ASX rises above gloomy global growth outlook

The Australian sharemarket reversed early losses in a low-volume trading session today despite gloomy global and domestic forecasts as the banks found some bargain hunting demand and a bounce in consumer sentiment supported other sectors. The S&P-ASX 200 index dropped 0.3 per cent at the open after the US s&P …

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Run-down Perth maternity hospital to move

Western Australia’s biggest and most dilapidated maternity hospital will move to a new facility on the more modern QEII medical campus, the state government has announced. As a review of the state’s health system was released on Wednesday, Health Minister Roger Cook said the 103-year-old, heritage-listed King Edward Memorial Hospital …

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Women stepping up for cancer cause

A team of local women are doing their part to raise money and awareness of women’s cancer. In the lead up to the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer on May 4, the Southern Forest Steppers are raising money to take part in the event. To take part in the walk, …

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Bayswater finally gets One Foyle affordable housing

It took more than two years and cost an extra $300,000 but developer JCM Construction was yesterday able to celebrate the official launch of its trimmed down $4.5 million, 17-apartment affordable housing project at 1Foyle Street, Bayswater. The project was yesterday launched by luminaries including Housing Minister Peter Tinley, City …

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