How $2000 helped a man living on Perth’s streets for six years get a job and home

The last 11 months for Robin Roebuck has been “hard” but “thanks to a life-changing helping hand from the public” he’s no longer suicidal and now sees the “light at the end of the tunnel”.

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The Mirrabooka myth: Perth’s multicultural heartland remakes itself

In 2000, the ex-wife of a senior gang member knocked on the door of a home, and shot the resident to death. And that’s the kind of rep Mirrabooka’s rocked.

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One person a week suing James Hardie as WA becomes only state with asbestos cases still on the rise

While the wave of people being diagnosed with mesothelioma is decreasing across every other Australian state or territory, WA’s rate continues to rise, and remains nearly twice the national average.

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The Syndicate: the public servant, the conman and a racehorse called Hysteria

As two men stand accused of what’s been touted as one of the worst cases of public corruption in the country with sums up to $25 million mentioned, horseracing – the so-called sport of kings – is emerging as the arena where the two men charged spent large sums of money.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/the-syndicate-the-public-servant-the-conman-and-a-racehorse-called-hysteria-20191116-p53b72.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Senior WA public servant charged with corruption over $2.5 million rort

Attorney General John Quigley has asked the public to trust the government to investigate after two men were charged with two counts of official corruption.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/senior-wa-public-servant-charged-with-corruption-over-2-5-million-rort-20191114-p53as9.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Ola trials ‘Guardian’ to keep watch over Perth passengers

Indian rideshare startup Ola has launched a high-tech safety feature trial in Perth, which helps protect passengers by automatically detecting unusual vehicle activity.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/ola-trials-guardian-to-keep-watch-over-perth-passengers-20191113-p53aed.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia

Freo Port cash grab will ultimately sting households: truckies

Last week DP World announced it was increasing the ‘infrastructure’ fee that is charged per full container from $8.22 to $45.

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Man in custody after woman’s body found in Kalgoorlie bushland

The woman’s body was found in bushland on Monday morning, and police later deemed her death was suspicious.

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‘You can’t fix what you can’t see’: WA CEOs call for gender pay audit

CEOs for Gender Equity WA has called for 64 per cent of West Australian chief executives to follow their peers’ example with internal gender pay gap audits.

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https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/you-can-t-fix-what-you-can-t-see-wa-ceos-call-for-gender-pay-audit-20191104-p537el.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_western-australia