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A surfer is buzzed by a large shark, believed to be a great white, in Esperence. Image from Fritz De Bruyn

A surfer is buzzed by a large shark, believed to be a great white, in Esperence. Image from Fritz De Bruyn


PHOTOS: Shark buzzes surfer

"If you're going to get chomped then you're going to get chomped - there's nothing you can do about it." So said WA surfer Andy Johnston after getting buzzed by this three-metre great white shark at Esperance last month.

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Groomed to hate Australia

A group of children aged 6-13 have been brainwashed by a Muslim extremist cult to hate Australian democracy. Image: CH7 A Sydney Muslim youth group in Lakemba has been accused of indoctrinating young children, after a video has emerged of boys as young as six reciting extremist Muslim views and calling and calling for an end to Australian democracy.

Data retention plan 2.0

The federal government has rebooted its data retention plan. Malcolm Turnbull announcing the the plan today. Authorities will be able to keep a closer eye on the Internet activities of Australians - under new counter terror reforms introduced in Federal Parliament. Gary Adshead spoke to Fairfax Canberra Correspondent Francis Keaney.

When loyalty will cost you $82k

As banks look to reintroduce school banking we are being warned of the financial risk of loyalty. Bank loyalty could be costing you the chance to drive around in a luxury car or even pay off your home loan earlier according to research from a leading consumer advocacy group. Paul Murray spoke Tom Godfrey from CHOICE.

AFL's ANZAC commitment slammed

Discussions about Fremantle's Len Hall ANZAC tribute game have led to a scathing outburst by the WA Veterans Affairs Minister. The WA Minister for Veterans Affairs has slammed the AFL's contribution to the ANZAC trust, labeling it 'tokenistic'. Joe Francis called the morning program to criticise the billion dollar industry on the grounds the AFL contributed only 25c per ticket for games played on ANZAC Day.

PHOTOS: Shark buzzes surfer

A surfer is buzzed by a large shark, believed to be a great white, in Esperence. Image from Fritz De Bruyn "If you're going to get chomped then you're going to get chomped - there's nothing you can do about it." So said WA surfer Andy Johnston after getting buzzed by this three-metre great white shark at Esperance last month.

Hunt being hunted

a The West Coast Eagles are among several clubs ready to offer Taylor Hunt an AFL lifeline.

Glory in 'cheeky' finals chance

Perth Glory Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says there is a real belief within his players that they can taste more finals action this year with tonight's game against Melbourne Victory deciding who goes on to the semi finals of the FFA. Gary Adshead about the run.

VIDEO: NASA rocket explodes

Watch an unmanned NASA rocket explodes moments after launch. No one was injured in the explosion. Video: An unmanned Antares rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded seconds after liftoff Tuesday evening in Wallops Island, VA. The damage is thought to be contained to the launch site, and so far no injuries are reported.

VW campaign tackles inattention

VW has produced a powerful and creative ad campaign to help fight inattention while driving targeting texting. VIDEO: Watch this creative and jolting ad campaign and have your say on the impact. Car manufacturer VW have joined the chorus of people and companies concerned with the rising toll that inattention while driving is causing.

Help find these Cowards

Police are seeking information regarding a serious assault in Scarborough. If you know who these men are call 1800 333 000. The daughter of a Scarborough shop owner attacked by teenagers on Sunday has asked for more to be done to prevent this type of attack that has left her father in hospital with serious facial injuries. Naril DeMirel spoke to Gary Adshead about the cowardly attack.

Take the punt out of 'The Cup'

Max Hitchins believes he has the formula to take the guess work out of the Melbourne Cup. When you have successfully picked the winner of the Melbourne Cup 23 of 26 times you know you have a winning formula and Max Hitchins is happy to share it...for free. Peter Bell spoke to the man who is now know as 'Melbourne Cup Max'

Justice for all, except Labor

The State Government has stopped police attending a crime forum in a Labor seat but allowing them to attend a Liberal forum. A request by a Labor MLA to have police attend a crime forum in Morley has been denied and deemed inappropriate by the Barnett government despite permission being granted for police to a similar Liberal forum.

Is this 2014 or 1971?

