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Western Australian State Government Invests $26M In Astronomy And The Square Kilometre Array
2013-08-16 17:13:42

ICRAR The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), based in Perth, Western Australia has been extended for another five years thanks to a $26M investment announced by WA Premier Colin Barnett today. The $26M from the Western Australian State Government will allow ICRAR’s local activities in science and with industry to continue, but will also expand the high tech and scientific capabilities of the State. A joint venture between Curtin University and The University of...

Great Barrier Reef The Site Of Aborted US Military Training Mission
2013-07-22 04:56:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of US Marine Corps fighter jets dropped a total of four unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef in what is being described as a military training exercise gone wrong, according to various media reports. According to BBC News, the AV-8B Harriers were taking part in a joint American-Australian training exercise known as Talisman Saber. They had intended to drop their payloads at a bombing range at nearby Townshend Island on...

2013-07-08 23:18:34

The go card system designed and delivered by Cubic Transportation Systems Australia, part of the transportation systems division of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), has undergone a major network extension in South East Queensland with ferry services for Southern Moreton Bay islands (SMBI) officially becoming part of the TransLink network this week. BRISBANE, Australia (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The go card system designed and delivered by Cubic Transportation Systems Australia, part of 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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