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Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

CCC says councils need external audits

By Anita McInnes THE behaviour of local government employees involved in buying goods and services could come under greater scrutiny if the State Government accepts recommendations made in a CCC report tabled in Parliament. The report said “systemic weaknesses”  across ...

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Get bouncing in March

CYSTIC Fibrosis WA is calling on residents, schools and community groups in the eastern suburbs to get bouncing in a bid to raise awareness and funds for those with cystic fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis WA chief executive officer Nigel Barker said ...

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Noske third in first leg of national series

APPRENTICE jockey Jerry Noske of High Wycombe represented Western Australia in the first leg of the National Apprentice Series at Sandown in Victoria on Wednesday. Noske rode the Darren Weir-trained I Am A Titanium who hasn’t started since finishing seventh ...

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Hoskins snatches world title in Paris

LESMURDIE cyclist Mel Hoskins has won a world title in Paris as a member of the Australian women’s team pursuit squad that broke a world record in defeating Great Britain in the ride-off for gold. Hoskins along with NSW’s Ashlee ...

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Jiu jitsu champ to visit Midland

ROYCE Gracie whose family where the founders of a martial art called Brazilian jiu jitsu, which is the prominent martial arts in all major mixed martial arts competitions, is visiting Midland next week. Gareth Best from ATI Martial Arts Midland ...

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Justice centre law passes

By Anita McInnes STATE Parliament has passed legislation enabling the state’s first disability justice centre – under construction in Caversham – to be operated by the Disability Services Commission. Disability Services Minister Helen Morton said the passing of the legislation ...

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RWWA: Tougher live-baiting penalties

RACING and Wagering Western Australia will enforce automatic life bans for anyone in the greyhound industry caught live baiting. Racing and Gaming Minister Colin Holt said strengthening the penalties for live baiting after the ABC’s Four Corners expose on the ...

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Apprentice jockey a quiet lad

By Anita McInnes WHEN apprentice jockey Jake Casey of Bullsbrook rode Right Honourable into the winner’s circle at Ascot last Saturday he did it with little fanfare. In the Chinese Lunar – Year of the Sheep Handicap (1400m) he and ...

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