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« Reply #1560 on: March 14, 2012, 11:41:53 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/sunshine-coast-funeral-for-matt-golinskis-wife-and-three-daughters-who-died-in-boxing-day-fire/story-e6freoof-1226298521988

Sunshine Coast funeral for Matt Golinski's wife and three daughters who died in Boxing Day fire

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 13, 2012 5:27PM

MATT Golinski's wife and three daughters will be farewelled on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, but the celebrity chef is still too unwell to attend.

Mr Golinski will remain in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital during the service, where he has been recovering from burns to 40 per cent of his body since the Boxing Day fire.

His wife, Rachael, and daughters Starlia, 10, and twins Willow and Sage, aged 12, died in the blaze at the family's Tewantin home.

Matt's father Keith said the decision to proceed with funeral arrangements had been made in consultation with his son.

"With Matt's blessing, we have decided to organise a time to say goodbye to Rachael and the girls," Keith said.

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Maybe it will be just as well he doesn't attend.  Sometimes the best memories are the only ones to have.  With all he is dealing with . . . positive energy is being sent.  What a wonderful family he has for support.
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« Reply #1561 on: March 16, 2012, 09:23:48 PM »

Sister, I think his family must be such compassionate and supportive people.  I also read where the girls classmates were organising a concert to raise funds for the benefit and I suspect it will also help the school mates to share their grief and gain some closure.

Latest reports on the funeral arrangements :

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/matt-golinskis-daughters-starlia-sage-and-willow-to-be-farewelled-with-butterflies-at-sunshine-coast-funeral-chapel-this-weekend/story-e6freoof-1226302118666

Matt Golinski's daughters Starlia, Sage and Willow to be farewelled with butterflies at Sunshine Coast funeral chapel this weekend

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 17, 2012 12:00AM

LIKE many little girls, they were lovers of all things with wings - fairies, angels, dragonflies and butterflies.

And that's the way sisters Starlia, aged 10, and twins Sage and Willow Golinski, 12, will be remembered, as butterflies are released inside a Sunshine Coast funeral chapel this weekend.

The Golinski girls and their mum Rachael, who died together in a Boxing Day fire at the family's Tewantin home, will be formally farewelled tomorrow, almost three months after the tragedy.

Their dad and Rachael's husband, Matt Golinski, remains in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

He is being treated for severe burns to 40 per cent of his body.

Matt's father, Keith, said the 39-year-old was still too unwell to attend the farewell and was likely to remain in the RBWH for several more months.

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« Reply #1562 on: March 16, 2012, 09:25:39 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/million-settlement-over-bullying-death-of-teen-alex-wildman/story-e6freooo-1226302227813

$1 million settlement over bullying death of teen Alex Wildman

    by: Amy Dale
    From: The Daily Telegraph
    March 17, 2012 12:00AM

IN receiving a payout of almost $1 million, the family of bullied teen Alex Wildman said they were relieved to be spared a lengthy and costly legal battle with the Department of Education.

William and Justine Kelly, the stepfather and mother of 14-year-old Alex, were at the District Court in Sydney yesterday as a judge was told their case against the state had been settled out of court.

Coincidentally, the decision coincided with yesterday's national day of action against bullying.

Alex committed suicide in June 2008 after he was bullied by other students at Kadina High School, near Lismore on the far north coast.

A coronial inquest in 2010 found that the teenager had been "driven" to take his own life as a result of the torment, which included bashings in the playground which were filmed and episodes of cyber bullying.

Mr and Mrs Kelly sued the Department of Deucation for damages on behalf of two of their children, who have struggled to cope with Alex's death.

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« Reply #1563 on: March 16, 2012, 09:29:05 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/olympic-volunteers-told-to-be-australian/story-e6freonf-1226302268280

Olympic volunteers told to be Australian

    From: AAP
    March 17, 2012 5:41AM

LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson has told volunteers at this year's Olympic Games - be less British and more Australian.

Australians have often been derided for their brashness by their British counterparts but London organisers have shamelessly tried to duplicate countless aspects of the 2000 Sydney Games.

Launching the garish pink and purple uniforms for the 8000 London Olympic ambassadors, the eccentric Johnson called on his compatriots to not be standoffish.

