Shark fishermen in violent clash

A violent clash broke out between beach shark fishermen and Cottesloe residents on Friday night. Two residents were punched to the ground and one was kneed repeatedly in the head.Four police, two Fisheries inspectors and an ambulance were called to the scene. Two injured residents were taken to hospital in private cars. They were released after their injuries were checked. One of the fishers was handcuffed by police and taken away in a paddy wagon.

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Documents finally released last week show that Main Roads WA costed the Roe 9 tunnel at $5.8billion, work that the Barnett government now says will cost just $1.2billion. A $5.8billion pricetag would make the tunnel impossible to dig or justify, given the state’s finances. The freight link to Fremantle Port’s north wharf would also have massive container-truck knock-on effects on the western suburbs.

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