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Wetlands data documents success

An environmental group is celebrating the results of a Blackadder Wetlands transition from tidal to freshwater system project, which has been a great success without the use of chemicals. The Blackadder Woodbridge Catchment Group (BWCG) is a voluntary group that ...

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Budget beneficiaries

Saving Medicare, funding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and reforms to help families, schools and small business are all featured in the newly released Federal Budget welcomed by the members for Hasluck and Pearce. Federal member for Pearce Christian ...

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Toxic chemicals still used at Pearce

THE Department of Defence says it is still using firefighting foams containing toxic chemicals at Pearce air base. According to the department the product used – Ansulite – contains trace elements of the chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid ...

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Vintage 2017 certainly had it all

END of Vintage 2017 included a mix of humour and talk about the future by people displaying stoicism and determination, which are probably essential traits for anyone working in viticulture. When the Swan River flooded on February 11 it cost ...

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A clear Swan Valley plan necessary

THE Swan Valley attracts more than three million visitors every year and generated $421 million in visitor expenditure in 2016, according to research commissioned by the City of Swan. Mayor Mick Wainwright said the State Government’s recent announcement it would ...

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State out to get more rail money

THE McGowan Government is vowing to pursue rail infrastructure money through the Federal Government’s national rail program. Last week Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said Western Australia was yet to get its fair share of infrastructure funding and the government would ...

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Jessica Shaw’s maiden speech

DURING her maiden speech in Parliament Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw mentioned the Chidlow Cougars, her desire to establish a youth centre in Ellenbrook and how the state should use its ownership of Western Power to address the economic and ...

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Warning about ceiling collapses

THE Building Commission has developed a fact sheet for residents who have safety concerns about their plasterboard ceilings to help them notice and understand the warning signs of a ceiling under stress or failing. The fact sheet was developed after ...

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