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Fishers protest against Government response to Cockburn Sound fish deaths

Posted December 12, 2015 17:50:12

Recreational fishers and conservationists have urged the Western Australian Government to take action to ensure a mass fish death in waters off Perth’s south will not take place once again.

Around 200 people have attended a protest on the Rockingham foreshore, expressing anger at the Government’s response to the deaths in Cockburn Sound.

Far more than two,000 fish from much more than a dozen species have died in the area in recent weeks.

Mystery surrounded the circumstances of those deaths for weeks, before the Government announced recently it believed an algal bloom was accountable.

But some men and women at the protest expressed their doubts about the accuracy of that claim, while also saying the Government’s response to the deaths was slow and inadequate.

“We held the rally simply because we wanted answers to questions due to the fact they have not been answered adequately,” a rally organiser Tim Barlow said.

“If the Government’s response to this had been timely, proportional and transparent we wouldn’t be right here today.”

Mr Barlow mentioned he believed there was further information to come out about the deaths and demanded action to avoid it from happening once more.

There have been also fears from some at the protest that the Mangles Bay marina improvement, on the Point Individual peninsula, would worsen water high quality in the sound.

Labor leader Mark McGowan said there necessary to be an independent inquiry into the incident.

He mentioned there was clear neighborhood doubt more than the answers the Division of Fisheries provided.

“I feel folks are now a bit disbelieving of the answers that are becoming provided … individuals would like far more assurances than what’s been offered,” Mr McGowan mentioned.

“Several people’s social lives and recreational lives depend on the sound and the atmosphere of the sound is extremely important, which is why we want to get to the bottom of what has gone on.”

Fisheries Minister Ken Baston stated the Government was continuing to closely monitor the situation.

“The Department will be functioning closely with the recreational and industrial sectors to monitor fish stocks,” Mr Baston stated in a statement.

“Testing for the microscopic algae responsible for the current fish kill is also continuing.”

Topics: fish, atmosphere, perth-6000

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Christmas cards hung outdoors Parliament to mark 78 domestic violence deaths

Updated December 11, 2015 19:34:17

A string of 78 Christmas cards was hung on the lawns of Parliament Property today — a single card for every Australian woman who will not commit this Christmas with loved ones as the outcome of domestic violence.

The symbolic gesture was element of a rally calling for greater Government action to curb domestic violence.

At the rally, attended by about one hundred people, organisers named on the Federal Government to boost lengthy-term funding for frontline crisis services, transitional housing and specialist legal solutions for females.

YWCA executive director Frances Crimmins mentioned her organisation was also calling for greater help for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls, who are 45 instances a lot more likely to encounter violence than non-indigenous ladies.

“Violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is not an Indigenous issue, but an Australian issue,” she stated.

“And the response to support our Indigenous sisters has not been adequate to date.”

‘We mourn that we as a society did not do more’

Rally against domestic violence at Parliament House Photo: About 100 folks gathered to remember the females who died this year. (ABC News: Greg Nelson)

Canberra mother-of-three Tara Costigan was a single of the 78 Australian women killed this year as a result of domestic violence, whose names have been read out at the rally.

Sabah al Mdwali, 28, of Gordon, was yet another.

“We mourn that we as a society did not do a lot more to stop this violence and to save their lives,” Ms Crimmins stated.

“I would like to acknowledge the Destroy the Joint counting dead women researchers for undertaking the important perform of collecting their detail and recording these deaths so that the situation of violence against ladies is brought additional into the open.”

Labor MP Andrew Lee, who attended the rally, thanked Australian of Year Rosie Batty, whose young son Luke Batty died as a result of family members violence, for her tireless work to draw consideration to the concern.

He mentioned Federal Parliament was now talking about family members violence for the first time in a way in which it ought to be talked about.

“That hasn’t happened due to the fact … politicians stepped up and decided it mattered,” he stated.

“It’s happened due to the fact of an extraordinary community campaign.

“Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year has not only purchased vital issues into Australia public life, but has worked to redefine the function of an Australian of the Year.”

Topics: domestic-violence, neighborhood-and-society, government-and-politics, federal-government, parliament, federal-parliament, canberra-2600, act, australia

1st posted December 11, 2015 19:09:39

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Pet crematorium owner called to 20 snake bite dog deaths this summer time in ACT

Posted December ten, 2015 21:50:07

External Hyperlink: Tips on snakes in the ACT from Territory and Municipal Services
Brown snakes Photo: Brown snakes at Jerrabomberra Wetlands in Canberra. (Supplid: Lyndon Howe)

Dog deaths from snake bites are on the rise this year according to the owner of a Canberra pet crematorium, who says she has been known as following the deaths of much more than 20 animals considering that late November.

