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BHP Iron Ore Worker Charged With Rape in Western Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Global miner BHP Group said on Wednesday that it had terminated the employment of a Western Australian worker after a rape...
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Aboriginal Groups Reject Bill to Protect Cultural Heritage in Western Australia Mining State

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Indigenous Australians say a bill to protect cultural heritage in the mining state of Western Australia is flawed and should...
Tags: Melbourne, Western Australia, Western Australia Mining State, Reuters Indigenous Australians


Biloela family to be reunited in Perth but will remain in community detention

Immigration minister says Murugappan family, who have been detained on Christmas Island, will not be returned home to Biloela while they pursue legal action The immigration minister, Alex Hawke, has confirmed the Murugappan family will be released from detention on Christmas Island and allowed to reunite on the Australian mainland while they pursue ongoing legal action.Hawke confirmed in a statement on Tuesday morning the family would not return to their local community in Biloela, the Queenslan...
Tags: Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Refugees, Liberal party, Perth, Western Australia, Christmas Island, Sri Lanka, Hawke, Biloela, Alex Hawke, Law (Australia


Onlookers extinguish flames after man set alight outside Perth church

The 68-year-old was taken to hospital where he was treated for burns to his face, upper body and handsPerth detectives are investigating reports a man was set alight outside an inner city church.Police say the 68-year-old suffered significant burns after he was approached by another man on Beaufort Street in Highgate around 5pm on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Crime - Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Highgate, Beaufort Street


Coronavirus Australia live: woman’s body found in Victoria flood waters; Four Corners QAnon episode to air Monday

Victoria and Queensland record no new Covid cases; court approves robodebt settlement. Follow live‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid Victoria restrictions explained 5.19am BST I DON'T CARE THAT IT'S IN FRENCH PUT IT ON AUSTRALIAN TELEVISIONS NOW PLEASE https://t.co/mmEiYkBb9U 5.10am BST Just in from Western Australia’s Department of Health: There are no new cases today, and zero active cases....
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Flooding, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Western Australia, Australia Weather, Coronavirus


Biloela Tamil family’s plight back in the spotlight: how the story unfolded – video

The plight of the Biloela family who have been stuck in immigration detention for years has again hit the news headlines after the three-year-old Australian-born Tharnicaa was flown from Christmas Island to Perth Children’s hospital with suspected blood poisoning. Questions have been raised about the adequacy of the medical care given to the child, who was sick for 10 days before being airlifted to hospital. The news of Tharnicaa’s ill-health has again ignited the debate over Australia’s harsh i...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, Perth, Western Australia, Christmas Island, Biloela, Biloela Tamil, Perth Children, Tharnicaa


Australia coronavirus live update: four new Covid cases in Victoria and one in Queensland; wild weather hits eastern states

Queensland health minister says couple whose road trip from Victoria sparked Covid fears ‘are at the end of their infectious period’ and so the risk is lower than expected. Follow live updates Traveller who left Melbourne lockdown tests positive for CovidQld Covid hotspots; NSW hotspots; Vic exposure sites 1.25am BST Home affairs minister Karen Andrews has revealed she is not investigating resettlement options for a Tamil family from Queensland being detained on Christmas Island.Three-year-o...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Assisted dying


Australia urged to take control of Cocos .cc internet domain to foil scammers and child abuse sites

Cocos (Keeling) Islands suffix is one of the most commonly used top-level domains for hosting child abuse material, researchers sayThe .cc internet domain for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands should be claimed by the Australian government to stop it being abused by scammers and people hosting child abuse websites, Australian National University researchers have said.Under the system that governs domain names on the internet, the .cc suffix was set up in the 1990s for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands terri...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Australia, Australia news, Western Australia, Australian National University, Cocos Keeling Islands


Morning mail: Melbourne lockdown, Afghan evacuation plea, my neighbours the Whitlams

Monday: Victorians await Covid case update with lockdown due to lift on Thursday. Plus: when Gough and Margaret moved in down the road Good morning. It’s Monday 7 June: Melbourne is still in a coronavirus lockdown, a lot of people are in favour of mandatory vaccines for frontline workers, and Meghan and Harry have had another baby. This is Imogen Dewey with the main stories to start your week.Two further cases of local Covid-19 transmission – a resident and a nurse at an aged care home – were id...
Tags: Labor, Harry, Victoria, Melbourne, Western Australia, Anthony Albanese, Meghan, Margaret, Gough, COVID, Imogen Dewey


