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Fresh concerns have been raised about the treatment of inmates at Perth's Bandyup Prison after a woman gave birth alone in her cell, despite calls for help. The woman, whose age ... A spokesman for the West Australian Justice Department described the incident as "extremely rare". "Pregnant women are ...
If sampling Australian wine is high on the agenda, head south of Perth to Swan Valley, Australia's oldest wine region – where 40 wineries await along the famous 32km trail. Ugly Ducking Wines offers free wine-tastings for groups of less than six, while nearby veterans Sandalfords offer delicious grazing ...

A SUPREME Court judge has launched a scathing attack on lawyers who “feasted” on a small family estate with their “indefensible” legal fees, describing it as a “scandal” that brings the profession into “disrepute”. Justice Jeremy Curthoys' withering takedown was aimed at the lawyers involved in the case ...
The Western Australia Police Force posted an update on its Facebook page saying, "the Taskforce was launched last month following the discovery of a recording device by a member of the public, which contained videos showing adults, both male and a female, engaging in sexual acts with the 8-year-old ...
On Thursday, taskforce officers raided five properties in Perth and a donga in the Pilbara and arrested three more people. No charges have been laid yet and those people are still assisting police with their inquiries. On Monday police also raided a property in South Australia where several electronic ...
If there was a time to drum out the cliche “you get what you pay for”, it was after the first direct Perth to London flight. The difference between a business class seat and economy on Qantas' 17-hour Dreamliner route could be the difference between arriving ready to hit the sightseeing and sinking straight into ...

Hervey Alan Harms, 73, admitted aiding a public officer to act corruptly after cooking up the scheme with Brett Kenny, 57, who was authorised to commission works at the City of Perth's headquarters up to the value of $5000. Perth's District Court was today told how the City of Perth created a “panel” of three ...
A single mother from Perth's eastern suburbs is Western Australia's newest multi-millionaire – taking out $20 million in last week's Powerball draw. Coming forward to claim her prize overnight, she said life had been a financial struggle raising her children on her own but that was all about to change.
Perth Zoo's baby giraffe is now on display to the public after spending three weeks in a private exhibit bonding with her mum and dad. The young calf, who is yet to be named, has been out of the public eye as she found her wobbly feet. But she took her first steps in her new home this morning.
The report is based on the housing market in Perth, Western Australia, and shows that historically building single houses as opposed to units or town houses is a more effective way ... Between 2001 and 2016 the population increased by 46.7%, the largest proportional increase of any Australian capital city.
12pm: Check-in for Qantas flight QF10 to Perth and Melbourne at Heathrow Terminal 3. This is the first ever passenger-carrying flight nonstop to Australia – in 1989, a Boeing 747 made the trip to Sydney, but with no paying passengers on board. With only 15 minutes remaining before the desk closes, there ...
... first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London's Heathrow Airport. Qantas Flight QF9 completed its 14,498km (9,009-mile) journey from Perth in just over 17 hours. It is part of ambitious plans by Qantas to add ultra long-haul flights to its schedules. The Australian ...
The Bowra & O'Dea Women's Classic will boast one of the strongest fields in recent history this week, with five of the top 10 Australian Amateurs gearing up for the event at Perth's Cottesloe Golf Club. The competition has moved to Cottesloe this year having previously been at Lake Karrinyup Country Club, ...
Federal Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo said the route would act as a "gateway" to Western Australia and would have flow-on benefits for the rest of the country. "For many international visitors the West Australian jewels have been off limits, not because it's been unavailable to them, but because it's been too ...
It is not the first time Qantas has undertaken a direct flight from Australia to Europe. The carrier in 2015 flew a one-off charter service from Perth to Istanbul to take Australians to Turkey's Gallipoli to mark a centenary since troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) fought there in ...
More than 140 short-finned pilot whales died after a mass stranding on a beach in Western Australia on Friday. 150 whales stranded in Western Australia near Hamelin Bay, 186 miles south of Perth, Western Australia/Preparations are underway to move the seven-surviving short-finned pilot whales into ...
And that's what gives Perth its sense of openness, endlessness and possibility. 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 ...

