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Rethink on pet food leaves Western Australia's 'roo shooters aimless

ABC Online - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Up to 300 Western Australian kangaroo shooters are facing a bleak future following a decision by one of Australia's largest pet food to no longer use locally sourced meat.

Western Australian companies work to cash in on lithium boom - ‎May 2, 2016‎
There is renewed hope for Western Australia's struggling mining industry with one resource in hot demand - lithium. Due to the unprecedented interest in electric cars and renewable batteries, lithium miners are developing new projects across the state.

WA misses out on billions in federal infrastructure funding

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Western Australia has lost the opportunity to apply for billions of dollars of Commonwealth infrastructure funding after an incentive fund was axed in the federal budget.
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Western Australia leading on solar storage innovation

The Fifth Estate - ‎May 2, 2016‎
National energy market reform is one step closer following the recent announcement of two trials in Western Australia that will enable new ways of storing and transferring excess solar energy.
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Quadrant tightens hold on Western Australia's promising Roc wet gas find

Platts - ‎15 hours ago‎
Australia's Quadrant Energy has strengthened its hold on the acreage covering the promising Phoenix South and Roc oil and gas discoveries off Western Australia. Quadrant, which was formerly the Australian business of US independent Apache, has ...
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Federal Budget 2016: what it means for Perth and WA

Herald Sun - ‎May 3, 2016‎
And WA shadow treasurer Ben Wyatt says Malcolm Turnbull's first budget as Prime Minister is “one big disappointment for WA''. “Unfortunately the Federal Budget has delivered no new infrastructure funding for WA,'' Mr Wyatt said. “WA Labor has made it ...
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State of the States report: WA economy was 'always going to deteriorate', Mike Nahan says

ABC Online - ‎May 1, 2016‎
CommSec economist Savanth Sebastian said the WA economy had undergone a huge turnaround, and there was now very little to separate the bottom three economies.

Western Australia 60th Anniversary Roadshow Leg Finishes on a High

Fullnoise - ‎10 hours ago‎
Yamaha's 60th Anniversary Roadshow stopped by one of Australia's strongest Yamaha dealers, Perth's Five Star Yamaha, for the final west coast leg of the national roadshow tour before heading to Victoria. With a full spectrum of heritage and modern ...
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Massive violet diamond discovered in Western Australia

The Week Magazine - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The Rio Tinto Argyle mine in Western Australia is responsible for turning up most of the world's rare pink diamonds - and now it's made something even rarer.
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Budget 2016: WA 'ripped off, taken for granted', Labor says

ABC Online - ‎15 hours ago‎
Western Australia has been "ripped off" in the federal budget and left with no new rail and road funding because state and federal Liberals take the State for granted, Opposition Leader Mark McGowan says.

Curtin University develops world's first zero carbon neighbourhood in Western Australia

Domain News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Curtin University is working towards developing the world's first zero carbon neighbourhood in Landcorp's WA suburb of White Gum Valley, set to be implemented over the next three years.

Severe weather warning cancelled for southern Western Australia as cold front moves east

ABC Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
A severe weather warning for damaging winds in parts of southern Western Australia has been cancelled, with no reports of damage.
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Shark warning renewed for Western Australia's south-west coast due to sightings - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Holidaymakers on Western Australia's south-west coast have been urged to look out for sharks and obey any warning sirens this Anzac Day long weekend, amid ongoing shark activity and sightings.

Irish in Perth on the pros and cons of life in Western Australia

Irish Times - ‎May 1, 2016‎
What's life like for Irish people who have moved to Western Australia in recent years? Is being Irish a benefit for professionals and entrepreneurs in Perth?

Nearly-6kg whopper could be Western Australia's heaviest baby born

TVNZ - ‎May 1, 2016‎
A whopping baby boy, weighing nearly six kilograms, born on Saturday, is fast-becoming an online sensation, and could be Western Australia's heaviest baby. Australian woman Breanna Sykes gave birth to not-so-little Ziad Kadic just after 7.15pm on ...
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Perth mum's VERY BIG surprise

Perth Now - ‎May 1, 2016‎
While nothing has been confirmed, Ziad could be the biggest baby born in WA, possibly even Australia. Baby Ziad Kadic was born a whopping 5.9kg and measured 57cm which is longer than a loaf of bread.
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WA to play integral submarine role, Premier Colin Barnett says

ABC Online - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
They will be built at Osborne in South Australia using Australian steel. Mr Barnett said while the details of the contract were yet to be finalised, he expected WA would get a portion of the work. "We would have liked to have seen them built in Western ...

Western Australia police officers put five puppies in the back of their police car

Daily Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Western Australia Police posted a photo of Cuejoe the kangaroo on their Facebook page after he narrowly evaded the clutches of a Wedge-tailed eagle.