A journey down WA’s mighty Martuwarra, raging river and sacred ancestor

Traditional owners are standing together to protect the Fitzroy – a ‘beautiful, living water system’. Just watch out for the bird-sized spiders …A Nyikina man, Mark Coles Smith, and his fellow travellers began their 400km journey down the mighty Martuwarra (Fitzroy River) on a flood plain covered in giant spiders.“Bird-sized” spiders were clinging to the canopy, jostling for space on branches protruding above flood water that stretched for kilometres in every direction. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, Water, Australia news, Conservation, National Parks, Flooding, Indigenous Australians, Rivers, Western Australia, Spiders, WA, Fitzroy, Law (Australia, Martuwarra, Nyikina, Mark Coles Smith


Australia coronavirus live: Victoria’s Melbourne lockdown extended; second aged care resident tests positive

Concerns grow over fast-moving Melbourne Covid outbreak amid news positive case visited New South Wales south coastLabor pursues Coalition over vaccines in question timeVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid case alerts and exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 9.27am BST And with that, another hectic day of news comes to an end. Here’s everything that went down today: 9.24am BST Nurses and midwives across s...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Anthony Albanese, Coronavirus, Melbourne Covid


Australia coronavirus live: Victoria’s Melbourne lockdown extended, Labor pursues Coalition on vaccines in question time

Concerns grow over fast-moving Melbourne Covid outbreak, amid news positive case visited New South Wales south coastVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid case alerts and exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 6.24am BST AAP has a reporter watching defence estimates – here is some of what the hearing covered today:Australia’s defence chiefs have ducked questions on the importance of inclusion in the military afte...
Tags: Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Anthony Albanese, Coronavirus, Melbourne Covid


Australia coronavirus live: Victoria extends Melbourne lockdown for another week after six new Covid cases

Concerns grow over fast-moving Melbourne Covid outbreak, amid news positive case visited New South Wales south coastVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid case alerts and exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 3.24am BST If you have been to a tier two or tier three exposure site, it might be worth getting tested.Victorian health minister Martin Foley says there has been unexpected detection of covid in Victoria’s...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Anthony Albanese, Martin Foley, Coronavirus, Melbourne Covid


Australia coronavirus live: Victoria records six new Covid cases as lockdown extension expected, NSW on alert

Concerns grow over fast-moving Melbourne Covid outbreak, amid news positive case visited New South Wales south coastVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria Covid case alerts and exposure sites; NSW exposure sitesCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progress 12.08am BST The department of health is in front of senate estimates today – with quarantine the topic of the morning hearings.Last night, estimates heard there had been 21 breaches of hotel quarantine. 12...
Tags: Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Western Australia, Anthony Albanese, NSW, Coronavirus, Jane Halton, Melbourne Covid


Curtin study finds WA's natural 'museums of biodiversity' at risk

Up to three quarters of the biodiversity living on Western Australia's iconic ironstone mountains in the State's Mid West (known as Banded Iron Formations) could be difficult or impossible to return quickly to its previous state after the landscape has been mined, a Curtin University study has found.
Tags: Science, Western Australia, Curtin University, Mid west, Curtin


Australia: Security of payment reform bill – Reintroduced in Western Australia - HHG Legal Group

It may be time to re-evaluate the importance of insolvency protections for civil and construction contractors in WA.
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‘People need to see it’: inquest shown footage of Western Australian police restraining Indigenous man

Man tasered 10 times in less than two minutes during struggle with several police officers later died in hospitalAn inquest has been shown confronting footage of police restraining an Indigenous man who died after being tasered outside an Officeworks store in Perth.Family members cried in distress and left the room as the Perth coroner’s court was on Tuesday shown the confrontation between police and 39-year-old Mr Riley, whose first name is not being used for cultural reasons. Continue reading....
Tags: Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Perth, Western Australia, Riley, Deaths in custody


‘Living climate change now’: how WA farmers are trying to turn the tide

Agriculture is seen as a key culprit in rising emissions. Some on the land are aiming to lead by example, making their properties carbon neutral Read more of our Modern Outback series hereSign up for email notifications from our Modern Outback seriesCindy Stevens traces her family line back to the early pioneer days on Western Australia’s wheatbelt. Now she and her husband, Simon Wallwork, are pioneers of a different kind: in adapting to climate change.“The change in Liberal leader [to Scott Mor...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Trees and forests, Australian politics, Agriculture, Labor party, Scott Morrison, National party, Soil, Western Australia, Carbon footprints, Carbon Offsetting


A year on from the Juukan Gorge destruction, Aboriginal sacred sites remain unprotected

Rio Tinto’s reputation is in pieces, but the laws, policies and power imbalances that allowed the blast to happen remain largely unchangedThe Western Australian government has refused to commit to a moratorium on approving the destruction of Aboriginal heritage sites, despite the recommendation of a Senate committee which found that the laws are “unfit for purpose”.The recommendation was made by an inquiry into Rio Tinto’s destruction of Aboriginal heritage sites at Juukan Gorge on 24 May 2020. ...
Tags: Business, Senate, Australia news, Mining, Australian politics, Rio Tinto, Indigenous Australians, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, Law (Australia, Juukan Gorge


