Waste-to-Energy better than landfill

WA shadow environment minister Steven Thomas

Malcolm Coleman, Reporter

March 18, 2019

Last week WA Premier Mark McGowan announced that his government had given the go-ahead for the construction of a waste-to-energy recycling facility in Kwinana, to be completed by 2021. McGowan's announcement was met with cynicism from the Shadow Minister for Emergency Services; Environment, Dr Steven...

Miss West Coast: Crowns and critics

Bella Kasimba, 24

Julia Edwards, 21 (announced as Miss West Coast for 2019)

Justine Heron, 21

Shivon Sweet, 22

Razia Osmani, Reporter

March 18, 2019

The 2019 Miss West Coast finals took place in Fremantle last Friday, 15 March. The event organisers PinkTank, claimed that some of WA's "most" beautiful competitors were hoping to be crowned Miss West Coast 2019, so they would qualify in securing a spot in the national Miss Universe Australia Final. ...

New war on waste bins

New bins to be rolled out through Perth & Peel (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Henry Sims, Reporter

March 11, 2019

The State Government has announced new targets to improve Western Australia’s household recycling rates, which include aims to have all councils in the Perth and Peel regions adopt a three-bin recycling system by 2025.  The plan includes a roll-out of new red-lidded bins to be used for Food and Garden Organics (FOGO). It is hoped that this will see food scraps and ...

Police minister blames meth for crime

Police minister Michelle Roberts and Police Commissioner Chris Dawson

Malcolm Coleman, Reporter

March 11, 2019

WA Police Minister Michelle Roberts and Police Commissioner Chris Dawson are working on a new strategy to combat increases in the crime rate in Perth over the past five years. The latest WA Police crime statistics show that from July-Dec 2018 the crime rate was higher than it was for those months, on av...

Spontaneous spending, easy debt and the slippery slope

Afterpay sign in shopping centre

Brooke Couper

March 8, 2019

Afterpay is all the rage. It's a new-ish technology that allows consumers to spend more than they have available in their bank accounts, as long as there is enough money for the first payment. But how young is too young to be racking up debt like this? Afterpay is an Australian company that launched...

Do you know enough to vote?

Federal parliament. Image obtained. Labelled for reuse.

Holly Edwards-Smith, Reporter

March 8, 2019

May 18 2019 will be the first time anyone born after May 17 2001 will be voting in a state or federal election. Because politics can feel overwhelming and sometimes go over young heads, this article will outline (in the most basic of ways) how Australia functions because (trust me on this) it gets messy. As...

Hot air ahead of COP24

Australians calling for action at COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009.

Henry Sims and James Hanlon

November 16, 2018

With the Katowice COP24 Climate Change Conference just over two weeks away, the progress of Australia’s commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and The Paris Agreement are under the lens.

Interest rates still on hold

Interest rates still on hold

Vesh Arumugam, Business Journalist

October 11, 2018

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced in its monthly statement on October 2 that the cash rate remains at 1.5%. Reserve Bank Governor Dr Philip Lowe said: “The low level of interest rates is continuing to support the Australian economy.” According to the RBA, the cash rate is the lowest since...

In the footsteps of the ‘old timers’

Cue as Golden State Mining sees it.

Henry Sims, Business Journalist

October 5, 2018

Peppered throughout the desolate, bright red outback of the Mid West stand hundreds of abandoned gold mines and shafts, dating back to 1892 – the beginning of a historic gold rush that originally brought settlers to the area in search of wealth and led to the foundation of Cue. Today in the small...

Security Company archTIS Launches $10m ASX Float

Security Company archTIS Launches $10m ASX Float

Madelin Hayes, Business Journalist

October 5, 2018

Canberra-based security firm, archTIS has launched a $10 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) ahead of an ASX listing.  ArchTIS issued 40,000,000 shares at 20c each to raise $8 million in the IPO. In addition, the company may accept over subscribers of up to a further $2 million. Founder Bruce Talbot...

NeuroScientific: Recent float wants to fight Alzheimer’s

NSB shareprice July 27 -Oct 4 2018

Linton Price, Business Journalist

October 5, 2018

NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuticals (ASX: NSB) is a Perth based company aiming to create new treatments for some of today's most debilitating conditions, Alzheimer’s and dementia. The company was listed on the ASX on July 27, with an initial expected trading price of 20c. By Tuesday the following...

Is melting silicon a good way to store energy?

The IPO funds will be used to construct and install TESS-IND 10MWh+ units like this.

James Hanlon, Business Journalist

October 5, 2018

While there is a global push for the development and adoption of renewable energy alternatives, there has been fierce discussion around the problem of intermittent supply with this kind of power source. Adelaide powerhouse 1414 Degrees may have developed an effective solution - storing electricity...

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