Drought sees ‘bin chickens’ in urban areas

A water shortage has driven hordes of “bin chickens” into urban areas to feast upon garbage, according to a national bird count. The white ibis, more commonly known as a “bin chicken”, has made the top 10 most commonly-seen birds in BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count for the first …

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Steve-O Jams Needle Through His Hand

Play video content Exclusive Chris_Oberle Steve-O likes jamming … needles through his hand … and he hopes you like jamming too. Check out this insane video that definitely ain’t for the faint of heart … Steve-O takes a super long, but also thin, needle and sticks it all the way …

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Great Southern stars shine at WA Tourism Awards

Albany and Denmark have reminded the rest of the State of their tourism clout, winning three of the major gongs at the WA Tourism Awards. Held at Crown Perth on Saturday night, the industry’s premier awards recognised 31 winners from a record number of entries. Albany’s celebrated Field of Light: …

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Business lobby hits out at energy laws

Big business has taken a shot at the Morrison government’s “big stick” energy laws, warning the new measures won’t cut power bills. The Senate on Tuesday passed the Morrison government’s legislation aimed at driving power prices down. It provides the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with a series of remedies, …

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Falconio murderer Murdoch ‘has most cancers’

Bradley John Murdoch, who is serving a life sentence for the 2001 murder of British backpacker Peter Falconio, has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer. The 61-year-old refused treatment following his diagnosis earlier this year but is now receiving care in Royal Darwin Hospital, The Northern Territory News reported on Wednesday. …

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Aust Unis in rabies vaccine development

There’s been a breakthrough in the search for a rabies vaccine after Australian researchers discovered how to stop the fatal virus shutting down the body’s immune defence. The work by researchers from Monash University and the University of Melbourne has “solved a key scientific puzzle, laying the foundation for the …

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