Western Australia

Yard dogs and two-legged partners compete in 'rough and tumble' national titles

The magical bond between dogs and humans dates back thousands of years — and it is a large part of the appeal of competing in yard dog trials.<p>"You've …

Dogs

Aussie wins, rolls ankle, pays tribute to mum

Jim Tucker in the BahamasThe Courier-Mail<p><b>PERTH high jumper Sean Szalek received his gold medal on crutches and dedicated his emotional victory at the</b> …

Olympics

Space agency, super security department mean more time wasted in meetings

The decision to create a super security department and the suggestion that Australia should have its own space agency must be generating whoops of …

Brisbane

Fortescue loses landmark case on indigenous land rights

Fortescue Metals Group has lost a landmark legal battle against an indigenous group in Australia, which could leave it exposed to hundreds of …

Australia

How Humans Reached Australia 65,000 Years Ago

New research shows that they arrived far earlier than previously thought.<p>Archaeologists said Wednesday that they have evidence that humans were in …

Anthropology

7 Greatest Road Trips of Australia

Taking road trips is so much fun and what country out there is better for this activity than Australia? With its vast and wild open space, it …

Road Trips

The story behind the death that sparked a riot in Kalgoorlie

In August last year a 56-year-old man killed Elijah Doughty while trying to recover a stolen motorbike. A Perth court found him not guilty of …

Crime

Disability advocate to fill Ludlam's seat

The 22-year-old disability advocate set to fill the Greens seat left vacant by Scott Ludlam has vowed to smash stereotypes and represent the …

Scott Ludlam

Encounter strikes deal with Newcrest

Encounter Resources striking a deal with Newcrest Mining in a bid to explore a pipeline of large-scale gold projects in Western Australia.<p>Newcrest …

Australian News

Here's Why Transocean Agreed To This Bad Contract

Transocean has reportedly won a job for GSF Development Driller I offshore Western Australia.<p>The contract looks very strange given its duration, the …

Stocks

Surfers Share Stories and Encounters With Sharks

I grew up surfing the Western Australian coastline from a young age, which is notoriously bad for sharks and the fatalities over the years from …

Oceans

AUSTRALIAN STOCKS RISE: Here's what you need to know

Image: Dominic Barnardt / Gallo Images / Getty Images.<p>Australian shares closed higher for the second day in a row.<p>Today’s scoreboard:<p>ASX 200: …

U.S. Federal Courts

Family to sue over Ms Dhu's death

THE family of Ms Dhu – the young Aboriginal woman who died in agony in custody days after she was locked up for failing to pay fines – have confirmed …

Australia

Lithium supply pipeline is filling, but will it be enough?

<i>Andy Home is a columnist with Reuters.</i><p>The electric vehicle revolution is gathering momentum.<p>Barely a week goes by without a fresh, startling revelation, whether it be Sweden’s Volvo promising to phase out traditional internal combustion engines from 2019 or France aiming to end the sale of gasoline …

Lithium

The shackles are coming off Australian households as spending levels surge

Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images<p>The good news just keeps rolling in for the Australian economy.<p>Employment has surged over the past three months and …

New South Wales

Australian mum spent two days in wilderness after walking in a 30km circle

Police said Australian mum Jessie Walton walked in a circle in her attempt to find help.<p>A woman who spent three days lost in a remote part of Western …

New Zealand News

Cricket: Johnson lobs Ashes grenade at beaten England

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - England's abject display against South Africa in the second test shows they are a side struggling for consistency and Australia should be able to exploit their lack of cohesion in the upcoming Ashes series, former paceman Mitchell Johnson has said.<p>South Africa thrashed England …

Breaching whale lands close to dinghy in near disaster; video | GrindTV.com

Mark Collins was vacationing with family and friends in Exmouth, Western Australia, earlier this month when he nearly captured a tragedy on video …

Whale Watching

Woodside Quarterly Production Slips But Eyes Wheatstone Startup

MELBOURNE, Australia--Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (WPL.AU) said its sales volumes and revenue declined over the second quarter as production slipped, due partly to an unplanned outage at its gas-processing plant on Australia's west coast.<p>The Australian oil-and-gas producer has flagged waning output …

Woman found dead at Melbourne buck's party was from WA

A woman found dead in a Melbourne hotel room after a buck's party has been identified as a 20-year-old from Western Australia.<p>Police have ruled out …

Crime

Police ID woman found dead at buck's party

Police have identified the woman found dead in the shower at a buck's party in the CBD as a 20-year-old from Western Australia.<p>But questions remain …

Brisbane

From rust orange to bubblegum pink, Western Australia is an infinite canvas for photographer Hulia Boz

Hulia Boz is the aerial photographer capturing some pretty out of this world landscapes from the isolated yet remarkable Western Australia.<p>Having …

Australia

Rio Tinto lowers forecast for iron ore shipments

Rio Tinto lowered its forecast for iron ore shipments on Tuesday by up to 10m tonnes — but analysts said the revised estimate would not stop the …

Iron Ore

WA's GST share wouldn't pass 'pub test' but Labor submission 'utter waffle': PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has admitted WA's share of GST wouldn't pass the "pub test" but then slammed a West Australian federal Labor MPs' …

Mark McGowan

More than $600 million in funding went into Australian startups last quarter, and more than half of it was for fintech

Techboard’s Peter van Bruchem and Rafael Kimberley Bowen. (Source: supplied)<p>Startup tracking service Techboard has compiled its first national …

Startups

Dry weather threatens top-quality wheat in world awash with grain

CHICAGO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hot, dry weather has seen high-protein wheat emerge as the one tight spot in a global grains market swamped with abundant stocks, after four years of bumper harvests.<p>Droughts are shriveling high-quality wheat crops in key breadbaskets, sending prices to multi-year highs …

Agriculture

Children locked in cells and security footage taped over at youth detention centre

In a damning report, Western Australia’s inspector of custodial service finds conditions at Perth centre similar to those at Don Dale<p>Children in the toughest unit of Western Australia’s Banksia Hill detention centre were denied hot meals and locked in their cells as a form of “behavioural …

Australia

Superbug report reveals rise in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea

More than 1,000 cases of almost-untreatable superbugs were reported in Australia in the 12 months to March this year.Key points:• Superbugs are …

Medicine

Here’s Where You Can Swim With Humpback Whales This Summer

Most visitors to Western Australia between August to November go to watch humpback whales cavorting off the coast as part of the animals’ annual …

Travel

Whale breaches near dinghy full of tourists off Exmouth coast

A Dunsborough man has captured the moment a breaching whale almost crashed into a dinghy full of tourists.<p>Mark Collins spotted three whales swimming …

Australian News