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WA Today
'A recipe for disaster': Why WA could be headed for another bushfire catastrophethat knowledge and that experience is leaving the department," she said. Gover
'A recipe for disaster': Why WA could be headed for another bushfire catastrophe
WA Today / Posted 11 hours ago
that knowledge and that experience is leaving the department," she said. Government to establish rural fire service The WA government announced on Thursday it would establish a rural fire service in response to January's deadly bushfires at... Read more
12h
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Plant virus detected in Kununurrato the department immediately." Unlike the Northern Territory, where crops wer
Plant virus detected in Kununurra
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 hours ago
to the department immediately." Unlike the Northern Territory, where crops were destroyed and farms quarantined, the WA Government is maintaining a case-by-case approach.Farm biosecurity is critical Plant virologist Brenda Coutts was... Read more
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WA Today
Shark nets are killing machines says WA premier Colin Barnettwill continue to use nets that create swimming enclosures but do not catch mari
Shark nets are killing machines says WA premier Colin Barnett
WA Today / Posted 14 hours ago
will continue to use nets that create swimming enclosures but do not catch marine life. Colin Barnett has reiterated the WA government will not use nets to catch sharks. Photo: Philip Gostelow Federal Liberal MP for Canning, Andrew Hastie, has... Read more
16h
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'Killing machine' shark nets not for WA: Premierincludes Falcon beach, where surfer Ben Gerring was attacked by what is believe
'Killing machine' shark nets not for WA: Premier
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 16 hours ago
includes Falcon beach, where surfer Ben Gerring was attacked by what is believed to be a great white shark — wants the WA Government to consider using the shark nets as part of its shark mitigation program. "Given the increase in attacks by... Read more
17h
Brisbane Times
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan bookof home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan book
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 hours ago
of home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the "Keystart" loans was formalised with the WA government on Thursday and will be completed by December. Bendigo Bank managing director Mike Hirst said the loan book... Read more
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WA Today
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan bookof home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan book
WA Today / Posted 17 hours ago
of home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the "Keystart" loans was formalised with the WA government on Thursday and will be completed by December. Bendigo Bank managing director Mike Hirst said the loan book... Read more
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17h
The Age
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan bookof home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan book
The Age / Posted 17 hours ago
of home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the "Keystart" loans was formalised with the WA government on Thursday and will be completed by December. Bendigo Bank managing director Mike Hirst said the loan book... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan bookof home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan book
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
of home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the "Keystart" loans was formalised with the WA government on Thursday and will be completed by December. Bendigo Bank managing director Mike Hirst said the loan book... Read more
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17h
Canberra Times
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan bookof home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the
Bendigo buys $1.35 billion WA government loan book
Canberra Times / Posted 17 hours ago
of home loan debt from the Western Australian government. The purchase of the "Keystart" loans was formalised with the WA government on Thursday and will be completed by December. Bendigo Bank managing director Mike Hirst said the loan book... Read more
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19h
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government sells off $1.35b from Keystart loan bookKeystart sale: WA Government sells off $1.35b from housing loan book The State
WA Government sells off $1.35b from Keystart loan book
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 19 hours ago
Keystart sale: WA Government sells off $1.35b from housing loan book The State Government has sold off part of its Keystart loan book, raising $1.35 billion as part of its asset sales program, designed to slash debt. Keystart is owned by the WA... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Analysis: Parents choosing public schools in Perth's western suburbsto better-performing public and private schools. Its reincarnation, the $84 mi
Analysis: Parents choosing public schools in Perth's western suburbs
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
to better-performing public and private schools. Its reincarnation, the $84 million City Beach College announced by the WA Government, is a good illustration of how Perth parents have changed in the past decade: increasingly choosing to live in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
New Perth school to cater for growing public education demandexplored the possibility of building a new school on other western sites but de
New Perth school to cater for growing public education demand
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
explored the possibility of building a new school on other western sites but deemed all unsuitable, causing lengthy delays in any action being taken. In a statement, the WA Government said new intake catchments would be announc... Read more
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WA Today
Has Perth become Australia's coolest city?bars. Another secret is that it's become hipster heaven ... minus the hipsters
Has Perth become Australia's coolest city?
