White spot disease (WSD) found in Queensland prawns is highly contagious, lethal to crustaceans and has reduced prawn farm productivity by up to 40 per cent overseas.
Scrappy Seattle three-piece Nirvana had just knocked Michael Jackson off the top of the Billboard music charts when they played Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel on Queensland’s Gold Coast, 25 years ago today.
With a blow of the whistles at 7:30am on July 1, 1916, tens of thousands of British troops went over the top and advanced on German lines in positions abutting the River Somme in France.
The race is on in the UK to find David Cameron’s successor as Conservative Party leader and prime minister, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has seen his own MPs pass a motion of no confidence in his leadership.
The Governor of Papua New Guinea’s capital said the use of live ammunition on students was “unwarranted” and has challenged Government claims that police were provoked with stone throwing, kicking off a violent confrontation.
The groundswell of discontent with Papua New Guinea’s Government, and more specifically the administration of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, provided the tinder for today’s violence around the nation’s main university campus.
A Papua New Guinea court has ordered the Parliament’s Speaker, Theodore Zurenuoc, to replace, repair or return totems and 19 traditional carvings that he had removed from Parliament three years ago.
Earth Hour has seen the lights go out again in many of the world’s largest cities, each with its own local focus on energy concerns.
Papua New Guinea’s former prime minister Sir Julius Chan says that if he had been allowed to continue with the infamous Sandline operation to put down the Bougainville civil war in 1997, he would have been able to bring the island under control.
On March 13 last year, the most powerful cyclone to ever hit the Pacific smashed into the islands of Vanuatu, leaving 75,000 people homeless. At least 15 people were killed in the storm. One year on, the nation still faces many challenges.