Asbestos concerns continue at regional WA schools

Health officials have expressed concern at asbestos fragments scattered across Merredin College while rejecting an Education Department report on the hazard as “deficient”. Freedom of Information documents include a letter, sent by the Department of Health (DoH) in February, expressing frustration at delays in remediating the college site. It was …

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Killer virus stretches hospitals to breaking point

Fifteen people have died and a record 3284 were last month diagnosed with an “unprecedented” killer flu sweeping WA and stretching emergency departments to breaking limit. Influenza season traditionally peaks in August and September but its early and brutal arrival this year has caught health authorities off guard. On Tuesday, …

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Trees, grass and stairs: Cottesloe beach plans revealed

Modest plans for the first stage of a revitalised Cottesloe foreshore have been revealed that depict trees, grass and stairs in four slightly different configurations. A group of 29 people randomly selected by the Town of Cottesloe spent three hours yesterday afternoon providing feedback on the sketches before they were …

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