WA Today / Posted 3 days ago
bars. Another secret is that it's become hipster heaven ... minus the hipsters. With the money from the mining boom, the WA government has been creating the kind of city that tourists will love to get lost in for its mix of small bars and... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Training for WA workers to better deal with meth usersWA Government announces training program for workers to better deal with meth u
Training for WA workers to better deal with meth users
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
WA Government announces training program for workers to better deal with meth users With the music festival season and leavers celebrations only months away, the West Australian Government has announced a new training and resources package for... Read more
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WA Today
Perth gets tick for health-conscious urban designneed to reclaim the city space for people." The report says city designers nee
Perth gets tick for health-conscious urban design
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
need to reclaim the city space for people." The report says city designers need to better consider health research, as the WA government did with the RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) study by University of WA researchers. The decade-long study... Read more
5d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Call to retain expanded AvonLink trains despite passenger dropAvonLink rail: WA Government urged to keep expanded service despite occupancy f
Call to retain expanded AvonLink trains despite passenger drop
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
AvonLink rail: WA Government urged to keep expanded service despite occupancy falls The WA Government has been urged to persist with an expanded train service between Perth and the Avon Valley, despite occupancy rates on the AvonLink plummeting to... Read more
6d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Government bullish on taxi reforms despite ongoing industry concernsWA Government remains confident reforms will help taxi industry The Western Au
Government bullish on taxi reforms despite ongoing industry concerns
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
WA Government remains confident reforms will help taxi industry The Western Australian Government believes there will be growth in the taxi industry under its new regulatory system, despite fears over the presence of increased competition and claims... Read more
6d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Premier confirms Perth Freight Link construction will begin before state electionPerth Freight Link: Premier confirms construction will begin before state elect
Premier confirms Perth Freight Link construction will begin before state election
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
Perth Freight Link: Premier confirms construction will begin before state election The WA Government has set itself up for a pre-election fight with environmental groups opposed to the Roe 8 project, with Premier Colin Barnett saying construction on... Read more
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Computer World Australia
‘Dumbfounding’ failures at heart of WA health IT bungleDepartment of Health ICT contracts “have the potential to spiral out of control
‘Dumbfounding’ failures at heart of WA health IT bungle
Computer World Australia / Posted 6 days ago
Department of Health ICT contracts “have the potential to spiral out of control”. A separate inquiry focused on WA government procurement has recommended the government boost the resources available to its chief information... Read more
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WA Today
WA posts record debt and deficit for the yeareconomy in the middle of Australia's greatest mining boom but it has now unveil
WA posts record debt and deficit for the year
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
economy in the middle of Australia's greatest mining boom but it has now unveiled its highest ever deficit and debt. The WA government recorded an operating deficit of $2.02 billion for the last financial year and net debt of more than $27.3... Read more
7d
WA Today
Premier promotes two MP's to cabinet after turbulent weekfor quitting the portfolio was because the Premier had put stage two of the PFL
Premier promotes two MP's to cabinet after turbulent week
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
for quitting the portfolio was because the Premier had put stage two of the PFL on the back burner, which could see the WA government lose $1.1 million in funding from the federal government for the project. "Bill was a civil engineer for Main... Read more
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7d
Computer World Australia
WA inquiry sees need to boost government CIO’s resourcesAccounts Committee has recommended the government boost the resources available
WA inquiry sees need to boost government CIO’s resources
Computer World Australia / Posted 7 days ago
Accounts Committee has recommended the government boost the resources available to its chief information officer. The WA government in September appointed Giles Nunis to the role of GCIO, with the mandate of driving more efficient ICT... Read more
7d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Health Department issued warning over ICT contractscommittee report released at the same time aired warnings from the Australian I
WA Health Department issued warning over ICT contracts
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
committee report released at the same time aired warnings from the Australian Information Industry Association that the WA Government was widely viewed as the worst in Australia for public sector ICT management. The report on general government... Read more
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WA Today
Tightening of the belt results in lower than forecast debt for Western Australiastate government is currently debating legislation to pile on an additional $1.
Tightening of the belt results in lower than forecast debt for Western Australia
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
state government is currently debating legislation to pile on an additional $1.7 billion in debt. Without the loan, the WA government will run out of money by the end of October, with the opposition noting an $8 billion loan bill introduced in... Read more
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WA Today
WA government hires big guns to claw back Bell cashThe WA government has pulled out the big guns in its bid to claw back money it
WA government hires big guns to claw back Bell cash
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
The WA government has pulled out the big guns in its bid to claw back money it lost in the long-running Bell Group saga, enlisting international law giants as it prepares for litigation at home and abroad. The nation's most expensive and... Read more
7d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government forced to amend Roe 8 contract to reach Stock Road The WA Government will have to amend the construction contract and meet an un
WA Government forced to amend Roe 8 contract to reach Stock Road
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
The WA Government will have to amend the construction contract and meet an unspecified additional cost to complete the first stage of its $1.9 billion Perth Freight Link project. The... Read more
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8d
Northern Daily Leader
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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The Young Witness
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
The Young Witness / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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Western Advocate
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
Western Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
Kiama Independent / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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Manning River Times
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
