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2010-12-20 08:05:00

Australian citizens used to summer temperatures in the mid-80s this time of the year have been surprised by gusty winds and nearly a foot worth of Christmastime snows. According to early morning AFP reports, residents in the eastern states of New South Wales and Victoria received four inches of snowfall. However, Bonnie Malkin of the Telegraph states that the snowfall is actually as much as 11 inches in some areas of New South Wales, and that temperatures in some areas have dipped to 39.2...

2010-10-05 07:05:00

SYDNEY, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SuccessFactors, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFSF) announced that Bankwest (Bank of Western Australia), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia with over 900,000 customers nationwide, has selected SuccessFactors to optimize workforce performance and productivity as well as to provide executives and managers with the data they need to maximize business results. With 5,000 employees across Australia, Bankwest needed a solution to enhance its...

2009-07-22 17:52:00

- Reports Progress on Advanced Development Stage Projects, Provides Exploration Update - TORONTO, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YAMANA GOLD INC. (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY; LSE: YAU) announced that it has declared commercial production at its Gualcamayo mine effective July 1, 2009. Located in the province of San Juan, Argentina, the Gualcamayo mine is expected to contribute significantly to Yamana's overall production and be one of its core mines. The Gualcamayo mine primary ore pass,...

2009-03-04 08:21:00

Record Gold Production Forecast for 2009 VANCOUVER, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (All figures in US dollars except where noted) - Northgate Minerals Corporation (TSX: NGX; NYSE ALTERNEXT/AMEX: NXG) today reported net earnings of $18,668,000 or $0.07 per diluted common share and cash flow from operations of $5,858,000 or $0.02 per diluted common share for the fourth quarter of 2008. For the full year, net earnings were $10,742,000 or $0.04 per diluted common share and cash flow from...

2009-01-22 07:00:00

(All figures are in US dollars unless otherwise stated) VANCOUVER, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - New Gold Inc. ("New Gold") (TSX and AMEX - NGD) today announces fourth quarter gold production of 78,950 ounces and 2008 cumulative annual gold production of 272,046 ounces, exceeding previously released guidance by 22,046 ounces. New Gold also provides its 2009 operational forecast. The 2008 production and cash cost information below includes results for the period prior to the close of the...

2008-11-01 00:00:28

A German doctor and his family have been denied permanent residency in Australia because one of his sons has Down syndrome. Dr. Bernhard Moeller told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. he is angry because the Immigration Department did not take into account the service he provides in an area in Victoria with few doctors. John Brumby, the Victorian prime minister, called the decision "stupid." Department officials defended their decision, saying Australian law requires them to take into...

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...

2008-10-06 18:00:26

TORONTO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Western Goldfields Inc. ("Western Goldfields" or the "Company") (TSX:WGI, NYSE Alternext:WGW) is pleased to announce its improved mine plan and provide an unaudited third quarter production and gold sales update for its Mesquite Mine. - Improved mine plan expected to boost production to approximately 700,000 ounces over the four-year period from 2009-2012 - Gold sales of 47,534 ounces of gold averaged $857 per ounce for the...


Latest States and territories of Australia Reference Libraries

Burrunan Dolphin, Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters west to St. Francis Island. Because of its low numbers, it is thought to deserve protection from the...

Quokka, Setonix brachyurus
2012-10-27 16:53:56

The quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is the sole member of its genus, Setonix, and is a marsupial in the macropod family. It is native to Australia, holding a fragmented range that includes coastal islands like Bald Island and Rottnest Island. There is a small population in continental Australia located in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. On Rottnest Island, its preferred habitat includes areas in cultivated gardens to semiarid scrublands. The quokka was first discovered by Europeans, and in 1696,...

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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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2008-06-13 22:49:05

The eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris), is a species of honeyeater found in dry sclerophyll forest, scrub and heathland from the Cooktown area in North Queensland south through New South Wales east of the Great Dividing Range, through Victoria and into the Flinders Ranges in eastern South Australia as well as throughout Tasmania. Adaptable, they can be found in urban gardens with sufficient vegetation to act as cover and a food source. It is around 6 inches long, and has a...

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2008-05-05 23:48:15

Gilbert's Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii), is an Australian marsupial that is critically endangered. It lives in a restricted area on the southwest coast of Western Australia.The potoroo was presumed extinct for 120 years before it was re-discovered in 1994 in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. In efforts to protect the remaining population three potoroos (one male and two females) were relocated to Bald Island in August 2005 where they are free from predation. Since that time an additional four...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'