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Progress on Unexplained Wealth bill

Progress on Unexplained Wealth bill

Danielle Blanch, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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A Bill to help fight the methamphetamine trade and corruption and crime in WA passed the second reading stage in the Legislative Council on 14 September. Known as the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct and Criminal Property Confiscation Amendment Bill, its aim is to amend current laws in relation to...

Accused killer’s charismatic police interivew

Accused killer’s charismatic police interivew

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

October 16, 2017


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A recorded police interview with Jemma Victoria Lilley (26), accused of murdering Aaron Pajich, shows her confidentially speaking with officers about her knowledge of the then missing 18-year-old. The video played in The Supreme Court, showed Ms Lilley in questioning a week following Mr Pajich’s...

Can local government cure democratic disenchantment?

Can local government cure democratic disenchantment?

Paul Van Lieshout Hunt, Political Reporter

October 16, 2017


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Vincent candidate Aaron Olszewski believes the answer to political discontent in democracy lies in grassroots action and engagement at a local government level. It is no secret that there is a sense of disenchantment in western democracy. The election of Trump, Brexit and the rise of One Nation in...

Future planing for WA port

Future planing for WA port

Jackson Lavell-Lee, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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The Westport; Port and Environs taskforce charged with planning the port expansion essential for Western Australia’s future economic growth met for the first time on Monday to discuss the proposed Kwinana Outer Harbour. The task force has been allocated an initial $6 million in the State Budget...

COMMENT: Raise the smoking age

COMMENT: Raise the smoking age

Brigid Dix, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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Cigarettes, we all know they're bad for us. My Dad refers to them as cancer sticks. I know them as the thing that led to my Grandpa dying from emphysema before I was born. But I'd never stopped to consider that as soon as a person turns 18 they can buy cigarettes. With all the health warnings...

No high-rise in apartment sales for Perth owners

No high-rise in apartment sales for Perth owners

Jack Baker, ECU Reporter

October 16, 2017


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The proportion of Australians living in high-rise apartments doubled from 1991 to 2016, but Perth now faces an oversupply. In a snapshot of the Perth market from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA), 2879 units were listed for sale, 27% of all listed dwellings, while apartments comprise...

Hotels face fierce competition

Hotels face fierce competition

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 16, 2017


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What started as a way to share an experience or a room in someone else's house, is quickly becoming stiff competition for the hotel industry in WA. The number of Western Australian Airbnb hosts has increased by more than 50% in the past year, bringing the total listings to more than 8000. The re...

New ECU Guild President

New ECU Guild President

Apanda Anyuon, Reporter

October 16, 2017


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After an intense three days of voting, Stewart Lee has been elected President of the ECU Student Guild for 2018. Mr Lee from the LIFT Group and Aqila Burhani from the INSPIRE Group were the two nominees chosen to run for the position of Guild President. The ECU Student Guild is a student union run...

Accused killer’s idol is serial killer character, Dexter

Accused killer’s idol is serial killer character, Dexter

Holly Ferguson, ECU Daily Reporter

October 9, 2017


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A Perth court has heard that Jemma Victoria Lilley, 26, who is on trial along with Trudi Lenon, for the murder of 18-year-old Aaron Pajich, had painted a ceiling mural of fictional TV character Dexter in a crucifix position. A witness who use to live with Ms Lilley told the court she also painted...

Mixed reactions to proposed liquor bans in the Pilbara.

Mixed reactions to proposed liquor bans in the Pilbara.

Marley Amphlett, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


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The Pilbara region in WA could be facing tougher alcohol restrictions if a police proposal on the matter goes ahead. While no decision has been made yet, WA Police have recommended restrictions on full-strength alcohol with the Liquor Licensing Authority. Police initially applied for the restrictions...

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