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Give us a break, Big Brother

REVELATIONS that some Centrelink employees are forced to clock off for a toilet break and explain any that take longer than five minutes says one of two things about our country’s public servants. more »

Spring into life with community spirit

SPRING has sprung and I haven’t yet been pecked on the cranium by an angry Collingwood mascot. more »

First years crucial for health

IN recent years the number of births throughout WA has increased significantly, as has the number of families moving here from interstate or overseas. more »

Cocktail of danger underestimated

WHILE illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine rightly get a bad wrap for the danger they pose to the user and to society, alcohol continues to fly under the radar simply because, unlike these other substances, it is legal. more »

Questions of scrutiny on the cards

IT has been a challenging week for anyone with a surname spelled Thomson without p and sharing a Christian name sounding vaguely like Craig. more »

Sounds of ’70s help bring down the house

THERE is a certain radio station on the AM dial that plays the hits of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. more »

‘If only’ a legacy of things left undone

A SIXTEEN-year-old boy who was unsure how to tell his father he loved him wrote a poem, giving it to him on his birthday. more »

Just talking can keep your child protected

THE arrest of a Perth man in relation to the 2003 disappearance of Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe not surprisingly reignited calls for a public register of paedophiles. more »

Bag-checking policy is fair call

BAG checking has become a common practice used by retailers to reduce theft, and with good reason – shoplifting is a multimillion-dollar industry. more »

Close to home can make a difference

WITH world events in recent times becoming increasingly serious, it is crucial for local community members to remember what is important in life. more »

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