from Australian Jeff Horn last June, had knocked Khan down in the first round of their bout in New York's Madison Square Garden and was ahead on the judges' cards, but the battle ultimately ended in the sixth round when Crawford caught him with a left hand to the groin.Khan was rocked and stumbled to his corner, where his trainer threw in the towel after a couple of minutes, giving Crawford a win by technical...
22/04/2019

Baby dies on AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth after 'medical emergency' on board

A two-month-old baby has died on board an AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Perth.The baby was involved in what the airline called a "medical emergency" on board flight D7236 arriving from the Malaysian capital early this morning.An AirAsia spokesman confirmed the plane was met by a team of medical specialists and WA Police on its arrival.More to come. More stories from Western Australia

22/04/2019

Australia VotesAustralian Industry Group calls for industrial relations freeze until new senators take office

By business reporter Michael Janda One of Australia's leading business lobby groups is urging crossbench senators not to pass any industrial relations changes if Parliament sits before the Senate changes over.The Australian Industry Group fears the possibility that the next government, particularly if Labor wins the election, may try to hurry industrial relations changes through the existing Senate before senators elected in the May 18 vote take their places on July 1.The possibility arises because while members of Parliament are sworn in once results are officially declared new senators will only commence their terms on July 1.This means there may...
21/04/2019

Don Dale Youth Detention Centre prepares detainees for life outside though horse program

ABC Rural By Lydia Burton A horse program being run at Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre is teaching detainees more than just riding skills, according to the program's coordinator.Marc Gallagher has been working with young people for about 10 years and his company, Yarraman Territory, has specialised in using horses to get youth engaged.The program, which has been run at Don Dale since October 2018, has taught the students how to care for horses and ride them.But Mr Gallagher said it has also taught the students some valuable life skills."Through the horses, they start realising how their actions can...
21/04/2019

Lindner family traces its history in sock-making all the way back to 1730

ABC Central West By Luke Wong When the Lindners began researching their family's history in making woollen socks, they soon discovered the long thread of tradition stretched back to 18th century Germany.Through social media, Lucy Lindner focussed on the German village where she knew her husband Andrew's ancestors once owned a sock factory."Luckily one of the people I wrote to responded to say that Andrew's great grandfather and his great-great grandfather were brothers," Ms Lindner said.Then came the 'mind-blowing' discovery."It turns out the Lindners, in a direct line from father to son, have actually been manufacturing socks for six generations,"...