Whyalla, Australia Newswire

Whyalla, Australia Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Whyalla, Australia.

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  1. Nyrstar smelter hit by blackoutRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Mercury

    Smelting company Nyrstar has joined the growing list of major companies to suffer losses from South Australia's statewide blackout. The company says it expects its Port Pirie blast furnace to be out of action for up to 14 days at a cost of more than $5 million.


  2. The storm is over, clean-up beginsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | AdelaideNow...

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  3. Arrium steelworks employees accept administrator's bid for pay cutRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | ABC News

    Arrium employees in South Australia have accepted a 10 per cent pay cut recommended by the firm's administrator, paving the way forward for the debt-ridden Whyalla steelworks. "A settled, locked-in EA is critical to the sale process; while the proposed pay reduction is equally important, as it will bring the business closer to break-even.


  4. SA blackout paralyses Whyalla steelworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Age

    South Australia's Whyalla steelworks has been crippled by the statewide blackout caused by severe storms and operators are now racing to restore power to save further costly damage and production losses. The vast steelworks owned by Arrium, which went into administration in April, is one of a number of businesses disrupted by the widespread power outage.


  5. Fuel shortages leave Eyre Peninsula residents strandedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABC News

    Residents trying to move between Eyre Peninsula towns are stranded without fuel as ongoing power shortages across South Australia put petrol bowsers out of commission. Spanish teacher Jane Glasson is stuck in Whyalla where she teaches children and cannot drive back to her home in Cleve, 147 kilometres to the south-west.


  6. Australia reacts to superstorm chaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NEWS.com.au

    The entire state of South Australia suffered a loss of power on September 28, as a storm rolled across the area. Heavy winds, hail and rain hammered parts of the state, with authorities battling to restore power to thousands of households and businesses.


  7. State bracing for storm's full furyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mercury

    SOUTH Australia will face further destruction today as a massive storm continues to lash Adelaide and the rest of the state. The weather bureau is expecting gail-force winds, up to 60mm of rain to fall in the city and possible further isolated thunderstorms this morning before the storm eases later in the day.


  8. State in darkness as power network failsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | ABC News

    "We're obviously still trying to find a out [what happened] but what has happened is that the whole state has been blacked out," he said. "That's due to some upstream issue with the transmission network, we're not receiving any supply through the transmission network.


  9. China trade arrangements questioned over steel, aluminium dumpingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | ABC News

    The Federal Government is facing calls to remove a special trade deal that allows China to dump cheap steel and aluminium on the Australian market. A study by the McKell Institute, a progressive think tank, has found Australia's decision in 2004 to award China "market economy" status has backfired and Australian companies are being damaged by the predatory dumping of products below market cost.


  10. Mediscare claims one more victim as Tony Nutt's 'complete lie' claims backfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 21 | The Age

    It was the lie that defined the 2016 election campaign, slashed Malcolm Turnbull's majority by 14 seats and almost propelled Bill Shorten to victory. Liberal Party Director Tony Nutt calls for an end of mediscare-type campaign 'lies', but finds himself called out over past coalition transgressions.


  11. SA regional community against nuclear waste dump proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 20 | ABC News

    Plans for a high-level nuclear waste dump being touted by the South Australian Government have found strong opposition at ground level, according to an unofficial ABC poll. The ABC North and West breakfast program, based in Port Pirie, asked listeners whether they were for, against, or undecided regarding the State Government's proposal to import nuclear waste from other countries and store it in South Australia.


  12. Sex offender's supervision conditions may be decided after he leaves prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 19 | ABC News

    A Whyalla man jailed for indecently assaulting a young intellectually disabled boy has a high risk of reoffending if he is released on parole without supervision, a Supreme Court has heard. South Australia's Attorney-General has used the relatively new power of applying to the Supreme Court for an extended supervision order for Darren Graetz, who has a history of serious sexual offences against children.


  13. Australia hit by Chinese steel dumpingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 9 | The Mercury

    An Anti-Dumping Commission inquiry has found Australia's steel and aluminium industries can't compete on a level playing field with dumped Asian exports, especially from China. In a report released on Friday night, the commission found Asian government subsidies and their support for loss-making state-owned enterprises had resulted in unsustainably low export prices.


  14. Suicidal driver jailed for murder has appeal dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 9 | ABC News

    A suicidal man found guilty of murdering two people in a fatal head-on crash near Whyalla has had his appeal dismissed by South Australia's Court of Criminal Appeal. The prosecution argued Knowles was suicidal and deliberately crossed onto the wrong side of the Lincoln Highway in December 2014, crashing into the oncoming car.


  15. Lightning strike knocks out power on Eyre Peninsula as thunderstorms hit SARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 8 | ABC News

    A lightning strike on the Eyre Peninsula has knocked out the power supply to more than 18,000 customers as a strong thunderstorm crosses South Australia. ElectraNet said a lightning bolt at about 3:40pm caused a loss of transmission supplies to the Lower Eyre Peninsula.


  16. Morrison seems a bit confused on tax, almost as if he's a hypocriteRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | Green Left Weekly

    "More tax is not the answer." This was an actual statement made by Treasurer Scott Morrison on August 24 in response to a proposal from the Western Australian Nationals for a mining tax on Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.


  17. Locals help Variety Bash raise record $Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Naracoorte Herald

    There was a strong Limestone Coast input into the 28th SA Variety Bash that raised a record-breaking $2.64 million this month. Three of the vehicles had local connections, with one of the participants Lavinia Hannaford saying she was honoured to be involved.


  18. Arrium steelworks employees reject planned 10pc pay cutRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | ABC News

    Arrium employees in South Australia have rejected a 10 per cent pay cut recommended by the firm's administrator as it seeks a way forward for the debt-ridden Whyalla steelworks. KordaMentha is seeking a buyer for the Whyalla business and the union said it was now less clear what might happen next.


  19. Court action could stymie Arrium sale processRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | The Age

    Receivers to collapsed steelmaker Arrium are facing another delay after a court pushed back to late October a legal stoush between the failed group and US financial powerhouses GSO Capital Partners and BNY Mellon. Federal Court judge Justice Jennifer Davies will now hear the dispute on October 27 after lawyer for the US institutions Peter Jopling, QC, successfully argued for more time to prepare his case after accusing lawyers for KordaMentha of "gobbling up" time by changing their pleadings.


  20. Defence sheds light on alleged poll bungleRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Some 500 defence personnel from the Townsville area took part in a military exercise at the centre of a federal election voting controversy, documents show. The Liberal-National Party is considering a court challenge over the tight election result in Herbert - a north Queensland seat based on Townsville, which is home to thousands of defence personnel.