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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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Residents question park spraying

THE blame for the tragic decline of a large unnamed native park that borders Alcala Street and The Broadway is being laid squarely at the feet of developer LWP by several concerned residents who live opposite the park. The previously ...

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Swan Valley egg farm to pay $1.05m

SNOWDALE Holdings, which operates Swan Valley Egg Farm in Bennett Springs, has been hit with a big fine and ordered to set up a consumer law compliance program. This week the Federal Court ordered Snowdale Holdings to pay penalties totalling ...

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New events set to challenge

THE Avon Descent is once again likely to challenge paddlers and power boat crews taking part in the 124km event on August 5-6. For the first time, university students will be officially paddling against each other, competing for the University ...

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To spray or not to spray

THE East Metropolitan Regional Council’s (EMRC) trial of alternatives to spraying glyphosate is a step in the right direction, says leading environmentalist Jane Bremmer. The Alliance for Clean Environment chairwoman said the overall cost of new technologies was not easily ...

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Pushing to heritage list a whole town

Midland MLA Michelle Roberts has thrown her weight behind a push by residents for Heritage Minister David Templeman to declare the town of Guildford a heritage precinct, following his decision this week to state heritage list Fremantle’s west end. Mr ...

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Testing broadband speeds

Those fed up with slow broadband are being invited to have their National Broadband Network (NBN) connections monitored, with applications to take part in a speed test program now open until the end of July. The Australian Competition and Consumer ...

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