"What do you think of the uniform? It's quite striking isn't it. I hope you don't feel too ridiculous," Mr Johnson said.

"You are the ambassadors and you have to greet everybody when they come to London.

"What we need to do is to overcome our natural British reserve and be a little bit more like the Australians."

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« Reply #1564 on: March 16, 2012, 10:14:16 PM »

Sister, I think his family must be such compassionate and supportive people.  I also read where the girls classmates were organising a concert to raise funds for the benefit and I suspect it will also help the school mates to share their grief and gain some closure.

Latest reports on the funeral arrangements :

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/matt-golinskis-daughters-starlia-sage-and-willow-to-be-farewelled-with-butterflies-at-sunshine-coast-funeral-chapel-this-weekend/story-e6freoof-1226302118666

Matt Golinski's daughters Starlia, Sage and Willow to be farewelled with butterflies at Sunshine Coast funeral chapel this weekend

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 17, 2012 12:00AM

LIKE many little girls, they were lovers of all things with wings - fairies, angels, dragonflies and butterflies.

And that's the way sisters Starlia, aged 10, and twins Sage and Willow Golinski, 12, will be remembered, as butterflies are released inside a Sunshine Coast funeral chapel this weekend.

The Golinski girls and their mum Rachael, who died together in a Boxing Day fire at the family's Tewantin home, will be formally farewelled tomorrow, almost three months after the tragedy.

Their dad and Rachael's husband, Matt Golinski, remains in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

He is being treated for severe burns to 40 per cent of his body.

Matt's father, Keith, said the 39-year-old was still too unwell to attend the farewell and was likely to remain in the RBWH for several more months.

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What an elegant idea -- butterflies.  How appropriate.
Yes, the family sounds like one full of love and compassion.  So important for recovery.
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« Reply #1565 on: March 18, 2012, 08:34:34 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/funeral-held-for-rachael-golinski-and-three-daughters-killed-in-boxing-day-fire/story-e6freoof-1226302940883

Funeral held for Rachael Golinski and three daughters killed in Boxing Day fire

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 19, 2012 12:00AM

RAIN fell on a Sunshine Coast chapel yesterday, matching the tears of mourners as they gathered to farewell local mum, Rachael Golinski, and her three daughters, 10-year-old Starlia and twins, Sage and Willow, aged 12 - the family of celebrity chef Matt Golinski.

Inside, Matt's father Keith, struck a Tibetan gong as people began arriving to say their last goodbyes to the family, the haunting sound of "the instrument of peace" echoing through the otherwise silent Tewantin funeral home.

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Elegant is such an apt description of the service Sister.  Also a link to a video which I hope will play for the monkeys.

http://video.couriermail.com.au/2211815900/Golinski-funeral

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« Reply #1566 on: March 18, 2012, 08:38:44 PM »

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/matt-golinski-family-mourned-and-farewelled/story-e6frfmyi-1226303145522

Matt Golinski family mourned and farewelled at ceremony



    AAP
    March 19, 2012 12:00AM

    Butterflies, doves released at memorial service
    Golinski to hold private ceremony when well enough
    A private, closed ceremony followed the public funeral

THE mournful clang of a Tibetan gong deepened the anguish as distraught mourners arrived to farewell the family of celebrity TV chef Matt Golinski on the Sunshine Coast.

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The Golinski family did not speak to media at the service, but a card prepared by a family friend and distributed to mourners summed up what so many could not find the words to express.

"As we gather here with our heads bowed, our hearts heavy with pain, let Rachael, Starlia, Willow and Sage invite you into their circle to celebrate and relish their power, their passion, their purity and their play," it read.

"They touched us all differently, softly, they wound themselves into our hearts and our tapestry of life is richer for their weavings.

"The bounce of a curl, the flick of a skirt, the giggle of joy, they play a symphony of delicious sounds that will forever echo within our hearts.

"We ache for what might have been but maybe we can honour them most by living as though each day is the greatest gift.

"They were, and are the light and sound of love and life; I know that nothing will ever extinguish that whisper."