Manning River Times / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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The North West Star
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
The North West Star / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
Daily Liberal / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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The Border Mail
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
The Border Mail / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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The Courier
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to stateswhile federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Produ
Welcome to the post-Gonski era: Turnbull government lays down challenge to states
The Courier / Posted 8 days ago
while federal funding to that state rose by 22 per cent, according to the Productivity Commission. The Queensland, NT and WA government also cut their education budgets over the same period while federal funding soared. Before the July election,... Read more
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News.com.au
WA govt hires big guns for Bell battlesThe WA government has pulled out the big guns in its bid to claw back money it
WA govt hires big guns for Bell battles
News.com.au / Posted 8 days ago
The WA government has pulled out the big guns in its bid to claw back money it lost in the long-running Bell Group saga, enlisting international law giants as it prepares for litigation at home and abroad. The nation's most expensive and... Read more
9d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Perth Freight Link a priority project, Barnett tells ParliamentPerth Freight Link remains Government priority, Premier Colin Barnett tells Par
Perth Freight Link a priority project, Barnett tells Parliament
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
Perth Freight Link remains Government priority, Premier Colin Barnett tells Parliament The WA Government has said it will move quickly to resolve uncertainty over the timing and structure of the $1.9-billion Perth Freight Link project. The future... Read more
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News.com.au
WA Premier faced his party room colleagues todayabout the Liberal Party’s election chances because of disgruntlement with how i
WA Premier faced his party room colleagues today
News.com.au / Posted 9 days ago
about the Liberal Party’s election chances because of disgruntlement with how it squandered the mining boom. Former WA government minister Murray Cowper announced he would call a leadership spill on Tuesday, following the shock resignations... Read more
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WA Today
Colin Barnett stays premier: WA Liberal leadership spill fails to get off groundParty and premier of WA after attempts at a leadership spill never got off the
Colin Barnett stays premier: WA Liberal leadership spill fails to get off ground
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
Party and premier of WA after attempts at a leadership spill never got off the ground. A spill motion was called by former WA government minister Murray Cowper at Parliament on Tuesday morning, seconded by Ian Britza WA Premier Colin Barnett saw... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
True or false? Canberra buses are the most subsidised in the countryand includes school buses, and in Brisbane, the local council paid part of the
True or false? Canberra buses are the most subsidised in the country
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
and includes school buses, and in Brisbane, the local council paid part of the subsidy. Perth is not included because the WA Government does not separate its bus and train figures, and in Victoria the figure included buses and trams. So with... Read more
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Sky News Australia
WA minister quits, slams Premier Barnetthis position as Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and
WA minister quits, slams Premier Barnett
Sky News Australia / Posted 12 days ago
his position as Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering and Youth because the WA government has 'lost its way' and can no longer offer good policies and effective leadership. 'I have taken this step... Read more
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WA Today
The barf and the beautiful: beneath the red dust of mining in the Pilbarain the middle of the town jut up like an odd monument to the Barnett government
The barf and the beautiful: beneath the red dust of mining in the Pilbara
WA Today / Posted 12 days ago
in the middle of the town jut up like an odd monument to the Barnett government's failed investment in the area. The WA government bought 50 apartments in late 2012 at the cost of $30 million to cope with the swelling population in the town... Read more
13d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Claims WA Government failed to support Goldfields town after riotsKalgoorlie-Boulder angry over claimed lack of WA Government support since riots
Claims WA Government failed to support Goldfields town after riots
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
Kalgoorlie-Boulder angry over claimed lack of WA Government support since riots The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder says it has received no communication or support from the West Australian Government since riots in the community a fortnight ago. The... Read more
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Canberra Times
Red Dog prequel Blue Dog begins filming in the PilbaraFilm Victoria and Screen Australia all provided funding, with more than a milli
Red Dog prequel Blue Dog begins filming in the Pilbara
Canberra Times / Posted 13 days ago
Film Victoria and Screen Australia all provided funding, with more than a million dollars allocated by the WA government. Regional development minister Terry Redman said the film would be shot entirely in WA, mostly in the... Read more
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The Age
Red Dog prequel Blue Dog begins filming in the PilbaraFilm Victoria and Screen Australia all provided funding, with more than a milli
Red Dog prequel Blue Dog begins filming in the Pilbara
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
Film Victoria and Screen Australia all provided funding, with more than a million dollars allocated by the WA government. Regional development minister Terry Redman said the film would be shot entirely in WA, mostly in the... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Red Dog prequel Blue Dog begins filming in the PilbaraFilm Victoria and Screen Australia all provided funding, with more than a milli
Red Dog prequel Blue Dog begins filming in the Pilbara
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
Film Victoria and Screen Australia all provided funding, with more than a million dollars allocated by the WA government. Regional development minister Terry Redman said the film would be shot entirely in WA, mostly in the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Risks to signing Roe 8 contract amid legal action, WA Government toldRoe 8: Risks to signing Perth Freight Link contract amid legal action, WA Gover
Risks to signing Roe 8 contract amid legal action, WA Government told
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
Roe 8: Risks to signing Perth Freight Link contract amid legal action, WA Government told Legal advice handed to the West Australian Government has raised potential risks about the signing of any contract for the Roe 8 highway extension while legal... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government struggles to find buyer for East Perth power stationSale of East Perth power station site on hold as WA Government struggles to fin
WA Government struggles to find buyer for East Perth power station
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 14 days ago
Sale of East Perth power station site on hold as WA Government struggles to find buyer The sale and redevelopment of the East Perth power station site appears to be on hold indefinitely, with the WA Government struggling to find a company willing to... Read more
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