E-conveyancing plans 'could lead to higher costs for buyers and sellers'

E-conveyancing plans 'could lead to higher costs for buyers and sellers'

Updated November 07, 2017 20:56:25 It may soon cost more to buy and sell property in Western Australia, as the McGowan Government pushes to mandate electronic lodgement of documents for transactions. The decision means traditional paper-based property transfers are set to be replaced by an electronic conveyancing (e-conveyancing) system, with currently just one available in Australia. While Planning Minister Rita Saffioti denied consumers would necessarily be slugged with an increased cost, some conveyancing firms are warning sellers and buyers could be stung because of the change. Conveyancing business owner Debbie…

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How the 'poo machine' became enlisted in the fight against bowel cancer

How the 'poo machine' became enlisted in the fight against bowel cancer

Updated November 07, 2017 23:59:25 Photo: The Cloaca Professional poo machine at MONA, by artist Wim Delvoye. (Supplied: MONA) Related Story: Censored, pulled or modified: MONA’s history of controversy Related Story: Nude swimmers left hanging as Dark Mofo runs out of towels Pathologists in Hobart have enlisted a notorious piece of artwork by a Belgian concept artist to help them in the battle against bowel cancer. Photo: Ryk Goddard takes a test sample from Cloaca as part of the publicity event. (ABC News: Georgie Burgess) Tasmania’s Museum of Old and…

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Hobart helicopter crash victim an instructor with 30 years' experience

Hobart helicopter crash victim an instructor with 30 years' experience

Updated November 08, 2017 10:39:51 Roger Corbin, confirmed as having been killed in a helicopter crash at Hobart Airport on Tuesday, was a well-known Hobart aviation identity with more than 30 years of flying experience. The aircraft owned by his company, RotorLift Aviation, hit the ground shortly before 5:30pm from a height of about 200 metres. A second man in the single engine Squirrel helicopter was taken to hospital with critical injuries. Mr Corbin was an experienced pilot and managing director of RotorLift, which operates search and rescue missions for…

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Entourage star Adrian Grenier is in Perth

Entourage star Adrian Grenier is in Perth

ENTOURAGE star Adrian Grenier was among West Aussies today celebrating the Melbourne Cup at Ascot Racecourse. The Hollywood star, who played Vincent ‘Vinnie’ Chase in the hit comedy-drama for eight seasons, has been in WA the past few days enjoying our beautiful city and taking in the sights. If you’re not an Entourage fan, the show revolves around Vinnie, a hot young actor said to be the next big thing and his four friends from Queens, N.Y. He has been spotted at Cottesloe Beach, El Grotto in Scarborough and Aloft…

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Fans shock pick to replace Spacey

Fans shock pick to replace Spacey

THE King of Queens would soon be coming to House of Cards — if television fans got their way. The New York Post reports a petition to replace Kevin Spacey with actor Kevin James on the hit Netflix show has popped up on Change.org and garnered more than 25,000 signatures in just a few days. media_cameraKevin Spacey will no longer be seen in House of Cards. Picture: AFPmedia_cameraKevin James has a massive following. Picture: Supplied The online document has been sent to the streaming giant’s co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings,…

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