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Accolade for diabetes champion

LONG-serving former Federal Member for Pearce Judi Moylan has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Ms Moylan was recognised for her service to parliament and the community, particularly as an ...

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Newlyweds left disenchanted

MORE than six months after their wedding day a Stratton couple are still waiting for a wedding photographer to deliver images from their special day. Consumer Protection is warning people planning weddings and special events to avoid using Perth photographer ...

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Small business wants reform

WHEN Federal Small Business Minister Kelly O’Dwyer spoke at a Swan Chamber of Commerce lunch during the lead up to the July 2 election during question time an accountant said small business was more interested in tax being simplified than ...

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Calls for reform

PLANNING is set to become a State Government election issue following growing calls to scrap the current system that critics say favours developers and overrides council decisions, with petitions and community rallies planned to push for reform. Communities have stepped ...

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Bulk green waste rumble

A RESIDENTS’ association is calling on the Shire of Mundaring to move its bulk verge collection to later in the year arguing the earlier collection date is thwarting efforts to prepare for the fire season. Darlington Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association ...

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Black Saturday fears over utility sale

MORE than 200 people met at the Mundaring Town Hall last week to discuss the proposed privatisation of Western Power. Australian Services Union branch secretary Wayne Wood said there was overwhelming opposition to the sale of Western Power at the ...

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Toodyay fibre bombing

YARN bombing artists have been turning the main street of Toodyay into a sensory feast of woolly creations, much to the delight of the thousands of visitors attending the Toodyay Fibre Festival at the weekend. Organiser Delveen Wakefield said the ...

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Treasurer gets sporty in Midland

FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison was in Midland on Wednesday where he visited the Swan Chamber of Commerce and Slater-Gartrell Sports. Mr Morrison chatted with Slater-Gartrell Sports co-owner Kevin Gartrell and had his picture taken before giving a brief press conference. ...

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NBN tower invasion

WHILE Herne Hill and Pickering Brook residents rally against plans to build NBN towers next to their homes, investigations by Echo News has discovered more than 20 towers will be rolled out across a host of suburbs in the region. ...

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Concerns over Optus tower site

CONCERNED community members gathered at Gooseberry Hill Primary School last week to voice their disapproval over plans by Optus to build a 40m high mobile phone tower near the school. The Shire of Kalamunda received a new development proposal to ...

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