Lead scare at new Perth Children's Hospital

Lead scare at new Perth Children's Hospital

Updated September 05, 2016 10:04:39 High levels of lead have been detected in the water at the site of the new $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital, with contractor John Holland investigating the source. Construction workers and staff at the construction site have been warned not to drink the tap water after recent tests revealed high lead levels. Bottled water is being provided while further tests are carried out in an effort to determine the source of the lead. Water fountains have been deemed safe as they are being supplied by…

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All-Star game draws plaudits but Carlton unhappy with NWL leak

All-Star game draws plaudits but Carlton unhappy with NWL leak

Updated September 04, 2016 19:37:01 Photo: Carlton’s recruitment plans for next year’s national women’s league have allegedly been published online, prompting an investigation. (Getty Images: Mark Dadswell) AFL club Carlton intends to lodge a complaint with police after its recruitment strategy for the national women’s league was allegedly published. The Blues released a statement on Sunday, outlining their concerns after a website posted what it claimed to be Carlton’s recruitment plans for the inaugural NWL season. “Carlton Football Club is currently conducting an investigation with a view to lodging a…

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Starc helps Aussies skittle Sri Lanka for 195 (AFP)

Starc helps Aussies skittle Sri Lanka for 195 (AFP)

AFPon September 4, 2016, 8:31 pm Sri Lanka elect to bat against Australia Pallekele (Sri Lanka) (AFP) – Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc claimed three wickets to help Australia dismiss Sri Lanka for a modest 195 in 40.2 overs in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday. The hosts, who have already lost the series 1-3, got off to a solid start but lost wickets regularly in Pallekele. Openers Dhananjaya de Silva and Danushka Gunathilaka put together a 73-run partnership, Sri Lanka’s best first-wicket stand of the ODI series. But…

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World's largest gorillas 'one step from going extinct'

World's largest gorillas 'one step from going extinct'

Posted September 05, 2016 07:18:10 Photo: War, hunting and loss of land to refugees has seen a 70 per cent decline in Eastern gorillas. (AFP: Peter Endig) The world’s largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered. The eastern gorillas, also known as Gorilla beringei, are the largest great apes in the world. But with just 5,000 left on Earth, they now face the risk of disappearing completely, officials said at…

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Paint nude women on solar panels: How to get men to care about the environment

Paint nude women on solar panels: How to get men to care about the environment

Updated September 03, 2016 09:40:10 Photo: Environmental groups should “macho up” their logos, writes Ben Pobjie. (Pexels.com) New research shows men are less likely to buy products labelled “environmentally-friendly” and more likely to donate to environmental groups with masculine logos. It’s a no-brainer, writes Ben Pobjie. We need to make recycling bins more phallic and rename wind farms “fight clubs”. I do not know if the average Australian understands just how hard it is, in 2016, to be an environmentally conscious man who is also committed to maintaining a strong…

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