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Chemicals escape

TESTING for toxic chemicals, once found in firefighting foams used at Pearce air base, includes trying to drill through to the superficial aquifer to establish if the toxins have ended up there after escaping from the base. The toxic chemicals ...

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Day defends aged care record

AN AGED care advocate is calling for Kalamunda MP John Day to resign, saying he has done nothing to address a lack of aged care places in his electorate. The call comes after seniors packed a Q and A meeting ...

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Biosecurity gap

TABLE grape growers’ concerns about pest and diseases affecting their industry appear to have been left out of a biosecurity strategy launched in the Swan Valley. Growers raised their concerns in Grape alert (Echo News, July 17, 2015) about the ...

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A march that matters

POLICE, community service organisations, politicians and community members have united to march against domestic violence, following a 23 per cent spike in the number of assaults reported over a 12-month period. The third Midland March That Matters was held on ...

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Hills shire transfer NDIS

THE Shire of Kalamunda is transferring its services for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to the Rise Network with the shire president labelling the NDIS transition as complex and lengthy. Shire President Andrew Waddell said other local governments were experiencing ...

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Logue cracks big league

PARKERVILLE Primary School product Griffin Logue is preparing for the big league after the towering 18-year-old was drafted to the Fremantle Dockers last week. Logue burst onto the Australian Rules scene in 2016 after he represented WA in the U18s ...

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Christine makes health care history

Dr Christine Clinch has made history following her new role as the first director of Aboriginal health to be appointed to the executive board of a hospital in the Perth Metropolitan area, and the University of Western Australian lecturer is ...

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Premier talks it up

His visit to Midland may have coincided with the day Rio Tinto announced it would sack 500 workers but Premier Colin Barnett’s focus was on celebrating milestones in the City of Swan, which included signing an agreement for the Curtin ...

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