Opposition Slams McGowan Over Family Trips on Government Jet

The State Opposition has criticised Premier Mark McGowan over his use of the government jet to fly his family around WA, claiming it was an “insult” to hardworking families. Deputy Opposition Leader Liza Harvey said Mr McGowan’s excuse that “babysitting issues” forced him to use the government jet was not acceptable, following revelations in logs…

Bishop says Russia should pay compensation for MH17

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said that Russia should pay compensation to the families of 38 Australian victims of the shooting down of flight MH17. The official investigation by Dutch investigators has blamed the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight on the Russian 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied Russian involvement,…

Australia, Canada sending military planes to monitor North Korean ships

Australia and Canada are sending military patrol craft to monitor North Korean vessels believed to be breaking UN trade sanctions. The aircraft will be based at the US military air base Kadena on the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to a statement by the Japanese government. “We do have a P-8A surveillance aircraft that is…

MH370 Search Area Rehashed

By Ally Harper The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is relocating to a 60,000sqkm area said to be 1800km west of Perth. US sources told The West Australian that the Joint Agency Co-ordination Centre will announce next week that findings from a six-week analysis of all related data to the aircraft’s flight path…

Australian & Malaysian PM Praised Search Efforts

25 days after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has been flown to Perth to be briefed on Australia’s effort to find the missing air craft. Mr Najib arrived in Perth on Thursday and attended a joint news conference at the RAAF Pearce Air Base with Australian Prime Minister…

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 lost contact over Vietnam

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, departed from Kuala Lumpur at  00:41 today, lost contact with Vietnam Air Traffic Control 2 hours later. The missing red eye flight, MH 370, was scheduled to land in Beijing Capital International Airport by 06:30. The aircraft was carrying 227 passengers (including 2 infants), and 12 crew members. Passengers were…