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The report comes after fears have been heightened China is looking to take a more assertive role in the Indo-Pacific region by building up a string of bases and ... The report from Green and Shearer suggested, along with having nuclear submarines and supporting infrastructure based in Western ...
... be reached. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has denied the extra money was an attempt to buy votes in marginal seats. The Prime Minister says the money committed to redeveloping hospitals in Western Australia will be put to good use, with the allocated funds providing support to West Australians.

The Margaret river region's Open Art Studios Event runs for 16 days and showcases a huge range of artworks. One of the artists featured in the event is photographer Martine Perret, who explored Western Australia's Goldfields-Esperance, Gascoyne, Mid West and Kimberley regions for her second ...
The Countering China's Militarisation Of The Indo-Pacific report, by Washington's Centre for Strategic and International Studies, calls on Australia and its allies to "spotlight and push back" against China's power projection in the region if they want it to remain "free and open". "China's military penetration ... warships Western Australia
Wine tasting, surfing and hanging out with humpback whales - it's all just another day in Western Australia. This region has miles of beautiful coastline, epic national parks, pristine beaches, and an abundance of nature and wildlife, so we're here to simmer down the best things to do in Western Australia.
Greatland Gold plc (LON:GGP) shares rose on Tuesday as the precious and base metals explorer said it has commenced the first drilling campaign at its 100%-owned Havieron licence in the Paterson region of Western Australia. In a statement further to its announcement on 14 February 2018, ...

Seeding is underway in pockets of the grain-growing region across Western Australia, for what is expected to be a drier than average season. But Kyle Carson -- who farms at Binnu, 100 kilometres north of Geraldton -- is optimistic it will be better than the last. Some late rain in 2017 meant he was able ... farmers
Shame and a lack of confidence in the quality of treatment they receive can keep many Aboriginal men living in Western Australia's great southern region well away from modern health services. Now, a new program has brought mostly Noongar men and health experts out of the hospital and into the bush ... farmers
A specialist division will be set up within Western Australia's emergency services agency to deal with rural bushfires in the wake of the devastating 2016 Yarloop blaze. The State ... The levy will rise by $28 for metropolitan landowners, while the increase in the regions will be between $8 and $17. "We want ... farmers
The huge value of work in the Asia Pacific region has not gone unnoticed by the Western Australia government, which is hoping to establish Perth as a regional hub for decommissioning services. Late last year, Western Australia's Minister for Mines & Petroleum, Bill Johnston, travelled to the Gas Asia ... farmers
You're probably aware that Western Australia can get pretty hot. Why not ease yourself into it by starting your trip travelling down south of Perth. You'll enter the cooler-climate wine country, river region, and southern-facing beaches. While you could take the inland route, we suggest driving along the coast ... farmers
A 12-year-old boy from the remote community of Jigalong in the northern Pilbara region of Western Australia is missing in remote bushland tonight after he ... Searchers are hopeful Noah is still okay because the weather in the region has not been extreme – the temperature in Mt Magnet reached 27C today ... farmers
DISTURBING footage of dead and dying sheep aboard a live export ship to the Middle East has left the region's graziers concerned. ... Although the affected sheep were predominantly mature animals from Western Australia and the region's graziers rear stock for the domestic market, they were concerned ... farmers
A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year. ... The MWA is located in Western Australia's remote Murchison region, one of the most radio-quiet areas on the planet and far from human activity and radio ... farmers
Mining equipment in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Company tax payments from minerals companies are set to fall to $3.65bn then rebound to $12bn in one year, Deloitte Access Economics has estimated. In a report for the Minerals Council of ... farmers
A recent episode of 60 Minutes has captured public attention and the political agenda by airing dramatic video footage from Animals Australia, showing the fate of Australian animals in the live export trade. Video shot secretly by a crew member shows sheep on five separate voyages from Fremantle to the ... farmers
To investigate, the astronomers turned to the Murchison Widefield Array, a telescope located in Western Australia's remote Murchison region, far away from the buzz of human activity and radio interference. They looked back at data produced by the Murchison Widefield Array during November, December ... farmers

