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Poll Bludger: chair-sniffer’s resignation robs Labor of an enduring gift

Yesterday morning, former Western Australian treasurer Troy Buswell resigned, ending his political career on his own terms. Unfortunately for Labor, the resulting byelection is unlikely to further ruffle the state’s already embattled Liberal government.

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Why is Colin Barnett the only one who wants a gas hub at James Price Point?

James Price Point looms as another zombie fossil fuel project — but that’s not stopping the WA Premier.

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First World spying v Third World spying

Crikey readers talk tree-changing seniors, what to do in Western Australia and spy

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Tips and rumours

WA adviser is paid how much?! … Abbott runs 5.99km and no one cares … Fairfax hires (you read that right) …

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And the centre of arts innovation is … Perth

Western Australia’s cultural scene is flourishing. As Perth booms with mining wealth, its international festivals are expanding and the local scene is a melting pot of renewed creativity.

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Colin Barnett can’t even buy a headline on the east coast

Lashing out at the federal parliament, WA Premier Colin Barnett still can’t generate a national headline, writes journalism student Sally-Anne Curtain.

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WA government weighing up GM wheat options

The WA Department of Agriculture and Food’s new Merredin Research Centre is part of the state government’s $9 million New Genes for New Environments project and it’s developing genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley, writes Lisa Roth, a journalist with 3rd Degree.

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GM canola spill reignites battle between farmers, mates

It has been a while coming, but Steve Marsh — the farmer who lost his organic certification last year because of GM contamination — is preparing a writ for a “common law” battle with his neighbour, writes Lisa Roth, of student publication 3rd Degree.

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Adding up Monsanto’s InterGrain investment

It’s no secret Monsanto wants to increase the 19.9% share it bought in WA’s crop-breeding company InterGrain last August, writes Lisa Roth, of student publication 3rd Degree.

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