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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Kwinana property owners to protest WA Government buffer plan Photo: Mandogalup resident Reid Donald denied residents were receiving financ
Kwinana property owners to protest WA Government buffer plan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Photo: Mandogalup resident Reid Donald denied residents were receiving financial help from Satterley Property Group. (ABC News: Rebecca Turner) The battle over the West Australian... Read more
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Canberra Times
WA decision to ditch light rail in favour of buses reverberates in Canberrain West Australia shows bus investment is the most cost-effective way to improv
WA decision to ditch light rail in favour of buses reverberates in Canberra
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
in West Australia shows bus investment is the most cost-effective way to improve public transport. Photo: Jay Cronan The WA government cited cost blow-outs, which had pushed the project's total bill to $2.5 billion, and a lack of support from the... Read more
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Perth Now
Dumping rail dents trust in WA govt: NahanA decision to dump light rail to Perth's northern suburbs has dented trust in t
Dumping rail dents trust in WA govt: Nahan
Perth Now / Posted 3 days ago
A decision to dump light rail to Perth's northern suburbs has dented trust in the WA government. A decision to dump Perth's planned light rail network has dented trust in the government's transport promises ahead of next year's state election, WA... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Predictable passwords, poor security identified in WA government IT auditWA government agency IT audit reveals predictable passwords, poor security Sen
Predictable passwords, poor security identified in WA government IT audit
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
WA government agency IT audit reveals predictable passwords, poor security Sensitive information and credit card details may be at risk because of poor information technology system management, Western Australia's auditor-general has warned. Colin... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Charities get rebate to help dispose of 'dead fish' donationsCharities get rebate for landfill costs and other help to deal with unsuitable
Charities get rebate to help dispose of 'dead fish' donations
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
Charities get rebate for landfill costs and other help to deal with unsuitable donations The WA Government has announced a rebate for charities that are forced to spend thousands of dollars every year sending unsuitable donations to... Read more
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Computer World Australia
Audit unearths more WA govt security problemsOffice of the Auditor General also assessed security controls across five key b
Audit unearths more WA govt security problems
Computer World Australia / Posted 3 days ago
Office of the Auditor General also assessed security controls across five key business applications employed within WA government: The Department of Commerce’s Complaints and Licensing System, the Department of Corrective Services’ Total... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Fire-devastated town to be re-opened by Augustcomplicated by the discovery of decades-old contaminates such as asbestos and l
Fire-devastated town to be re-opened by August
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
complicated by the discovery of decades-old contaminates such as asbestos and lead.Report to be released next week The WA Government will next week release a long awaited report into how authorities handled the fire. Former head of the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA's catch-and-kill shark policy not popular among survey respondentsnot support killing sharks. (Supplied: NSW Department of Primary Industries) T
WA's catch-and-kill shark policy not popular among survey respondents
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
not support killing sharks. (Supplied: NSW Department of Primary Industries) Three-quarters of people surveyed about the WA Government's policy of a lethal-response following shark bite incidents said they did not support the measure. The survey... Read more
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Perth Now
First woman named chief IR commissionerThe WA Government has appointed Pamela Scott as its first female chief industri
First woman named chief IR commissioner
Perth Now / Posted 3 days ago
The WA Government has appointed Pamela Scott as its first female chief industrial relations commissioner. Picture: Supplied THE WA Government has appointed Pamela Scott as its first female chief industrial relations commissioner. WA... Read more
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Perth Now
Light rail bill hits $25m for nothingAn artist impression of MAX light rail, which has now been scrapped by the WA G
Light rail bill hits $25m for nothing
Perth Now / Posted 3 days ago
An artist impression of MAX light rail, which has now been scrapped by the WA Government. THE Barnett Government has spent $25 million planning for light rail in Perth, only to axe a promised light rail link to the city’s northern suburbs. Three... Read more
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Perth Now
Support low for Perth shark kills: surveyTHREE quarters of respondents to a survey in Perth would prefer the WA governme
Support low for Perth shark kills: survey
Perth Now / Posted 3 days ago
THREE quarters of respondents to a survey in Perth would prefer the WA government use non-lethal responses to shark bite incidents, rather than killing the animal under its imminent threat policy. The study by University of Sydney public policy... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shark killed after Mandurah attack not fully examinedShark killed after fatal attack near Mandurah not examined fully, WA Government
Shark killed after Mandurah attack not fully examined
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
