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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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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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Targa West action

RALLY driver Peter Rullo of Gooseberry Hill is set to compete in his eighth Quit Targa West this weekend, including stages on Mundaring Weir Rd – and Kalamunda’s Zig Zag on Friday. Rullo said driving the Zig Zag section 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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Swan View students grill PM Turnbull

Swan View Senior High School received a historic guest on Monday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visiting the school to announce a $46.7 million-dollar injection into funding for Indigenous students. As part of the needs-based funding reforms for schools, funding ...

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Hell and high water for Descent

With the river rising, Avon Descent veteran Darryl Long and relative newcomer Kiera Albertsen are expecting hell and high water, fast times and top three finishes in their divisions. The 124-kilometre race, which kicks off bright and early at 8am ...

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