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Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/matt-golinski-family-mourned-and-farewelled/story-e6frfmyi-1226303145522#ixzz1pWCGNFKM


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« Reply #1567 on: March 18, 2012, 08:49:47 PM »

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Morcombe-Foundation-official-page/138433286169049

Daniel Morcombe Foundation Official Facebook Page.

I was interested in their link to the site for Quentin Godwin who has been missing since 1992 from his home in New Zealand. 

It appears they have searched so many countries but there is no mention of the USA.  So I am posting this just in case. There is a picture of Quentin age progressed to late 30s on this site under "photos".

Prayers for Q's family.

http://www.qismissing.com/
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« Reply #1568 on: March 18, 2012, 08:58:53 PM »

http://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/article/-/13167536/exclusive-michael-j-fox/


Exclusive: Michael J. Fox


18 March, 2012
Reporter: Rahni Sadler

Producer: Penelope Cross

Hollywood’s most inspirational star opens his heart to Sunday Night’s Rahni Sadler about his battle with Parkinson’s disease. It’s just over 20 years since Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with the disease and in this exclusive, he's still the incurable optimist. Michael J Fox no longer wants to hide his plight, but instead wants to talk about his “charmed life” and his mission to find a cure. Now he’s turned to an Aussie for help. New research driven by Fox and Sydney businessman Clyde Campbell, also diagnosed with PD, is looking like the best hope for better treatment and eventually, a cure.

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Two inspirational young men united in their determination to find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.

Not sure if the video will play outside Australia but there is also a very good summation of the programme at the above link.
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« Reply #1569 on: March 18, 2012, 10:52:12 PM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/funeral-held-for-rachael-golinski-and-three-daughters-killed-in-boxing-day-fire/story-e6freoof-1226302940883

Funeral held for Rachael Golinski and three daughters killed in Boxing Day fire

    by: Janelle Miles
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 19, 2012 12:00AM

RAIN fell on a Sunshine Coast chapel yesterday, matching the tears of mourners as they gathered to farewell local mum, Rachael Golinski, and her three daughters, 10-year-old Starlia and twins, Sage and Willow, aged 12 - the family of celebrity chef Matt Golinski.

Inside, Matt's father Keith, struck a Tibetan gong as people began arriving to say their last goodbyes to the family, the haunting sound of "the instrument of peace" echoing through the otherwise silent Tewantin funeral home.

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Elegant is such an apt description of the service Sister.  Also a link to a video which I hope will play for the monkeys.

http://video.couriermail.com.au/2211815900/Golinski-funeral

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Yes, it played.  Thank you so much for posting it.  What a beautiful family.  I believe they will someday be reunited and all pain and sorrow will be forgotten.
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« Reply #1570 on: March 27, 2012, 01:42:22 AM »

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/gallipoli-anniversary-could-divide-australia-federal-government-warned/story-fn7x8me2-1226309694960

Julia Gillard rejects fears that Anzac Day centenary could divide Australia

    Phillip Hudson, Gemma Jones
    From: Herald Sun
    March 26, 2012 6:21PM

UPDATE: PRIME Minister Julia Gillard says enthusiasm for Anzac Day is growing as she rejected criticism in a new report.

Her comments come after the Federal Government was warned that celebrating the centenary of Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia - and told there were "risks" in honouring our fallen soldiers.

The centenary is a "double-edged sword" and a "potential area of divisiveness" because of multiculturalism, a taxpayer-funded report has found.

But Ms Gillard said as the nation gears up for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, there will be a great sense of national identity.

"I completely disagree with all the conclusions of that report," she said.

The PM said she had met families huddling in the extreme cold at the dawn service in Melbourne because the children had wanted to attend.

She said it showed the "enthusiasm and embrace by our youngest Australians".

"It's an important part of our national identity. I actually think our degree of attachment to it is growing over time, not lessening over time," she said on a visit to South Korea.

"I think as we move to the 100 year commemoration there will certainly be a greater sense of attachment and  marking an interest in the history than there has been for a long period of time."

Bureaucrats spent almost $370,000 for focus-group testing and a research paper used by the Government to guide 2015 commemoration plans, which listed multiculturalism under "risks and issues" that should be considered to avoid "unexpected negative complications."

