Tag: Perth

Titanic exhibition recreating ill-fated ocean liner opens in Perth

Posted December 11, 2015 19:ten:54 Photo: The Titanic’s grand staircase has been re-created at the exhibition. (720 ABC Perth: Emma Wynne) An exhibition that mixes life-sized replicas of components of the Titanic with period memorabilia associated with the famed ocean liner has gone on show in Perth. Titanic: The Exhibition has been touring the world…


Severed pig’s head left close to university mosque in Perth

Posted December 07, 2015 10:04:44 A severed pig’s head has been dumped near a mosque at the University of Western Australia (UWA), sparking condemnation from students and the university. The pig’s head was identified in a toilet subsequent to the Muslim prayer room at the University of Western Australia’s Nedlands campus. Majdi Faleh, a PhD…


Child penguin identified washed up in Perth ‘likely died of starvation’

Posted December 06, 2015 13:13:46 A juvenile penguin identified dead in Perth’s Cockburn Sound almost certainly died from starvation, according to the WA Division of Parks and Wildlife. A member of the public discovered the dead penguin at Naval Base’s Challenger Beach on Friday and reported it to authorities. Thousands of dead fish have washed…


Perth ambulance ramping spike a ‘glitch’, Minister says

Posted December 04, 2015 21:28:36 Associated Story: Minister to blame for WA ambulance ramping increases: Opposition Associated Story: Ambulance ramping at WA hospitals has to cease: Minister West Australian Wellness Minister Kim Hames has dismissed a 45 per cent improve in ambulance ramping outside Perth’s hospitals as a “glitch”, saying his clamp down on the…


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

Posted December 03, 2015 09:55:39 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) Connected Story: Fresh mass Cockburn fish deaths as probe fails to reveal result in Map: Perth 6000 A grain spill occurred…


Perth officers on duty test good to drugs

Posted December 02, 2015 21:50:48 Map: Perth 6000 3 Perth police officers who tested optimistic to drugs even though on duty have been stood down, it has been revealed. WA Police’s internal affairs unit tested about 200 officers at five suburban police stations on Monday. According to a police statement, 3 officers returned “a presumptive…


Query mark more than Scaffidi ‘damaging for City for Perth’

Posted December 01, 2015 21:51:37 There are calls for a widened investigation into Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi to be concluded as quickly as attainable, with the Opposition concerned the ongoing saga is tarnishing the council’s reputation. Opposition nearby government spokesman David Templeman stated it had been almost two months since the Corruption and Crime…


Traffic chaos as burst water main floods Perth CBD

Posted November 30, 2015 21:40:03 A burst water principal in the centre of Perth has flooded the area and slowed peak hour traffic to a crawl. Water Corporation crews have shut down the principal at the corner of William and Murray streets, which sent water flooding over the road and footpaths. The burst principal has…


Perth Lord Mayor denies threatening to quit

Posted November 30, 2015 22:40:28 The Perth Lord Mayor has denied she threatened to resign, regardless of the Regional Government Minister saying she had signalled intentions to do so on Friday. Lisa Scaffidi has declined to comment to the ABC because it revealed she had threatened to quit the role right after being told she…


Minister criticises Perth hospital for moving patient into gym room

Posted November 30, 2015 15:22:14 A choice to location an elderly patient in a gym space at Fiona Stanley Hospital has been described as “unacceptable” by Western Australia’s Wellness Minister Kim Hames. The elderly patient was moved into a make-shift location in a physiotherapy health club final Monday. A report published by News Corporation on…