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Residents Affected by Bushfire Eligible for Double Extended Outage Payment

The WA Government has authorised extra power outage payments for those affected by the devastating Perth Hills bushfire.   The extended outage payment is usually $80 but has been increased to $160 for customers impacted by the bushfire, either directly or indirectly. Around 1,300 homes and businesses are currently without power due

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Man Refused Bail after Failing to Wear a Mask Under Perth’s Strict Lockdown Conditions

A 41-year-old man from Ellenbrook has been arrested, charged and refused bail after failing to comply with a direction to wear a face mask in public today. The man was located outside a shopping centre on Great Eastern Highway, Midland, which is within the Perth Metropolitan COVID lockdown area. Police engaged with

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WA Government invests $150,000 to manufacture rapid virus testing technology locally

Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly today announced that the WA Government would invest $150,000 from the New Industries Fund towards the immediate establishment of a manufacturing facility for the Avicena rapid virus testing machine. Western Australian start-up Avicena Systems is behind the innovative testing technology which uses saliva samples and

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Western Australian nurses offer helping hand to Victoria

Five Western Australian nurses are headed to Melbourne to support Victoria in its COVID-19 response. This initial group will join a small Western Australian forward command team that left Perth on Wednesday. The Western Australian deployment is responding to Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services urgent request for healthcare workers. Since the

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PIVOT program to support small businesses in COVID-19 recovery

A new program delivered as part of the WA Recovery Plan will assist small business owners to adapt and respond to the COVID-19 environment. The PIVOT program will help small business owners enhance their entrepreneurial mindset and develop innovative ways of operating their business. Western Australia's nation-leading response to COVID-19 means WA

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