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Today, we start off with a major breakthrough in the case of missing Perth brothers, Jake and Callum Robinson, who were on a surf trip in Mexico. Mexican authorities have arrested a woman and two men in connection with their disappearance. The woman was found with drugs and a mobile phone containing a photo resembling one of the missing men. The search for the brothers, who are both in their 30s, has been centered around specific areas in Baja California, Mexico.

In other news, Alcoa’s bauxite mining operations in Western Australia’s jarrah forest will undergo increased scrutiny by the government, costing $10.5 million over four years. This comes as the US miner seeks to improve its environmental reputation. The funding for the Alcoa Assurance Plan in the upcoming state budget will allow the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to ensure that Alcoa’s mining activities near Perth’s water supply dams comply with imposed conditions.

For those planning to holiday in the state’s south, there is still uncertainty surrounding the promised Penguin Island discovery centre. Tourism operators in Rockingham are eager for updates on the project. Despite a decision to delay construction over a year ago, there are still no concrete plans in place for the new discovery center. The delay has left many stakeholders wondering about the future of the popular tourist attraction.

Additionally, an update on COVID-19 restrictions in Perth and Western Australia will be provided. As the state continues to manage the pandemic, changes to restrictions and rules may impact daily life for residents. Stay tuned for the latest updates on border closures, mask mandates, and vaccination efforts. The health and safety of the community remains a top priority for authorities.

Local events and community news will also be highlighted in today’s blog. From fundraisers and charity events to local sports games and cultural festivals, there is always something happening in Perth. Keep up to date with the latest happenings in your neighborhood and how you can get involved. Your support can make a difference in the lives of others and help strengthen the community.

As your host for today’s live news blog, I will be providing you with the information you need to stay informed and engaged with current events in Perth and beyond. From breaking news and updates to in-depth analysis and human interest stories, our team is dedicated to bringing you the latest news as it happens. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to keeping you informed throughout the day.

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