The report also called on organisers to avoid any reference to current military action because they are "unpopular with young people".

The research paper states: "Commemorating our military history in a multicultural society is something of a double-edged sword.

"While the 100th anniversaries are thought to provide some opportunity for creating a greater sense of unity, it is also recognised as a potential area of divisiveness.

"There are strong views either way in terms of how to recognise any 'non Australian' military service of those who now live here."

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My comments :  If our observation of Anzac Day (similar to Memorial Day) is distressing, as suggested by some in our media, to those migrants who risked their lives to come live in the freedom we enjoy and which has been protected by all brave men and women who serve our country in the military then these people have chosen the wrong country in which to live.
And who the hell thought we needed such a report anyway?
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« Reply #1571 on: March 28, 2012, 09:33:23 PM »

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/gallipoli-anniversary-could-divide-australia-federal-government-warned/story-fn7x8me2-1226309694960

Julia Gillard rejects fears that Anzac Day centenary could divide Australia

    Phillip Hudson, Gemma Jones
    From: Herald Sun
    March 26, 2012 6:21PM

UPDATE: PRIME Minister Julia Gillard says enthusiasm for Anzac Day is growing as she rejected criticism in a new report.

Her comments come after the Federal Government was warned that celebrating the centenary of Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia - and told there were "risks" in honouring our fallen soldiers.

The centenary is a "double-edged sword" and a "potential area of divisiveness" because of multiculturalism, a taxpayer-funded report has found.

But Ms Gillard said as the nation gears up for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, there will be a great sense of national identity.

"I completely disagree with all the conclusions of that report," she said.

The PM said she had met families huddling in the extreme cold at the dawn service in Melbourne because the children had wanted to attend.

She said it showed the "enthusiasm and embrace by our youngest Australians".

"It's an important part of our national identity. I actually think our degree of attachment to it is growing over time, not lessening over time," she said on a visit to South Korea.

"I think as we move to the 100 year commemoration there will certainly be a greater sense of attachment and  marking an interest in the history than there has been for a long period of time."

Bureaucrats spent almost $370,000 for focus-group testing and a research paper used by the Government to guide 2015 commemoration plans, which listed multiculturalism under "risks and issues" that should be considered to avoid "unexpected negative complications."

The report also called on organisers to avoid any reference to current military action because they are "unpopular with young people".

The research paper states: "Commemorating our military history in a multicultural society is something of a double-edged sword.

"While the 100th anniversaries are thought to provide some opportunity for creating a greater sense of unity, it is also recognised as a potential area of divisiveness.

"There are strong views either way in terms of how to recognise any 'non Australian' military service of those who now live here."

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My comments :  If our observation of Anzac Day (similar to Memorial Day) is distressing, as suggested by some in our media, to those migrants who risked their lives to come live in the freedom we enjoy and which has been protected by all brave men and women who serve our country in the military then these people have chosen the wrong country in which to live.
And who the hell thought we needed such a report anyway?

Really . . . but it sounds like your Prime Minister is poo-pooing it.  Good for her!
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« Reply #1572 on: March 29, 2012, 01:11:52 AM »

I agree Sister.  PM Gillard is saying her piece on this report and is supported by many Australians on this issue.  There are many migrants who also march here on Anzac Day under their own country/military banners and are applauded the same as our heroes.  Their service and sacrifice is respected.

There will always be those that denigrate any commemoration and to my mind they are the poorer for it.

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« Reply #1573 on: March 29, 2012, 01:19:22 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/life/families/bruce-and-denise-morcombe-launch-help-me-app-to-aid-young-people-in-distress/story-e6frer7o-1226312898216

Bruce and Denise Morcombe launch HELP ME app to aid young people in distress

    by: Kristin Shorten
    From: The Courier-Mail
    March 29, 2012 12:00AM

Child safety crusaders Bruce and Denise Morcombe will today launch a 99 cents app aimed at helping young people in distress.

Daniel, 13, vanished more than eight years ago, and the Morcombes have spent months developing the HELP ME app which is available now through iTunes.

The app features a panic button which, when activated, alerts two nominated contacts via SMS of the user's exact location.

