Cotton ditched for Fitzroy River agricultural hub plan

Cotton production is unlikely to get the green light as part of the State Government’s plans to pave the way for an agricultural hub near the Fitzroy River. Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan told stakeholders at a meeting at Fitzroy Crossing last week that cotton production did not fit with the …

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Back to the future for Curtin’s CBD tech site

At a little over 7km it’s hardly a tyranny of distance but Curtin University knows peak-hour commuting from the city to Bentley is enough to make professionals think twice about further study. To make the decision easier, the university is expanding its presence in the CBD, with the heritage-listed property …

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At final, Shell’s LNG giant Prelude ships first cargo

Shell’s Prelude floating LNG vessel shipped a cargo of condensate over the weekend, its first product offtake since arriving off the Kimberley coast almost two years ago. A Shell spokeswoman confirmed yesterday the shipment of condensate had sailed, and that it marked another step towards steady operations. “The focus continues …

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A2 Milk raises glass to new China exec

Dual-listed dairy producer a2 Milk Company has appointed a new Shanghai-based executive to help boost its Chinese market share. Li Xiao will begin his role as a2’s chief executive of Greater China next month, reporting directly to Asia Pacific chief executive, Peter Nathan. The company – listed in both Australia …

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Graduate nurses share their employment struggle

Yong Lin has always wanted to be a nurse. The 24-year-old registered nurse graduated from Curtin University in 2017 and has applied unsuccessfully for two graduate programs. She remains employed at the cosmetics store she worked at throughout university and has one more chance to apply in the mid-year graduate …

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