Last Updated: April 24, 2014

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Farm bypasses cheap labour

A GIPPSLAND horticulture farmer claims he could save up to $300,000 a year by using cheap foreign workers.

Cod, cray larvae found in Murray

Cod, cray larvae found in Murray

NATURE is fighting back against one of the biggest environmental disasters to hit the Murray River in the past decade.

Anger as diesel firm winds up

 Henty Machinery Field Days. Ron Kukler, Green Diesel Fuel System

A LIQUIDATOR has been appointed to wind up former Geelong company Green Diesel Corporation.

Sovereign Hill’s search for horse lovers

Sovereign Hill’s search for horse lovers

DRESSING up in 1850s attire, riding horse-drawn carts and talking to strangers in Old English is hardly your average job.

MIS land back to farming

 Blue Gum Plantations. Peter Wettenhall from Coojar, Culla Pigeon Ponds Landmanagement group president and Kate Dorahy, presi...

PRIME Western Victorian grazing country is soon to be returned to traditional farming.

Farm Finance loans interest eases

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IMPROVED seasonal conditions and an increase in farmer confidence have lead to a large drop in the number of applications for the Victorian Farm Finance scheme.

Mt Buffalo chalet work approved

Mount Buffalo Chalet

THE Federal Government will not oppose the planned demolition of two wings of the Mt Buffalo chalet.

Senator in the fast lane

AUSTRALIANS could be driving at higher speeds if the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party has its way.

Yellingbo attack charges

Yellingbo attack charges

A VICTORIAN man has been charged with attempted murder over a roadside assault that left a good Samaritan with brain damage.

Dead birds found at Sydney school

Duck with a black thong fettish

A DUCK and three chickens have been found dead at a school in southwest Sydney in what police believe is a case of animal cruelty.

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Aussie Farmers to export yoghurt

Camperdown dairy factory

DOOR- to-door retailer Aussie Farmers Direct is entering the export business.

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  1. THE LOOP: Your morning news wrap

    THE LOOP: Your morning news wrap

    LIVE: MASSIVE factory fire: residents warned to stay indoors, Buddy talks about his crash? Plus train and weather updates.

  2. Close call: Cop van caught on camera

    Close call: Cop van caught on camera

    YOU won’t believe how close this police van came to causing an accident when it cut in front of a B-double truck on the Tullamarine Freeway.

  3. Car spaces hit ‘crisis’

    Parking row

    THE squeeze for parking in inner Melbourne has reached “crisis point”, as some councils issue twice as many parking permits as there are spaces available

  4. Metro to cancel services

    Metro to cancel services

    METRO will be forced to cancel several train services daily through to the end of next month as it trains more than 900 drivers to navigate new sections of track.

  5. Shrine’s future is unshadowed

    ANZAC Day dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

    THE Shrine of Remembrance will be protected from overshadowing by the imposition of permanent height limits on nearby developments.

  6. Researchers ramp up flu fight

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    VICTORIAN researchers launched a $13 million fight against influenza that aims to create more effective vaccines and lessen the impact of an outbreak.

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  1. ’Vicious’ swan kills husband, wife sues

    ’Vicious’ swan kills husband, wife sues

    LIVE BLOG: The wife of a man who died after a vicious swan attack is suing his employer; British killer awarded racism compensation by Australian tribunal.

  2. Telegraph’s gift helps Rita study

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    ROBBED of the device which was of assistance with her studies, Ria Andriani was delighted to receive a replacement, from us.

  3. A double standard of justice

    Silhouette of weight scales of justice.

    A MAN on child sex abuse charges was ­refused bail while a police officer accused of child rape was only given a court notice.

  4. Uni survey a gender mindbender

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    HOW many genders are there? If you answered two, or even three or four ... or five ... you’re way behind the times.

  5. Booze brawl steward set free

    frequent flyer

    A GERMAN tourist who spent more than $30,000 on travel to boost his frequent flyer status is free to fly again despite a conviction.

  6. Cop accused of raping child stays free

    Australian Day launch

    A POLICE officer charged with raping a young child will remain at large in the community for two months until his court date.

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  1. Shocking gang rape of girl, 8, on island

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    POLICE investigating the sickening gang rape of an eight-year-old girl in north Queensland.

  2. Topless beach babe set for fame

    Modern Family - Marissa Wynne

    THIS Gold Coast-born beauty is set to become known to millions of Americans as the topless Aussie beach babe.

  3. How marooned five got noticed

    How marooned five got noticed

    UPDATE: ONE of five people winched to safety by a helicopter off the coast of Mackay on Monday has recounted the dramatic rescue.

