Wool soars to ‘unthinkable’ highs as it closes in on $20 a kilogram

Wool soars to ‘unthinkable’ highs as it closes in on $20 a kilogram

Updated May 18, 2018 16:08:58 Photo: Wool growers are enjoying a golden era with prices expected to crash through the “unthinkable” level of $20/kg at next week’s auctions. (ABC Open contributor Jason Schmidt) Australia’s woolgrowers are about to hit a milestone many thought was unthinkable even a few years ago, …

Whale-watching season gets off to early start as humpback whale population soars

Whale-watching season gets off to early start as humpback whale population soars

By Luisa Rubbo and Kathy Sundstrom Posted May 13, 2018 16:10:48 Photo: About 33,000 whales are expected to make the journey to Queensland this year. (Supplied: Jodie Lowe’s Marine Animal Photography ) The phenomenal growth in the humpback whale population has resulted in some of the giant beasts of the …

Autumn temperatures set new record as Perth soars above 32C

Autumn temperatures set new record as Perth soars above 32C

Posted May 12, 2018 16:03:12 Photo: People sit on Floreat Beach, enjoying the weather. (ABC News: Irena Ceranic) If you thought the 32-degree day in Perth felt a little odd for this time of year, you would be right. The city recorded a maximum of 32.7 degrees Celsius at 1:04pm …

Replica Spitfire pilot soars with success after given okay to fly to work 365 days a year

Replica Spitfire pilot soars with success after given okay to fly to work 365 days a year

Updated March 21, 2018 15:05:20 Video: Mr English will be able to fly one return trip a day, 365 days of the year (ABC News) Related Story: Why drive to work when you can fly? A far north Queensland man has won his bid to fly his replica World War …