Last Updated: July 26, 2014

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Health issues dog fire survivors

MENTAL health ­issues in Black Saturday affected areas continue to be a concern, a new report says.

Costco recalls Spanish doughnuts

Costco recalls Spanish doughnuts

SPANISH Doughnuts Foods Pty Ltd has recalled Spanish doughnuts flavour filled churros from Costco stores.

Australia’s no food bowl: Joyce

Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce in Gippsland

AUSTRALIA is not the food bowl of Asia, nor should it claim to be.

Live export rules breached

Cattle at Cedar Park cattle export yard ready for live cattle export trade with Indonesia, near Adelaide River, south of Darw...

UPDATE: AUSTRALIAN live exports have been mistreated and “lost” despite being sent under strict export guidelines.

Protect grass from machinery

GR8 Walls

A MELBOURNE company can fix chopped-up pasture or grassed areas in high-traffic zones.

City kids clueless on farming

FARM Mossy Willow Farm Main Ridge

CITY kids have no idea where their food comes from and 20 per cent of them have never been to a farm.

We’ll keep FIRB promise: Joyce

Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce in Gippsland

BARNABY Joyce says government must keep promise to closer scrutinise foreign purchases of farmland.

Get tougher on gas, VFF told

THE VFF has been told to take a leaf out of the NSW Farmers’ book when it comes to coal seam gas.

Shire fails to disclose houses

Overseas Workers

THE Gippsland shire accused of having up to nine unregistered rooming houses in its jurisdiction has been caught failing to disclose its registered houses.

Trap guru ready to let go

 Rabbit traps. Darol Walsgott, of Pomonal near the Grampians, is selling his lifetime collection of rabbit and dog traps and ...

AUSTRALIA’S largest trap collectors’ sale will see 400 antique rabbit traps will go under the hammer.

Antique machine rolls on


ECHUCA’S Adam Auditori sells 1906 Foden traction engine to pay for steam engine restoration base.

Top Ten Stories

  1. The 50 things Melburnians never say


    DUMPLINGS are cheap, but they're hardly date food. Said no Melburnian ever. Here are the 50 phrases that Melburnians never utter. And if you have, explain yourself.

  2. Leader’s minder heard secret recording

    Labor funding announcement for Greensborough college

    DANIEL Andrews’ most senior adviser listened to a secret recording of Ted Baillieu just weeks before the damaging tape was leaked by rogue Liberals.

  3. Pipeline water a wave of waste

     The $750 million North-South Pipeline

    THE $750 million North-South pipeline produced only 23 gigalitres of water during the six months it operated from March to September in 2010, making each gigalitre worth $32 million.

  4. Visa’s $50,000 price tag strands elderly

    Theresa Webster

    FAMILIES are being forced to pay almost $50,000 to bring an elderly parent to Australia and care for them in their twilight years after a much cheaper $5000 visa closed, catching some off-guard.

  5. Crown chases high-roller over $10m

    Exterior of Crown Casino in Melbourne, Victoria.

    CROWN casino is chasing a Chinese high-roller who allegedly blew $10 million during a single weekend.

  6. Lust in the library: porn star opens up

    Angela White Sex Party Candidate.

    AN AUSSIE porn star who made headlines for a sex romp in a university library has finally spoken about the randy rendezvous.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Deadpool’s just a romantic at heart

    Armed Spiderman on train

    ARMED police stormed a train to arrest a man dressed as Deadpool who was selling cupcakes for charity today. But who called 000? As our new pictures show, our hero was just having some harmless fun.

  2. Man killed by train near Newtown

    Newtown man jumps from

    COMMUTERS were left in shock when a man collided with a train in a horrific fatal accident at Newtown overnight.

  3. Door closed to asylum seekers

    Door closed to asylum seekers

    THE Federal Government has struck a new asylum seeker deal which could see up to two thirds of the 157 people stranded at sea for three weeks aboard an Australian customs boat returned to India.

  4. Call girl denied slice of fortune

     Former legal secretary Marie Christos and solicitor Michael Ryan in Sydney in undated copy photo. Christos, who became invol...

    AS a solicitor, multi-millionaire Michael Ryan shot to ­notoriety when he appeared for a former judge as he tried to get off a $77 speeding fine by blaming it on a dead woman. His love life was just as complicated.

