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PFAS at South Guildford sites

THERE are two sites in South Guildford contaminated with toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foams, according to the Department of Water and Environment Regulation. A department spokeswoman said the two sites along the airport northern main drain – Lot ...

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Online hiring platform launches

WHILE looking for work Troy Donoghue of Aveley stumbled across a government scheme, which has allowed him to get the skills and support necessary to start his own business. Called HIDLE his business is a platform where people can list ...

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Numbat awareness film night

PROJECT Numbat, in celebration of World Numbat Day, will be holding a special screening of the film Oddball on November 4 at the picturesque Kookaburra outdoor cinema in Mundaring. In what is shaping up to be a fun family night, ...

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Bill proves worthy WA award winner

MATTHEW Bill may have started out training to be a plumber but he soon discovered his true calling working with disengaged indigenous youth within the community. Born in Midland, the 22 year-old indigenous youth outreach worker lived all over Western ...

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Seasonal worker changes to benefit

THE federal government has announced a number of new measures to further support employers and seasonal workers to access the seasonal worker programme. The new measures will be phased in from July 1 next year and include introducing a multi-entry ...

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Sandalford slams Caversham proposal

A FOUR-storey development proposed for Caversham has no place in the Swan Valley, which has special planning legislation designed to preserve viticulture, according to one of the valley’s top wineries. Sandalford Wines chief executive officer Grant Brinklow said said the ...

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Swan Valley fracking row continues

SWAN Valley residents can attend an information night about fracking and the unconventional gas industry at the State Equestrian Centre. Marg Whan from Gasfield Free Swan Valley, which is hosting the event, said she hoped Brigadoon and Baskerville residents would ...

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Beware of fake scratchies

GLOSSY travel brochures with fake scratchies are arriving in the mailboxes of Echo News readers with at least one of the two cards enclosed declaring a $US190,000 win. Consumer Protection commissioner David Hillyard said Get It On Holiday travel brochure ...

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