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CHOGM’s theme can be a legacy for Perth

HOSTING the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has encouraged Perth people to reflect on how we view our city as a place in which to live and how we define ourselves as Western Australians. more »

Rudd return will poison water again

THE last time there was speculation on Kevin Rudd’s leadership, it was at least based on evidence, however slight. more »

Lack of volunteers becomes hot issue

WHILE the Fire and Emergency Services Authority’s Risk to Resource report highlights infrastructure shortfalls in the region, more attention needs to be addressed to the chronic lack of volunteers. more »

Only real research can bring answers

MODERN technology has awarded us freedoms like never before. However, as the fight between the community and Optus in the Shire of Kalamunda shows, it also has consequences. more »

Base station location crucial

MOBILE phones won’t work without base stations to connect them. Each base station covers a certain geographic area and can only handle a limited number of calls or data downloads. more »

Place on the ladder is what matters

WHEN the next survey of trusted professions is trotted out, it will be interesting to see if the fickle football world is propping up the bottom of the ladder with the usual suspects – car salesmen, politicians and of course, journalists. more »

Crossings a duty for police, not councils

THE push earlier this month to axe some school crossings, in the name of efficiency, seemingly neglects that such crossings are at the very heart of “frontline” road safety measures. more »

Use technology to reduce shark risk

WHENEVER people enter the sea there will always be the risk of shark attack, or predation of human life by other marine wildlife. more »

Putting the human touch in to politics

IT’S not easy being a Green these days. more »

Month is full of special significance

SEPTEMBER is a special month for Australia, particularly in the symbolic sense and at present perhaps even more so. more »

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