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21 November 2017 10:13 AM Perth primary schools issue warning to parents after student is grabbed on the arm

Primary schools south of Perth have issued a warning to parents after a student was grabbed by a man before she fought back and struck him with her water bottle. Details of the incident were released in a 'child protection alert' broadcast to parents and carers of children at schools in Munster. 6PR's Oliver Peterson broke the news of the disturbing 6

18 November 2017 2:12 AM Police warn beachgoers out of the water after shark sighting at Torquay

Police have warned beachgoers to stay out of the water after a shark was spotted off Torquay on Saturday morning. Torquay police Sergeant Frank Cernjavis said the shark was seen just after 8.20am. "Some people on paddle boats off Point Danger in Torquay sighted a shark which came close to them," Sergeant Cernjavis said. He said on the left of Point Danger 9

7 November 2017 11:52 PM Protesters hanging four storeys above Julie Bishop's Perth office

A pastor and a mental health practitioner are suspended four storeys above the Subiaco office of Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, on a hanging tent. Pastor Jarrod McKenna and mental health worker Delroy Bergsma are calling on the Australian Government to take immediate action to evacuate around 600 men who remain on Manus Island without supplies 10

4 November 2017 8:42 AM Popular Perth beaches closed after 2.5 metre shark spotted

Cottesloe and North Cottesloe beach have been closed after a 2.5 metre shark was spotted by the Wespac Lifesaver helicopter. The shark's species had not been identified but the predator was seen 300 metres south of the Cottesloe groin. About 3:15pm a 2.5 metre shark was also spotted 100 metres off the Broadwater Boat Ramp in Busselton, swimming in a westerly 17

2 November 2017 7:54 AM Manus Island asylum seeker returns to detention centre after walking 20km from alternate accommodation

As as the UN refugee agency again calls on the Federal Government to stop what it calls an unfolding humanitarian emergency on Manus Island, it appears an asylum seeker has walked 20 kilometres to get back into the detention centre after leaving the site yesterday. The ABC came across a bizarre scene on the island's main highway several kilometres outside 8

2 November 2017 7:54 AM 'They're not animals': PNG's Somare wants Manus refugees sent to Australia

Papua New Guinea’s former Prime Minister and elder statesman Sir Michael Somare has called for the men remaining on Manus Island to be sent to Australia, as hundreds continue to hold out in the former detention centre for a second day. Sir Michael called Australia’s treatment of refugees “ruthless” and “hypocritical”, saying the agreement was that they be resettled 21

2 November 2017 2:32 AM The people who just won’t leave

RUSSELL Crowe is not a happy man. He’s blown up over what he’s calling Australia’s “shame” and a national “disgrace”. The actor tweeted: “Manus. A Nations shame. Lives held in limbo . Lives lived in fear & despair . It’s f***ing disgraceful.” When a Twitter user challenged him, he replied, “Maybe you could put them up somewhere if you’re so ashamed 39

1 November 2017 8:44 AM The tough choice Australia has to make about coal

A NEW report has highlighted why Australia needs to change but is this precarious outlook enough to make the country alter its course? The latest United Nation’s Emissions Gap Report 2017 sets out the importance of preventing further investment in coal if global temperatures are to be kept below the target of 2C. Greenhouse gas emissions are already 46

1 November 2017 8:35 AM Manus Island stand-off continues, Greens say asylum seekers stripped of mental health medications

The Greens have hit out at the Australian Government for its "reprehensible conduct" on Manus Island as the stand-off between hundreds of asylum seekers and PNG authorities continues. Yesterday hundreds of asylum seekers refused to leave the detention centre, even after power and water were cut and food supplies dwindled, in a deadlock that human rights 10

31 October 2017 2:36 AM Refugees on Manus Island fear for their lives as the closing detention centre is looted by locals

MANUS Island refugees have reported fearing for their lives after armed locals broke into the detention centre, which is set to be shut down tonight. Sudanese refugee Abdul Mohammad says the asylum seekers and refugees remaining in the Papua New Guinea centre fear for their lives. “Some of the locals have come inside and are stealing boxes, fire alarms 23