Lookout for rebooted Matisse Beach Club

Lookout for rebooted Matisse Beach Club

SCARBOROUGH’S failed Matisse Beach Club will be reopened in weeks under a new name  after being bought from administrators by Perth nightclub owner David Heaton. The prominent beachfront site will resume trading as the Lookout Pop-up Bar before closing again in January for a major refit Mr Heaton promises “will blow people’s minds”. The sale of the business was finalised by administrators from McGrathNicol today following the transfer of the liquor licence and the signing of a new lease. Matisse’s sole director put the bar into administration in mid-July, 10…

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Christianity's increasingly multicultural face revealed in survey

Christianity's increasingly multicultural face revealed in survey

Posted October 04, 2017 09:56:26 More than a third of Australian churchgoers were born overseas, according to the latest National Church Life Survey report. Featuring data from more than 280,000 church attendees, it’s the largest survey in the country after the census and is conducted every five years. The latest figures demonstrate that first- and second-generation migrants make up an increasingly significant segment of the churchgoing population. Survey director Ruth Powell says the multicultural face of Australia is highly evident in church congregations. Audio: Listen to the full interview (Religion…

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Evanescence with strings attached

Evanescence with strings attached

EVANESCENCE’S Amy Lee is rewriting history on the band’s new album. Their fourth release Synthesis is the opposite of an unplugged effort — rather Lee has re-recorded the band’s old material an even more dramatic and bombastic manner, with a full orchestra and heavy electronics. That includes their breakthrough 2003 hit Bring Me To Life. And there’s something missing from the version you know — that rap, by guest vocalist Paul McCoy. “God bless the rap, it’s part of what got us on the radio I guess,” Lee says. “At…

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North Perth child molester ’can’t recall’

North Perth child molester ’can’t recall’

A MAN sexually assaulted two young children at his parents’ home after luring them away from a North Perth childcare centre with promises of treats and fun activities, but claims he can’t remember what he did to them. Vincenzo Mule enticed the four-year-old girl and five-year-old boy to follow him some 750 metres through laneways and car parks, and across busy Fitzgerald Street, to his parents’ Grosvenor Road home, where he lived in a shed in April last year. The District Court of WA heard on Tuesday that the father-of-three…

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Zero-tolerance alcohol and drug policy resisted by SA Government staff

Zero-tolerance alcohol and drug policy resisted by SA Government staff

Posted October 04, 2017 06:48:12 A new zero-tolerance policy towards drugs and alcohol is being opposed by staff in a South Australian Government department amid concerns about plans for workplace testing and whether there’s any legal authority behind the move. For months, the Public Service Association has been pushing back against a policy that all employees of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) must not have any amount of alcohol or illicit drugs in their systems while at work. The PSA said enforcement of the policy would involve…

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