Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island 'head-in-bag' pair face Perth court

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Two men charged over the Rottnest Island 'head-in-a-bag' murder may be tried separately, a Perth court has been told.

Universities 'responsible' for binge drinking

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Courtney Trenwith University taverns would be closed, alcohol education incorporated into every degree and compulsory volunteer work made a condition of graduation under ideas raised by a panel of eminent West...

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Surfer fights off shark near Carnarvon

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Surfer receives serious injuries to his arm, abdomen after fending off shark in WA's North West.

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.

Head in bag found on Rotto

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Rania Spooner Police have confirmed the head that was discovered inside a bag washed up on a Rottnest Island beach belonged to man.

Washed up head had beard, moustache

Police search areas of Rottnest Island's coastline for body parts after a man's head is found.

Rania Spooner The mysterious head that washed up on Rottnest Island this week belonged to a Caucasian man with a full beard and moustache, Police have revealed.

No surprise over Rotto head identity

Staff reporters The news that the human head discovered on Rottnest Island may be the remains of Stephen Cookson has come as no surprise to those who knew him.

Rottnest head identified

Rania Spooner Police have discovered the identity of the man whose head washed up on Rottnest Island this week.

'Head in a bag' victim's family don't know

Rottnest Island search for body parts

Two days after West Australian police established the identity of a man whose head was found stuffed in a plastic bag on a beach at Rottnest Island, they still have not been able to contact his...

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.

Activist's parents tell of shock and fear

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Rhianna King The parents of one of the WA activists being held on a Japanese whaling vessel had no idea he was planning to board the ship, but say they are proud of their son.

'Unprecedented' third shark death brings forward aerial patrols

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Staff reporters Aerial shark patrols along the WA south coast will now start tomorrow, after Premier Colin Barnett agreed to privately lease a helicopter in the wake of an "unprecedented" third fatal attack in two...

Shark attack: police name victim

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Tamara Binamat Police and fisheries officers are hunting for a shark which killed a man off Rottnest island yesterday.

WA tourism grounded and bitten

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Rania Spooner Shark attacks, a strong Australian dollar and the Qantas flights freeze may have created a perfect storm for WA's already burdened small tourism operators, according to the industry.

Great white shark hunt sets precedent: fisheries

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Aja Styles and Glenda Kwek The Fisheries Department's decision to hunt a great white shark after a United States diver was killed off the West Australian coast has set a precedent for government-endorsed action over "problem"...

Man dead in shark attack

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Pamela Mirghani and Michelle Nelson A 33-year-old man has died in a shark attack in West Australia's southwest.