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A man in his 40s is being flown to Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth for emergency treatment after he and another man were swept from rocks while fishing at an infamous beach in southern Western Australia. The pair, who are from Mount Barker, were not wearing life jackets or helmets when they slipped into ...
West Australians could be forgiven for thinking Christmas has come early. In the past few weeks the federal leaders of both major parties have been in WA splashing cash and making promises worth billions of dollars. There's no doubt that, just like the presents under the Christmas tree, what has been ...

... infamous WA beach · Analysis: Banking royal commission has laid bare the financial industry's toxic culture · SPORT Swans complete remarkable win over Cats, Hawks respond against Saints · SPORT Raiders, Sharks claim vital round eight victories · SPORT AOC gives posthumous honour to Australian ...
A ban on live sheep exports during the northern summer would position Australia as an unreliable supplier and lead to lost customers and plummeting prices for WA producers, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association says. Speaking in Broome at the PGA Kimberley Pastoral Conference, PGA president ...
A WA Lotto player is more than $810,000 richer after becoming the state's 22nd division one winner of the year. The player was one of five across the country with the winning numbers of 13, 35, 43, 33, 38 and 29. Each of the tickets is worth $810,693.74 after the division one prize pool of more than $4 ...
The Turnbull has announced a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure funding package for Western Australia, including $500 million for the proposed Ellenbrook train line. Source: ABC News | Duration: 1min 46sec. Topics: federal---state-issues, programs-and-initiatives, states-and-territories, perth-7300 ...

The McGowan Government has called for Canberra to help industries hit by soaring gas prices to move to WA rather than push gas east, but supply in the ... The Australian Energy Market Operator's 2017 WA Gas Statement of Opportunities predicted a balanced market, with Gorgon doubling its domestic ...
Australia has a notorious reputation as home to some of the world's deadliest creatures and until recently also harboured the oldest known living spider in the world. ... The research project was started by renowned University of WA biologist and spider specialist Barbara York Main in 1974. Number 16 was ...
It's been another tough year for the WA construction industry as it plods on with a monstrous hangover from the mining boom. .... The Larsen family was a key backer of the company behind the SEQTA education management software now used in schools throughout Australia to connect teachers, parents, students and ...
February 2018. To see some of the many friends we've made here, enjoy the fabulous coast, visit the Shipwrecks Museum (again!) and to lecture in various places like Esperance and Perth on topics like Roman Britain (another period when an imperial power impacted on an indigenous culture so it has a ...
Corporate Responsibility: Are Australian companies doing enough? Hear from Jason Pellegrino Managing Director of Google Australia and New Zealand, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz CEO & MD, Mirvac Group and Mike Henry President Operations, Minerals Australia, BHP. Moderated by The Australian's Editor ...
"Australia needs a specific youth suicide prevention strategy. This means every state agreeing to a plan to oversee and co-ordinate activity to prevent and treat suicide that recognises children and young people are not just small adults." The report statistics revealed WA children who called the helpline ...
A feared WA detective central to the investigation into the murder of the Shirley Finn inquest has died. Bernie Johnson was the chief of Western Australia's vice squad when the brothel madam was shot four times in the head with .22 calibre bullets at point blank range as she sat in her Dodge at the Royal ...
Unsurprisingly, December is the most popular month to visit Western Australia, which also means that flight prices peak during that month. However, thanks to size of Western Australia, it's always summer somewhere, which makes it a year-round holiday destination. WA's capital city of Perth is bathed in ...
A new carbon farming pilot project across the Southern Rangelands could signal the start of a new multi-billion-dollar industry for Western Australian pastoralists. This week the State Government gave approvals for WA pastoralists to participate in the Commonwealth's $2.55 billion Emissions Reduction ...
Motorists in the West Australian state are now being asked to navigate a four-way stop sign intersection which requires all vehicles approaching it to stop before passing through. ... The four-way stop sign intersections might not be common in Australia, but they are regularly used in the US and Canada.
Western Australia's unemployment rate has risen to its highest level in 16 years, in what analysts say is a result of restrictive retail trading hours and high payroll tax. New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows, in seasonally adjusted terms, WA's unemployment rate rose from 6.1 to 6.9 per cent ...

