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Eleven children taken off Nauru for medical attention

Australian Border Force officials have revealed 11 children were transferred off Nauru today for medical attention,with another 52 minors remaining on the Pacific island. Key points: Latest figures show 652 people still on Nauru include 541 refugees and 23 failed asylum seekers, 88 undetermined New Zealand has offered to take 150 refugees from Nauru, but Australia wants
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Singer pens moving song for drought charity Rural Aid

Signing for farmers: Singer Jon Stevens (pictured) penned the song Rain Down On Me which he offered to drought charity Rural Aid. Photo: Supplied. The effects of the drought and a recently released song by a well-known Australian singer, have more in common than one might initially think. “I thought, why not give the song to them and see if they can make some money from
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Online tech help for rural carers

To mark National Carers Week 2018 the University of Newcastles Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and La Trobe University are calling for participants from Nyngan to take part in an innovative, national project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, which aims to increase support for carers of people living with memory loss and dementia. All
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Up to $250,000 available for South West projects

If you have a job-creating, economy-boosting project that would benefit from a financial helping hand, now is the time to apply to the South West Development Commission for funding. Applications for the first round of the State Governments Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants are open until 5pm on Friday November 2 2018. Up to $250,000 is available for individual
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Margaret River region swimmers jump into new season

Swimmers of the Capes region are preparing for the start of the open water swimming season as it draws near, with many exciting events planned within the region, kicking off with the Augusta Adventure Festival on November 3-4, followed by the WA Swimming Open Water Swim Series in Busselton on November 18. Entries are still open for both of the above events however
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South West Native Title Settlement agreements registered

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt welcomed a decision by the Native Title Registrar on Wednesday, October 17 to register the six South West Native Title Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreements with the National Native Title Tribunal. Mr Wyatt said the move made for a significant step towards the commencement of the South West Native Title Settlement for the Noongar