  5. Abbott sends in troops to crash hot zone

    PM AFP Presser

    PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has ­confirmed troops will be deployed to eastern Ukraine to protect Australian Federal Police officers working on the crash site investigation.

  6. Living with Quads

    Away Job

    KERRIE Perry boils the kettle “a thousand times a day" but only ever has two coffees. Life with four-year-old quads and their six-year-old sister Chelsey is akin to running a business.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Annastacia reveals her private heartache

     Q Weekend Magazine 24/06/2014 Annastacia Palaszczuk. picture: Russell Shakespeare Picture: Kelly David

    WHILE Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says her total focus is on becoming the state’s next premier, there is one big regret in her life.

  2. Newman under attack on two fronts


    AT the end of a horror week, Premier Campbell Newman is in the crosshairs of two formidable foes - neither of whom happens to be a politician. COMMENTS 40+

  3. Mum dies after work party incident

    Mum dies after work party incident

    A MOTHER-of-two was at a work party when she suffered injuries that led to her death two days later. But the tragedy didn’t end there for her young family, thanks to one of Australia’s largest employers.

  4. ‘Armed’ superhero arrested on city train

    ‘Armed’ superhero arrested on city train

    POLICE have stormed a packed peak-hour train after reports a passenger was armed with handguns, grenades and samurai swords. This is who they found.

  5. Star goes from G-spot to George St


    SEX and politics are a perilous mix, but a rising star on Brisbane’s media scene has proved she can juggle the two.

  6. Mum ticked off by son’s hospital treatment

     photo of a tick .As Australia swings into another La Ni?a weather event, pet owners are being reminded about the importance ...

    A MOTHER is on the warpath after her seven-year-old did not get proper treatment for a tick bite. You won’t believe how long he has now been in hospital.

Top Ten Stories

  1. How a $1 bet ruined my life — and made me a criminal

    former pokie addict

    SHARON Hollamby thought it was just a harmless $1 flutter on the pokies. But it was the start of a shocking downward spiral that ended in armed robbery. Read her extraordinary story...

  2. Shock revelations of police failure in Families SA scandal

    Shock revelations of police failure in Families SA scandal

    TRAINED police child-abuse investigators did not interview an alleged victim of a government carer – now charged with sexually abusing seven preschoolers – on the advice of a Families SA supervisor.

  3. Adelaide fuel hot spots that hit your wallet

     Petrol pump. Bowser. Red. Generic.

    MOTORISTS can be paying hundreds of dollars more a year for their petrol depending on the suburb, a new survey of metropolitan fuel prices has revealed.

  4. Former soldier tried to kill driver in desert road rage attack


    A FORMER soldier has been found guilty of attempting to kill another driver by shooting at him during a terrifying road rage incident on South Australia’s West Coast.

  5. Fulfil your grand country designs

    Fulfil your grand country designs

    DREAM of escaping the rat race to enjoy the peace and quiet of an elegant country estate? With several on the market, that dream could become a reality.

  6. Woman seriously injured after hit by truck at Pooraka

     SA road accident scene - Holden Commodore utility collided with truck at Mooringe Avenue in North Plympton - man cut from hi...

    A WOMAN has been seriously injured after she was hit by a truck at Pooraka.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Severe weather for WA’s South West

    Weather Warning

    A STRONG cold front will move across WA’s South West early tomorrow, hitting coastal areas between Mandurah and Albany.

  2. What Perth can learn from Toronto

     The Toronto, Ontario, Canada skyline is pictured on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. Photographer: Norm Betts/Bloomberg News

    THE City of Toronto’s chief planner has warned Perth of the perils of continued urban sprawl.

  3. Carabooda raids: 106 new charges

    Carabooda raids court appearances

    MORE than 100 new charges have been laid over raids on a Carabooda market garden by state and federal authorities.

  4. ‘Gunman’ locks down Guildford Grammar

    News Review Guildford Grammar School 11 Terrace Road Guildford Story Yasmine Phillips

    A PERTH school was locked down over fears a man with a gun had entered school grounds but it appears the alarm was unfounded.

  5. ‘No hate is stronger than our love’

    ‘No hate is stronger than our love’

    THE parents who lost their children on MH17 say not even those responsible for the tragedy deserve what they’re going through.

