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7 News Perth



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Call the bank if it takes your money but keep shut if it gives you extra

Contact the bank derp. Takes about a month to get it back though. Had it happen once at an ATM, which was not good because I was poor at the time. But it is rare.

Chae-anne Broughton

4 hours ago

7 News Perth

New research here in Perth shows a direct link between sun exposure and autism.


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thats the most ridiculous thing ever posted in the history of earth

Decrease in learning and memory? Try again My asd son is bored with the English alphabet he's moved on himself to Ukraine since he was two, he is now four. Trust me , learning and memory struggles are definitely not a problem in autism

I love how people are quick to dispute this yet still believe that vaccinations can cause it 😂🤦🏼‍♀️

I was talking with someone today about austism and how it's literally no more than an 'umbrella definition' for a few hundred different behavioural tendancies science hasn't yet been able to categorise. But nope, you managed to combine it all into one simple definition. Great work on that.

PLEASE HELP!!does anyone know what kind of behaviour defines rat autism? Asking for a friend.....

I think the ingredient Nagalase in vaccine's have something to do with the body not absorbing Vit D, so they are on to something but its not the sun lol

Or my so what about children in other parts of the world who have autism and where they have very little sun every now and then and all it does is rain or cloudy and lucky to have a full week of sun. This has to be the worse researched ever.

Lmfao!!! You got to be joking... the sun is the best thing for us. Vaccines, chemtrails, GMO's... maybe we should look there.

I don't think so. My sister lives at the beach and goes down every single day, specially when she was pregnant and she has a severely autistic child. She is healthy and pretty much covered doing the right thing, nevertheless it happen... I think it's a just simply a different brain formation and it's probably carried by a gene or a mutated gene.

So how does this work with people who have twins and only one child was diagnosed autistic? Maybe she didn’t lay long enough in the sun on that side 🙈🤣

Sam Roland Arvind Jarryd this must explain my 'autismal outbursts and screeching' as you guys would put it. Mystery solved Theory of everything

This is the stupidest thing in my feed today. I was conceived, carried and birthed under the grey skies of the UK. Explain my autism, you total numpties!

Oh no! People don’t need more excuses as to why kids have autism! Next will be low Vit D and albinism will be linked to Autism.

Sarah Taylor not sure i buy into this. You were in north west australia when you were expecting me. There is lots of sun there.

Yeah autism is a regular occurrence on our roads daily

Vaccines and sun exposure, that is truly the most crazy comment. How come my children and grand child, and myself have had vaccines and exposure to sun, they don't have autism, I feel it must be because of something else, I just wish they would find out the truth instead of making up crazy assumptions.

The Sun story is rubbish. Autism from vaccines is rubbish. Autism is a world wide problem, and some of those come from countries that do not have vaccines, so h ow do they explain that.

People are quick to dismiss this, but there are many many studies with a strong indication towards vitamin D being essential for brain development on a cellular level, in a foetus. Why couldn’t a lack of vitamin D cause developmental issues down the line??

You have got to be kidding me....I use to think you guys were really doing something positive...It has been researched over and over again and it has been shown it is genetic. I am sorry I did not know that rodents could be autistic....I cannot believe so much money has been spent on this. It is embarrassing.

🤔 I think a lack of sun does give me mood swings...😵

I never saw much sunlight......☹ I battled morning sickness that lasted the hole pregnancy and depression......and now I have an an autistic son Ronin...maybe there is something to learn from this research. Cahles Lewis

More likely than not they're probably just caught onto the parents reclusive habits and became a hermit. Nothing to do with Autism, more to do with introversion.

I guess the next step would ne to survey human mothers of autistic kids about thier sun exposure during pregnancy.

Simon Castellas better leave Jaxon outside daily. Might control his outbursts 🙄

Would not call it a direct link , untill they have scientific evidence shows it applys to humans. As the researcher said her self. Dr Wyroll said although the study was conducted on rats, the data indicated Vitamin D levels during pregnancy were important for brain development and may be a contributing factor in the development of neurodevelopmental conditions such as ASD. “However further work is needed to establish whether these associations apply to humans,” she said.

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6 hours ago

7 News Perth

Perth war veterans are concerned over changes to ANZAC Day.
Joey Catanzaro has this exclusive report.


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Why do they have to change everything


RSL WA shame on you!

lefty dum wits taken over... as they hate anzac day remember... we need people power here, dont bow down.... get angry, protest

What a waste!

