Western Australia

Drones and driverless trucks: can Australian truckies stave off job threat?

Experts predict autonomous vehicles will save money and lives but drivers say human knowledge and experience are irreplaceable<p>Frank Black has a simple message for those who predict truckies like him are done for thanks to the arrival of self-driving vehicles: good luck getting tech support in the …

Australia

Portrait of Australia's first Indigenous minister unveiled

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled a portrait of Australia's first Indigenous federal Minister, Ken Wyatt, at Parliament House today.<p>Mr …

Indigenous Australians

Western Australia may ask BHP, Rio to cash out iron ore levy

• <b>Business Day</b>: Sign up for our newsletter<p>Western Australia may ask Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton to pay potentially billions of dollars to end a mining …

Australia

White Cliff finds cobalt at Ghan Well

White Cliff Minerals has identified significant cobalt mineralisation at the Ghan Well project near Laverton in Western Australia.<p>Review of existing …

Cobalt

15 mutant images that will stop you in your tracks

Trent Slatter is not your run-of-the-mill surf photographer. He has a precise set of skills, a select range of interest, and one single motive.<p>His …

Surfing

Mystery Of Desolate ‘SOS’ Message – But No One To Rescue

Very curious...<p>A pattern of rocks spelling out ‘SOS’ has been found in a remote area of Western Australia – but no one knows who created the distress signal.<p>Police were alerted to the message by a pilot flying over the Swift Bay area in the Kimberly region. But ground searches of the area have …

Good News

Local Canberra women lifting their way to world championships in Belarus

Three Canberra women will carry the weight of Australia on their shoulders when they head to Belarus next month.<p>Elizabeth Craven, Megan hinchley and …

Water Polo

SOS mystery in remote Western Australia stumps police

<b>Is it a false alarm, or a genuine plea for help?</b><p>An SOS signal made of rocks in a remote part of Western Australia has prompted fears that someone, or more than one person, could be missing.<p>The distress signal was spotted by a helicopter pilot. It led to a ground search by police who had to reach …

Australian News

Giant octopus suffocates foolhardy dolphin that tried to eat it

A dolphin in Western Australia has bitten off more than it can chew. An attempt to eat a large octopus turned fatal when its airway was obstructed by …

Biological Species

WA small businesses doing it tough as big companies delay payment

More than half of Western Australia's large companies are paying small businesses late for goods and services, causing significant financial stress.

Small Business

Field confirmed for 51st Governor's Cup >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Eleven international skippers have been selected to compete in the 51st Annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship presented …

Sailing

TasmaNet and Thinxtra partner to make Tasmania 'IoT-ready'

TasmaNet and Thinxtra announced that they will together build a dedicated IoT network that will cover 95 percent of Tasmania to support local …

Smart Cities

Cobalt and lithium are ones to watch in 2017

<b>SYDNEY</b> Cobalt may be the most interesting commodity to watch in 2017.<p>With global carmakers committed to producing more electric vehicles amid changes …

Electric Vehicles

Stalling sales prompt Aust's two big ASX-listed car dealership firms to cut profits

Both of Australia's big listed car dealership firms have downgraded profits in the last 24 hours because of softness in new vehicle sales, in a …

Australian News

BHP seeks regulatory approval for new nickel mines in Western Australia

BHP is seeking environmental approval to clear 2K-plus acres to dig two new open pit mines to extend the life of its Nickel West unit in Western …

Environment

Western Australia's public servants worried about their jobs amid cuts

​WA's public service union has signalled it's willing to hold back from pressuring for higher pay rises if the state government "ensured" public …

Mark McGowan

Ashes: England lock in Australian tour matches

TOWNSVILLE will host England’s final tune-up for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.<p>Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed England’s full tour schedule …

Sport (Australia)

Topshop Australia goes into voluntary administration amid mounting debts

High-profile fashion retailer Topshop Australia has collapsed under debts and entered voluntary administration, with the future of its stores and …

Business (Australia)

On-the-run drug boss extradited to Qld

A wanted drug boss who skipped a court sentencing last year has been extradited to Queensland and taken into police custody.<p>Drug kingpin Piet Luan …

Crime

​WA's grand plan to rid government of IT ownership

With money tight thanks to the end of the mining boom, the end-goal of the government of Western Australia's GovNext-ICT initiative is to rid the …

Australia

A smart beachside town is paving the way for upgraded cities

Joondalup in Western Australia will get a smart car park, environmental sensors and even smart bins.<p>The world is getting smarter and smarter. Western Australia's beachside town of Joondalup is getting a smart-tech makeover with the help of Australian carrier Telstra, reports ZDNet.<p>Joondalup will …

Australia

Western Australia prepares for UFC after suggested U-turn over enclosure ban

Use of octagons will open up Perth to UFC, says WA premier Safety reasons behind decision to overturn 2013 ruling<p>The possibility of Perth hosting a UFC event is ever more likely after the Western Australian government moved to overturn its ban on the enclosures used by the world’s leading mixed …

UFC

Vodafone launching live NB-IoT networks in Europe and ANZ

Vodafone will launch live nationwide NB-IoT networks across New Zealand and Germany in the second half of the year, along with a staged rollout …

Internet of Things

Flashback: How the Herald reported the 1967 referendum

<b>First published in The Sun-Herald and Sydney Morning Herald on May 28 and 29, 1967</b><p><b>It's yes to the Aborigines, but... Australia says No on nexus</b><p>The …

Referendums

Man sentenced to seven years' jail for killing ex-girlfriend

A man has been sentenced to seven years' jail for fatally punching his former partner when she tried to leave him.

Crime

Pilbara strike | Right Wrongs

In northern Western Australia, Aboriginal men and women provided unpaid or low-paid labour on sheep and cattle stations, both as stock workers and …

Australian News

Kevin Ballantine: Photography 1986-2001 | Here&Now17: New photography

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery<br>29 April – 8 July 2017<p>The two current exhibitions at Lawrence Wilson Gallery, <i>Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986–2001</i> and</i> …

The Arts (Australia)

Australia’s military including commercial capacity in its satellite communications plans

SINGAPORE — The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is planning to include commercial satellites as a necessary part of its communications architecture in …

Australian Defence Force

'No place' for sexism in AFL after umpire Eleni Glouftsis denigrated by WA club president

AFL leaders say there is no place in the game for a football club president who made offensive comments on social media about the role of women in …

AFL

CSIRO's ASKAP telescope detects fast radio burst in just four days of operation

Australian astronomers have discovered an object six to eight billion light years away that - in about a millisecond - ejected the same amount of …

Astrophysics