  4. Could Seaway bones belong to Novy?

    Novy Chardon

    POLICE investigating if remains found in the Gold Coast Seaway could be those of missing mum and suspected murder victim Novy Chardon.

  5. LNP warned of MP theft charge


    SENIOR LNP officials warned MP had been char­ged with stealing months before he was put in charge of ethics committee.

  6. Bold plan to tame the Clive-osaur


    GUESS who Prime Minister Tony Abbott has enlisted to woo billionaire MP Clive Palmer? Let’s just say they make an odd couple.

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  1. Entrenched bullying at RHH: report

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    STAFF at the Royal Hobart Hospital have been subjected to a culture of intense, entrenched bullying, a special investigation has found

  2. Police warn blowhole daredevils

    Maree Johnson

    POLICE were forced to remove daredevils who were being battered by monster waves at the Bicheno blowhole over the Easter break.

  3. Anzac Day services list

    Anzac Day Hobart

    YOUR statewide guide to Anzac Day services planned around Tasmania.

  4. Train pranks rile drivers

    Train Grafitti

    TASMANIAN train drivers have sent out a plea to parents to control their kids to help clamp down on railway vandalism

  5. Burnie hero remembered

    Parents of Posthumous VC Cameron Baird

    CORPORAL Cameron Baird VC will be on the minds of those attending Anzac Day ceremonies in Burnie.

  6. Two hurt in hotrod heartache

    Hot Rod Crash

    A VICTORIAN couple ended up in hospital when their hot rod rolled on Hobart’s Southern Outlet yesterday.

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  1. In the line of bite


    A 3M CROC has lurked dangerously close to shore at a Darwin city beach - with one bloke ‘playing chicken’ to keep it there until rangers arrived.

  2. Cop suspended for ‘stealing’

    Cop suspended for ‘stealing’

    A TERRITORY police officer has been suspended from duty for two alleged stealing offences.

  3. Good vibes for sex toy thief

    Good vibes for sex toy thief

    SEX SHOP STAFF have shown a man what a thief bought on his stolen credit card - “a big pink vibrator with more settings than a washing machine”.

  4. Disgusting truth about your toothbrush

    Disgusting truth about your toothbrush

    YOUR humble old toothbrush might look innocent enough, but it’s the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Here’s how to keep it clean and bug-free.

  5. Anzac guide

    Anzac guide

    Anzac Guide to services and commemorations.

  6. More jets, more $ for NT

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    BILLIONS of dollars is to be spent on more JSF warplanes, with a big boost to the RAAF base at Tindal... value for money? HAVE YOUR SAY >>

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  1. Hit-run driver on the loose

    Hit-run driver on the loose

    TWO young boys on bikes are lucky to be alive after a driver ploughed into them before fleeing the scene at East Geelong.

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  1. Man crushed under own beloved car


    A HELENSVALE car enthusiast could have lay crushed under one of his beloved cars for more than 24 hours before a neighbour made the grisly discovery.

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  1. Green grocer: Drug dealer’s ‘tuckshop’

     Marajuana Haul Geelong West

    A DRUG “tuckshop” boss, who lived a life of luxury while running an elaborate cannabis enterprise through a hole in a Manunda unit wall has been sentenced to eight years jail.

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  1. ‘Dirty dance’ assault

    ‘Dirty dance’ assault

    A MAN who was allegedly bashed by an off-duty bouncer in a Flinders St nightclub says he only asked the man to stop harassing his female friends.

Farmer pay struggle

Farmer pay struggle

FARMERS receive just a quarter of the proceeds from an average supermarket basket of fresh produce.

Alpine Saints seek Anzac Day win

 Essendon training. Scott Lucas on the lead.

MYRTLEFORD will look for its first win when it takes on fellow winless club Wangaratta on Anzac Day.

Few gain from high prices

Elders agents take bids on first-cross ewe lambs which made $151 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.

LAMB prices above 600c/kg and a bounce of $150 for slaughter cows and bullocks make good headlines.

Anger as diesel firm winds up

 Henty Machinery Field Days. Ron Kukler, Green Diesel Fuel System

A LIQUIDATOR has been appointed to wind up former Geelong company Green Diesel Corporation.

Going for gold

 Cut Daffodils in the cool room. David and Robin Jackson of Jacksons Daffodils in Surges Bay on their farm.

FEW growers have won the top daffodil award in the UK or the US. Yet one Australian has taken out both. Meet David Jackson.