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Severe weather warning issued for Perth and south-west WA - ‎18 hours ago‎
A severe weather warning has been issued for residents in the Perth metropolitan area and those living in southwest Western Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) had advised a strong cold front will descend on an area running from Lancelin to ...
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VIDEO: 70 huge tiger sharks in a feeding frenzy off Western Australia

Business Insider Australia - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The World Heritage-listed Shark Bay area lived up to its name for passengers aboard the boutique cruise ship Eco Abrolhos over the weekend, when they were four days into a fortnightly cruise between Geraldton to Broome in northern Western Australia.

Western Australia rift over TAB sell-off

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The privatisation of Western Australia's TAB agency looks to have stalled with a rift emerging between the state government and racing industry over control of the sales process.

Western Australia's avocado production set to boom as farmers eye international markets

ABC Online - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The spike in avocado prices last January - with some outlets selling the fruit for $6 each - is unlikely to ever happen again, according to one of the industry's biggest players in Western Australia.
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Uber to become legal in Western Australia

WAtoday - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The ride-sharing company Uber will become legal and its drivers will have to carry special licences while the taxi industry will be compensated under WA government reforms. Uber's massive global growth in recent years has greatly disrupted the taxi ...
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Man who left friend in pool of blood after fight in Western Australia claims self defence - ‎10 hours ago‎
A man accused of tackling then repeatedly punching and kicking an acquaintance on the side of a freeway, leaving him in a pool of blood, was acting in self-defence, a jury in Western Australia has heard. Rewi Te Mahenga Hiko is charged with assault ...
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WA's south lashed by gale-force winds, heavy rain

ABC Online - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A storm front that lashed Western Australia's south brought gale-force winds and heavy rain and cut power to about 60,000 homes.

Colac man extradited to Western Australia over sexual assault cold case

Geelong Advertiser - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A cold case review by WA Police resulted in the 33-year-old former WA man's arrest in Colac this week. He was remanded in custody on an arrest warrant, before detectives successfully applied in the Geelong Magistrates Court for the man's extradition to WA.

Wet and wild weather hits Western Australia

Sky News Australia - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A severe weather warning remains in place in Western Australia as wild weather hits the coastline. Wet and wild conditions have hit the south west corner of the country on Saturday and that state has already seen damaging winds and flash flooding.
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World's oldest known ground-edge stone axe fragments found in Western Australia

ABC Online - ‎May 10, 2016‎
The fragment is 10,000 years older than the previous oldest known fragments found in northern Australia in 2010. Archaeologists said the original axe would have been hafted - meaning it was made with a handle attached.

Western Australia begins debate on removing genetic modification legislation

ABC Online - ‎May 11, 2016‎
In 2003 canola was released in Australia containing a GM trait that makes the plant resistant to the herbicide glyphosate. Farmers in WA grow GM canola via an exemption to the Genetically Modified Crop Free Areas Act, but the current Liberal Government ...

Dakota Minerals starting Phase Two of drilling in Western Australia

Finance News Network - ‎7 hours ago‎
Dakota Minerals Limited (ASX:DKO) says that it expects to commence Phase Two of its drilling programme at the Lynas Find Lithium Project in Western Australia. The mining company says that the main aim of the drilling is to define a maiden resource at ...
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Perth Now - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Storms are expected to develop late on Friday in WA's South West, while it will be a partly cloudy day in Perth before storms reach the city on Saturday.

Missing German backpacker found alive in Western Australia

Daily Mail - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A German backpacker who was feared missing in remote Western Australia has been found alive. The male backpacker was attempting a more than 400-kilometre solo walk and was believed to have left Carnarvon, 900 kilometres north of Perth, just under a ...
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Election 2016: Bill Shorten commits $1b for Metronet rail, won't fund Perth Freight Link

ABC Online - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has committed $1 billion to the part-funding of WA Labor's Metronet rail project, if elected, while simultaneously pledging to cut all federal backing for the Barnett Government's Perth Freight Link (PFL).
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Clues to ancient 15-mile-wide asteroid impact found in Western Australia

Astronomy Now Online - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Tiny impact spherule from Duffer Formation, Australia. Image credit: Andrew Glikson et al. AN animation: Ade Ashford. Scientists have found evidence of a huge asteroid that struck the Earth early in its life with an impact larger than anything humans ...

Western Australia researchers investigating control strategies for invasive pest fish species

ABC Online - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Western Australia's river systems contain several invasive pest fish species detrimental to the biodiversity of ecosystems.
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WA Budget: Western Power for sale in $16b asset bonanza

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Western Australia's electricity poles and wires will be put up for sale next year under a plan by the Barnett government to raise $16 billion to drive down record debt and fund new infrastructure after the end of the resources boom.

​Partner Spotlight on… Perth, Western Australia

ARNnet - ‎May 16, 2016‎
But following discussions with local partners, the overriding consensus remains that MSPs within Western Australia are facing difficulties during the downturn in the resources sector, with challenges ahead for IT service providers trying to stay ahead ...

Monster waves 7m high hit Western Australia ahead of storms

Daily Mail - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Meanwhile, the east coast of the country will be lapping up warm weather, according to Weatherzone. Sydney will be 22 degrees on Saturday and mostly sunny, followed by 24 on Sunday with clear skies which comes after a 'poor' air quality rating after a ...