Western Australia

Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio | Cosmos

Radio astronomy is undergoing a major boost, with new technology gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.<p>But …

Universe

$50K repair bill after new road was dug up again

A new road was laid in the remote Indigenous community of Bidyadanga in Western Australia a few weeks before it was dug up to install sewerage — then …

Australian News

Telstra leads collocation on NBN towers | ZDNet

Australia's incumbent telco is making the most use of NBN towers to extend its footprint.<p>The company responsible for rolling out the National …

Broadband

Blaze threatens lives in WA's north

LIVES and homes are in danger from an out-of-control bushfire in Western Australia's north that authorities believe was deliberately lit.<p>A watch and …

Australia

Australian town gripped by paedophile epidemic with '90% of school-age children sexually abused'

An Australian town is in the grip of a paedophile epidemic with 90 per cent of school-age children suffering abuse, police have warned.<p>Thirty-six men …

Child Abuse

loan arrears hit five-year high: Moody's

The disparity of Australia regional economies has been highlighted in a report by credit rating agency Moody's that showed mortgage arrears had …

Australian News

What to Do in Perth’s Central Business District

Perth has long been an afterthought to travelers heading Down Under. It makes sense, considering that the capital of Western Australia is one of the …

Travel

More than just drains: recreating living streams through the suburbs

Lot sizes and backyards are shrinking in Australia at the same time as building density is increasing. So we cannot afford to overlook the potential …

Cities

WA's oldest gay bar believed to be Freo's Newport Hotel

There is perhaps some strange irony that a homophobic article published in the Sunday Times in 1901 has led a historian to believe that he has found …

LGBTQ

The Bachelorette 2017: meet the guys

Just 1 bloke on <b>The Bachelorette</b> is older than its 37 year old star Sophie Monk: engineer Jamie from Western Australia who is 38.<p>Contact Services …

Australia

Western Australia's heaviest waves deliver the goods for a bunch of mad dogs, one Englishman.

Andrew Cotton is a British surfer with the heart of a lion, so it was only a matter of time before he made the pilgrimage down under to sample some …

Surfing

Man's apology for killing the only neighbour who made him feel welcome

He was sentenced to seven years by Justice David Boddice but, with time already served, will be eligible for parole in January 2018.<p>"You decided to …

Australian News

Women launch class action against The Cosmetic Institute over claims of botched breast surgeries

A group of women have launched a class action against Australia's largest cosmetic surgery clinic, alleging negligent breast augmentations left them …

Australian News

'Tragedy for science': CSIRO cuts 57 jobs

Staff at the CSIRO are bracing for another round of job cuts, as unions warn of nearly 60 planned redundancies from minerals research and the Sydney …

Climate

Australia Employment Surges in August, Led By Full-Time Roles

Australian employment climbed more than twice as much as estimated in August, led by a jump in full-time roles. The jobless rate held steady as more …

Economy

Gold miners seek safety as political risks rise

VANCOUVER, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Canadian miner Eldorado Gold Corp's ELD.TO threat this week to freeze investments in Greece after years of frustrating …

Gold

Test recall not the focus for Marsh

Mitch Marsh insists he is not getting distracted about the possibility of a recall to Australia's Test team as he continues his recovery from a …

Cricket

Cow goes on the loose at WA’s Parliament, does a runner, causing calamity

The bovine visitor was one of two to visit the political precinct on Thursday as part of RUOK? Day celebrations and to promote the Perth Royal …

Australian News

Australia's auto clubs move to common system for first time in 100 years

RACQ, RAC and RAA at final mile of three-year cloud overhaul.

Australia

Woohoo! Another State in Australia Banned Plastic Bags

Western Australia just announced a ban on plastic bags, taking a step towards reducting plastic pollution in the region. The state-wide ban plus the …

Mark McGowan

Sentiment towards Australian housing as an investment just hit a 40-year low

The Westpac/Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index picked up in August after four straight months of falls, albeit remaining below its …

Economy

CSIRO steps up diabetic eye disease AI software trial

AI software is being rolled out to 20 GP clinics in Western Australia to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy.<p>The debilitating condition affects …

Medicine

Teen's charge upgraded after fatal bashing Yahoo7 News

An 18-year-old accused of fatally bashing a man in front of police in Western Australia's Pilbara region has had his charge upgraded to unlawful …

Australian News

'A public health issue': Calls for national refugee immunisation strategy

A first of its kind report, released today, has revealed inconsistent immunisation coverage of Australia's refugee community.<p>The University of New …

Refugees

Girls in Western Australia Gain Right to Wear Pants and Shorts to School

SYDNEY, Australia — Girls at public schools across the state of Western Australia will be allowed to wear pants and shorts to class, no longer restricted to only dresses, skirts or skorts.<p>The Education Department, in response to a complaint from an 11-year-old student, announced last week that it …

World News

Low sale fare uptake hurts regional price war

Jetstar may start operations within WA to cut airfares, but Australia’s largest airline group has warned that regional airports need to cut …

Airlines

Wallabies forward Adam Coleman urges ARU not to abandon grassroots in Western Australia

WALLABIES lock Adam Coleman has urged the ARU not to abandon grassroots rugby in Western Australia, saying there’s plenty of talent there that needs …

Sport (Australia)

WA treasurer Ben Wyatt leaves door ajar on gold royalty floor

West Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt has opened the door to negotiations on the government's proposed gold royalty rate hike after meeting with …

Australian News

Surfer 'mauled in Australia shark attack'

A surfer was thrown into the air and his board snapped in a suspected great white shark attack off Australia's east coast Sunday that left him with …

New South Wales

Western Australia’s Stella Donnelly takes out the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize at Bigsound

Western Australia never stops giving, and fresh face <b>Stella Donnelly</b> wowed everybody at <b>Bigsound</b>.<p>Taking out the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize, Donnelly …

Levi'S