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The new recycled recyling centre

Local residents now have little excuse for not recycling following last week’s opening of the City Of Swan’s new Bullsbrook recycling centre. The recycling centre is unique in its own right as it is comprised mostly of recycled material and ...

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Student ideas at HackED 2017

GOVERNOR Stirling and Swan View senior high school students took their ideas to HackED 2017, which was held at Midland Railway Workshops. Year 7-9 students from Governor Stirling Senior High School were winners in the best innovative idea category for ...

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Have your say in marriage debate

Australians have just five days to update their electoral roll details to ensure they get to have their say on same sex marriage in the Federal Government’s postal plebiscite, and Echo News wants to hear the opinions of local voters. ...

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SAT landfill approval returns to haunt York

The Shire of York will seek clarity on State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) decisions, with a developer piggybacking a previous SAT ruling granting approval to a landfill site east of York. Allawuna farm was originally targeted for a landfill site five ...

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Governor thrilled with Youth Hub opening

At-risk and disadvantaged youth in the City of Swan have a new and improved safety net, with the City’s $3 million-dollar Midland Youth Hub officially unveiled by the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency Kerry Sanderson last Friday. Dedicated to ...

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New surveyor boss an innovator

WHEN the state’s new surveyor general Dione Bilick first qualified she took up mine surveying and got to work on surface and underground mines in the Goldfields. When she and her partner returned to Perth she got a job with ...

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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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