August 15, 2018

Missing swimmer victim of suspected shark attack

Police fear a 64-year-old man who failed to return from his regular morning swim at Perth's popular Cottesloe Beach may have been taken by a great white shark. A search resumed yesterday for Bryn Martin, who was swimming out to a buoy off the beach early on Monday when he disappeared. An air, … [Read more...]

Aussie film star found dead in park

David Ngoombujarra, who starred in Ned Kelly, Rabbit Proof Fence and Australia has been found dead in Perth. The 44 year-old actor and three-time Australian Film Institute award winner was found in a park in Fremantle on Sunday and was pronounced dead at Fremantle Hospital. Police say they … [Read more...]

Camping couple survive parasite worm attack

An Australian couple who went camping in Western Australia has ended up having their insides attacked by carnivorous parasite worms. The couple caught a fish from the Calder River near Derby on their camping trip and fried it up for a meal. Ten days later they both fell violently ill with muscle … [Read more...]

Two men survive desert ordeal after their SUV explodes

Two men have survived a four day ordeal in the desert in Western Australia after their SUV exploded leaving them with no supplies. Sergeant Julie Hansen of the Western Australia Police said the two men were driving in near Jackie Junction, about 85 kilometres north of Warburton last Wednesday … [Read more...]

Another ash cloud from Chile volcano heading for New Zealand

A new cloud of volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain in Chile is on its way to New Zealand. Dr Andrew Tupper from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre says the ash which is currently 2,000km south of Western Australia is headed in a north East direction. "It will obviously … [Read more...]

Failed Tycoon’s $50 million ‘bargain’ property up for auction

Fancy owning one of the most expensive properties in Australia? The iconic Devereaux Farm one hour's drive north-east of Perth is up for aution next week. In the hands of receivers after its owner of 40 years Ric Stowe went bust in January last year. Stowe was one of Austrlia's richest men until … [Read more...]

Perth Glory sign Shane Smeltz to replace Robbie Fowler

Australian A-League side Perth Glory have won the race to sign NZ All Whites Striker Shane Smeltz as their marquee player. The $1.2 million deal over three years, spells the end for Robbie Fowler in Australia. The Liverpool legends two year stint in Aussie playing for North Queensland Fury and … [Read more...]

Michael Hussey joins Aussie World Cup Cricket team

Star Western Australian batsman Michael Hussey is to join Australia's Cricket World Cup squad as an injury replacement for Doug Bollinger. Hussey, 35, was pulled from the squad on the eve of their departure when his bad hamstring injury was not sufficiently healed. But after surgery, he resumed … [Read more...]

Policeman charged with starting massive bushfire

A Western Australia police officer has been charged with breaching a total fire ban by using an angle grinder on his Perth Hills property. That might seem a bit over the top but the sparks form the grinder are alledged to have ignited one of the state's most devastating bushfires. Around 71 … [Read more...]

Australia humble England to level Ashes Series

Australia have bounced straight back from the disaster of Adelaide to level the Ashes Cricket Series with England by trouncing them inside four days at the WACA ground in Perth. After an awful start on day one the Aussies with the help of a Mitchell Johnson half century got up to a total of sorts … [Read more...]

Langer backs Hughes to fire against England

Australia batting coach Justin Langer is backing Phillip Hughes to produce runs under pressure against England in the third Ashes cricket Test starting in Perth next week. Hughes has been brough into the Australian team as a replacement for the injured Simon Katich. England in the … [Read more...]

Doug Bollinger replaces Mitchell Johnson for Adelaide Test

Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has been replaced by Doug Bollinger for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide starting tomorrow. Ben Hilfenhaus is battling a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Ryan Harris who is on the comeback from knee surgery. Johnson's axing was highly likely … [Read more...]

Tasers becoming Aussie police weapon of choice

Nine police surrounded an unarmed man at an East Perth police station watch house and used a Taser on him 13 times even though he wasn't threatening them a Western Australian anti-corruption watchdog has found. The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) investigation was part of a wider look at … [Read more...]

First Aboriginal MP elected in Australia

Ken Wyatt has become the first indigenous Aboriginal to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives. The Liberal candidate has won the seat of Hasluck in Western Australia in the Federal Elections. Some voters are apparently upset that such a thing has happened and sent Mr. Wyatt … [Read more...]