WASM graduates face a brighter future

WA School of Mines graduates have expressed a rosy outlook on the state of WA’s resources market as they prepare to say goodbye to the institution at its annual Kalgoorlie campus graduation ceremony at the WMC Conference Centre tonight. That group will include fast friends and geologists Josh Spurling and …

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Festival to engage curiosity of cultures

The Goldfields Art Centre precinct on Cheetham Street will be brought to life with street markets, dancing and live music at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Multicultural Street Festival next month. General manager of city living Holly Phillips said the city’s largest cultural celebration will be a treat for the senses, with many …

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Comedy act a collection of anecdotes

Brian Poller hasn’t let his stutter stop him from following his dreams. Instead, the comedian has used it to his advantage, adding a unique touch to his show. Coming off the back of a sold-out performance at Funtavia last year, Poller will bring his original show An Incompetent Life to …

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Crickets leap into the future

Crunchy and nutty, people eat them for their nutritional value, some for ethical reasons and others for novelty. Whatever the reason there’s an insect dying to get on to your plate courtesy of West Australian producer Grubs Up. It’s estimated 80 per cent of the world’s population eat insects regularly, …

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Lahore to the Senate flooring: Mehreen Faruqi

It was under the iron fist of a religious dictatorship the defiance of Mehreen Faruqi, the “proud unionist and feminist” poised to replace Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, first took root. Dr Faruqi was raised in Lahore, Pakistan, as the daughter of an engineer. At 15 years old, she recounts in …

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