Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Kununurra: Woman on murder charge

A 37-year-old woman is due in court today, charged with murder.

Kununurra Police 2646Police say they found a 29-year-old woman dying of stab wounds in a shopping centre car park on Monday evening.

WAToday [read this story]

Categories: Kununurra, Police and courts

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Kununurra: Woman ‘stabbed to death’ in carpark

Police say they saw a woman stab another woman to death in a shopping centre car park last night.

Kununurra Police 2646WAToday [read this story]

Categories: Kununurra, Police and courts

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Bell Gorge: Cliff rescue

SES volunteers and DFES staff rescued a 55-year-old man from a cliff at Bell Gorge today.

DFESA helicopter took him to Broome hospital.

You can read DFES’ statement here:

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Categories: Police and courts

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Yawuru opposed to fracking

The Yawuru native title group has voted not to support hydraulic fracturing for gas.

Buru Energy already holds exploration permits to frack two wells at Yulleroo, on Roebuck Plains east of Broome.

The Yawuru group is therefore unable to legally stop the company.

A Buru spokesman said the company would continue to work with the Yawuru people.

The Australian [read this story]

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Categories: Aboriginal, Business and finance, Oil and gas

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Lake Argyle Road: Bushfire alert

A bushfire is burning near Lake Argyle Road and Victoria Highway.

DFESYou can read DFES’ announcement here:

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Categories: Environment, Kununurra

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Ord and Fitzroy Rivers: Fish benefit from natural flooding

Scientists say artificial flooding does not have the same ecological benefits as natural flooding.

They have studied the Fitzroy and Ord Rivers as part of a study of Australian natural and artificial flooding regimes.

They say natural flooding at the Fitzroy allows, for example, fish to feed on the floodplains and gain weight.

However water at the Ord River region stays within channels cut-off from the floodplain, and flooding is at the wrong time of the year to have the same benefits as natural flooding.

Science Network [read this story]

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Categories: Environment

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

People: Francis Watson

Claremont Colts player Francis Watson, formerly of Balgo, has his name in this year’s AFL draft.

The AFL website has a longish feature about Francis, his family and his life. [read this story]

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Categories: Aboriginal, People

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Melissa Price on carbon tax repeal

Australia’s parliament today repealed the carbon tax.

Local member Melissa Price says this  is “great news” for local families and small businesses.

You can read her statement here:

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Categories: Business and finance, Government, Opinion

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