• THEATRE historian Ivan King has picked up another premier’s Australia Day active citizenship award (he also won in 2005). Having set up the Musuem of Performing Arts where he maintains a massive collection of memorabilia beneath His Majesty’s Theatre, he was given the award “for service to the performing arts as an historian and archivist”. The City of Perth awards saw lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s tenant Mathew Clarke awarded Citizen of the Year for his work “strengthening business relationships between the Perth community and Hong Kong”. The two-time unsuccessful Perth council candidate and director of Bar 138 (in the old Railway Hotel building) is also the president of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association WA.

• MAJOR crime squad detectives were poring over the Perth esplanade busport and train station in the early morning after Australia Day investigating the suspected stabbing murder of a 26-year-old man. Police say a massive brawl broke out with about 20 people involved in a fight at the corner of Mounts Bay Road. The victim was taken to RPH but died about 3.30am. The cops are asking anyone with info to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

• CONSUMER protection is warning people to steer clear of Exclusive the Gallery, operating out of the Bon Marche Arcade off Barrack Street. Opened in 2012, the store’s managed by Chris Tsoutsoulis and father Bill Tsoutsoulis is the store’s designer, and they trade under Superfold Pty Ltd. Acting CP commissioner David Hillyard says they’ve had “numerous complaints” from customers who’ve paid the shop for jewellery that was never delivered and items left for repair have never been returned. He says anyone who’s had issues with the gallery should contact consumer protection on 1300 30 40 54.

• MORE than 160 people were made Aussie citizens at Stirling and Vincent councils’ Australia Day ceremonies. Countries of origin include the UK, South Africa, India, Brazil and Pakistan. In Vincent, most of the 62 new citizens were from Ireland, the UK and Germany. Perth city council failed to respond before the paper’s deadline.


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