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MUA calls off strike at Mermaid Marine's Dampier supply base

The Maritime Union of Australia has called off a strike at Mermaid Marine's Dampier supply base, saying recent constructive talks will hopefully lead to settlement of a new enterprise bargaining...

Port Hedland tug boat workers to strike

Julie-anne Sprague Australia’s largest port, the Port of Port Hedland, will be rocked by industrial action this weekend that will threaten $100 million in daily iron ore exports after tug boat engineers issued...

Maritime Union of Australia threatens Chevron Gorgon project

A planned Pilbara strike will impact supply operations at Gorgon.

Julie-anne Sprague The Maritime Union of Australia has accused the operator of a key Pilbara supply base of failing to take pay negotiations seriously, triggering a 10-day strike that it says will impact...

Port Hedland braces for Cyclone Christine to hit on last day of 2013

Port Hedland and district residents go to red alert as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards WA's Pilbara coast.

Leanne Nicholson A red alert has been issued for Port Hedland and district residents as tropical cyclone Christine intensifies and heads towards Western Australia's Pilbara coast.

Pilbara in lockdown as Christine bears down

Cyclone Christine hitting the Pilbara.

Leanne Nicholson Residents are in lockdown and emergency welfare centres have been opened in the north west of Western Australia as severe tropical cyclone Christine bears down on the Pilbara.

Clean-up begins after WA cyclone Christine

Cyclone Christine smashes WA's Pilbara coast (Thumbnail)

Tropical cyclone Christine has been downgraded to a category one system as it continues to sweep inland through Western Australia, leaving behind largely superficial damage to trees, fences and roofs.

Concerns for man missing in WA's north

Missing man, Geoffrey Channing.

Police are concerned for a missing man who has not been seen since he left Broome early Monday morning.

Pilbara set to dodge Cylone Narelle's fury

Cyclone Narelle

Tropical Cyclone Narelle has been upgraded to a category four as it continues to move closer to the coast of northern Western Australia.

Pilbara ports in lockdown mode

Cyclone warning for Pilbarra.

Robyn Preston Pilbara's ports hit evacuation mode on Tuesday, locking-down sites and moving ships out to sea, after warnings that a tropical cyclone that may pass through the region on Wednesday.

Cyclone Rusty could hit WA coast with 100-kilometre wide eye and 200km/h winds

Eye of cyclone Rusty.

Aleisha Orr Cyclone Rusty could have a 100-kilometre wide eye and feature winds of more than 200km\h by the time its full force is felt on WA's North West coastline late on Wednesday.

Tiny Pilbara community dodges Rusty bullet

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Rolling coverage of tropical cyclone Rusty as parts of WA's North West prepare for destructive winds and flooding.

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Fatal end to search for missing teen

A woman was held at knifepoint for her Audi R8 convertible.

Aleisha Orr An intellectually disabled teenager has been found dead in a remote part of the state's north after not being seen for a day and a half.

Asylum seeker boat spotted in Pilbara

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Aleisha Orr Customs officers are on their way to the Dampier area where a suspected asylum seeker boat was spotted by workers on an oil and gas rig off the West Australian coast.

Asylum boat 'tied up' to WA oil platform: Colin Barnett

An asylum seeker boat that sailed near an oil and gas platform off Dampier last week is believed to have actually tied up to it, West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says.

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.

Trying to cash in on Broome horseplay, hurt by human blockades

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Jenna Clarke Tourism and business operators in Broome are growing frustrated with protest action against the proposed gas hub off James Price Point.

'They chose to create a future for their grandchildren': $1.5b native title deal

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Courtney Trenwith The most significant native title agreement in Australian history - worth $1.5 billion - would set-up the Kimberley Indigenous population for generations to come, according to the head of the...

Historic $1.5b native title deal reached over Kimberley LNG project

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Courtney Trenwith An historic $1.5 billion agreement has been reached with native title claimants to allow a natural gas project to go ahead in the Kimberley.

New iron ore port for Pilbara

Chalpat Sonti The Pilbara region will get another deepwater port for iron ore exports, after the state government today decided to spend $3.5 million on a site first identified more than 30 years ago.