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Western Australia to become coal-free by 2030 with Muja power station to be shut down

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Western Australia will shut its last coal-fired power unit before the end of the decade and spend an extra half a billion dollars to foster new jobs for displayed workers, the state government said. Later this year, t...

Ukraine fears western support will fade as media loses interest in the war

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Ukraine’s war with Russia is heading towards its fifth month amid increasing local concern that dwindling media attention could lead to a gradual loss of western support just as Moscow is making slow but steady gains ...

Lismore braces for more flooding amid storm warnings for south-west Western Australia

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Lismore residents are being warned they could be hit with more floods as rain continues in northern New South Wales. The region has already endured repeated severe flooding in recent months and the Bureau of Meteorolo...

‘The end of western civilisation’: Triangle of Sadness director explains modelling world satire

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The shrieks of delight and horror greeting Ruben Östlund’s latest film, Triangle of Sadness, are a mark of success for its award-winning Swedish director, he said on Sunday, following the film’s Cannes festival premie...

Unusually high temperatures to hit western Europe this week

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The exceptional heatwave conditions across parts of India and Pakistan over the past few weeks have been in the news – although the region has in fact endured extreme heat since March. Through the next few days, altho...

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at 60: the great American western

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“This is the west sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” The famous line uttered by a newspaperman in John Ford’s masterpiece The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance symbolizes the mythological west that he an...

Western Australia premier Mark McGowan tests positive to Covid while in isolation

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The Western Australian premier, Mark McGowan, has tested positive to Covid while isolating at home with his family. McGowan had initially returned a negative test after a family member contracted the virus earlier thi...

Death fears for ancient Western Australian coral formation

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On Western Australia’s stunning Ningaloo coast, a coral bommie that began life 1,000 years ago sits ghostly white in the green waters of Bill’s Bay. Experts aren’t 100% sure but they strongly suspect the death of the ...

The big picture: a moment of tenderness on the Western Cape

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The American photographer Anne Rearick took this picture in 2015 in the Western Cape of South Africa. By then she had been going back and forward to the country for a decade, often photographing in Langa, the oldest o...

Western Australia plane crash: one dead and another injured after aircraft catches fire

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A passenger has died and a pilot was seriously injured after a charter plane crashed in Western Australia’s remote north. WA police confirmed the male in his 50s lost consciousness during the rescue efforts and could ...

Western Australian Liberal senator Ben Small resigns over dual citizenship

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Western Australian Liberal senator Ben Small has been forced to resign due to his New Zealand heritage, the latest victim of the section 44 constitutional requirements, but has pledged to stand again at the looming el...

Western Australia claim Sheffield Shield title 23 years in the making

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Western Australia have won the Sheffield Shield for the first time in the 21st century after the final against Victoria ended in a draw at the Waca Ground. A massive century from young allrounder Aaron Hardie ended an...

Will western leaders cut and run as the costs of the Ukraine war mount?

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How long will the western democracies maintain present levels of support for Ukraine? The war’s economic impact, already manifesting itself through spiralling inflation and living costs, could have seriously negative ...

Coral bleaching under way at Ningaloo reef as Western Australia battles heat

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Conservationists say they have have recorded evidence of coral bleaching under way at Ningaloo off Western Australia’s north-west coast. It comes just as the Great Barrier Reef on the other side of the country undergo...

Only eight women stand in all-male Western Isles council elections

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Equalities campaigners are dismayed that only eight women are standing for election to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles council), despite a campaign to diversify Scotland’s only all-male local authority. Counc...

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