Barnett raises shark shields at Dunsborough beach

By Paul Hemsley As if shooting sharks didn’t make it safe to go back in the water, Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has bolstered the state’s coastal defences by starting a trial with the City of Busselton to install a “shark-proof beach enclosure” at the Old Dunsborough beach to keep marine predators away from people. […]

WA government mounts $7m shark counter attack

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski Western Australian government has greeted the onset of warmer weather with a $6.85 million spending package to counter shark attacks on beachgoers, including shooting the marine predators if they get too close to bathing humans. The hardline response follows five fatal shark attacks on beachgoers in the state over […]


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