University Of Western Australia

WA lives lost in Malaysia Airlines MH17 Ukraine tragedy

Aleisha Orr The shocking fate of the 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 18 has shattered families from across the world.

WA shark cull activist upbeat on EPA talk

An activist against Western Australia's controversial shark cull says a meeting with the chair of the state's environmental watchdog has convinced her the program isn't just being "rubber stamped".

Rare, deadly mosquito virus found in WA's North West

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Leanne Nicholson The rare and potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus that felled West Australian policeman Ryan Marron has been found in the state’s north west for the first time this year.

Mufflers for beaches could reduce shark attacks

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Aleisha Orr The creation of surfboards with shark deterring fins, beach noise mufflers and acoustic shark detectors are to be funded by the West Australian government.

Charming British scientist remembered

Kewdale crash victim Sean Barrett.

Aleisha Orr Sean Barrett was scheduled to present a talk on quantum physics on Rottnest Island this afternoon; instead his family, friends and colleagues are mourning his death.

Sharks in WA waters never seen here before

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Aleisha Orr Two years ago, recreational fisherman Steve Downs was deep-sea fishing near Rottnest Island when he caught two sharks that he was unable to identify.

Could bubbles be the answer to WA's shark problem?

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Aleisha Orr Using bubbles to scare off sharks is one of the methods being considered by researchers to address the high number of fatal shark attacks in Western Australia.

Questions mount over stricken ship

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David Wroe There were growing questions today as to why the container ship that broke apart at Christmas Island on Sunday, spilling oil and fertiliser into the sea, was allowed to dock overnight despite the...

To bee or not to bee: the threat to Australian food crops

A bumble bee collects nectar from the calyx of a marguerite.

Rania Spooner A plunging number of bees could result in Australians losing 30 per cent of the foods that make up a healthy diet.

'A most successul CHOGM': monarch wins a few more hearts along the way

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Courtney Trenwith The Queen has congratulated Premier Colin Barnett and the West Australian public for "a most successful" CHOGM.

Perth wakes up to a $100m clean-up after storm of the year

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Colin Barnett has declared the devastating storm that hit Perth a natural disaster as the city braces for more hail, lightning, gales and flooding this afternoon.