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Author Archives: Andrew Carter

I live locally in Ellenbrook and have now lived there for well over a decade. I’m a passionate and conscientious journalist and I enjoy using my colourful, lively style of writing to hopefully paint a verbal picture. I am environmentally minded and believe that it’s our responsibility in the media to report accurately, help make a difference to the community and if necessary to hold businesses, governments and individuals to account for their actions. I very much aspire to the Christiane Amanpour style of journalism of being truthful not neutral.

AUSTRAC investigation hits close to home

THE Bassendean and Midland branches of the Commonwealth Bank have been caught up in the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) investigation into international money laundering. AUSTRAC has alleged that CommBank is failing to comply with its Australian Anti-Money ...

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Ellen Brook then and now

CONTINUAL heavy rainfall during July and 158.8mm in the first half of August has resulted in Ellen Brook reaching water levels not seen in at least a decade, while the Swan River is swollen to near bursting point in its ...

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Park glyphosate spill under investigation

A SENIOR WA Health Department Pesticides Safety Investigator is launching an investigation into a possible glyphosate spill not being cleaned up at an Ellenbrook native park following a formal complaint filed by two Alcala St residents. The investigation will also look ...

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Bea is an exception to the rule

IT’S not often that you still get to enjoy life at the age of 105 having seen so much history and change during your lifetime but Baptistcare Yallambee resident Bea May is an exception to the rule. The youngest of ...

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JDAP gives Big Mac a big whack

THE latest round in the battle to stop a McDonald’s being developed on the Guildford Hotel site may have been won but the war is far from over for those who wish to preserve the town’s distinct heritage. The East ...

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Suddenly… a big park clean up

DEVELOPER LWP may be finally taking the concerns of local residents surrounding the deteriorating state of an Ellenbrook native park seriously, following a story published in last week’s Echo News. In Residents question park spraying (Echo News, August 5) Ellenbrook ...

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Councils defy fall in recycling

THE Cities of Swan, Kalamunda and the Shire Of Mundaring are all successfully bucking a disturbing recent trend of declining recycling rates in the municipal waste sector. According to several recently released state government reports the overall municipal waste recycling ...

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Residents question park spraying

THE blame for the tragic decline of a large unnamed native park that borders Alcala Street and The Broadway is being laid squarely at the feet of developer LWP by several concerned residents who live opposite the park. The previously ...

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Family strengthens Midvale business

S & S Industries, the Siroen family owned business that has become somewhat of an institution in the Bellevue / Midvale area will celebrate 50 years in business on August 19. The thriving company is described as a one stop ...

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