About 1.4 million sheep raised in Western Australia are herded onto ships each year, and nearly 75 percent of Australia's annual live animal trade — worth ... “I would go broke, because I totally rely on the live export industry,” said Richard Brown, a sheep farmer in the Gascoyne region, approximately 600 ... farmers
... many other regions had seen "substantial ecological and economic impacts", as fishing and tourism industries they support were hit, the paper said. For instance, an extreme event off the Western Australia coast in 2011 led to large-scale effects in the Ningaloo region. Kelp forests south of Ningaloo were ... farmers
The Property comprises two exploration licences and two exploration licence applications covering 609 km2 of ground prospective for conglomerate-hosted gold in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (refer to location map). The licences cover various parts of the prospective contact between the older ... farmers
MELBOURNE, Australia — In pockets of suburbia all across Australia, electronic gambling machines known as pokies await their many customers in pubs, hotels and sports clubs, as common a fixture as A.T.M.s in a shopping mall. But the unremarkable machines contribute to an extraordinary level of ... farmers
The strategy is being developed to guide policy and identify freight transport demands for several agricultural regions including southern Goldfields-Esperance. The strategy will be developed by representatives from the Department of Transport, Main Roads Western Australia, Public Transport Authority and ... farmers
The Australian Melon Association has welcomed the fruit's comeback, which comes just in time for the melon season in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. “Growers in these regions want to reassure consumers that they have been reviewing their processing practices to ensure that ... farmers
The extension will see Alliance continue its chartered services between Perth and BHP's Barimunya and Coondewanna airports in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The former is located just northeast of BHP's Yandi mine and the latter near Mining Area C. BHP and Alliance have a long-standing ... farmers
Locusts swarming through Western Australia's Pilbara and Kimberley regions are costing pastoralists thousands of dollars in lost pasture and control efforts. The warm and wet summer in the north provided a perfect breeding ground for the yellow-winged locust. Pastoralists believed locust numbers had not ... farmers
In Karratha in Western Australia's Pilbara region, for example, more than 7 per cent of families have dependent kids and a single breadwinner. In the Victorian commuter town of Melton this proportion is 6 per cent. In the NSW retirement community of Forster-Tuncurry, north of Sydney, just 130 out of 10,000 ... farmers
The Stronger Smarter Institute has done other work with schools in north and central Queensland, Victoria, and the Kimberley region in Western Australia. Models implemented at those schools show embracing culture and high expectations for students can foster a change in outcomes, Dr Sarra said. farmers
Nestled in Western Australia, just south of Perth, Margaret River needs little introduction. In the last 50 years, it has transformed from a remote Australian outback town to a renowned wine region with over 150 wineries to explore. The story began in 1966 when scientist Dr John Gladstone published a report ... farmers
Rescuers rushed to the scene, but only 15 of the 150 whales, thought to be short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus), were still alive as of 12 p.m. local time, the Western Australia Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions reported. The 15 still-breathing whales were in shallow ... farmers
Two families are left devastated by a farmer's fatal shooting of his accountant, and the gunman's subsequent death, sending shockwaves through the wheat-and-sheep rural town of Geraldton, in Western Australia's midwest region. But the last moments of respected local accountant Philip Chamberlain, 49, ... farmers
And there's two more tropical lows in the region. ... Senator Nigel Scullion told federal parliament on Monday that "as you can imagine the tropical cyclone has left behind a path of destruction in the greater Darwin region." ... Marcus then passed off the coast of far-north Western Australia and intensified. farmers
Supplied image of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales who became beached at Hamelin Bay, in Western Australia's south, Friday, March 23, 2018. A shark warning has been issued after more than 150 short-finned pilot whales became stranded in Western Australia's south. About 75 whales have died ... farmers
It's no surprise that Olive Farm is smack bang in the Swan Valley, Australia's hottest wine region and Western Australia's oldest. It also has some of the state's most fertile soils, and has effortlessly evolved into one of those gourmet regions where you can pootle around for days at a time, filling your face with ... farmers
The Liquor Stores Association of Western Australia has welcomed a decision by the Director of Liquor Licensing to allow non-metropolitan liquor stores to trade on Easter Sunday. Association chief executive officer Peter Peck said the decision, in line with that issued over the 2017 Christmas period, was a ... farmers
