Partial summer closure of Karijini mulled

The Pilbara’s most popular national park could be partially closed for three months of each year under a State Government proposal. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has begun local consultation on a proposal to close the north-central section of Karijini National Park from December-February — the quietest time …

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Little bird beats T-Rex in the bite battle

Tyrannosaurus rex was just a little nipper compared with a bird from the Galapagos islands that weighs 33 grams, research has revealed. Pound-for-pound, the bite of the Galapagos large ground finch is 320 times more powerful than that of its eight-tonne distant dinosaur cousin. Scientists made the discovery after using …

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Samcro doubtful for Cheltenham | Racing News

Last Updated: 09/01/19 10:05am Samcro Samcro will be given a Unibet Champion Hurdle entry next week but remains “very, very, very doubtful” to turn up at the Festival. Tests were carried out after he failed to fire for the third time this season at Leopardstown over Christmas, but nothing untoward …

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Price used by insurers to deter cover in high-risk areas

Insurers are using price to deter customers in high-risk areas in an effort to manage their risk exposure, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found. The ACCC released the first interim report from the Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry last month, containing 15 recommendations for tax reform, transparency and risk …

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WA lobster plan labelled ‘third world’

Western Australia’s opposition leader has likened a controversial state government plan to own a slice of the local crayfish industry to policymaking in “the third world”. The government has proposed it take a 17.3 per cent stake in Australia’s most valuable fishery while increasing annual commercial catch limits from 6000 …

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