A 41-year-old surfer said he was lucky to escape with just a leg injury after a shark took a chunk out of his surfing board. Jason Longrass was surfing at Lefthanders beach near Gracetown in Western Australia on Monday when a shark bit his right leg. Longrass was able to fend off the shark and swim back ...
A major surf contest in Western Australia was called off after two people at a nearby beach were attacked by sharks. The decision for the World Surf League to cancel the Margaret River Pro was announced Tuesday evening “as a result of exceptional circumstances surrounding this season's event ...
Mr Cook said a cold front which was expected to bring rain to WA this weekend would most likely be confined to the south-west corner and will not impact the grain-growing region. The Grain Industry Association of WA is estimating a total 8.4 million hectares of crop will be planted, similar to last year.
April Fool's Day 2018 pranks from WA and Australia. Staff reporters | The West Australian. Saturday, 31 March 2018 ... all featured in this year's crop of online April Fool's Day pranks. The Vic Hotel in Subiaco tapped into an issue dear to WA's hearts by announcing they had dropped the price of a pint to 50c.
A powerful storm which locals have described as a "mini cyclone" or a "cockeyed bob" has lashed parts of the Wheatbelt, tearing roofs from homes and buildings, uprooting trees and knocking over power poles on Good Friday evening. Five thousand homes and businesses lost power, as fallen powerlines ...
When Nick Xenophon departed the Senate to try to force his way back into South Australian politics, some predicted he would upend that State's ... It's a familiar story across most states in Australia, where countless parties have tried to break up the political status quo and few have even come close — at ...
(CNN) -- At least five children, most under the age of 10, are suspected to have been allegedly sexually abused by a group of adults in Western Australia, police said Friday. One eight-year-old girl was assaulted multiple times by a number of adults, including her mother, step-father and a family friend, ...
In NSW and Victoria, 61 per cent of workers surveyed were happy about their work/life balance, compared with 58 per cent in Queensland and 52 per cent in Western Australia. Overall, 67 per ... A significantly lower proportion of Western Australian workers, 57 per cent, said they were happy. The survey ...
The volunteers passed the message on to WA Police, sparking a large-scale search and rescue operation. The search was co-ordinated by Water Police in Fremantle. Local police, paramedics and sea rescue volunteers were supported by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which deployed a ...
WA Liberal shadow minister Jim Chown has likened opponents of genetically modified farming to operatives of the terrorist group Islamic State, in an explosive speech to Parliament this week. Speaking under parliamentary privilege, Mr Chown claimed fraudulent acts were carried out, triggering the ...
While better than WA's 34¢ GST take this financial year, the lowly figure means Premier Mark McGowan will come under renewed pressure to raise taxes in the May Budget, with the State Government considering a new levy on developers to help pay for rail lines and stations. WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt said ...
AT LEAST five young children have allegedly been sexually abused by a group of adults in Western Australia. WA Police ... The WA Police Force has launched a special Taskforce to investigate the suspected child sexual abuse of at least five children, most of whom were aged under 10 at the time. Picture: ...
Twenty five West Australians will be $9332.65 richer when they claim the Division 2 prize. More than 158,000 WA winners picked up a prize in the Saturday Superdraw. Fourteen Division 1 tickets have been sold in WA so far this year, totalling more than $40 million in prize money. A Divison 1 prize of $20 ...
A couple who were tasered by police in November 2008 will receive $1.1 million in compensation despite continuing legal action against them, the WA Attorney-General has promised. A spokeswoman for John Quigley has confirmed to the ABC the Attorney-General's recent statements in parliament were ...
“For too long for many international visitors, the West Australian jewels have been off limits … its been too hard to get to, often because there's been such a focus on the east coast. That all changes today.” WA premier Mark McGowan said it was a great day for jobs in the state. As well as Mr Ciobo and Mr ...
More than 150 short-finned pilot whales were found stranded early Friday in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia, located in the country's southwestern tip. Despite ongoing rescue efforts, only six of the whales have survived the beaching, according to officials with Western Australia's Parks and Wildlife Service.
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation advice states that protection against the flu starts to decrease three to four months after vaccination. ... Pharmacy Guild of Australia WA president Matthew Tweedie said there had already been more than 700 cases of influenza in WA this year.
