Quokka kicker pleads guilty

Quokka kicker pleads guilty

A YOUNG man who was filmed kicking a quokka into the air while his friend laughed at the cruel act has pleaded guilty to ill treating an animal.  Harrison Angus McPherson, 20, chased and kicked the animal in the enclosed rear courtyard of a chalet on Rottnest Island in February. His friend, Corey Douglas James, filmed the incident on his mobile phone then uploaded the disturbing footage onto Snapchat. media_cameraA still of the man filmed kicking a quokka at a unit on Rottnest Island. The recording was widely shared online,…

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Why hasn't the Uluru climb been banned?

Why hasn't the Uluru climb been banned?

Posted May 26, 2017 09:26:38 Photo: Penny Campbell climbed the rock at Uluru in 1964. Now she says she knows better. (ABC News: David Lawford) As tourists visiting Uluru learn that climbing the iconic rock is considered disrespectful by traditional owners, they question why it has not yet been banned. Key points: 35 people have died climbing up Uluru For safety reasons and because it has spiritual significance, Anangu ask people to not climb it National Park management have a number of criteria before they will consider a ban The…

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Scratchie winners plan dream wedding

Scratchie winners plan dream wedding

FIVE years ago he was homeless with only clothes and a skateboard to his name. Today he’s planning the wedding of his dreams with $200,000 in his pocket. A Willetton man said he and his fiance were “non-stop crying” after winning the top prize on a scratchcard this week. The 20-year-old man, who asked not to be identified, said he and his 20-year-old partner were overwhelmed after winning on a card he bought from his local Lucky Charm Newsagency. “She just cried, she’s been crying non-stop crying, we both have,”…

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Bishop says US Secretary of State will visit Australia for AUSMIN

Bishop says US Secretary of State will visit Australia for AUSMIN

Updated May 25, 2017 23:30:01 Video: Watch Emma Alberici’s interview with Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop (Lateline) Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says she expects US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US Defence Secretary James Mattis to visit Australia next month for AUSMIN talks. Ms Bishop told Lateline she expected them to arrive in mid-June for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations. “We haven’t had one since 2015 because 2016 the election year in the United States we were not able to find a date that allowed all four of…

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Anger over syringes dumped in playground

Anger over syringes dumped in playground

RESIDENTS in Perth’s north fear a child will be hurt as a playground is regularly used as a dumping ground for syringes. Carly Dudley says her young daughter and her friends found almost a dozen syringes scattered at a Banksia Grove park on Wednesday. Eleven-year-old Scarlett made the shocking find at Mist Park, with another child using gardening gloves to pick up the syringes. “It makes me so angry,” Ms Dudley said. “The worst case scenario for me would be a child to get pricked. “And for the family to…

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