Kimberley

Five bushfires burn in tinder-dry Kimberley region

Leanne Nicholson Emergency services are monitoring five bushfires burning in the popular Kimberley region as the area reaches a severe classification for this year’s dry season.

Kimberley fire threatening campers, motorists

Liam Ducey A suspicious fire that has been burning for nine days in the KImberley is possibly threatening lives and homes as it continues to burn.

Fire warning for WA's Kimberley region

Anyone found guilty of deliberately starting a bushfire could face a fine of $250K and a hefty prison sentence.

Nicole Cox Police and firefighters have warned of a recent rise in the number of suspicious bushfires in WA's Kimberley region, calling on the community to keep a look-out for arsonists.

Kimberley fracking plan to proceed

Buru Energy will start fracking for gas after Environmental Protection Authority said the exploration proposal was unlikely to have a significant effect on the environment.

The West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum has given the green light to Buru Energy's plans to frack for gas in the Kimberley region.

Missing trio found on island near Kimberley

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Liam Ducey Water police are searching for an overdue vessel that departed from the barge beach north of the Kalumburu Aboriginal Community, in far north Kimberley.

Kids ate chicken nuggets, swore on air in Kimberley radio break-in

Listeners to a Kimberley community radio station got more than they bargained for after a break-in.

Aleisha Orr Listeners of a local radio station in the north of Western Australia got more than they might have bargained for last month, when a group of children who had broken into the station presented an...

He's not a hero, he's an idiot: Kimberley residents' anger over croc man rescue

Ryan Blair New Zealander chased by a crocodile.

Leanne Nicholson North Kimberley residents have branded a Victorian man who put himself on a small island in crocodile-infested waters 'an idiot' and no 'hero', saying he could have placed locals' lives in danger.

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Kimberley crocodile rescue one of many

Moments after ferrying a Kiwi kayaker who had been stalked by a giant crocodile on a remote Australian island to safety, local Don MacLeod went to the rescue of another hapless adventurer.

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Kimberley MP lashes gas hub protesters

Carol Martin said the 200 people on the news did not represent the 17,000 people who lived in the area.

The first indigenous woman elected to an Australian parliament has come out swinging against Browse gas hub opponents, saying the Broome community is not divided over the proposal and it's only a...

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.

Victorian woman killed in Kimberley cliff fall

Coroner Kim Parkinson yesterday ruled there was no evidence to support a theory that Hugh Wilson was hit by a police car, or that police had covered up his death.

A Victorian woman has died after plunging 60 metres from a cliff in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

PM highlights Kimberley's food credentials

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Rebecca Le May Prime Minister Julia Gillard has highlighted the potential for Western Australia's Kimberley region to become the food bowl of Asia on the final leg of a three-day media blitz in the state.

Colin Barnett criticises Federal Government on welfare

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says the federal government's plan to force unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month will not work.

Broome Paspaley Pearls charged over Jarrod Hampton death

Aleisha Orr A Broome company has been charged over the 2012 death of a pearl diver off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia.

Serco guards suspended over Brett Shannon Klimczak escape

Brett Klimczak, who escaped from Acacia Prison.

Prison operator Serco has suspended two guards while it investigates how a man broke through two locked doors and four razor wire fences to escape Western Australia's largest prison.

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Mystery over Rolf Harris plaque in Kununurra

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Adrian Beattie A mystery vandal has stolen a plaque marking a visit by Rolf Harris to the East Kimberley town.

Escapee on the run from Acacia Prison caught

Brett Klimczak, who escaped Acacia Prison, briefly took WA's tally of fugitive prisoners to six.

Liam Ducey A 31-year-old man who hotwired a police officer's car to escape Wooroloo Prison Camp in 2011 has again escaped prison.

Woman allegedly stabbed, killed in front of police in Kununurra

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Liam Ducey Two Kununurra police were forced to draw their weapons on a woman after she allegedly stabbed and killed another woman in front of the officers in the car park of a shopping centre in the Kimberley...

WA Noonkanbah community backs fracking plan

The Noonkanbah Community says it will give its backing to fracking plans.

The Aboriginal community that staged Australia's most famous protest against oil drilling on a sacred site has thrown its support behind a plan to frack for gas in the area.

Suspicious bushfire battled in WA's north

Lives and homes north of Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley region are under threat from an out-of-control bushfire that authorities believe was deliberately lit.