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Defence vets find ‘head space’ in Jarrahdale bushland

Challenges faced by defence force personnel transitioning back into society at the end of their service are well known but rarely easily solved.

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The big Australian’s big focus on health

In remote regions of Western Australia, good quality health care can often be a hit and miss affair, with many people traveling to big population hubs to get the treatment they need. For the people of Newman in WA’s Pilbara region access to health services is a big issue. “Health has been a big challenge […]

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Edgar Basto: From Colombia to Australia

Originally from Colombia, Edgar Basto early life was tough, selling lottery tickets were just a few of the things he had to do to help his mother make ends meet. The things he did had going for him were a remarkable brain and the support of a loving family and his teachers. That brain and […]

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$50,000 gold nugget lost then found in the outback

After leaving a $50,000 gold nugget on the roof of their car and driving off along a remote outback road in Western Australia’s, Wheatbelt the owners of the nugget, who are in their 80s, soon realised their mistake and made a desperate call to police in the hope that it would be found. The nugget […]

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Doral joins the Pinjarra community to help build a new Men’s shed

Minerals sands miner, Doral, partnered with the local Pinjarra community to help build a new Men’s Shed. The shed was sorely needed in the Pinjarra community to provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where members are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace and in their own time and most importantly […]

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Alcoa’s Waroona Sustainability Fund supporting local community projects

The Alcoa Waroona Sustainability Fund was designed to ensure Alcoa and the communities of Harvey and Waroona succeed together. From an initial investment of $400,000 from Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) in June 2008, this unique partnership has supported 50 individual groups in the Harvey and Waroona communities with about 60 diverse projects. With more than […]

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Ivan Vella appointed new CME President

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has announced that Ivan Vella, Managing Director of Port, Rail & Core services – Iron Ore at Rio Tinto, has been elected as CME’s new President. Mr Vella was appointed at CME’s Annual General Meeting today and replaces outgoing President Edgar Basto from BHP, who […]

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Doral sponsor Disabled Surfers Association Australia

Doral sponsor Disabled Surfers Association Australia

The Disabled Surfers Association Australia (DSA) is a not-for-profit organisation that offers people with disabilities the opportunity to have a safe, happy and dignified surfing experience. The DSA held four community beach events at Bunkers Bay over the summer period, supported by Doral Mineral Sands. 200 volunteers, participants and carers joined together to give surfers […]

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It’s never too late to learn new tricks

After the birth of her Daugther, Verushka decided she needed to make a big change in her life. Moving on from fashion retail she took on an apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter with Alcoa. After graduating, she now works as a mechanical fitter at Alcoa’s alumina refinery in Kwinana, a world away from high-street fashion. […]

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Harry Butler: The Original Conservationist

Dr. Harry Butler was Australia’s leading naturalist and environmental consultant. During his lifetime, he played a major role in environmental conservation in Australia, and his legacy continues.

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