Talking Perth

Government and industry not prepare for solar panel rush

Solar panel installation will increase tenfold over the next decade according to experts.

Paul Entwistle 11:12 AM   The state government and energy providers are unprepared for a sharp increase in the use of domestic solar panels according to a new report from UWA.

Aussie favorites fail to dent car award

Holden are one of three traditionally 'Australian' brands that have failed to qualify for wheels 'Car of the Year'

Paul Entwistle 7:06 AM   Australian car manufacturers have failed to make the final list of cars being considered for the prestigious Wheels Magazine 'Car of the Year' award.

WA leads the way in methamphetamine use.

Methamphetamine use in WA is the highest in the nation.

Paul Entwistle 9:46 AM   New statistics cement Perth as the Meth capital of Australia despite a fall in use of the drug in WA.

Tasmanian Senator pushes for 'Safe Baby Havens'

The recent dumping of a newborn baby has renewed calls for 'Baby Safe Havens'

There are calls for changes to laws that threaten lengthy jail terms for parents abandoning babies and creation of 'Safe Baby Havens'

Local company in world first for wave energy production

WA company harnesses the power of open ocean wave potential to create energy.

Paul Entwistle 9:52 AM   Carnegie Wave Energy has successfully installed its electricity-generating underwater buoy technology off the coast of Perth

Phil Hughes critical after bouncer strike

Phil Hughes.

Daniel Lane 12:07 PM   There are serious concerns for South Australian batsman Phil Hughes after he was hit on the side of the head by a bouncer by Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield clash against NSW at the SCG.

Are international gabfests really worth the cost?

Gabfest

Aussies like to think we are the centre of world attention, and that desire for international approval often drives our political leaders to talk big.

Murray River Cod discovery surprises scientists

In Cod we trust

Paul Entwistle @backofhouse   A feral fish eradication program in Canning Vale produced a 10 kilo surprise for researchers at Murdoch University.

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Network News

Tasmanian Senator pushes for 'Safe Baby Havens'

The recent dumping of a newborn baby has renewed calls for 'Baby Safe Havens'

There are calls for changes to laws that threaten lengthy jail terms for parents abandoning babies and creation of 'Safe Baby Havens'

Jacqui Lambie quits Palmer United Party

Jaqui Lambie

@backofhouse   Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has resigned from the Palmer United Party (PUP), saying she will remain in the Senate as an independent.

Newborn dumped in Sydney, mother charged with attempted murder

Newborn dumped in Sydney

@backofhouse   A newborn Sydney baby is now listed as stable in hospital - after being found down a drain at Quakers Hill. John Stanley & Garry Linnell reveal how it's believed the boy had been there for six days before cyclists heard his cries.

Liberal MP distributes homophobic how to vote card

How to vote homophobic

Prahran state Liberal MP Clem Newton-Brown claims a phony how-to-vote card highlighting opponents' stance on sexuality was sent out on social media by mistake.

Sport

Cullen clinches Australian Masters

Australian Masters champion Nick Cullen celebrates with his groundsmen.

Paul Entwistle 11:40 AM   Unheralded South Australian Nick Cullen has ended Adam Scott's run as Australian Masters champion with a thrilling one-shot victory.

Mark Williams diagnosed with cancer

Mark Williams

One of football's most colourful characters, Mark Williams, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Selwood backs Menzel return

Geelong forward Daniel Menzel is being backed by his captain to make a full recovery from injury.

Geelong captain Joel Selwood has backed luckless teammate Daniel Menzel to make a successful return from injury

Do it under pressure

Matthew Lloyd

Essendon's goal kicking coach has singled out Fremantle's 2013 premiership loss as the best example of how a failure to convert in front of goals under pressure can cost a team dearly.

Lifestyle

Australian favorites fail to dent 'Car of the Year' award

Holden are one of three traditionally 'Australian' brands that have failed to qualify for wheels 'Car of the Year'

Paul Entwistle 7:06 AM   Australian car manufacturers have failed to make the final list of cars being considered for the prestigious Wheels Magazine 'Car of the Year' award.

Quinoa crops growing in popularity

Quinoa

Despite the confusion over its pronunciation Quinoa (kin-whah) is becoming a boom crop for WA farmers.

The show must Wiggle on

The Wiggles

Who would have thought that a red, yellow or blue skivvy would be as coveted as a green and gold jumper with the Australian crest on it.

Longest serving QANTAS pilot retires

QANTAS' longest serving pilot retires with son at his side on last flight.

The world's longest serving commercial 747-400 Pilot has retired, after conducting his last flight earlier this week with his son, also a Pilot, by his side.