Tropical Cyclone Marcus, which is gradually heading towards Perth, hit the extreme speed on Wednesday. It is the first time in the Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season that a category 5 storm has been reported. The Bureau of Meteorology's Bradley Santos said Marcus would cause unfavourable ...
"Once they pull the tubes out she's got to see if she can breathe, but that's as much as her life represents anymore," Ms Harrison told Nine News Perth on Friday. "I want to believe that she's going to fight the odds of the medical expertise. "I want to sit by her bedside and I won't leave her, but it's going to be ...
Adelaide will play Melbourne United in the NBL grand final series after a nail-biting 89-88 win over the Perth Wildcats in WA on Friday night. It was a remarkable victory with the 36ers trailing by five points with 54 seconds to go. At one stage Adelaide had been down by 18 points. Adelaide coach Joey ...
But some Perth suburbs recorded significant jumps in median price, with Cottesloe's increasing by 38 per cent to more than $2.3 million. Also up were City Beach (13 per cent), Dalkeith (11 per cent) and Nedlands (10 per cent), while Peppermint Grove had a median price of $3.38 million. Property valuer ...
An elite Perth girls' school plans to unleash a new weapon in the war on cyber bullying by signing up to a website where students can anonymously dob in their peers for ... “With statistics revealing that one in four Australian children is being bullied, we believe no school can be complacent about this issue.
Around 100 pest birds that experts say pose a risk to planes and passengers flying in and out of Perth Airport will be culled, the local council has confirmed. The number of master scavengers Australian White Ibis, commonly referred to as bin chickens or tip turkeys, at the Red Hill Waste Management ...
Corporate records have linked an Australian couple living in Perth to an international unlicensed binary options business. Binary options is a highly speculative form of trading, which experts and regulators have likened to gambling. And many unlicensed operations are just out-and-out scams. One website ...
Perth Zoo has welcomed a new giraffe calf into the world, with Kitoto becoming a mum for the first time. The female giraffe, who was sired by Armani, was born at 5.29pm on Wednesday and Zoo staff report that the calf is doing exceptionally well. “Despite being a first time mother, Kitoto did an amazing job,” ...
Speaking from Honolulu the airline's president and chief executive Peter Ingram told The West Australian that destinations “such as Perth were certainly ... US gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.
The Intel Falcon 8+ drones are being used in locations like the North West Shelf of Australia and the Cooper Basin. Airscope director Chris Leslie told The Australian the 3D models brought the field into the boardroom for effective asset management. “We create digital twins of clients' assets by taking ...
With Qantas launching a daily, 17-hour non-stop flight from London to Perth this month, the spotlight is on the Western Australian capital. The city was also the location selected for the first Tribe hotel (outposts in Adelaide and Hobart will open this year). The brand's blueprint is built on style, functionality and ...
The world's oldest known message in a bottle has been found washed up on a remote beach in Western Australia. ... The find has been authenticated by the Western Australian Museum and by comparing the handwriting on the note with the ship's meteorological journal, which showed a match with the ...
But modern-day Australians now have the opportunity to view the collection in their own backyard. It is a long way from the marbled floors and frescoed walls of the 300-year-old palace on the banks of the Arno, to the stark modernist gallery in Perth — one of only two cities the collection has been loaned to ...
Flying to Australia is about to become much less of a challenge when a new direct 17-hour Qantas flight from London to Perth launches on March 25. ... At the centre of it all is Yagan Square, with a design that celebrates Western Australia through gardens, water features, public art, and a digital tower and ...
Perth was unlike most other Australian capitals, many of which sweltered through record-breaking summers, but it now looks set to join the pack for a warmer than average autumn. The latest climate modelling from the Bureau of Meteorology predicts the next three months will be warmer than average for ...
Thus in polite, typically unremarkable fashion Ed Sheeran kicked off his record-breaking Austalasian tour to 60,000 Perth fans tonight at the first ever gig at ... The 18 dates around Australia and New Zealand have sold an incredible one million tickets to obliterate Dire Straits' record, which had stood since ...
With the inaugural 17-hour non-stop Perth to London Dreamliner flight looming on March 24 - the first time in aviation history the two continents will be connected by a direct commercial ... The original kangaroo route refers to the traditional paths flown between Australia and the UK via Asia and the East.
