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StartupAUS announces Australia’s first startup festival

StartupAUS, the not-for-profit group formed to foster technology entrepreneurship in Australia, has announced the country’s first startup festival. Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of more than 50…

Increased employment opportunities in western Australia

Western Australians can expect a boost in employment with 1,200 jobs on offer over the course of ALDI’s expansion in Western Australia. This boost kicked off on Saturday, 24 August…

Legislation Needed for Fracking

Australian mining companies and projects are involved in a growing international environmental furore over the hydrocarbon extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. The process involves injecting a high…

Challenges and Threats to Regional Security in Australias North West

The region’s population, iron ore, hydrocarbon and critical infrastructure will become increasingly vital, and accordingly at risk over the course of the next decade. By 2020, the Pilbara’s population is…

GST Distribution System Under Review

The current goods and services tax (GST) distribution system is flawed and will be reviewed, says Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The review will be conducted by former NSW premier Nick…

West Australian Vision for 2011 Outlined by Premier Barnett

Premier Collin Barnett, West Australia, addressed the parliament for the first time this year and announced his vision for the new year. Mr Barnett talked about West Australia’s legislative agenda…

West Australian Bushfire Victims to Be Assisted by Fed Government

The federal government will help bushfire victims from the Perth Hills, as West Australia’s government has already declared several cities as natural disaster zones, such as Canning, Armadale, Serpentine Jarrahdale,…

Boat Carrying Asylum Seekers Sinks off Australia

A wooden boat carrying dozens of asylum seekers has sunk off the coast of the Christmas Island. It is unclear how many people have died following the incident. Western Australia…

Broken Deal between BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto

Only 16 months after revealing their joint venture plan, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto canceled the $116bn iron-ore joint venture proposal. The deal was expected to be cancelled since major…

Whale Watching

Authorities in Albany, South of Perth in Western Australia, I’m looking for a teenager who rode a whale off the South coast. The Department of Environment and Conservation said the…