BHP Beer Ban Infringes Rights of Australian Mine Workers, Union Says

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -BHP Group's new alcohol policy barring workers on mine sites in Western Australia from consuming alcohol after 9:30 p.m....
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Aboriginal Group Seeks to Strengthen Ties With Rio a Year After Cave Destruction

By Melanie BurtonMELBOURNE (Reuters) -The Aboriginal group whose sacred rock shelters Rio Tinto destroyed in Western Australia last year for an...
Tags: Rio Tinto, Western Australia, Reuters, Aboriginal Group, Melanie BurtonMELBOURNE


Perth hospital staff missed opportunities to help girl who died of infection, investigation finds

Western Australia’s Child and Adolescent Health Service releases damning report into death of seven-year-old Aishwarya AswathStaff at Perth Children’s Hospital missed a “cascade” of opportunities to escalate the care of seven-year-old Aishwarya Aswath as she succumbed to a fatal infection.The confronting finding is contained in a report by Western Australia’s Child and Adolescent Health Service, released in full on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Perth, Western Australia, Aishwarya Aswath, Aishwarya AswathStaff, Perth Children 's Hospital


Australia’s biggest landholder is Gina Rinehart, controlling 9.2m hectares

Others with substantial holdings include Andrew and Nicola Forrest in WA, SA’s MacLachlan family and the Brook and McDonald families in QueenslandRead more of our Modern Outback series hereSign up for email notifications from our Modern Outback seriesThe mining magnate Gina Rinehart is Australia’s biggest landholder, controlling more than 9.2m hectares, or 1.2% of the entire landmass of the country, according to data compiled by Guardian Australia.Rinehart rockets to the top of the list when the...
Tags: Business, Australia, Cattle, Australia news, Mining, Western Australia, Gina Rinehart, Brook, Andrew, McDonald, Andrew Forrest, Maclachlan, Securities Exchange, Rural Australia, WA SA, Nicola Forrest


328 Weaknesses Found By WA Auditor-General In 50 Local Government Systems

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The Auditor-General of Western Australia on Wednesday tabled a report into the computer systems used at 50 local government entities, revealing 328 control weakness across the group. It was Auditor-General Caroline Spencer's intention to list the entities, but given the nature of her findings, all case studies included in Local Government General Computer Controls [PDF] omit entity, and system, names. The report states that none of the 11 entitie...
Tags: Tech, Western Australia, Caroline Spencer, Local Government General Computer Controls


Escape tunnel found under Western Australia immigration detention centre

Twenty-metre-long unfinished tunnel beneath Yongah Hill detention centre had been dug ‘over several months’A 20-metre-long unfinished escape tunnel has been discovered at an immigration detention centre in Western Australia, refugee advocates say.The nascent tunnel – dug three metres underground – was found on Monday morning, built underneath an accommodation block in Falcon compound of the Yongah Hill detention centre. Continue reading...
Tags: Prisons, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Refugees, Western Australia, Yongah Hill


This Week In Running: May 3, 2021

The post This Week In Running: May 3, 2021 appeared first on iRunFar. Thanks to BOA for sponsoring This Week in Running! Deja vu, we’ve got another 100-mile world record, this time on a treadmill by Taggart VanEtten in Illinois. A lot of times races in the American West dominate the landscape, but we really just take it as it comes, and that means all of Tennessee’s Strolling Jim 40 Mile, Virginia’s UROC 100k, and North Carolina’s Alexander County 24 Hour race, among others, this weekend. Don’...
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Australia news live: Greg Hunt has ‘absolute belief’ that banning returns from India is legal

Health minister joins Scott Morrison in defending ban; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 6.19am BST At the Australia Post inquiry, Tony Nutt, an Austra...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Senate, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia


Australia news live: ban on citizens returning from India could lead to deaths, chief medical officer warns

Scott Morrison has defended criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 5.22am BST Greg Hunt has sought to reassure A...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Australian economy


Australia news live: ban on citizens returning from India could lead to deaths, chief medical officer warned

Scott Morrison has defended criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 4.14am BST The National Covid-19 Commission A...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Australian economy


Australia news live: Scott Morrison defends criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine

WA considers longer-term mask measures as contact tracers work through the movements of three men who tested positive for coronavirus in Perth on Saturday. Follow latest updates• WA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid cases• A third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseas • Australia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 2.24am BST Gosh, this press conference is confusing, but the crux of it is that ...
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