WA flood rebuild could take ‘months’ as falling Kimberley water levels reveal massive damage

WA flood rebuild could take ‘months’ as falling Kimberley water levels reveal massive damage

The Premier of Western Australia says it could take months for authorities to restore critical infrastructure in remote towns ravaged by the state’s worst-ever flooding as supply and freight problems arise. Most important points: There is widespread devastation in the Kimberley from the floods Damage to critical infrastructure is expected to take months There are … Read more

WA flood rebuild could take ‘months’ as falling Kimberley water levels reveal massive damage

WA flood rebuild could take ‘months’ as falling Kimberley water levels reveal massive damage

The Premier of Western Australia says it could take months for authorities to restore critical infrastructure in remote towns ravaged by the state’s worst-ever flooding. Most important points: There is widespread devastation in the Kimberley from the floods Damage to critical infrastructure is expected to take months There are warnings that delivering cargo and supplies … Read more

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announces ‘significant’ financial flood relief for Fitzroy Crossing

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announces ‘significant’ financial flood relief for Fitzroy Crossing

Emergency funding has been made available to aid recovery efforts after WA’s worst-ever floods, which have turned vast swaths of land close to an inland sea. Most important points: The floods have wreaked havoc in northern WA Up to $10,000 could be obtained by some affected local residents The prime minister says he has met … Read more

Matthew Mauger: Best friend and family pay tribute after presumed ute-surfing death in Byford

Matthew Mauger: Best friend and family pay tribute after presumed ute-surfing death in Byford

In Perth’s southeastern suburbs, a young man has died during a suspected ute-surfing joyride that turned into tragedy. Matthew Mauger suffered fatal injuries at around 5:30pm Friday in Byford when he fell from a rear ute bin. It is clear that Mr. Mauger was sitting on a loose desk chair in the car’s tray before … Read more

Matthew Mauger: Best friend and family pay tribute after presumed ute-surfing death in Byford

Matthew Mauger: Best friend and family pay tribute after presumed ute-surfing death in Byford

In Perth’s southeastern suburbs, a young man has died during a suspected ute-surfing joyride that turned into tragedy. Matthew Mauger suffered fatal injuries at around 5:30pm Friday in Byford when he fell from a rear ute bin. It is clear that Mr. Mauger was sitting on a loose desk chair in the car’s tray before … Read more

Record flooding in Kimberley is causing widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure

Record flooding in Kimberley is causing widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure

Residents in flooded parts of Western Australia’s Kimberley region are facing a lengthy and costly cleanup effort after record-breaking weather caused severe damage to homes and infrastructure. Most important points: Flood levels are falling in the Fitzroy Crossing, Mount Barnett and Christmas Creek areas Delivery of food and medical supplies to affected communities will continue … Read more

Ananda Krishnan: WA dentist suspended after administering excessive sedative to 5yo

Ananda Krishnan: WA dentist suspended after administering excessive sedative to 5yo

A Western Australian dentist has been banned as a practitioner after administering a young boy such a large amount of sedative that he could have stopped breathing and died. Ananda Krishnan was disqualified from his practice for four years by order of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) due to the shocking misconduct that occurred three … Read more

Much-needed supplies arrive at Fitzroy Crossing crossing as region succumbs to record flooding

Much-needed supplies arrive at Fitzroy Crossing crossing as region succumbs to record flooding

The first major delivery has landed at Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberley region after former Tropical Cyclone Ellie caused record-breaking flooding. Most important points: The flood has been labeled as a once-in-100-year event Communities in the Kimberley are isolated Residents of Fitzroy Crossing anxiously await supplies A plane filled with critical supplies — including … Read more

Mechelle Turvey, mother of deceased Indigenous teenager Cassius Turvey, to cooperate with Western Australia Police

Mechelle Turvey, mother of deceased Indigenous teenager Cassius Turvey, to cooperate with Western Australia Police

The grieving mother of an Indigenous Perth teenager – who died after allegedly being beaten while walking home from school – has accepted a voluntary advisory role with the Western Australia Police Service to help victims of crime. Most important points: Mechelle Turvey will volunteer with WA Police Her son Cassius died in October at … Read more

Fire threatens lives and homes in southwest Western Australia

Fire threatens lives and homes in southwest Western Australia

A bushfire threatens lives and homes in southwest Western Australia, about 140 miles south of Perth. Most important points: An evacuation center has been set up at Donnybrook Recreation Center Those fleeing the fire are advised to travel north towards Donnybrook The fire was first reported just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday An emergency warning … Read more