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# western-australia - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Man dies in shark attack at popular tourist beach in Western Australia
# Cable Beach
# Cable Beach

Man dies in shark attack at popular tourist beach in Western Australia

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:21 PM 48,469 Views 30 Comments

It is the eighth shark attack death in Australia this year, the worst toll for over 90 years.

# western-australia - Friday 1 May, 2020

Five people taken to hospital after stabbing spree in Australian shopping centre
# Pilbara
# Pilbara

Five people taken to hospital after stabbing spree in Australian shopping centre

Updated May 1st 2020, 2:30 PM 38,411 Views 19 Comments

Police said the suspect was shot dead after tasers failed to subdue him.

# western-australia - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Australian police hunt for men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos
# Wanted
# Wanted

Australian police hunt for men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos

Sep 26th 2018, 7:28 AM 26,272 Views 35 Comments

A man was seen brandishing knuckle-dusters in one of the pictures.

# western-australia - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'We are devastated': Grandparents, mother and four children killed in murder-suicide in Australia
# Margaret River
# Margaret River

'We are devastated': Grandparents, mother and four children killed in murder-suicide in Australia

May 12th 2018, 12:57 PM 65,329 Views 10 Comments

Police said they weren’t looking for anyone else in relation to the shootings.

# western-australia - Friday 29 July, 2016

Irish man to be detained at infamous Australian immigration centre "for three months"
# Perth
# Perth

Irish man to be detained at infamous Australian immigration centre "for three months"

Jul 29th 2016, 9:21 AM 76,132 Views 142 Comments

26-year-old Bernard Lee from Greystones has been detained at the notorious Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre near Perth.

# western-australia - Friday 8 January, 2016

Grandfather charged with stabbing baby girl to death in Australia
# Brisbane
# Brisbane

Grandfather charged with stabbing baby girl to death in Australia

Jan 8th 2016, 8:56 AM 13,303 Views 9 Comments

The Chinese man has also been charged with attempting to murder his wife and daughter.

# western-australia - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come back to Ireland
# Australia
# Australia

Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come back to Ireland

Aug 13th 2014, 10:50 PM 37,751 Views 1 Comment

The 25-year-old had her passport returned to her today but she must go back to Australia for a hearing in October.

# western-australia - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish backpacker charged with covering up death of newborn in Australian outback
# Western Australia
# Western Australia

Irish backpacker charged with covering up death of newborn in Australian outback

Aug 8th 2014, 11:18 PM 63,799 Views 57 Comments

The 25-year-old is said to have given birth at home alone.

# western-australia - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Great white shark dies after choking on a sea lion
# Shark Bait
From The Daily Edge
# Shark Bait

Great white shark dies after choking on a sea lion

Jul 17th 2014, 6:00 PM 24,170 Views 25 Comments

Greedy, greedy shark.

# western-australia - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean?
# Long Shot
# Long Shot

Have scientists discovered a recorded sound of MH370 crashing into the Indian Ocean?

Jun 4th 2014, 4:30 PM 26,656 Views 28 Comments

Australian researchers say it’s unlikely, but they’re investigating it.

# western-australia - Monday 28 April, 2014

Newspaper apologises for 'World is Fukt' headline
# The Fourth Estate
From The Daily Edge
# The Fourth Estate

Newspaper apologises for 'World is Fukt' headline

Apr 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,957 Views 9 Comments

It was a “production and printing error”. We’ll say!

# western-australia - Thursday 19 December, 2013

West Cork woman makes debut in Australian legends football league
# Newcomer
From The42
# Newcomer

West Cork woman makes debut in Australian legends football league

Dec 19th 2013, 11:57 AM 18,000 Views 21 Comments

Linda Holland made her bow for Western Australia Angels last weekend.

# western-australia - Monday 4 November, 2013

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage
# Birth Of A Nation
# Birth Of A Nation

Relatives of Irish transported to Australia invited to celebrate their heritage

Nov 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 10,845 Views 25 Comments

Notorious Fremantle Prison to mark contribution of all transported convicts to the building of Western Australia – including Irish.

# western-australia - Monday 18 February, 2013

Australian police force poaching trained gardaí
# Emigration
# Emigration

Australian police force poaching trained gardaí

Feb 18th 2013, 6:45 AM 449,260 Views 109 Comments

A garda source told TheJournal.ie that the link to the Western Australian Police’s recruitment page has “gone viral” in recent days.

# western-australia - Monday 11 February, 2013

Irishman, 21, stabbed in western Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Irishman, 21, stabbed in western Australia

Feb 11th 2013, 11:44 AM 22,736 Views 18 Comments

The man is said to be in a critical condition. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is providing consular assistance.

