The Margaret River shooting shows that we must stay vigilant about gun access | Denise Cullen | Opinion

Hope Forest, South Australia, 6 September 1971 Heather Bartholomew was sleeping when her estranged husband Clifford Bartholomew crept into their farmhouse south of Adelaide and struck her in the head with a mallet. Instead of rendering her unconscious, as he later claimed to have intended, his wife awoke, screaming. He …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Peter Miles’s heartache blamed for unspeakable violence

Margaret River murder-suicide: Peter Miles’s heartache blamed for unspeakable violence

Updated May 14, 2018 16:56:53 Photo: Peter Miles (L) is suspected of killing Aaron Cockman’s (R) four children, his ex-wife and her mother, before turning the gun on himself. (ABC News: James Carmody) Aaron Cockman has seen firsthand the emotional anguish Peter Miles had gone through in recent years. That …

‘This will not define us’: Margaret River community grapples with reality of Miles family shooting

‘This will not define us’: Margaret River community grapples with reality of Miles family shooting

Updated May 14, 2018 17:29:38 Photo: Flowers and a card outside the Osmington home of the Miles family. (ABC News: James Carmody) Brent Watson is a neighbour of the Miles family, who were killed in a murder-suicide in Margaret River on Friday. It wasn’t until the morning after the tragedy …

Hunter Valley’s Bylong River could ‘dry up’ as department ignores advice of NSW Water Office

Hunter Valley’s Bylong River could ‘dry up’ as department ignores advice of NSW Water Office

Exclusive by national environment, science and technology reporter Michael Slezak Posted May 14, 2018 04:59:49 A large foreign-owned mine planned for prime agricultural land in the NSW Hunter Valley could cause the Bylong River and local creeks to “dry up”, according to an assessment by the NSW Water Office obtained …

Margaret River shooting: father says he still loves man believed responsible for deaths | Australia news

The shattered father of the four children killed in the Margaret River family shooting massacre says he still loves the man believed responsible for their deaths – their grandfather. Peter Miles, his wife, Cynda, daughter Katrina and Aaron Cockman’s four children – daughter Taye, 13, and sons Rylan, 12, Arye, …

The mystery of the Miles family and a Margaret River murder-suicide that has shocked the world

The mystery of the Miles family and a Margaret River murder-suicide that has shocked the world

Updated May 13, 2018 10:27:10 The Miles family were known in Margaret River as loving people, well liked and well respected around town. So what could have gone so horribly wrong on Friday morning at 1422 Osmington Road? The details emerging of the family of seven — three adults and …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Grieving father speaks about deaths of four children

Margaret River murder-suicide: Grieving father speaks about deaths of four children

Posted May 13, 2018 14:18:44 Photo: Aaron Cockman’s four children and former partner were among the victims. (ABC News) The father of four children killed in a murder-suicide near the town of Margaret River has spoken publicly for the first time, saying he has lost everything. Aaron Cockman’s children Taye, …

Expression of Interest – Mining Truck Operators 2018 – McArthur River Mining

Expression of Interest – Mining Truck Operators 2018 – McArthur River Mining

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Margaret River deaths: three guns at scene belonged to children’s grandfather | Australia news

Three guns found at the scene of Australia’s worst gun crime since the Port Arthur massacre belonged to the grandfather of the four murdered children. Police in Western Australia have confirmed that seven of the Miles family, well-known members of the Margaret River community in the state’s south-west, were found …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Police confirm firearms belonged to grandfather Peter Miles

Margaret River murder-suicide: Police confirm firearms belonged to grandfather Peter Miles

Updated May 12, 2018 14:01:45 Related Story: Margaret River reeling as mass shooting casts a dark pall over a tight-knit town Related Story: Four children, three adults found shot dead in Margaret River murder-suicide Three firearms licensed to Peter Miles, who was found dead along with six others — including …