Anna Meares' former coach, Gary West, dies after MND diagnosis

Anna Meares' former coach, Gary West, dies after MND diagnosis

Updated August 20, 2017 23:39:33 Photo: Gary West enjoyed a gold-medal-winning career as a cyclist before turning to coaching. (Supplied: Cycling Australia) Related Story: Meares fights for coach with motor neurone disease The man who famously coached Anna Meares to Olympic gold in 2012, Gary West, has died at the age of 57 after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). West stood down as the track sprint coach of the Australian cycling team after last year’s Olympic Games when he revealed he had the disease. Meares said West “kept…

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Security evolving with terror threat: PM

Security evolving with terror threat: PM

VENUE operators of crowded public places and architects of new buildings are being urged to have security top of mind under a new plan revealed by Malcolm Turnbull. The prime minister’s new national security program has been in the planning for a year but comes after the latest attack in Barcelona, in which a vehicle was once again used to mow down innocent people in a crowded area. “It is part of our continuous program of optimising, improving the way we can keep Australians safe,” Mr Turnbull told reporters in…

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Australia, New Zealand 'rock solid' despite citizenship drama

Australia, New Zealand 'rock solid' despite citizenship drama

Updated August 20, 2017 15:22:04 Video: Arthur Sinodinos joins Insiders (Insiders) Cabinet Minister Arthur Sinodinos says Australia’s relationship with New Zealand is “rock solid” despite the Government’s recent attack over citizenship. Last week Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suggested some members of the New Zealand Labour Party worked with the ALP to orchestrate Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s citizenship woes. Ms Bishop went as far as to suggest it would be difficult to trust the country’s Labour Party if it wins government. Speaking on Insiders, Senator Sinodinos played the tensions down….

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‘Next minute he is in hospital’

‘Next minute he is in hospital’

A PERTH woman has told of the frightening altercation in Leederville that put her boyfriend in hospital – on the same night that a fight inside a Camillo tavern left a man in a critical condition. The man injured in the Camillo incident is in a critical condition in Royal Perth Hospital ,with head fractures and bleeding on the brain. Police say the 23-year-old was punched by another man and hit his head on a pool table, then was struck again after he fell to the floor. Meanwhile, the girlfriend…

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'How-to guide' on preventing terrorist attacks in Australia released

'How-to guide' on preventing terrorist attacks in Australia released

Updated August 20, 2017 10:54:01 A Federal Government report has identified a range of measures to safeguard public places against potential terrorist attacks. Key points: ‘Layered security’ ensures that the failure of any single layer will not compromise overall security Report provides a “how-to guide” on better protecting Australia from an attack similar to the one in Barcelona Moves to prevent attacks would also include a larger police and security presence at big events The Strategy for Better Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism report was designed to act as a…

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