# western-australia - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Australia saves 150 dolphins from shallow water
# Rescue
# Rescue

Australia saves 150 dolphins from shallow water

Feb 3rd 2013, 1:37 PM 7,831 Views 9 Comments

The large pod was herded out to sea by the Department of Environment and Conservation.

# western-australia - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

# western-australia - Monday 19 November, 2012

Irish man dies in Western Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Irish man dies in Western Australia

Nov 19th 2012, 6:15 PM 24,174 Views 13 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family of Ryan Doyle, who died in an accident.

# western-australia - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Australian Hotels Association looking to fill ‘thousands of hospitality jobs’
# Hospitality Industry
# Hospitality Industry

Australian Hotels Association looking to fill ‘thousands of hospitality jobs’

Sep 25th 2012, 11:45 AM 8,479 Views 36 Comments

The AHA are hoping to find plenty of ‘experienced hospitality staff’ when they are in Dublin next Tuesday and Wednesday.

# western-australia - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Irish? Under 30? An Australian hotel wants you
# Jobs
# Jobs

Irish? Under 30? An Australian hotel wants you

Aug 28th 2012, 8:52 AM 11,064 Views 23 Comments

The country’s hotel association says employers are desperate to find waiters, chefs, bar staff and other workers.

# western-australia - Friday 4 November, 2011

Australian minister says Irish 'salivating' at thought of working in Oz
# Emigration
# Emigration

Australian minister says Irish 'salivating' at thought of working in Oz

Nov 4th 2011, 6:55 PM 2,312 Views 26 Comments

Peter Collier, Western Australia’s Workforce Minister, wants to see thousands of visas given to unemployed Irish people willing to emigrate.

# western-australia - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Australia touted as jobseekers head to Working Abroad Expo
# Emigration
# Emigration

Australia touted as jobseekers head to Working Abroad Expo

Oct 1st 2011, 3:23 PM 1,759 Views 14 Comments

One company has said it is seeking candidates for 500 vacancies Down Under, at today’s event in Dublin.

# western-australia - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Australian government to target employers of illegal immigrants
# Australia
# Australia

Australian government to target employers of illegal immigrants

Jul 21st 2011, 1:40 PM 836 Views 3 Comments

Australia is calling out for Irish workers and is willing to make the visa process easier, but it also tackling a huge labour black market.

# western-australia - Friday 15 July, 2011

Western Australia 'can take one-third of unemployed from Ireland'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Western Australia 'can take one-third of unemployed from Ireland'

Jul 15th 2011, 12:48 PM 2,996 Views 19 Comments

The state’s jobs minister says the region needs 150,000 workers – or one in three of those on the Live Register.

# western-australia - Monday 11 July, 2011

Western Australia Jobs Minister on the hunt for Irish workers
# Emigration
# Emigration

Western Australia Jobs Minister on the hunt for Irish workers

Jul 11th 2011, 12:47 PM 6,871 Views 38 Comments

Skilled workers are being invited to a seminar on Thursday in Dublin, with the WA Jobs Minister saying that they’ll take people back on the plane with them if possible.

# western-australia - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing
# Naked Adventurer
# Naked Adventurer

Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing

Jun 9th 2011, 11:42 AM 1,131 Views 2 Comments

The ‘Naked Adventurer’, Keith Whelan, is forced to give up his attempt due to health concerns and damage to his boat.

# western-australia - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Naked Irish rower rescued after sustaining head injury off Australia
# Naked Adventurer
# Naked Adventurer

Naked Irish rower rescued after sustaining head injury off Australia

Jun 7th 2011, 11:38 AM 1,323 Views 1 Comment

Keith Whelan – the ‘Naked Adventurer’ – had been hoping to become the youngest man to row solo across the Indian Ocean.

# western-australia - Monday 16 May, 2011

View from Oz: the west's awake on derby day
# Down Under
From The42
# Down Under

View from Oz: the west's awake on derby day

May 16th 2011, 12:52 PM 176 Views 0 Comments

Our man in Australia, Neil Sherwin, was front and centre as one Australia’s biggest local rivalries was played out this weekend.

# western-australia - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Last WWI combat veteran dies in Australia aged 110
# Veteran
# Veteran

Last WWI combat veteran dies in Australia aged 110

May 5th 2011, 2:34 PM 1,186 Views 0 Comments

Claude Choules lied about his age to join the British Royal Navy at the height of World War I – but, despite the fame his military service brought him, he became a pacifist in later life and refused to glorify war.