Is Perth a backwater when it comes to liquor licencing? The AHA WA says yes after a 24 hour licence application was rejected. The Police Commissioner and Director of Liquor Licencing have been labelled 'backward' and openly criticised by the head of the AHA WA of the after the application for a 24 hour liquor licence was denied for the Perth Old Treasury development.

Social media slams sexist ad

sexist A Bavarian beer cafe in Sydney has been slammed on social media for a sexist marketing campaign that compares women to meat while attempting to raise money for a breast cancer charity. Read more here.

Frank nails father of the year.

This Balgowlah Heights house was sold for $1.5 million and was purchased for two teenage children. Frank Tsagaris got a helping hand from his father to buy a house so the father of two thought he would do the same for his kids. The only difference is that Frank bought his kids, Renee (13) and Jake (15) a $1.5 million home. Steve and Basil spoke to the generous father.

A waste of open space

The amount of land dedicated to golf courses and parkland in Perth has been called a waste of space in a new book. A soon to be released report has called for a dramatic rethink on the amount of parkland and the number of golf courses Perth has. 'Find the Gap' author Dr Julian Bolleter spoke to Gary Adshead about the better use open spaces for residential development.

Aussies to join Ebola fight

Experts are calling for more international help in containing the spread of the Ebola virus. Up to 16 Australian healthcare professionals will join the fight to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus as experts warn there is not enough being done to contain the threat. Gary Adshead spoke to Dr Con Costa who is the President of the Doctors Reform Society.

More pain at the bowser

Motorists will be paying around 40 cents extra a week for a tank of petrol from November. Petrol prices will rise next month after the federal government announced plans to increase the tax on fuel despite not having parliamentary approval for the measure. Gary Adshead spoke to Fairfax Canberra Correspondent Francis Keaney.

Angry: SAf talkback reacts

Oscar Pistorius could serve as little as 8 months behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Talkback radio switchboards in South Africa have lit up like camera flashes at an Opening Ceremony, with listeners phoning in to vent their spleen over the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius.

Are we past Love Thy Neighbour?

Love Thy Neighbour WATCH: A controversial 1970s British sitcom is set to return to our TV screens, with Channel 7 announcing re-runs of Love Thy Neighbour.

Sanderson opens up after sacking

Brenton Sanderson is looking for a new job in football. It’s been nearly five weeks since Adelaide made the shock announcement that they would not be going forward with Brenton Sanderson as their coach.

Protesters push burqa ban

Three men from 'Facelss' protest group tried to enter parliament wearing KKK uniform, a niqab and a motorbike helmet. A trio of men have attempted to enter Parliament with one wearing a Ku Klux Klan mask, and the others wearing a niqab and a motorcycle helmet as part of a protest against the burqa. Gary Adshead spoke to Fairfax Canberra Correspondent Francis Keaney.

3000 Perth people left council-less

Council amalgamations About 3000 people have been left without a council after the State Government's amalgamation announcement yesterday. Hear Local Government Minister Tony Simpson try to defend the oversight on Drive with Paul Murray.

Hayley Dodd's Garden

Hayley Dodd's Garden It's been 15 years since Hayley Dodd disappeared and now her mother Margaret wants to have a secret, enchanted garden built to remember her missing daughter. Margaret spoke to Paul Murray on the Drive show.

Canadian attack causes security beef up

Security has been increased around several Australian monuments following attacks in Canada. Image: Australian War Memorial. Security around sensitive landmarks and prominent institutions in Australia is being increased following the shooting of a soldier in Canada and assault on the Parliament by an armed man on Wednesday. Gary Adshead spoke to Federal Justice Minister Micheal Keenan.

Studio hunts online pirates

Studios are launching action to hunt down movie pirates in Australia. Image: Dallas Buyers Club. The creators Dallas Buyers Club are bringing their battle against piracy and illegal downloads to Australia applying to the Federal Court that it have iiNet and other local ISPs hand over the identities of the alleged pirates. Gray Adshead spoke to Fairfax technology expert Trevor Long.

