Latest news from the region

BIM curtinCURTIN is taking a leading step to help the resources industry avoid cost blowouts and project delays by researching the inefficiencies across labour construction industries.

RoebuckplainTHE Department of Agriculture is conducting an airborne geophysical groundwater survey of the La Grange aquifer, in the Kimberley south of Broome.

Published in Fisheries & Water

rangle landACCORDING to research from the CSIRO, land administrators should be aware of the substantial ecological barriers and time frames involved in achieving rangelands of a particular composition following changes, as these have a major influence on what they can demand of pastoral leases.

Published in Agriculture & Food

dino footprintsTWO recent papers by palaeontologists working north of Broome highlight a new approach to the study of dinosaur footprints.

buncy top_virusACTIVELY excluding banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) from Australian banana plantations could save up to $27 million a year, according to new research.

Published in Agriculture & Food

ScaleytailpossumAN endemic mammal has been re-discovered in the eastern Kimberley, almost a century after its last recorded sighting.

sex workerRESEARCHERS from the University of New England, NSW are refuting the popular notion that ‘bored and cashed-up’ FIFO workers are to blame for increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.

Published in Health & Medicine

FarmerMentalHealthlA LEADING rural health worker is calling for the improvement of mental health services in country WA, as outback communities struggle to cope with 2012’s tumultuous climate.

Published in Health & Medicine

Acropora asperaCERTAIN Kimberley corals appear to be resisting the extreme environmental fluctuations usually associated with coral bleaching.

Pryke Gouldian_maleSYDNEY University ornithologists are enhancing the breeding rates of endangered Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae) in the Ord Valley near Wyndham.