Shark killed after fatal attack near Mandurah not examined fully, WA Government confirms The stomach of a shark that died after an attack near Mandurah was not fully examined, the Western Australian Government has confirmed. In response to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Backbench MP accuses WA Government of being too secretiveWA Government accused of being too secretive by backbench MP after prisoner tra
Backbench MP accuses WA Government of being too secretive
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
WA Government accused of being too secretive by backbench MP after prisoner transport probe The West Australian Government is facing criticism from its own backbench for being too secretive and hiding behind commercial confidentiality as a reason to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government whip Phil Edman survives dumping motion despite Barnett comments The Western Australian Government's Upper House whip
WA Government whip Phil Edman survives dumping motion
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
despite Barnett comments The Western Australian Government's Upper House whip has survived a push to oust him from the job, after he made disparaging comments about the Premier. Phil Edman... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Sipa gears up for PatersonProvince of WA after finalising a farm-in and JV agreement over a new copper-go
Sipa gears up for Paterson
The Courier Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Province of WA after finalising a farm-in and JV agreement over a new copper-gold project. The company has also secured a WA government exploration incentive scheme grant to co-fund a planned upcoming drilling program. The newly acquired project... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA abandons light rail promise in long-term transport planPerth MAX Light Rail promise abandoned by WA Government in long-term transport
WA abandons light rail promise in long-term transport plan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
Perth MAX Light Rail promise abandoned by WA Government in long-term transport plan The West Australian Government has confirmed it has abandoned plans to build a light rail link to Perth's northern suburbs. The decision comes as the Government... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Expert calls for light rail in WA transport planExpert critical of WA Government transport plan, urges light rail focus A lead
Expert calls for light rail in WA transport plan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
Expert critical of WA Government transport plan, urges light rail focus A leading public transport advocate has criticised the West Australian Government's new transport plan, labelling it a "big dream" and urging refocused efforts on light... Read more
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WA Today
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMAsaid there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a b
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMA
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
said there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a busy period, and he'd rather see the WA government spend $600,000 on practical measures. "When you're really overcrowded, just a few beds will actually make a... Read more
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Weekly Times
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMAsaid there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a b
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMA
Weekly Times / Posted 4 days ago
said there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a busy period, and he'd rather see the WA government spend $600,000 on practical measures. "When you're really overcrowded, just a few beds will actually make a... Read more
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News.com.au
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMAsaid there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a b
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMA
News.com.au / Posted 5 days ago
said there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a busy period, and he'd rather see the WA government spend $600,000 on practical measures. "When you're really overcrowded, just a few beds will actually make a... Read more
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Perth Now
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMAsaid there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a b
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMA
Perth Now / Posted 5 days ago
said there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a busy period, and he'd rather see the WA government spend $600,000 on practical measures. "When you're really overcrowded, just a few beds will actually make a... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMAsaid there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a b
Spend cash on hospital beds, not ads: AMA
The Courier Mail / Posted 5 days ago
said there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a busy period, and he'd rather see the WA government spend $600,000 on practical measures. "When you're really overcrowded, just a few beds will actually make a... Read more
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Perth Now
International sport to open new Perth Stadiumwould likely “fill the stadium”. “FFA is ready to make a case (to the FA for a
International sport to open new Perth Stadium
Perth Now / Posted 5 days ago
would likely “fill the stadium”. “FFA is ready to make a case (to the FA for a Socceroos v England match in Perth) if the WA Government and its agencies are committed to having a world-class football event to open the new Perth Stadium,” FFA chief... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Spend cash on 'practical measures': AMAsaid there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a b
Spend cash on 'practical measures': AMA
Sky News Australia / Posted 5 days ago
said there weren't enough hospital beds during winter, which was inevitably a busy period, and he'd rather see the WA government spend $600,000 on practical measures. 'When you're really overcrowded, just a few beds will actually make a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA emergency department overuse sparks education campaignSpike in WA emergency department visits sparks new education campaign The WA G
WA emergency department overuse sparks education campaign