Aussie murdered in Bali

Ross Taylor, friend of the Ellis' speaks to Paul Indonesian police say it would be alleged that Julaikah Noor Aini paid to have her husband Robert Ellis murdered. Paul spoke to Ross Taylor, a friend of the Ellis family.

Plea to find Enoch Walsh

Missing Enoch Walsh A family friend of Romily House escapee and killer Enoch Samuel Walsh is appealing for support in the search for Mr Walsh. Paul Murray spoke to Michelle about the man who has been missing from his care facility in Claremont since October 5.

Editorial: Talk time is over

Gary Adshead: Now, no one wants to be sucked in by a complete fanatic, but I have to say I just wish our government and other governments would stop tinkering at the edges with this growing threat in the Middle East.

Progress at walking pace

The City of Fremantle is aiming for a walker-friendly city but are they choking the life out of the city in the process? The City of Fremantle says it will look at reducing traffic speeds as part of a raft of measures being considered to find the the right balance between pedestrians and motorists in the heart of the port city. Gary Adshaed spoke to Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettit.

Muslims: Barnett's gone missing

The Muslim community are being targeted and have accused the WA government offering little more than 'emotional support' Islamic Council of WA says members of Muslim community are being targeted, with the WA government offering only 'emotional support'.

Marsh in line for Test debut

a The wait may finally be over for WA's Mitch Marsh after Australian selector Mark Waugh telling Sports Today he expects the younger of the Marsh boys to make his Test debut.

Ecstasy use on the rise

Annual study shows synthetic drug use is on the way down but ecstasy and methamphetamine use is on the rise. The NDRAC annual survey of drug use has found a decrease in synthetic cannabis among regular drug users but the use of ecstasy is on the rise. Gary Adshead spoke with Associate Professor Lucy Burns about the research findings.

Skip breakfast and get skinny

Is the most important meal of the day the one that is helping fuel obesity? Research suggest it is. It might be regarded as the most important meal of the day but new research suggest that by skipping breakfast, or at least delaying it, is the best way to tackle Australia's epidemic of obesity. Steve and Basil spoke to Alex Hodge from Monash University.

Dear Treasurer. A letter by Larry

With the bi-election out of the way it's time for the Treasurer to return to his real job according to columnist Larry Graham. Dear Treasurer, now that messy, democratic bye-election thingy is out of the way and you can get back onto your day job, I just thought I would drop you a line to help you refocus on the budgetary problems you inherited from your high-flying predecessors.

Waugh hints Nile Test debut

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Tweet Former Australian Cricket captain and current selector, Mark Waugh, has tipped WA's Nathan Coulter-Nile to be part of the Australian Test team this season saying that he was left out of the T20 squad simply to get him ready for limited overs and test cricket this season.

Burqua ban backflip

The controversial Parliament House burqa ban has been dumped. Michael Pachi has the latest. The controversial plan to make Muslim women wearing burqas and the niqab sit in glassed enclosures at Parliament House has been ditched following a fierce backlash. Gary Adshead spoke to Fairfax Canberra Bureau Chief Michael Pachi.

In the flame zone

FESA CEO Jo Harrison Ward has been sacked following a scathing report in to the Hills Bushfire. A bushfire expert is in Perth and wants to implement a Bushfire Attack Level system. Aimed at home-owners in areas at risk to fires, the Bushfire Attack Levels are judged by the location and surroundings of the houses at risk.

I have a circus degree

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns look on during Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. Imagine running away to join the circus and being told that you are under-qualified or you don't have the necessary educational requirements. Sounds absurd? Well with the establishment of the National Institute of Circus Arts those days may be here already.

Portrait placement a potty idea

Edith Cowan was the first woman elected to an Australian parliament. Her portrait now hangs beside the men's toilet. The relocation of seven portraits of historic WA MP's, including Edith Cowan, who adorns the Australian $50 note, next to the men's toilets at Parliament House has raised a few eyebrows as well objections. Gray Adshead spoke to concerned MLC Alanna Clohesy.

"I had concerns over safety"

a A man is in critical condition after an apparent attempt to take his own life at the Lone Rangers Shooting complex in Belmont yesterday. A former manager of Lone Rangers spoke about his concerns over the safety of the complex.

