Western Australia State News

ABC News: Western Australia
Airlines slow to act on climate change: report Wed, 27 Jun 2007 05:22:00 +1000
An aviation think tank says airlines should be compelled to offset their carbon emissions because they have been slow to act on climate change.
WA failing Indigenous children: task force chief Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:14:00 +1000
The head of a federal task force into child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory has been critical of Western Australia's response to the crisis.
Moody preparing for Warriors' season Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:00:00 +1000
New Western Australian cricket coach Tom Moody says he is looking forward to getting to know his squad as it prepares for the domestic cricket season.
Two powerful unions to form alliance Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:04:00 +1000

The Australian Workers union says forming an alliance with the Maritime Union to campaign for better safety conditions is not a smokescreen to recruit more members.
Fong sought advice on how to deal with media Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:38:00 +1000

The Health Minister Jim McGinty says he'll be providing a statement to Perth Barrister Ken Pettit, as part of his inquiry into the Director General of Health Neale Fong.




ABC News: South West WA
Rain does little for dam levels Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:28:00 +1000
The downpour at the weekend has done little to improve levels in Western Australia's great southern and south-west dams, with many at their lowest levels.
Minister happy to meet over woodchip truck regulation Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:25:00 +1000
The Planning and Infrastructure Minister has committed to meeting logging industry representatives on a plan to regulate woodchip trucks going into Bunbury port in south-west Western Australia.
Forum to put focus on climate change challenge Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:23:00 +1000
South-west Western Australian residents will learn about combating global warming at a climate change forum at Boyup Brook tonight.
Regions get say on human rights Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:09:00 +1000
Regional communities are being urged to have their say on proposed new laws which aim to protect their human rights.
Anti-ulcer milk to go on trial in WA Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:17:00 +1000
South-west dairy group Challenge Milk will begin trialing a new technology to try to create a milk that protects against stomach ulcers.


ABC News: Great Southern
Father, son guilty of cannabis offences Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:31:00 +1000
A father and son on Western Australia's south coast have both pleaded guilty in Denmark Magistrates Court to cannabis offences.
Rain does little for dam levels Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:28:00 +1000
The downpour at the weekend has done little to improve levels in Western Australia's great southern and south-west dams, with many at their lowest levels.
Regions get say on human rights Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:09:00 +1000
Regional communities are being urged to have their say on proposed new laws which aim to protect their human rights.
AWAG disappointed by councillor absence at march Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:09:00 +1000
The Albany Waterfront Action Group (AWAG) says while a march against the waterfront development on Saturday went well, it is disappointed no councillors attended.
Albany records 100mm rainfall over weekend Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:06:00 +1000
The Bureau of Meteorology in Western Australia says most of the rain over the weekend fell in the great southern region, with Albany missing out on heavy showers on Friday but making up for it on Saturday night through to this morning, recording 100 millimetres.


ABC News: Goldfields-Esperance
WA Govt encourages info day attendance Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:48:00 +1000
The Western Australian Government Minister overseeing the response to the lead contamination issue in Esperance is encouraging residents to attend the information open day this week.
WA Indigenous community rejects push for NT-style policing Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:20:00 +1000
The shire president of a Western Australian central desert Indigenous community says Northern Territory-style policing and child welfare reforms are not needed in WA.
Regions get say on human rights Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:09:00 +1000
Regional communities are being urged to have their say on proposed new laws which aim to protect their human rights.
Yilgarn forms crime fighting plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:03:00 +1000
The Shire of Yilgarn, in southern Western Australia, is developing a crime prevention plan to identify and deal with community concerns, including street lighting and hoon drivers.
Eucla police catch drug traffickers Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:00:00 +1000
Three men will face drug trafficking charges after Eucla police, in far south-eastern Western Australia, allegedly found a large quantity of drugs in two cars entering the state on the Eyre Highway.


ABC News: Mid West and Whealtbelt WA
Geraldton, Greenough to hold final council meetings Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:00:00 +1000
The final council meetings will be held tonight for the Shire of Greenough and the City of Geraldton.
Liberal MP Rowe quits Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:00:00 +1000
Western Australian Upper House Liberal Margaret Rowe has resigned as an MP, after being found in contempt of the Parliament last week.
Farm groups cast doubt over rain prediction Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:49:00 +1000
Farming groups say producers should not count on rain predicted in Western Australia's northern agricultural region this week.
Regions get say on human rights Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:09:00 +1000
Regional communities are being urged to have their say on proposed new laws which aim to protect their human rights.
Geraldton police attend fellow officer's funeral Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:04:00 +1000
About 50 Geraldton police officers have travelled to Perth today for the funeral of Senior Constable David Boardman.


ABC News: North West WA
Mine worker to stand trial for unlawful killing Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:21:00 +1000
A 21-year-old man accused of killing a worker at a Pilbara mine site has been ordered to stand trial later this year.
Geraldton, Greenough to hold final council meetings Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:00:00 +1000
The final council meetings will be held tonight for the Shire of Greenough and the City of Geraldton.
BHP promises safety boost at Newman mine Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:14:00 +1000
BHP Billiton says it will improve training and its communication with workers at a Newman mine in north-west Western Australia after an internal investigation of safety complaints.
Public warned of mozzie virus threat Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:01:00 +1000
The Health Department has warned people living or holidaying in Western Australia's north to take precautions against mosquito bites as the insects could be carrying potentially deadly viruses.
Regions get say on human rights Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:09:00 +1000
Regional communities are being urged to have their say on proposed new laws which aim to protect their human rights.



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Not guilty plea over Laverton death
A GNOWANGERUP man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a woman whose body was found in a Laverton home.
Extortion complaints on the rise in WA
ALMOST two West Australians each week on average are reporting being threatened with violence or of having their reputations ruined by blackmailers trying to extort cash, property and even businesses.
Freeway crash caught on dashcam
DASHCAM footage has emerged of the moment a Perth driver drifted out of his lane and crashed on Kwinana Freeway.
Jailed former Docker loses bail bid
FORMER Fremantle Dockers forward Shane Yarran will remain behind bars on a string of charges, including those stemming from an alleged high speed chase, after a Perth magistrate refused his application for bail today.
Barrow Island sex assault charges
DETECTIVES have charged a 34-year-old man over the alleged indecent assault of two women on Barrow Island. 


ABC News: Kimberley
Another man charged with Kalumburu child sex offences Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:08:00 +1000
Detectives have charged another man with child sex offences at the remote largely Indigenous community of Kalumburu, in northern Western Australia, bringing to 13 the number who have been arrested since April.
Public warned of mozzie virus threat Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:01:00 +1000
The Health Department has warned people living or holidaying in Western Australia's north to take precautions against mosquito bites as the insects could be carrying potentially deadly viruses.
Regions get say on human rights Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:09:00 +1000
Regional communities are being urged to have their say on proposed new laws which aim to protect their human rights.
Police say report will help investigate child sex crimes Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:00:00 +1000
Police say a report being compiled on an alleged paedophile ring at the Aboriginal community of Kalumburu, in the Kimberley, will be used as a guide for investigations at other communities.
Green groups welcome delays to Ord expansion Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:43:00 +1000
Green groups have welcomed the Western Australian Government's decision to delay expansion of the Ord irrigation scheme, in Western Australia's north, saying it allows time for the first stage to be properly assessed.