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Both major West Australian political parties fear Shell's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project will trigger a departure from onshore processing, slashing state royalties and denying local jobs.
Woodville's vexatious litigant James Reid's latest attempt to challenge a court ruling has been thrown out and he must pay more than $11,000 in court costs.
Some of New Zealand's best reggae artists are joining forces to help fight child abuse as part of a music special that will be screened on Maori Television next month.
A 72-YEAR-old man is among nine men who have been charged following an overnight police operation targeting street prostitution in Highgate.
Protest group Stop CSG Tara says 45 activists have been blockading Queensland Gas Company operations, near Dalby, for five days, stopping workers leaving their camps or entering a worksite.
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck 255 kilometres southwest of Tonga on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no reports of damage.
Minister of Finance Bill English, Minister for State Owned Enterprises Tony Ryall and NZX CEO Tim Bennett at the listing of Mighty River Power.
THE economy and lifestyles of the Geelong area will be smashed by Ford's decision to close production and cut 510 jobs by 2016.
Hazel Hawke, the ex-wife of Australia's longest serving prime minister Bob Hawke, has died after complications with dementia.
A worker leaves Ford's Broadmeadows assembly plant on Thursday. Ford is closing its Australian manufacturing operations in just over three years.
STATES show "scant regard for human health" by letting polluting projects with potentially deadly consequences to go ahead, doctors say.
Melbourne co-captain Jack Trengove insists the AFL's supplements scandal is not affecting his form but admits it has been an emotional strain for his parents.
Prabhdeep Srawn, 25, hasn't been heard from since parking his rental car May 13 in a village near an Australian national park.
THE loss of 1200 jobs at the Victorian operations of Ford is a watershed for Australian manufacturing, the Australian Industry Group says.
Police have charged Kevin James Corbett, 48, with murder over the stabbing death of a woman in Narrogin on May 18.
Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is closing its two Australian auto plants and will cease production in the country in October 2016.
Dr Napthine met with Ford representatives yesterday and was told there was nothing either the Victorian or federal governments could do to change their decision, he said.