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  • The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter 4 autistic children(trunc)

    05/12/2018 4:08:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 5/11/18 | Peter Devlin and Charlie Moore and Daniel Piotrowski and Max Margan and Emily Pidgeon
    PICTURED: The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children in horror murder-suicide - as police say his former son-in-law was not involved Grandfather Peter Miles is suspected of murdering his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children They were all found dead at the family farm in Osmington, 15km from Western Australia's Margaret River It is believed Peter Miles, called police at 5am (local time) before turning the gun on himself Children's father Aaron Cockman, is not being investigated by police despite marriage breakup with his wifePolice reportedly suspect a grandfather of...
  • Coal and iron ore drive export boom

    01/17/2010 5:50:01 AM PST · by myknowledge · 2 replies · 297+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 18, 2010 | Nicola Berkovic
    BOOMING growth in the coal and iron ore sectors helped to drive strong increases in exports across most states last year, despite the global downturn. Western Australia led the way as exports jumped 23 per cent across the nation, with big increases in the prices of iron ore and gold helping cement the state as the nation's top export earner. The figures released yesterday by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade showed Queensland recorded the strongest growth of 48.3 per cent, with soaring coal and beef exports enabling the state to overtake NSW as the second-largest exporter. Exports from...
  • Western Australia: WA coast rocked by earthquake (5.2 mag. is area's largest quake in last 50 years)

    02/15/2007 6:07:28 PM PST · by bd476 · 22 replies · 585+ views
    The ^ | 16th February 2007 | SAM RILEY and AAP
    A 5.2 magnitude earthquake off Shark Bay has rattled homes in the small town of Denham, 800km north of Perth in the early hours of this morning. The earthquake struck off the coast about 25km west of Denham at 12.38am but there have been no reported injuries and the State Emergency Service said there had been no reports of damage or calls for assistance. Geoscience Australia seismologist Dr Mark Leonard said the earthquake was strong by Australian standards and the biggest to hit the Shark Bay area in the last 50 years. "The only comparable earthquake was in Carnarvon...
  • Monica threatens again

    04/25/2006 3:37:18 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 192+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 25 April 2006 | Jade Bilowol
    CYCLONE Monica has weakened to a tropical low over the Northern Territory, but is forecast to move back to sea and intensify again before menacing Western Australia. Monica was packing winds of up to 350kph near its core when it last night touched down at Maningrida, in the Territory's far north. However, the category five cyclone significantly weakened once it made landfall and travelled further south and inland than predicted, after fears it would be one of the severest storms to hit Australia. While the clean-up in Maningrida has started, Darwin emerged relatively unscathed today after preparing for the worst....
  • Evacuations as cyclone bears down

    01/08/2006 8:06:32 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 9 replies · 331+ views ^ | 9 January 9 2006
    EVACUATIONS have begun in Western Australia's Pilbara region, key ports are closed and mining operations are shutting down as Cyclone Clare bears down on the state's northwest coast. The category-three cyclone is expected to intensify before it hits the coast between Dampier and Karratha tonight. State Emergency Services (SES) spokeswoman Neta Gill said officers had started doorknocking low-lying homes in Karratha and Wickham, urging people to evacuate to emergency centres. "It is a precaution because the cyclone looks like crossing at high tide later today," she said. Dampier port harbourmaster Vic Justice said final preparations were underway ahead of the...