They are outgoing Western Australian Planning Commission chair Eric Lumsden, former executive director of Perth Education City Gaye McMath and the retiring CEO of the City of Rockingham Andrew Hammond. The inquiry panel will have the authority to make recommendations to the state government ...
Perth house values are continuing to stabilise but there are growing signs that the nation's biggest property markets are going backwards. Figures from CoreLogic released this morning showed Perth house values were steady through February. Over the past three months, values have edged down by 0.4 ...
Ed Sheeran has arrived in Perth ahead of the launch of his record-breaking Australian-New Zealand tour which kicks off at Optus Stadium on Friday night. The singer-song ... The tour will break a 32-year-old record formerly held by Dire Straits for the most ticket sales for a single concert tour in Australia.
A massive fire in a Bunnings warehouse in Perth collapsed the roof and set off a series of explosions, forcing residents to evacuate as toxic smoke billowed over the area. The fire is estimated to have caused about $6 million in damage. Arson squad detectives are investigating the cause of the blaze, which ...
A 26-year-old British woman who was obsessed with serial killers and fantasised about a “screaming pleading victim” has been sentenced to life in prison – along with her Australian housemate – over the brutal “thrill killing” of an 18-year-old in Perth. Jemma Lilley and Trudi Lenon, a 44-year-old mother of ...
A giant inflatable duck could be heading home after blowing away from a beach in Western Australia last week. Daphne the duck, set to play a part in an annual ocean swimming competition, went missing on 11 March off Coogee Beach in Perth. After a week-long search, and reported sightings hundreds of ...
PERTH'S smallest local government is the most advantaged, according to new data released today from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Peppermint Grove, with a population of 1636, was first among WA LGAs, followed by Cottesloe, Nedlands, Cambridge and Claremont. Ku-ring-gai on ...
If there's one thing about Perth that stays with you it's the light. Bright blue, haze-free skies are the norm in the Western Australian capital. This has an impact on the look of the place – it feels new, glassy and utopian, as if it has been computer-generated to be that way. Once upon a time, this led to an eerie ...
The Costco Perth outlet will, once approvals are in place, will generate hundreds of jobs. The Costco Perth store would change Perth retail habits. “We believe West Australians are going to embrace this new way of shopping,” Costco Aussie boss said. “We are going to change Perth's retail habits. It's not a ...
Perth stopover on world-first flight linking South America and Asia to boost WA tourism ... Last week in Perth, the Argentine Chamber of Commerce's Australia executive director, Diego Berazategui, presented the initiative to key WA industry representatives and Argentina's ambassador to Australia, Hugo ...
Western Australia, or WA, isn't as well known as, say New South Wales, home to Sydney, or Victoria, where you'll find Melbourne. ... Photographer Jim Hutchison and I had a long-term dream to take a road trip from Perth to the state's South West, the only stretch of Australian coast we had never driven ...
Five more members of the board of flagship public school Perth Modern have resigned in the past week. The latest resignations mean that all 10 board members who put their names to a letter of complaint about a proposal to build a 700-seat auditorium at the school have gone. Three business leaders who ...
A planned 10 per cent levy on taxi and ride-share trips in WA appears all but doomed, with the Liberal Party and key crossbenchers vowing to oppose the controversial so-called "Uber tax". With the Liberals and One Nation both confirming they will oppose the proposed levy, the Government's proposed taxi ...
The company will be offering two free rides up to the value of $10 per ride in Australia's Perth city as a soft launch of its service with local partners. ... Customers in the Western Australian city can simply download the Ola app from the Android or the App Store, register for an Ola account and begin booking ...
While Sydney's desal plant remains controversially unused, currently Perth is Australia's city most reliant on its desalination plants, with the two in operation capable of supplying almost half of its fresh water. Adelaide and Melbourne's plants have both supplied fresh water to residents, while Brisbane's ...
Under artistic director Wendy Martin, Australia's longest-running arts festival has become a site of storytelling and exchange where the personal stories of locals are treated with as much reverence as a masterwork by theatre luminary Robert Lepage. It's Thursday night and I'm sitting in the State Theatre ...


 

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