Two Tourists Dead, More Injured in Egypt Stabbing

A stabbing at an Egyptian Red Sea beach resort has resulted in two German tourists being killed and four other foreigners injured. The attacker was detained by hotel security and members of the public until the police were able to arrive at the scene. The security manager at El Palacio hotel, Saud Abdelaziz commented on…

WA Locks In Lithium Joint Venture Investment

After South Australia struck a historic deal with energy entrepreneur Elon Musk, WA is set to follow the neighbour’s footsteps by announcing the lithium joint venture investment. Chilean company Sociedad Química Minera De Chile (SQM) and Kidman Resources has reached a landmark agreement to build a 50:50 joint lithium project in Mount Holland. As a…

Four Uranium Mining Project Gets Green Light Despite Government Ban

Environmentalists and Aboriginal activists gathered at the steps of Parliament on Thursday to protest against the upcoming uranium mining projects approved by the previous government. Despite the Labor Government honoured its promise of banning uranium mining, four projects that were approved by the former Barnett Government will be going ahead despite the change. Anti Uranium…

Finkel Recommendations Will Push Up Power Bills By 20 Percent

A 20 percent price hike on electricity is set to take place if the Turnbull government decides to adopt recommendations from the latest Finkel report. Prices are expected to surge from 26 cents to 46 cents per kilowatt, if the clean energy target, set out by the report is implemented. The recommendations outlined in the…

Rowe appointed as new Chairman of Synergy

The WA Government has appointed Lyndon Rowe as the new full-time chairman for the state-owned energy giant Synergy, effective immediately. Mr Rowe was the head of the Economic Regulation Authority in WA since 2004. He is now taking over former chairman Michael Smith’s position after Verve Energy was merged back with Synergy. Mr Rowe was…

Weekly Science Report

CLICK on the player above to watch the Weekly Science Report.   Former Japanese Prime Minister Tours Australia against Nuclear Power It’s been 3 years since the catastrophic Fukushima nuclear disaster and the devastating effects continue to be felt by hundreds of thousands of people. Mr Naoto Kan was the Japanese prime minister when the nuclear…

Utilities Won’t Be Privatised: Barnett

WA Premier Colin Barnett said utility companies will not be privatized. Mr Barnett clarified in Wednesday afternoon, stating public utility companies like Western Power and Water Corporation are not at risk of being sold. “As I say they will not be state own businesses as a whole, they won’t be the utilities like Western Power,…

Prime Minister Faces Steep Learning Curve

Prime minister Tony Abbott has a steep learning curve ahead of him as he looks forward to navigating the new Senate. The Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne has welcomed the comments made by the Prime Minister of respecting the role of the Senate but emphasizes the respect should be extended further than just conservative Senators. This was made…