Wind gusts have torn roofing from houses, uprooted trees, and brought down power-lines as storms hit the southwest region of Western Australia (WA) overnight, local media reported on Thursday.The southwest town of Waroona in WA has been the worst hit with at least two houses losing large parts of their roofs and downed power-lines causing power cuts, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) ...
Perth 6000 A 21-year-old man from Yanchep who was studying to be a teacher's assistant has been charged with online child sex offences. The charges follow a covert police operation across three months.A WA police officer posed as a 12-year-old girl during the operation. During that time, it is alleged the man groomed the 'child' by exposing her to indecent material and ...
Margaret River 6285 A tax rebate for wine producers which is designed to level the playing field for all vignerons is proving divisive within the industry.The wine equalisation tax, or WET tax, was introduced in 2000 and allows producers to claim up to $500,000 in rebates.Under the scheme, the producers can apply for rebates on 29 per cent tax.In theory, this tax break sounds good for ...
Western Australia's Online Child Exploitation Squad charged the 21-year old from Yanchep, north of Perth, after he was nabbed following a covert three-month operation.Police will allege between June 12 and 17 the man used online social chat facilities to sexually engage with a police officer posing as a 12 year-old girl.He is said to have groomed the girl by exposing her to indecent ...
In its barometer on property movement, SQM Research predicts price growth will continue - but at a slower rate for the next two years. The independent property analyst’s just-released report, Perth Housing Boom and Bust 2013/2014, says with conflicting stimuli - such as lower interest rates versus a mining downturn - the Perth housing market will "only be for the brave". Managing ...
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When Michael Jackson died unexpectedly on June 25th of last year, he was mere weeks away from launching a 50-date concert series in London that would hopefully reconfirm his status as the King of Pop by marking his return to the stage after a nearly decade-long absence. When Jackson and his ... ...
And the former Fremantle Dockers community development manager has hit the ground running since taking over as chief executive of the Falcons in early April."I have thoroughly enjoyed it, it is really exciting," he said. "I knew what I was getting myself into."But the level of complexity across all aspects of the club has been a little bit surprising in terms of the depth of ...
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the City's $4 million contribution to upgrades at Arena Joondalup, announced during the State election campaign earlier this year, would likely be conditional on a name change.The State Government will provide $12 million towards the upgrades, which include a bar, function rooms, gym, physiotherapy rooms, change rooms and offices for West Perth.Mr Pickard ...
Perth 6000 Rio Tinto has restructured its Western Australian iron ore division as the global miner seeks to cut costs from its business.More than 40 senior staff have been laid off including general managers.Some managers will be offered other jobs at in the company, but most will be offered redundancies.In an internal email to staff,Rio Tinto's new iron ore boss, Andrew Harding, said the ...
Four people have been charged over the importation of more than 35kg of methylamphetamine hidden in ceramic tiles from China have appeared briefly in a Perth court.The three men and one woman allegedly attempted to bring the 17 pallets of ceramic tiles into Australia in January.The drugs have a street value of about $13 million.The Australian Federal Police, Australian Crime Commission and ...
Perth 6000 Former Western Australian premier Brian Burke has been committed to stand trial on insider trading charges.Burke and his co-accused, former stockbroker David Massey, appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court this morning.It is alleged the charges relate to the buying of shares in the ASX-listed IT company, Amcom.The offences are alleged to have occurred in April and May in 2006.It is ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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The Argentine born Pope Francis has blasted a so called waste culture.
Since taking office in March, Pope Francis has said he wants the 1.2-billion-strong Roman Catholic Church to practise greater austerity and work toward reform in global financial markets.
Around 1.3 billion tons of food, or one third of what is produced for human consumption, gets lost or wasted every year, according to a United Nations food survey.
The majority of waste is by consumers in the industrialised world.
The pope, in his weekly audience, said: "Our grandparents used to make a point of not throwing away leftover food. Consumerism has made us accustomed to wasting food daily and we are unable to see its real value. Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry".
Instead of throwing away food, a U.N.-backed study has suggested that simple measures such as better storage and reducing over-sized portions would sharply reduce the vast amount of food going to waste.
In US restaurants, diners waste 9% of bought meals.
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