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
Spike in WA emergency department visits sparks new education campaign The WA Government has launched a $600,000 three-year advertising campaign to discourage people with non-urgent medical problems from turning up at hospital emergency departments... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government still failing to attract male teachersWA Government still failing to attract male primary school teachers, Education
WA Government still failing to attract male teachers
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
WA Government still failing to attract male primary school teachers, Education Minister admits A bid to encourage more men to become primary school teachers in Western Australia has failed, state Education Minister Peter Collier has admitted. The... Read more
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Perth Now
Backpackers targeted for cane toad cullare being offered Immigration Department visa incentives to help fight the adva
Backpackers targeted for cane toad cull
Perth Now / Posted 6 days ago
are being offered Immigration Department visa incentives to help fight the advance of cane toads in WA. A decade ago the WA Government called on the defence forces to help battle the invasive pest, but now the fight has come full circle with... Read more
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Perth Now
It’s crunch time: One strike hoon lawsdamage to the road or property, or driving likely to cause “harassment, fear or
It’s crunch time: One strike hoon laws
Perth Now / Posted 6 days ago
damage to the road or property, or driving likely to cause “harassment, fear or distress” to residents or bystanders. The WA Government first promised laws to crack down on hoons in 2013 ahead of the last state election and for frustrated... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government rejects concerns about adolescent mental health servicesWA Government dismisses concerns about the future of adolescent mental health s
WA Government rejects concerns about adolescent mental health services
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
WA Government dismisses concerns about the future of adolescent mental health services Western Australia's Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) has rejected claims that its mental health Acute Response Team (ART) is being cut back. The ART... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Leaders face questions over softwareShorten faced scrutiny over his own party's use of the software firm Magenta Li
Leaders face questions over software
Sky News Australia / Posted 9 days ago
Shorten faced scrutiny over his own party's use of the software firm Magenta Linas, whose clients also include unions, the WA government and BHP Billiton. The Labor leader insists it's not the same arrangement. 'The Labor party has no financial... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA Government under fire over school ceiling safety More than 60 public schools in WA have at least one classroom containing a ce
WA Government under fire over school ceiling safety
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
More than 60 public schools in WA have at least one classroom containing a ceiling with the highest risk rating for collapse, prompting calls for the Government to resolve the issue more... Read more
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News.com.au
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals
News.com.au / Posted 10 days ago
$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in Perth on Wednesday he'd speak with the WA government to prevent it inking any deals on the Perth Freight Link before the state election in March next year. "We... Read more
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Perth Now
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link dealswith supporters protesting the project. Picture: Alf Sorbello OPPOSITION leade
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals
Perth Now / Posted 10 days ago
with supporters protesting the project. Picture: Alf Sorbello OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten says he’ll try to stop the WA Government signing any contracts for the $1.9 billion Perth Freight Link project if he wins the election. Mr Shorten has... Read more
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WA Today
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link dealscampaign. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Monday 13 June 2016. He told ABC radio in P
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
campaign. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Monday 13 June 2016. He told ABC radio in Perth on Wednesday he'd speak with the WA government to prevent it inking any deals on the Perth Freight Link before the state election in March next year. "We... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals
The Courier Mail / Posted 10 days ago
$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in Perth on Wednesday he'd speak with the WA government to prevent it inking any deals on the Perth Freight Link before the state election in March next year. "We... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals
Adelaide Now / Posted 10 days ago
$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in Perth on Wednesday he'd speak with the WA government to prevent it inking any deals on the Perth Freight Link before the state election in March next year. "We... Read more
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Weekly Times
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals
Weekly Times / Posted 10 days ago
$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in Perth on Wednesday he'd speak with the WA government to prevent it inking any deals on the Perth Freight Link before the state election in March next year. "We... Read more
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Herald Sun
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in
Shorten urges no Perth Freight Link deals
Herald Sun / Posted 10 days ago
$1 billion to WA Labor's flagship Metronet rail project. He told ABC radio in Perth on Wednesday he'd speak with the WA government to prevent it inking any deals on the Perth Freight Link before the state election in March next year. "We... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Perth Freight Link in doubt if Labor wins federal electionfederal funding covers more than 60 per cent of the freight link project cost a