Watermelon prices set to skyrocket

a A virus in the Northern Territory has wiped out a large portion of watermelon crops that supply WA. Faced with a shortage of the summertime favourite John - a watermelon supplier says prices - are set to sky rocket.

Dragon still rockin' 40 years on

a Legendary New Zealand rock group Dragon dropped by 6PR studio for a chat with Peter Bell. The group chatted about their history before belting out their legendary hit "April Sun in Cuba".

Bacon and Eggs the best breakfast?

a Other than listening to Steve and Basil in the morning a new study says that bacon and eggs are the perfect way to start the day. While Dietitian Chris Fonda agrees bacon and eggs are a good breakfast he believes it's not the best.

"At fault" scheme victim

Tracy: A victim of the Tracy Odiam, a woman who was once a very independent person, was unable to receive compensation from a motorbike accident that left her paraplegic. Paul Murray spoke to Tracy about her struggles which include being close to poverty line while trying to hang on to her house.

Online piracy on the rise

a Piracy is on the rise in Australia according to a new study by the IP Awareness Foundation. Parents are being encouraged to educate their children on online piracy which damages the Australian film and television industry.

Can't bury our heads in the sand

a The Federal Opposition health spokesperson believes Australia should be committed to fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Catherine King believes the government is burying their head in the sand in regards to the matter.

Comedy of numbers

a What's the significance of a the number 33, why is 7 lucky? Comedian and Mathematician Adam Spencer dropped by to tell Steve and Basil all about the quirkiness of numbers.

Not your regular Bali souvenir

a A Bunbury man has returned from Bali with a very unusual souvenir. The 21-year-old had to have a spider removed from his chest after it burrowed in at his navel and moved up to his sternum.

Rio Tinto hit back at Barnett

Rio Tinto hits back at accusations of price manipulation Mining company Rio Tinto has hit back at the Premier over accusations of price manipulation. Paul Murray spoke to experienced resources journalist Tim Treadgold about the stoush.

My side of the street

a Country musician Adam Brand dropped by 6PR to have a chat with Peter Bell about his latest tour. The Perth born, three time platinum singer shared a song from his new album My Side of the Street.

Game show sexism?

a Channel 10's game show Family Feud has been accused of being sexist after it posed the question: Name something people think is a woman job? RMIT's deputy dean of communications believes it was a sexist question.

Keep it local

a With an influx of imported goods the Australian Made campaign is hitting back as they attempt to get consumers to buy local. Campaign CEO Ian Harrison spoke with Gary Adshead about the impact buying Australian Made has on local businesses.

Wealth not feeding WA's hungry kids

a Despite Australians being amongst the most wealthy people in the world, welfare agencies in WA are still turning away more than 4,000 hungry children. Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble spoke with Gary Adshead about the struggle they face to fee hungry children.

Calls for wider reportage of suicide

a WA's Mental Health Commissioner believes there should be a larger coverage of suicide and mental health issues. The comments come on the back of a letter published in The West Australian calling for more coverage much in the style of a road toll count.

Flurry of feathers

a It's that time of the year when our black and white friends become extremely aggressive. No it's not AFL Finals time it's magpie swooping season. The Department of Parks and Wildlife tell us what to do to avoid being attacked.

Communication Breakdown

a The art of face to face communication is slowly dying off thanks to the increasing use of smart phones. Fleur Allen - a master networker - spoke with Steve and Basil about the problems that arise from a lack of face to face communication.

"I would have denied him a visa"

a Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson believes Tony Abbott should have denied Russian President Vladmir Putin a visa. Mr Wilson spoke with Gary Adshead about the decision to allow Mr Putin into the country for the G20 Summit.

Customer service commended at Pattersons

Patersons Stadium vs Subiaco Council Pattersons Stadium faces an uphill battle each season as its ageing facilities are pushed to the limits by massive crowds every week. Despite the strain Pattersons Stadium staff have been recognised with a number of awards for their customer service.

Rare surfboards up for grabs

a A collection of over 100 classic and unique surfboards is up for auction in Claremont. Each board is expected to sell for a hefty fee but one in particular could to fetch up to $15,000.

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