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.

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.

Glut cuts worker payments

 A harvest helper presents freshly cropped strawberries on April 18, 2011 in Bahlingen, southern Germany. Hundreds of seasona...

A FEDERAL Government agency claims there is no labour shortage for farmers.

Producer profit yanked away

Producer profit yanked away

THE proportion of proceeds US farmers receive for produce at supermarkets has halved in the past 30 years.

Farmer pay struggle

Farmer pay struggle

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

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Senator in the fast lane

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

Out of control

 17/02/2012 NEWS: Pig farmer John Bourke from Stanhope in Victoria is phasing out individual Sow Stalls, pictured, in favour ...

ANIMAL-rights activists and big supermarkets are pushing consumers into a corner, the VFF claims.

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A plague of misdirection

A plague of misdirection

THE most famous rabbit plague photograph in Australia is a sham. Find out more.

AWB link to collapse

$10m for Port Keats Rd & Daly River crossing upgrade >>>> the Berrimah feedlot ( Cattle, cow, stock ...

A STOCKFEED business linked to former AWB whistleblower Mark Emons has collapsed.

Top Ten Stories

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Melbourne's 25 best breakfasts

    Melbourne's 25 best breakfasts

    BREAKFAST Melbourne-style is so much more than bacon and eggs. We reveal our 25 best brekkies and vote for your favourite

  4. 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

  5. Researchers ramp up flu fight

     Businesswoman having flu PERSONAL OZ

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

  6. Top 10 most influential Melbourne restaurants

    Top 10 most influential Melbourne restaurants

    A LOT of Melbourne restaurants have come and gone over the past 20 years, so Masterchef's Matt Preston names the 10 dining rooms that really matter.

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  1. 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.

  2. Uni survey a gender mindbender

    Gender symbols, female, male

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

  3. Royal’s rare show of affection

    Royal visit

    EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: After a long day of Royal engagements, William and Kate looked relaxed and cosied

  4. Bridge hoon ‘brought shame to family’

    Bridge Speeder

    A CHINESE national who clocked speeds of up to 205km/h in a black Lexus on the Harbour Bridge has “brought shame to his family”, a court has heard.

  5. Telegraph’s gift helps Rita study

    Replacement Gear for Ria

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

  6. Goward gives Haddad the chop

     Sam Haddad leaving ICAC headquarters in the Sydney CBD after attending day one of the ICAC enquiry into the business dealing...

    IN her first act as minister for planning, Pru Goward has sacked long-time planning department boss Sam Haddad.

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

    one young teenager boy or girl silhouette moody pouting sad

    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. You could buy WHAT at the tuckshop?

     hand with australian currency

    EVEN on a slow day they had about 300 customers who were sometimes forced to line up around the block, such was the demand ...

  6. Newman to end poll ‘intimidation’

     Undated : Generic hand dropping vote into a Ballot box - voting elections

    ROWDY scenes during Redcliffe by-election prompts Newman Government to consider drastic measures to end intimidation at polling booths.

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  1. Entrenched bullying at RHH: report

    Royal Hobart Hospital

    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. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

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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. More jets, more $ for NT

    Fred Eske

    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 >>

  6. Property prices ready to pop

    Various For Sale signs outside a house for sale near the beach at Terrigal on Central Coast.

    HOME hunters — hold off buying, there could soon be property bargains aplenty with cracks emerging in the nation’s housing market, new data shows.

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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. Crash course in luck

    Crash course in luck

    ONE man has become a living lesson for drunk drivers, after he broke his neck in a car accident while he was almost three times the limit.

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.

Boss sows seeds of success

Boss sows seeds of success

BOSS Agriculture handed out an intriguing brochure about its seeding equipment at Wimmera last month.

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.