Who voted on this lunacy

The start of the end of Anzac Day ,

As an ex serviceman I’m very disappointed, why change it’s not needed.

All owe goverment need to be saked

It’s still a public holiday right?

Thanks mate 😥

No way they deserve better than that

All about money..

Melissa Adams David O'Brien

Thulitha Kris

Melanie Comito what do you think?

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Great news if you're planning some 4WD action this Easter. The one-way section of the Border Track in #NgarkatConservationPark is reopening early on Thursday 29th March.

#NationalParksSA |

Great news if youre planning some 4WD action this Easter. The one-way section of the Border Track in #NgarkatConservationPark is reopening early on Thursday 29th March. 

#NationalParksSA |


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Can you ride registered motorbikes on the border track?

Daniel McClounan Tony Archer Brett Kannane Might be a good weekend out :)

Tyler Joseph Alex Southby Hannah Southby. Ive just about recovered from our last 4x4

Elly Mary Smith we need to try this

Sam EllisEllis how do you think the paj would go

Jp Kordahi need to catch up again here sometime soon

Andrew get keen

should head here next trip Tadek.

Matt Rowe have you been here?

Hope they all enjoy our hard work this weekend to get it ready. Tony Millsted

Jacqui Harley with Iain 😁

Annabelle Mugge, for Dad

This would be a good place to check out Jane Morris

Dale we need to a camping trip here

Matt Willo Matty Edwoods Matt Jenno Ryan Pym

Jiron Blacket time to book a trip

Steven Johnson Kale Adam

Chris Short

Mark N Jade Lawrence

Ty Clayson

Benjamin Bull

Jared Askham

Sam Lord

Trent Durbidge

Adam Prest?

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8 hours ago

7 News Perth

A zoo in Scotland has a star new attraction.


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" ready to explore the world " you mean inclosure.. 👌

Brad Karl Allbeury omg

Omfg Erin Evans 😱

RonSue Payne never mind the festival!

Omggggg i wanna see it . Its super cute 😍😍😍😍😍

Ginger polar bear- typical Scot😂

There in the right place we just switched axis poles switched so there in the right place united kingdom is the new pole going to get cold

Glenn Radalj Stacey Radalj so cute !

Ice king

Changed my mind Julian Hanson & Lara Hanson I want the lil cub 😍

Amy-rose Beavington Stevon Greene James Beavington do you reckon it’s the one we went to??

Kim CM is this Edinburgh? Aww

Amie Taheri I’ll go see this for u xxxxxx

Sam Inglis omg

Lisa Meikle - omg I soooo wanna see the baby bear 😍

Shirley Hopkins OMG it’s so cute 😍

Omg Courtney Lamond 😍😍😍

Kyle Mercer on the to do list

Mairi MacColl go check the bear cub out 👍

Angie Melissa 😍😍

Naomi Kellylly

Lauren McAdam did u ever go here???!

Blake Cameron how friggin cute!!!!

Freja Laurentine Gwynne 😍🐻😍🐻

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10 hours ago

7 News Perth

Police would like to locate 33-year-old Tyrone George Krakouer who may be able to assist them with their inquiries into a number of matters.

He is described as:
- Approx. 185cm tall
- Medium build
- Brown eyes
- Short brown hair

Police urge the public not to approach him - but to contact them immediately on 131 444.

Police would like to locate 33-year-old Tyrone George Krakouer who may be able to assist them with their inquiries into a number of matters. 

He is described as:
- Approx. 185cm tall
- Medium build
- Brown eyes
- Short brown hair
Police urge the public not to approach him - but to contact them immediately on 131 444.


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surprise surprise..........

He’s a candidate for the Australian of the Year, they just want to hand him his invitation in person.

Seems like a decent bloke

His innovative ideas on interior design are needed for a new station being built.

This should work

Wonder if it's about his views on Australia day?

"assist them with enquiries" 🤦🤦🤦

Brady Pearson give ya self up

Cockburn police

Another one of our great australians causing trouble lol

Jordan Withey

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Don't forget to enter our competition to WIN a stay in Deep Creek Conservation Park thanks to Southern Ocean Retreats. Simply tell us what you would most enjoy about staying in the park and like our page and Southern Ocean Retreats to go into the draw. Competition closes March 25. T and C’s

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My family is going camping there at easter and I am staying back cos my yougest son has surgery. Such an awesome place lucky we been there before so many different sites to chose from once we woke up to kamgaros all around us. Hopefully we can get back there again soon!