... been issued by the Fisheries Department as the whale carcasses could attract the ocean predators. Hamelin Beach remains closed from Hamelin Caravan Park to North Point. The biggest mass beaching in WA occurred in 1996 in Dunsborough, when 320 long-finned pilot whales beached themselves.
Drive in any direction out of the city and the diversity of the Western Australian landscape is at your fingertips. Head north to Coral Bay, Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef and it's possible to walk from red dirt tracks on to white sand and into turquoise water. Venture south, and it's the rolling farm land and ...
(CNN) — With Qantas launching its nonstop London to Perth flights on March 25, Western Australia will be more accessible than ever to Europe-based travelers. The 14,498-kilometer Dreamliner service will take approximately 17 hours. The world's longest flight, it'll be the fastest way to get to Australia from ...
"But we're pleased we've got the state's economy back on track, we've got far more employment growth now in Western Australia, with nearly 40,000 additional people in work." Mr McGowan made the comments while announcing plans to spruce up the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, where more cruise ...
A Singaporean businessman says Western Australia's pastoral industry could add a billion dollars in value by tapping into Western Australia's vast ... Only 5 per cent of land in WA suitable for irrigation is being watered, which Mr Cheung said is a wasted opportunity for the industry to boost stocking rates, ...
With the Turnbull Government's childcare reforms not due to come into effect until July 2, Australian Childcare Alliance WA executive officer Rachelle Tucker ... data released in March last year showed Perth had just 0.07 childcare places per working woman — the worst rate of Australia's five biggest cities.
Human remains found in Western Australia's far north belong to a homeless man known as 'Black Cat' who went missing two years ago. Damien Seseve Turia was last seen riding a blue quad bike in Wedgefield on February 29, 2016. DNA testing has confirmed the identity of the remains, which were found ...
The West Australian published reports today that WA Energy Minister and Treasurer Ben Wyatt “has quietly shelved plans” to introduce FRC. While he has ... Speaking at the event, he said that the state's mid-west of is “fast emerging as the epicentre for renewable energy projects in Western Australia.
Rockets could be blasting into orbit from Derby within five years if the State and Federal governments get behind an ambitious proposal from the Ukrainian Government. The State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) wants to build a spaceport outside the Curtin air base in the Kimberley, pitching the idea as ...
WA is bracing itself for another GST shafting, with expectations half of all money raised here will be dolled out to the Eastern States. Sources say the Turnbull Government is preparing “GST sweeteners” — infrastructure funding — to appease an angry WA, which will at best get 50¢ in the dollar. One of those ...
It has taken the best part of 250 years since European colonisation of Australia, but a game-changing group of WA's top chefs say the development of a unique Australian cuisine based on indigenous produce, seasons, culture and native flora, has arrived. And WA is leading the way. This is not, they say, ...
More than 10,000 homes have been without power in WA this morning, after severe weather tore down trees and powerlines across the Perth metro area and southern districts. Easterly winds of up to 93 kilometres an hour were recorded in the Perth Hills. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Austen Watkins ...
Shocking videos of abuse against sharks has been posted and shared online, prompting the Fisheries Minister to label the vision “disgusting”. In one video posted on WA Fishing's Facebook page, a shark is dragged along the road behind a car as laughter rings out in the background. Another video shows ...
A British suffragette's plan to establish a women-only farming colony ended with a stay in an insane asylum, documents found at the State Records Office of Western Australia have revealed. The woman's story was told in more than 400 mostly handwritten papers, which passed through the hands of senior ...
Only a gritty unbeaten half century from Charlie Hemphrey saved JLT Sheffield Shield leaders Queensland from embarrassment against Western Australia on another rain interrupted day at the Gabba. Amid challenging batting conditions, Hemphrey anchored the innings with 60 not out as the Bulls ended ...
FOURTEEN women, including WA's Australian of the Year Tracy Westerman, will be inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame at Government House this morning. This year's Hall of Fame inductees acknowledged women from eight categories; Community, Business, Health, Education, The Arts, Culture, ...


 

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