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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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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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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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Park glyphosate spill under investigation

A SENIOR WA Health Department Pesticides Safety Investigator is launching an investigation into a possible glyphosate spill not being cleaned up at an Ellenbrook native park following a formal complaint filed by two Alcala St residents. The investigation will also look ...

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