Louise Foldi, Paw Bearers Photo: Louise Foldi, dog trainer and owner of Paw Bearers pet crematorium, with her two whippets Marley and Ty. (Supplied: Paw Bearers)

Louise Foldi, owner of Paw Bearers pet crematorium, mentioned final Sunday alone she was contacted following the deaths of four dogs who died from snake bites.

Two of the bites happened in dog parks and two in the owners’ backyards.

Ms Foldi mentioned she believed there were really a lot more dogs killed by snakes that day.

“There had been six in public dog parks … (from) taking to vet nurses, speaking to clientele and Facebook,” she mentioned.

“I am a dog trainer as properly so I hear it by means of the education ground.”

Ms Foldi stated the quantity of dogs passing by means of her crematorium that had died from snake bites had “increased drastically” considering that last summer season.

“I could not give you the numbers from final year, but absolutely nothing like this year,” she stated.

She mentioned she had received far more than 20 dogs because the begin of summer time, and was at the moment getting an typical of 3 to four per week.

This week Territory and Municipal Solutions warned the public to be on the lookout for snakes this summer, in a video released online with tips on how to avoid becoming bitten.

‘A snake bite can come about at any time of the day’

Canberra Veterinary Hospital director Mark Ethell mentioned he personally had not noticed a spike in the number of dog deaths following snake bites.

But he said summer season was a high-danger time.

“We see a lot of tiger and brown snakes. We do see red belly snakes just not as frequently,” he stated.

“Fortunately this year we have not noticed that numerous just however. Some years we can see them all the time, possibly a handful of each and every week.

“We see a lot of snake bites in the course of the weekend when individuals are not at work and are a lot more active taking the dogs for walks and a play.

“(A) classic instance is if the owner lets the dog off the lead although walking about a lake or park, and the pet goes into extended grass then comes out possessing a vomit and licking some component of the body, such as the paw.”

Place your dog on a lead and hit the pavement. It’s safer.

Louise Foldi

Dr Ethell mentioned dogs that had been bitten by snakes normally displayed symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, hyper-salivating, trembling, dilated pupils and collapsing.

“It really is critical that owners are conscious that a snake bite can occur at any time of the day — even later in the evening when it’s obtaining darker,” he mentioned.

“We also see these situations later in the afternoon when the owners get home from perform and uncover the pet unwell following getting alone at house.”

He said if a dog owners suspected their animal had been bitten they must rush it to the closest open hospital as soon as achievable, even if it was not their typical vet.

“When a pet has been bitten the patient is provided emergency care that might incorporate oxygen, fluid therapy, anti venom and other medicines,” he said.

“Depending on the condition of the pet it could also have a tube placed down the airway so we can breathe for the animal. Emergency drugs could also be essential.”

The veterinarian stated it was truly essential for dog owners to ensure their own backyards were cleared up with practically nothing for the snakes to hide below.

“This contains mowing the lawn frequently and selecting up rubbish,” he said.

Ms Foldi mentioned dog deaths from snake bites were tragic and typically avoidable.

She said the best way to preserve a dog secure in public locations was to maintain them on the lead and steer clear of regions with grass any longer than ankle height.

“Put your dog on a lead and hit the pavement. It is safer,” she stated.

Subjects: animals, act

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Police appeal for data following mother and daughter’s deaths

Posted December 09, 2015 07:50:08

Police are searching for public support as they continue to investigate the deaths of an 11-year-old girl and her mother in Brisbane’s inner west.

Celeste Pearson’s body was located in the bathroom of a unit at Auchenflower early on Tuesday morning.

The physique of her 49-year-old mother was located about 4 hours later at a nearby building site and police think she took her personal life.

Forensic officers and detectives are still operating to establish who is accountable for the death of the girl, who was described as a high academic achiever and was about to finish Year 6 at Milton State College.

Her eight-year-old sister is getting cared for by loved ones and close friends.

Police are urging the public to come forward if they have any information about the family’s history.

Officers are continuing to comb the apartment exactly where the child was located for proof.

Detective Acting Superintendent Geoff Sheldon stated there was a surviving father, 65, who was asleep and uninjured in the unit when they arrived.

Police spoke to the man for hours yesterday and he was released with charge.

Subjects: murder-and-manslaughter, auchenflower-4066, toowong-4066

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$15m to prevent far more fish deaths in WA’s South West

Posted December 08, 2015 22:26:35

A lot more than 30 projects costing practically $ 15 million will get underway to boost water top quality problems in a South West water catchment, plagued by a number of huge fish kills.

About 10,000 fish had been killed in the Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary final year by a toxic algae bloom, right after the same quantity died the earlier year.

