US says shift to Asia ‘real’ as Australia hosts talks

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (from left), US State Secretary Hillary Clinton, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta and Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith in Perth. Photo: AFP

The United States insisted on Tuesday that its much-touted shift to the Asia-Pacific region is for real as US and Australian officials met for annual strategic talks.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Frustrated sellers turn to leasing

When the going gets tough, the tough get leasing. That seems to be the mindset of property investors in Perth, Western Australia, right now.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Luxury town houses

Situated 5km from the Perth central business district and accessed by road and rail, Daglish is one of the more favourable suburbs of western Perth. Two luxury town houses, for sale at 37 Troy Terrace, Daglish, offer 287 square metres of living space including three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a loft and a home office with separate entrance.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Former HK jockey breaks through in style in Perth

Less than two weeks after resuming riding in Western Australia, former Hong Kong jockey Marco Chui Kwan-lai broke through for his first winner at the Belmont racetrack in Perth. Chui had two positive drug tests in the space of a year to ketamine and was then refused a licence earlier this year when he attempted to return from a year's ban.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Kazakhstan too strong for Hong Kong

Hong Kong failed to qualify for the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Group I next year when they went down 3-0 to Kazakhstan in Perth yesterday. Lynn Zhang Ling and Jessica Yang Zi-jun lost their singles as well as doubles in the group decider. Yang lost 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) to Galina Voskoboeva, while Zhang succumbed 6-2, 6-3 to Yaroslava Shvedova. The Kazakhstan pair then won the doubles 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

7 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Eight Nicholson, Perth

Where is it? Cheryl de Jong has style. Her fingerprints can be found throughout Eight Nicholson, an intimate retreat in the streets of Perth's swanky Subiaco suburb. Four spacious guest rooms in an Edwardian residence built in 1905 make up Eight Nicholson.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Leading Ahead stamps his authority

Tony Cruz's rare intuition with horses was once again confirmed with yesterday's sparkling debut win of Australian private purchase Leading Ahead.

Cruz said he had watched the former West Australian racer competing in two of the big races for three-year-olds during the Melbourne spring carnival last year and had an intuitive but clear sense 'that I can improve this horse'.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


Mead's Mosman Bay

15 Johnson Parade, Mosman Park, Perth, tel: (618) 9383 3388

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

How the west has won out

WHILE MOST Australian property speculation stays focused on the eastern state capitals of Melbourne, Sydney and, more recently, Brisbane, astute investors are tuning into what is happening in the west.

Western Australia is the standout performer in the country's property market, with Perth experiencing an almost 24 per cent increase in house prices in the 12 months to March.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Wong savours second success

Wong Kam-po finished the inaugural Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai with an impressive double, racing to his second stage victory in the race after he powered home to clinch the fourth and final leg in Sha Tin yesterday.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am

Supremacist in court after weeks on run

An Australian white supremacist accused of plotting to firebomb four Chinese restaurants appeared in court yesterday following his capture after six weeks on the run.

Police found Jack van Tongeren, 58, hiding in bushland southeast of Perth, Western Australia, with a fellow member of the neo-Nazi Australian Nationalist Movement, Matthew Billing.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Appalling attacks

In view of the leader headlined 'Australia must condemn restaurant attacks' (February 2), you should know that the day after the firebombings of Chinese restaurants in Perth, both the prime minister and the Western Australian attorney-general strongly condemned the attacks.

6 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Roll up for a mystery flight

THE BEATLES should probably take the blame. For even as I was reading out my credit card number to a phone operator and buying a day trip to an unknown destination, I was singing about a magical mystery tour that was going to take me away.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Boy injured

A seven-year-old schoolboy, knocked down by a lorry at the junction of Perth and Shek Ku streets, Ho Man Tin, was taken to hospital in serious condition.

10 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Organisers shrug off boycott worries

Organisers of this month's Epson World Cup meet are confident that the event will remain boycott-free despite last month's controversy-plagued World Championships in Perth, Australia.

10 Feb 1998 - 12:00am