  6. Hundreds remember MH17 victims

    Maslin siblings

    HUNDREDS of West Australians have attended a memorial service in Perth for the victims of the MH17 atrocity.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Whales feeding in River Derwent

    Whales feeding in River Derwent

    HOBART is witnessing spectacular displays of whales feeding in the River Derwent, an activity not seen for two centuries.

  2. $21m scalpel slices into health bodies

     Scalpel image.

    TASMANIA’S beleaguered health system is being overhauled again with three key regional bodies to be scrapped in favour of a single organisation in Launceston.

  3. Angels by the roadside


    A FATHER and son ambo team who came to the rescue of a distressed mum say they were just doing their job.

  4. Premier waits on apology for snub

    Previews-20th Commonwealth Games 2014

    THE State Government is awaiting a response from the Australian Commonwealth Games Association over the omission of Tasmania on an official uniform.

  5. A mother weeps for her children


    ALMOST paralysed with grief over the deaths of their three children, Rin Norris and Anthony Maslin spoke with football teammates of their eldest son.

  6. Call to men on family violence


    TASMANIA Police last year attended almost 4000 call-outs related to family violence, and Commissioner Darren Hine says enough is enough.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Woman finds sex toy inside her - 10 years later

    Supplied Editorial 25072014_sex_toy

    DOCTORS treating a woman for weight loss and lethargy were shocked to discover she had a sex toy inside her vagina — where it had been for a decade.

  2. 55 things Territorians never say


    I THINK you should read the instructions on those fireworks. Said no Territorian ever. Here’s our list of the Territory’s 55 most unspoken phrases.

  3. Council shoots beloved dog

    Supplied Editorial Fwd: Boy

    AN avalanche of community outrage has erupted after Darwin council shot a beloved stray dog known as Boy.

  4. Three years for a killer

    Painters paint over the graffiti Trevor Jenkins left on Darwin Magistrates Court in this morning.

    THE first accidental killer sentenced under a new Territory law will spend at least three years behind bars.

  5. Boy, 11, reports ‘mum from hell’

    Boy, 11, reports ‘mum from hell’

    A YOUNG boy has courageously walked into a police station and burst into tears. He was reporting “the mum from hell”.

  6. Bojangles reborn as iconic bush pub

    Bojangles Alice Springs

    IN a coup for Central Australia, the iconic Bojangles Saloon will be reopened as Ettamogah Pub in Alice Springs.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Rory’s grace in crisis

    Rory’s grace in crisis

    AS cyclist Rory Wilson lay stricken across a gutter, abruptly rendered paraplegic by a crash, he thanked the first man on the scene for having stopped to help.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Police crackdown on Nobby ‘bars’


    POLICE are cracking down on restaurants masquerading as bars in bid to stop drunk and disorderly patrons spilling out into suburban streets.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Gran held over $20 parking fine


    A MANUNDA grandmother has been left “gobsmacked and humiliated” after police sent to investigate a crime at her home arrested her over a $20 parking fine from 22 years ago.

Top Ten Stories

  1. Collective amnesia

    Council budget

    TOWNSVILLE First councillors failed to declare a conflict of interest before awarding a $1.2m tender to a business that donated to their campaign.

Charlton feedlot sold

 Charlton Feedlot. Charlton. Steve Reynolds. Manager.

UPDATE: ALL the current staff at the Charlton Feedlot will keep their jobs.

O’hAilpin kicking goals

 03/09/2011 SPORT: Carlton training at visy park.,. Setanta O'hailpin during training.,

SETANTA O’hAilpin has moved up to fourth on the country Victorian goal­kicking table.

Call for farm labour amnesty

 FARM. Andrew Bulmer runs Bulmer's Farm Fresh Veg at Lindenow.

GIPPSLAND business calls for ‘amnesty’ on overseas workers already filling Australian labour shortages.

Antique machine rolls on


ECHUCA’S Adam Auditori sells 1906 Foden traction engine to pay for steam engine restoration base.

Bald Archy, works on show

 Bald Archies Convenor Peter Batey at the TAP gallery in Darlinghurst as some of this years works are hung. The Bald Archies,...

BENALLA never guessed what it was unleashing on the world with its hometown boy Peter Batey.