The projects contain installing an oxygenation planter, which will improve oxygen in the water, and functioning with local farmers to minimize nutrient run-off.

The State Government’s Royalties for Regions fund will contribute $ 7.15 million, and partner agencies will contribute $ 7.65 million to carry out the projects more than four years.

The projects have been generated by a taskforce set up in response to the mass fish kills.

Water Minister Mia Davies mentioned the estuary’s management had been problematic till then simply because there had been so several agencies involved in distinct elements.

“Actually acquiring everyone to sit down and identify who was responsible for what, possessing ownership for parts of the program, and actually then identifying projects that have been going to make has been a massive component of the dilemma,” she mentioned.

“That’s what this taskforce was about, to accomplish a genuine sense of goal with each other.”

It included representatives from the Division of Water, Water Corporation, City of Busselton, GeoCatch and Western Dairy.

Ms Davies will be handing over her function as chair of the Vasse Taskforce to deputy chair and local Member for Vasse Libby Mettam.

Ms Mettam said there had been a lot of community concern about the fish kills.

“It was an issue that was raised consistently with me for the duration of the election campaign, and I feel that’s where environmental issues sit now,” she said.

“It is neighborhood, financial, and it is an outcome that we all require to see delivered.”

Subjects: fishing-aquaculture, fish, water, vasse-6280

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Canola spill happened near internet site of Perth mass fish deaths: Government

Posted December 03, 2015 09:55:39

A dead snapper in the sand at Cockburn Sound. Photo: A dead snapper at Cockburn Sound, where poor water quality is believed to have killed off as a lot of as 14 various species of fish. (Supplied: Recfishwest)
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A grain spill occurred near the web site of a mass fish death in Perth’s south around the very same time the fatalities began occurring, authorities have said.

Investigators are nonetheless unsure what caused the deaths in Cockburn Sound, with as several as 14 species of fish affected since they were very first noticed final month.

The Department of Fisheries believes a water top quality issue is responsible, but has been unable to identify a single definitive lead to.

Nevertheless the State Government has told Parliament that a canola spill occurred at the Kwinana Grain Jetty sometime amongst November 18-22.

The fish deaths had been initial noticed early on November 19.

“Even though this was cleaned up by Co-operative Bulk Handling, some may have entered Cockburn Sound,” Mental Wellness Minister Helen Morton told Parliament, answering on behalf of Environment Minister Albert Jacob.

“Analysis benefits of grain from this vessel from the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture indicates there had been no pesticides present in the samples taken.”

Authorities also confirmed they had received reports of individuals experiencing adverse reactions after swimming in Cockburn Sound, although some fishermen had raised concerns more than the impact on other wildlife.

Shooters and Fishers MP Rick Mazza, who has been questioning the Government on the dilemma in Parliament, said he was increasingly worried.

“It is truly concerning there has been a spill, particularly around these dates, and it is truly important there is a multi-agency investigation to see if there is any correlation in between the two,” Mr Mazza said.

Subjects: fishing-aquaculture, fish, states-and-territories, perth-6000, kwinana-beach-6167

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Calls for greater on-site safety scrutiny after East Perth construction deaths

Posted November 26, 2015 ten:26:33

The deaths of two construction workers at a site in East Perth yesterday highlights the need to have for greater on-website safety scrutiny, the Master Builders Association (MBA) says.

The two males, understood to be from Northern Ireland, were killed when they were crushed by a concrete panel at the apartment improvement close to the corner of Bennett and Goderich Streets.

The internet site is run by Perth business Jaxon Construction.

MBA building director Kim Richardson stated safety standards had slipped, even though red tape had improved.

“All workers have the proper to go to work and have the expectation and the right to come property safely,” he mentioned.

“That did not occur.

“There’s been a move to have a tremendous amount of paperwork exactly where men and women will tick boxes to say they have a protected method in location.

“But that does not guarantee safe systems of work.

“The way the perform is performed is exactly where the focus demands to be.”

Mr Richardson said the security watchdog Worksafe needed to step up its presence at industrial building websites.

“Folks are just not listening to the security message,” he mentioned.

“When someone is driving down the freeway and they see a police automobile they automatically slow down and check they’re doing the appropriate factor.

“Worksafe hasn’t had the profile in the commercial sector to provide that influence and that presence to make sure that the message of safety is consistently there at the forefront of people’s minds,” he said.

It is understood the two guys killed in the accident had been unloading tilt-up concrete panels from a truck — function that calls for special training and qualifications.

An investigation into the incident will appear at what qualifications the males had as well as these of other workers involved in the method.

Jaxon Building has supplied counselling to all employees who had been on site yesterday.

All of the company’s sites will be closed these days.

Subjects: workplace, death, east-perth-6004

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