Perth Freight Link in doubt if Labor wins federal election
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
federal funding covers more than 60 per cent of the freight link project cost and its removal would leave the cash-strapped WA Government struggling to pay the entire $1.9 billion cost itself. Premier Colin Barnett previously said the project would... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Foster carers without valid checks looking after dozens of WA children19 children living with department carers and 57 who were under the care of rel
Foster carers without valid checks looking after dozens of WA children
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
19 children living with department carers and 57 who were under the care of relatives. The State Opposition accused the WA Government of putting children at risk by failing to make sure all foster carers were adequately screened. However Child... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Breaker updates Lake Roe drillingBreaker Resources has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the WA Government to co-
Breaker updates Lake Roe drilling
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
Breaker Resources has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the WA Government to co-fund planned diamond drilling at the company's Lake Roe gold project. The funding is provided under the Exploration Incentive Scheme administered by the Department of... Read more
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The Courier Mail
World Cup coup: Crucial qualifier in Perthhospitality economy and the international profile of the host city. It’s a very
World Cup coup: Crucial qualifier in Perth
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
hospitality economy and the international profile of the host city. It’s a very competitive process. “The support from the WA Government and Premier Colin Barnett showed us that the people of Perth are serious about becoming regular hosts of... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
World Cup coup: Crucial qualifier in Perthhospitality economy and the international profile of the host city. It’s a very
World Cup coup: Crucial qualifier in Perth
Daily Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
hospitality economy and the international profile of the host city. It’s a very competitive process. “The support from the WA Government and Premier Colin Barnett showed us that the people of Perth are serious about becoming regular hosts of... Read more
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Perth Now
Land baron lashes Libs over buffer zoneThe Kwinana industrial precinct. The WA Government plans to extend the resident
Land baron lashes Libs over buffer zone
Perth Now / Posted 13 days ago
The Kwinana industrial precinct. The WA Government plans to extend the residential buffer zone around the area. WA’s biggest land developer has accused Premier Colin Barnett of fear mongering and putting WA’s international relationships at risk over... Read more
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Perth Now
‘Absolute anger and disgust, to be honest’strike team ready to scramble into action in the event of an attack. At the ti
‘Absolute anger and disgust, to be honest’
Perth Now / Posted 14 days ago
strike team ready to scramble into action in the event of an attack. At the time, Burden hit out at the move, saying the WA government needed to provide scientific evidence to back up the plan, and asked how it would prevent “cowboy” fishermen... Read more
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Adelaide Now
‘Absolute anger and disgust, to be honest’strike team ready to scramble into action in the event of an attack. At the ti
‘Absolute anger and disgust, to be honest’
Adelaide Now / Posted 14 days ago
strike team ready to scramble into action in the event of an attack. At the time, Burden hit out at the move, saying the WA government needed to provide scientific evidence to back up the plan, and asked how it would prevent “cowboy” fishermen... Read more
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WA Today
$13 per week increase for WA's lowest paid workersfor no increase. Ms Hammat said it was a disgrace that the peak employer body
$13 per week increase for WA's lowest paid workers
WA Today / Posted 15 days ago
for no increase. Ms Hammat said it was a disgrace that the peak employer body would ask to freeze the minimum wage. "The WA Government has increased essential costs for electricity, water and transportation by well above inflation, yet had only... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
WA's lowest paid workers to receive extra $14 a weeka week pay rise, the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) has decided. The in
WA's lowest paid workers to receive extra $14 a week
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
a week pay rise, the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) has decided. The increase of 2.1 per cent is close to what the WA Government called for but unions had asked for a rise of at least $30 a week. The IRC said while it recognised that... Read more
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Herald Sun
Unpaid bills mar new WA hospitalA day after the WA government gave Perth's new children's hospital a start date
Unpaid bills mar new WA hospital
Herald Sun / Posted 16 days ago
A day after the WA government gave Perth's new children's hospital a start date, head contractor John Holland has been slammed over tens of millions of dollars in alleged late and non-payments owed to the subcontractors building it. An Auditor... Read more
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News.com.au
Unpaid bills mar new WA hospitalA day after the WA government gave Perth's new children's hospital a start date
Unpaid bills mar new WA hospital
News.com.au / Posted 16 days ago
A day after the WA government gave Perth's new children's hospital a start date, head contractor John Holland has been slammed over tens of millions of dollars in alleged late and non-payments owed to the subcontractors building it. An Auditor... Read more
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