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2008-10-08 09:00:31

40 injured in mid-air incident in West Australia CANBERRA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Up to 40 people were injured when a passenger jet carrying more than 300 people made an emergency landing near Exmouth in West Australia following a mid-air incident Tuesday afternoon. Sergeant Greg Lambert from the Western Australian police said the Airbus A320 owned by Australia's largest airline company Qantas landed safety at Learmonth Airport near Exmouth after a mayday call. He said up to 40 people...

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2008-10-07 12:25:00

Qantas Airlines sent two planes to Exmouth, Australia, to ferry passengers to Perth after another Qantas plane made an emergency landing, officials said. More than 40 people were injured when the plane was forced to land after the pilot reported a sudden change in altitude Wednesday, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The pilot of the A-330-300 issued a mayday call after the in-flight incident in Western Australia. The plane was traveling from Singapore to Perth when it was forced...

2008-10-03 06:00:22

Woodside Petroleum has announced that the North West Shelf Venture's offshore gas production facility, the new Angel platform, is now operational and producing gas for processing at its Karratha gas plant in Western Australia. The A$1.6 billion development involved the installation of a new platform and associated infrastructure, including a 50km subsea pipeline tied back to the existing North Rankin A platform. Located approximately 120km northwest of Karratha, the Angel platform stands...

2008-09-30 06:00:30

Engineering contractor Foster Wheeler has announced that the onshore liquefied natural gas processing train it has built for the Woodside Energy-led consortium at Karratha in Western Australia has begun production. First liquefied natural gas (LNG) production was achieved ahead of Woodside's target date. The processing train was delivered by the Foster Wheeler-led joint venture at Karratha, Western Australia, for Woodside Energy as operator on behalf of the North West Shelf Venture (NWSV)....

2008-09-22 03:00:27

Santos, an Australian oil and gas exploration and production company, has announced that its subsidiary, Santos Offshore, has purchased a 100% interest in the WA-4-R permit offshore Western Australia, which contains the majority of the undeveloped Spar gas field. The Spar gas field is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia. The field extends into WA-13-L, in which Santos has a 45% interest. The field is estimated to contain 600 petajoules of gas potential with...

2008-09-22 03:00:20

Text of report by News Corp-owned Australian general news daily Courier-Mail website on 22 September More than 20 flights have been grounded at Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal this afternoon [local time is gmt plus 10] after an apparent breach of security in the departures zone. Sources at the airport said security had been breached at the Qantas screening area and that the top floor of the terminal was being cleared of passengers. Twenty-four flights have been suspended and passengers...

2008-09-17 12:00:30

Powerlink has announced that the power supply to the Australian city of Townsville's port and central business district area has been upgraded with a new A$36 million high-voltage transmission line and substation. The new powerline, between the Townsville South substation and a new substation at Townsville East, is part of Powerlink Queensland's A$120 million investment in the region. Gordon Jardine, CEO of Powerlink, said that the new powerline and substation would underpin the major...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Susan Mansfield South Australia is wildlife heaven. Even the elusive duck-billed platypus puts in an appearance if you're lucky THERE are bubbles on the pond surface, a circle of them, as if someone is boiling a kettle under the water. This is the first sign that I'm about to encounter one of Australia's shyest, most elusive animals, the one I've come half-way round the world in hope of seeing: a duck-billed platypus. Then the creature that produced the bubbles surfaces, swims a...

2008-08-08 15:00:43

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 8, 2008) - La Mancha Resources Inc. (TSX:LMA)(All amounts are expressed in CA dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Unaudited HIGHLIGHTS - Total production of 18,915 ounces of gold (up 47%) - Revenues of $13.1 million - Net loss of $2.6 million - Cash position of $10.6 million - 6,275 ounces of gold (La Mancha's share) from the first two months of production at Frog's Leg - AU $15 million long-term debt financing agreement with Areva La...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

Babcock & Brown Power has sold its 100% interest in the Uranquinty power station to Origin Energy for an on completion value A$700 million. According to the company, it will receive net proceeds of A$159 million from the disposal which will be used to repay part of the outstanding BBPH bridge facility and accordingly reduces the amount of the proposed $360 million BBPH corporate debt facility. Len Gill, Chairman of BBP (Babcock & Brown Power) said: "The sale of Uranquinty, at a...


Latest Geography of Australia Reference Libraries

Short-spined Crown-of-thorns Starfish, Acanthaster brevispinus
2013-08-12 14:37:20

The short-spined crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster brevispinus) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Philippines, and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Because these areas are so far away from one another, the full range of this starfish cannot be known, but it can be said that it resides in a tropical or subtropical environment. It was first discovered by W.K. Fisher, who...

Mulga Lands
2013-04-19 20:34:07

The Mulga Lands are an interim Australian bioregion out of eastern Australia made up of dry and sandy plains that are scattered with mulga trees. Located in inland New South Wales and Queensland these are level plains with some low hills and infertile sandy soil with a cover of shrubs and grasses with mulga and eucalyptus trees. The region incorporates regions of wetland, the majority of which are only seasonally flooded, these include Lake Numalla and Lake Wyara, the Currawinya Lakes,...

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2009-04-07 18:18:26

The Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is the only member of the genus Northiella. Its habitat includes open woodland, scrub, river forest, spinifex (a type of Australian grass), and farmlands. It is found throughout the eastern half of Australia, and a smaller race is found in the western Australian Nullarbor (flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight) region. This bird is about 10.6...

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