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Balloon use deflated in Kwinana

Kwinana’s latest strategy to phase out single-use plastics urges residents and visitors to rethink the practice of releasing balloons to celebrate weddings, birthdays and memorials. Earlier this month the City of Kwinana joined eight other WA councils in implementing policies relating to helium balloons by prohibiting the organised release of …

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The top things to do this week

What’s on our events to do list this week? 1. MND fundraiser Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault Football Club is holding a fundraiser to help fight motor-neurone disease on Saturday from 6pm at the Leschenault Sporting Pavilion. MC’d by Rick Ardon and with special guest Daniel Kerr, bookings are essential with dinner included. Tickets …

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ASIC starts legal action against AMP

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 2:54PM Camera IconAMP’s acting executive chairman Mike Wilkins.Picture: The West Australian, Neale Prior / The West Australian Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon Australia’s corporate watchdog has launched legal action against wealth manager AMP, accusing its financial planning arm of intentionally cutting clients’ life insurance cover for …

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Greens move to replace Senate prayer

AAP Wednesday, 27 June 2018 2:59PM Camera IconGreens Senator Lee Rhiannon wants a neutral opening prayer for the Senate. Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon An outgoing Greens senator will move to scrap the Lord’s Prayer from being read in federal parliament. On Wednesday, soon-to-retire Greens senator Lee Rhiannon successfully moved …

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Sydney singer Odette finds poetry in pain

Sydney singer-songwriter Odette is about to make poetry very cool. With a debut album named after a Walt Whitman poem, To A Stranger, the 21-year-old is unashamed in her passion for the written word. “I’ve always really enjoyed writing poetry and I will always gravitate towards sharp, snappy vignettes,” Odette …

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New CCI boss puts spotlight on business unity

Toby Hussey spoke to new Albany Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mark Forrest about his plans in the job and thoughts on our city. His background With an extensive background across various business fields, Mr Forrest said he had a wide range of experience setting up and managing major city …

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World’s biggest yoghurt maker looking beyond the cow

Aiming to stem a yearslong slump in yogurt sales, Danone is looking beyond the cow. The world’s biggest yogurt maker is considering adding milk-free ranges to some of its flagship brands, such as Activia and Actimel. It’s aiming to capitalize on the growth in veganism from niche diet to mainstream …

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York Street speed limit to be reviewed

Is York Street’s speed limit too high? Maybe. That was the view of City of Albany councillor Paul Terry at this week’s council meeting, where he proposed dropping York Street to 40km/h. “It’s all about making the whole environment safer for pedestrians and cyclists and we want to encourage people …

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