The app also includes a function for recording suspicious activity, helpful phone numbers, child safety tips and educational resources.

Mr Morcombe said a tool like this could have saved their son, or at least helped find him sooner, when he disappeared from a Woombye bus stop in December 2003.

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"We've come back to 'What is it that would have helped Daniel?' One thing was a phone and the option of conveying 'I feel threatened'," he said. "'Run' would have been our first instruction to Daniel.

"But then, when he was at a safe location, maybe 200m down the road, he could have pushed a button on his phone that would have sent a message saying 'I am here and I need help urgently'."

Mr Morcombe said the app, which he likened to a "human EPIRB", could also assist police.

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« Reply #1574 on: March 29, 2012, 01:26:27 AM »

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/breaking-news/paedophile-jailed-for-12-years/story-e6frea7l-1226313676640

Paedophile jailed for 12 years

    by: By Chief Court Reporter Sean Fewster
    From: The Advertiser
    March 29, 2012 3:20PM

AFTER four decades of secrecy and shame, paedophile Peter John Marshall has finally been jailed for his "devastating, insidious" crimes.

The District Court today sentenced Marshall - aka Peter John Leith - to 12 years' jail, and ordered he serve a non-parole period of six years, for abusing three boys in the 1970s.

The sentence brought one of Marshall's victims, who has waited 37 years to see his abuser face justice, to tears.

"I'm not dissatisfied with the outcome, but I certainly think the court process is arduous," he said outside court.

"For the last 30 years, successive South Australian governments made it impossible for the victims of sexual crime to file charges against their tormentors.

"Those politicians should now be ashamed of themselves ... it was abominable, and there was absolutely no excuse for it."

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« Reply #1575 on: April 02, 2012, 02:40:07 AM »

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/australian-singer-jimmy-little-dies-aged-75/story-e6freuy9-1226316587945

Australian singer Jimmy Little dies, aged 75

    The Daily Telegraph
    April 02, 2012 2:49PM

AUSTRALIAN singer Jimmy Little has died at the age of 75.

He died at his home in Dubbo in central-west New South Wales from complications from a longstanding condition.

The musician had been ill for some time and passed away in his sleep on Monday morning with his daughter near his bedside.

Little's music manager Graham 'Buzz' Bidstrup said the family were planning to release a statement later today.

"It wasn't unexpected but when it happens it hits you,'' Bidstrup said.

James Oswald Jimmy Little was born on March 1, 1937 at the Cummeragunja Mission in New South Wales.

One of the first indigenous artists to receive mainstream success in Australia, his hits included Royal Telephone and Baby Blue.

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours of 2004 and also named a National Living Treasure.

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A wonderful caring gentleman who did so much for his own people and had the smoothest singing voice.

Rest in Peace in the Dreamtime, Jimmy.


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« Reply #1576 on: April 02, 2012, 07:18:14 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/matt-golinski-treated-to-special-meal-in-hosptial-by-celebrity-chef-mate-manu-fieldel/story-e6freoof-1226316170006

Matt Golinski treated to special meal in hosptial by celebrity chef mate Manu Fieldel

    by: Janelle Miles, Alex Fynes-Clinton
    From: The Courier-Mail
    April 02, 2012 9:20AM

MATT Golinski cancelled his hospital food last night and dined on restaurant quality braised beef after a visit from celebrity chef colleague Manu Feildel.

Feildel was in Brisbane on Sunday with some of Australia's best chefs to launch Plates for Mates at Bretts Wharf, a fundraising campaign towards Mr Golinski's recovery and burns research.

Golinski received severe burns to 40 per cent of his body in a Boxing Day fire at his family home on the Sunshine Coast, which claimed the lives of his wife Rachael and daughters, Starlia, aged 10, and 12-year-old twins, Sage and Willow.

He remains in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and was too ill to attend last night's six-course dinner organised by his chef mates Alastair McLeod, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Janelle Bloom, Damian Heads and Feildel.

But they visited him in the RBWH burns unit before the function, taking him Feildel's fifth course - braised beef, with bacon, roasted shallots and soft mushrooms - a meal the French chef promised would melt in his mouth.