The world's longest flight, it'll be the fastest way to get to Australia from Europe. While Perth, one of Australia's coolest cities, is definitely worth exploring, there's so much more in the region to experience. Among our top picks is idyllic, family-friendly Rottnest Island, affectionately called "Rotto" by the locals. farmers
... and mirroring the strength seen in openings by occupation, vacancies also increased in all states and territories during the year, led by double-digit gains in Western Australia, ... On a more granular level, vacancies increased in all but five of the 37 regions monitored by the government over the year. farmers
The Block lies on an offshore extension of the onshore Canning Basin in Western Australia where promising oil and gas fields have been discovered and developed. The Block is ... INPEX will continue to proactively pursue business development opportunities in Australia and the Asia-Oceania region. farmers
Online job advertising is growing at its fastest rate in 2.5 years in Western Australia, with the latest figures showing a 14.8 per cent surge in ads over the ... “The Goldfields and South West regions of Western Australia are generating annual job ads growth in excess of 20 per cent over the year to February. farmers
The firm said in a statement: “The Block lies on an offshore extension of the onshore Canning Basin in Western Australia where promising oil and gas fields have been discovered and ... Inpex said it will continue to seek business development opportunities in Australia and the Asia-Oceania region. farmers
A severe heatwave off north-western Western Australia hammered the world's largest region of seagrass, triggering the release of as much as nine million ... Shark Bay, one of the world's largest intact seagrass regions was hammered in a marine heatwave that lasted two months in the summer of 2010-11. farmers
Marcus is expected to pass off the coast of far-north Western Australia after dumping more rain on the Kimberley region. Wind gusts of up to 120 km/h are set to be confined to coastal parts between Mitchell Plateau and Cockatoo early on Monday before extending further south to Beagle Bay. The Bureau of ... farmers
March 2018 marks the debut of Tourism Western Australia's first-ever expedition cruise line collective, Kimberley Expedition Cruising, introducing one of the world's last true wilderness areas, the Kimberley region in Australia's North West. In partnership with Down Under Answers, Qantas Vacations and ... farmers
... leisurely road trip along the coastal region south of Perth, said Margo Pfeiff at the Los Angeles Times. Perth itself is a sun-soaked marvel of a city, and the corner of Western Australia that lies below it is "remarkably" diverse, with 600 miles of coastline, several national parks, and six wine-growing regions. farmers
Western Australia's immersive Kimberley region sprawls across the top of the State, where dry and wet seasons characterize the landscape, according to a statement. The best time to visit is in the dry season between April and October, when the skies are blue, the sun shines and temperatures range from ... farmers
Some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Western Australia, with Aboriginal communities in the north hit particularly hard by a syphilis outbreak. ... However the rate increased by 38 per cent among Aboriginal people, associated with an ongoing outbreak in the Kimberley region, and decreased ... farmers
Golden Peak Minerals Announces Option to Acquire the Canegrass Project in Western Australia ... "Agreement") with Trafalgar Resources Pty Ltd ("Trafalgar"), a private Australian company, to acquire a 100% interest in the Canegrass Project (the "Project") in the Mount Magnet Region of Western Australia. farmers
A tropical cyclone is expected to form off Australia's north today and move above Western Australia's Kimberley region over the weekend. The system, currently a tropical low, is intensifying in waters off the Tiwi Islands and is expected to turn towards the north coast of the Northern Territory's Top End during ... farmers
“Adding the large and varied Western Australian region presents a great opportunity for us and serves to illustrate the close association the Porter Group has built with Sandvik over time.” With Western Australia playing host to a multitude of quarrying, mining and recycling operations, Sandvik's extensive ... farmers
Wine aficionados might recognize it as one of the continent's better harvest regions, and maybe a surfer or two will have heard about the area's ... Western Australia is known for pristine and abundant produce, and most wineries will have cellar doors or tasting rooms that are beautiful for lunch or dinner. farmers
The Government of Western Australia (WA) has launched the A$4.5 million regional component of the New Industries Fund to drive innovation, diversification and job creation across regional Western Australia. Up to $300,000 will be allocated to each of the nine regions for initiatives that build a regional ... farmers


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