I would love everything about the; Dazzling Expansive Estuary Providing Countless Remarkable Experiences Especially with Kangaroos 🐒 (we really need kangaroo emojis 🙊)

I’d love the opportunity to practice the Japanese art of “forest bathing”, and simply take it all in!

Seeing the wildlife and enjoying the ocean and beautiful walking trails. As a family we have never been to deep creek so would enjoy every opportunity.

I love how clean and well signed the park is. A beautiful place to holiday any time of the year.

I've camped in Deep Creek it's absolutely stunning waking up to tons of kangaroos just outside yer tent is something everyone should experience

I love running/hiking the trails. Would love to explore Deep Creek Conservation Park and share the experience with my family 😊

Oh would love this been talking lately about taking our grandson camping for the first time he's just at the right age.

Myself along with hubby and our 3 kids walked to Blowhole beach and back! An absolute gem, the views are breathtaking and that beach 👌🏻☺️

Brandon O'Reilly and I would love to stay at Deep Creek conservation park to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary. We love adventure, connecting with nature and exploring everything great about SA. This stay would allow us to explore Deep Creek Conservation Park as it is very different to our usual national parks we visit since it is so close to the coast!

I love deep creek because of the differing landscapes, the 'moon' rock at blowhole beach, the stringy stringy bark forest and the friendly kangaroos. Mostly though, my kids and I had the best time during winter looking for and finding amazing fungi!

I would love to take my children & for them to explore the natural beauty of the area. Go on a bush walk, run along the beach see the native fauna & flora but for them but the most special thing to me would be for them to experience the beauty of night sky at deep creek to be able to see all those stars twinkly so clearly it almost feels like you can touch them!

Couldn’t get anymore closer to nature I use to go there growing up would love to share the same experience with my children

The serenity.... Truly beautiful, & the real Australia.

Spending time with my family in a beautiful part of South Australia. The wildlife, the views, the serenity, can't get much better than that.

Truely one of SA’s best parks. Gorgeous ocean views, walking tracks and an array of birds and wildlife. A treasure of the state ❤️

Love staying there for the warm starry nights, cosy campfires in winter, great choice of walking trails, and break from civilisation ⛺

I would most enjoy having 2 days to explore all the Park has to offer. I went there as a child on school camp and would love to go again with my partner. Thanks 😊

Ohhhh it would be so nice!! Fresh air, peace and quiet, the kids can run wild, see the stars at night BUT mostly it would be so nice to spend time together as a family! ❤️

Summer and winter have brought me so many great memories... with family and friends. Deep creek offers so much just being on your door step.. each adventure I have had has given me a life memory that I will never forget. Thank you for keeping this beautiful landscape accessible for all to experience. That’s all.👍😜

Time out of our hectic lifestyles to enjoy the scenery, peacefulness & wildlife! We love exploring all the beauty that’s right here in our own backyards! #sagreat

Heading that way late April this year ...3 x birthday celebrations Daughter and family love to free camp Kids 8 and 6 love the adventure and thrill of being in country yet so close to beach, best of both worlds. Thank you

The most enjoyable things about staying at deep creek for our family would be the space, the infinite amount of trails to walk, the amazing nature to observe. To spend time together away from phones and laptops, away from the traffic and pollution of the city and to be able to look up at the night sky and see solar systems with no interruptions due to high rise buildings and endless street lights. South Australia is such a gem, my children are so lucky we get to live and explore here.

The salty sou-wester whipping up the gully as one descends down to Aaron Creek Cove. Listening to the breeze in the stringybarks at Trig as the superb blue wrens playfully dart in and out, fearlessly close to the campsite. Such a magical place so close to home and my heart.

What a beautiful place to take my family for a well deserved mini holiday 🙏

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1 day ago

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

Smile - it's World Oral Health Day! Some of our dental team celebrated by giving away toothbrushes and toothpaste in Bourke today - they really got their teeth into it. 😂 ...

Smile - its World Oral Health Day! Some of our dental team celebrated by giving away toothbrushes and toothpaste in Bourke today - they really got their teeth into it. 😂Image attachment


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very timely Stefani Cheung. thanks for the teeth cleaning on world oral health day!

Melinda Young

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