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« Reply #1577 on: April 02, 2012, 07:20:58 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/was-southwest-coast-becomes-worlds-deadliest-for-shark-attacks/story-e6freooo-1226315860559

WA's southwest coast becomes world's deadliest for shark attacks

    From: AAP
    April 01, 2012 8:02PM

WESTERN Australia's popular southwest tourist region is officially the deadliest place in the world for shark attacks, after a fourth death in less than seven months.

The state's Fisheries Department confirmed on Sunday it had called off the search for the killer shark but beaches between Bunbury and Busselton, about 200km south of Perth, would remain closed following the death of 33-year-old local diver Peter Kurmann.

Mr Kurmann was diving with his 34-year-old brother Gian about 1.6km off Stratham Beach, just south of Bunbury, when a shark about four metres long attacked just before 9.30am (WST) on Saturday.

His mauled body was pulled from the water by his brother, assisted by the crew of a nearby boat, and taken south to Busselton, where he was declared dead.

Fisheries officials later confirmed the shark was likely to have been a great white.

Despite some calls for a mass shark cull, the department ruled it out.

"We have the option of capturing the shark and destroying it if it's a danger to the public, but certainly there are no thoughts of a cull to reduce total shark numbers,'' Shark Response Unit spokesman Tony Cappelluti told reporters.

The sentiment was backed by Premier Colin Barnett, who said he did not support a cull but there might be scope for increased fishing of sharks - even though the great white is a protected species.

"I am not advocating culling at all but I think there may be some scope, depending on the results of research, to allow increased fishing of shark, which used to happen and has been restricted for various reasons,'' he said.

"If the population of sharks is multiplying and growing then I don't think those restrictions should be so restrictive.''

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http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/fiji-police-consider-state-of-emergency/story-e6freon6-1226315386361

Stranded Aussies tell of fears of being 'stuck' in Fiji

    by: By Angus Thompson
    From: news.com.au
    April 02, 2012 6:16PM

    Floods in Fiji claim four lives as tropical cyclone alert issued
    Qantas to offer extra flights to get stranded Aussies home
    Pictures: Flood-ravaged Fiji

FOREIGN Minister Bob Carr has confirmed Qantas will increase capacity to ensure Australians stranded in flood-stricken Fiji can get home.

Senator Carr said he had spoken today with the airline's chief executive Alan Joyce, who told him, "Qantas will add capacity as required.''

The minister said it was welcome news.

"There are a lot of Australians who want to get home,'' he said.

"I am heartened by the message from Alan Joyce that there will be added capacity as required to bring them back,'' the minister added.

Senator Carr said it was also good news that no Australians had been injured in the flooding.

"The High Commission is performing a terrific consular duty, under circumstances of great pressure,'' he said.

"No Australians, to the best of their knowledge, have been injured and I'm comforted by that.

A state of emergency was declared in the South Pacific island nation yesterday as flash floods claimed at least three lives and forced 8000 people to seek refuge in evacuation centres.

Senator Carr said there is access to Nadi airport, on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu, and that within the three hours to 3.37pm AEST, flights had been getting in and out.

The minister said the people of Fiji had been undergoing "terrible suffering''.

A tropical depression tracking towards the main island of Viti Levu is expected to intensify and turn into a cyclone.

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« Reply #1579 on: April 02, 2012, 07:26:34 AM »

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/ancient-aboriginal-rock-art-to-be-catalogued/story-e6freonf-1226316867406

Ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

    From: AFP
    April 02, 2012 8:45PM

AUSTRALIA'S greatest ancient Aboriginal rock art detailing kangaroos, turtles and humans on boulders in the remote Pilbara area will be studied under a US$1.1 million deal announced Monday.

Tens of thousands of the indigenous works, which are scattered over the mineral-laden region, will be researched and catalogued under a six-year agreement between the University of Western Australia and miner Rio Tinto.

Although one of the world's richest collections of Aboriginal art, the carvings which lie on the National Heritage-listed Dampier Archipelago, about 1,500 kilometres (930 miles) north of Perth, have never been fully documented.

"It's surprising that we don't know what is there but that is very much the case for everywhere in Australia, everywhere that we have rock art," said Australian rock art expert Jo McDonald.

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