Last Updated: August 01, 2014

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Anglesea’s sausage king

WHETHER it’s pork, lamb or beef the key to keeping your sausage customers happy is offering them variety.

Qld open for uranium mining

Four Mile Uranium MIne

THE Queensland government has opened the state up for uranium mining.

Wild weather brings patchy rain

BESTPIX - Wild Weather Hits Melbourne

WILD winds and arctic conditions brought patchy rain across Victoria yesterday.

Horse around birthday bash

Foal for Horses Birthday

HE’S only two days old but this lucky colt is already first past the post.

Hail, snow coming for Victoria

Hail, snow coming for Victoria

UPDATE: Hail and snow are expected for Victoria today as a trough sweeps through.

Giraffe dies after hitting overpass

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A GIRAFFE in South Africa died when his head hit a highway overpass while being transported in a wide-open container.

Vision for agriculture rewarded

Past RIDC Vic Rural Woman of the Year Winner

JULIE Aldous is on a mission to spread an innovative agriculture course throughout Victoria.

New bridge route for Echuca

A SECOND river crossing for Echuca-Moama is a step closer to being built.

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Tractor saves the day for farmer

storm pics at ridgley

FARMER Sean Dicker was in bed when strong winds blew in his windows and began peeling off the roof.

Deal for Outback road project

 Wheel loader bulldozer with fully raised bucket over blue cloudy sky standing in sandpit

SOUTH Australia has opened the door to private sector funding for new road project.

Farmer pushed beyond despair

Broken man was pushed beyond despair

FARMER Ian Robert Turnbull was a broken man, crushed by worry over his land-clearing court struggle, his family has revealed.

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  1. Victoria’s cold blast is snow joke

     01.08.2014 Pic Ian Wilson Snow falls in Ballarat. At Mt Buninyong. Jayke Lindrea and Ashley Meade make a snow man

    UPDATE: VICTORIA is fast becoming a winter wonderland, with icy temperatures causing freak snowfall around the state.

  2. Top 10 reasons why we’re over beer

     A new Sin tax will be put into effect on Beer, Spirits and cigarettes (L-R) Bar attendant Kristy Robinson at the Central Par...

    AUSTRALIANS’ beer consumption has dropped to a 67-year low. Stephen Drill puts forward his reasons why everything just went wrong with our affection for the amber liquid.

  3. Snow forecast as freezing weather hits

    Snow forecast as freezing weather hits

    THE LOOP: HAIL, thunder and snow predicted as state recovers from blustering winds that damaged homes. Plus train, road updates.

  4. We fired first — and broke the code

    We fired first — and broke the code

    RIGHT at the start of WW1, this Melburnian hid in a dark room with his gun — one of two extraordinary but little-known incidents that cemented our role in the conflict.

  5. 20 things you didn’t know about Sir David

    David Attenborough, 2013 Picture: Supplied

    THE undisputed king of wildlife television, David Attenborough’s marvellous TV career has introduced generations to the wonders of the natural world — but here are 20 things you may not know about him.

  6. Liberal candidate quits over tweets

    Aaron Lane. Institute of Public Affairs Picture: Supplied

    UPDATE: THE state Liberal candidate who made homophobic comments on a social media site has resigned after Denis Napthine called on him to step aside.

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  1. She’s paid $300K a year ... to do nothing

     Louise Sylvan, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency. Photographed in the city in Canb...

    THIS woman is earning more than $300,000 a year to be CEO of the ­Australian National Preventative Health Agency, which was closed down in June.

  2. Broken man was pushed beyond despair

    Broken man was pushed beyond despair

    FARMER Ian Robert Turnbull, 79, was a broken man, crushed by worry over his land-clearing court struggle, his family has revealed.

  3. Isolated tribe’s first contact with outside world

    Indigenous Amazon Peruvian Tribe

    ISOLATED native people have emerged from the Amazon rainforest in a desperate attempt to seek weapons for their battle with illegal loggers and drug runners.

  4. Man dies in high speed road crash

    Fatal Crash Moorebank

    A MAN has died after the ute he was driving slammed sideways into a telegraph pole at high speed in a tragic accident in Sydney’s west overnight

  5. Abbott set to reverse onus of proof

    Drug bust

    AUSTRALIANS who travel to Syria or Iraq will have to prove to authorities on their return that they were not involved in terrorism in proposed dramatic changes to counterterrorism laws.

  6. Sydney, now and then

    Digital City Montage Transitions

    In these superimposed pictures, four modern day scenes of Sydney taken by John Donegan from ABC radio’s 702 are layered over original photographs taken by photojournalist Sam Hood in 1914.

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  1. Brisbane Bachelor girl’s secret shame file

    Brisbane Bachelor girl’s secret shame file

    SHE’S an early frontrunner to win the Bachelor’s heart in the new series of the show, but this is a side of the statuesque blonde he hasn’t seen yet.

  2. Who’ll take the stand at union inquiry

    Generic image of construction workers on a building site. Picture: Thinkstock

    UPDATE: The witness list has been released for next week’s royal commission into union corruption in Brisbane.

  3. Trains delayed by WHAT?

    Citytrain

    COMMUTERS faced delays on the trains this morning after Bowen Hills station had to be evacuated. It's what caused it which is weird.

  4. Emotional Carmody says sorry to family

    Courts

    INCOMING Chief Justice Tim Carmody breaks down at his public welcoming, apologising to his family for the distress caused by his controversial appointment.

  5. Racist rant cop ‘should be sacked’

    Leanne Rissman

    CALLS are growing for a Queensland police officer to be dismissed from the service after she was found guilty of a racist Facebook rant.

  6. Carmody wrong but bench ‘must move on’

    Governor General

    A RETIRED judge says Chief Justice Tim Carmody “toadied” his way to the top but it was time for the bench to move on from the controversy.

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  1. New RAH delayed by a year as legal bouts take toll

    RAH BUILDING SITE

    THE completion of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be delayed by more than 12 months as years of litigation and relationship breakdowns dog the state’s biggest project.

  2. THE PULSE: The snow is falling - well sort of

    The Pulse ... everything you need to know this morning.

    LIGHT snow has fallen in the Adelaide Hills delighting many people who braved the freezing conditions to catch a glimpse of the white stuff. See the pictures here.

  3. Wild weather set to continue into the morning

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    WILD weather that brought trees down in the Adelaide Hills and in the South East on Thursday is set to return as a second front passes the state through the night.

  4. Sprinkle of snow in Hills as wild wind and rain lash SA

    Snow at Mt Lofty

    PARTS of the Adelaide Hills received a “light dusting” of snow overnight, as wild winds and rain lashed SA yet again.

  5. Deal for private Outback road project to be sealed

     Wheel loader bulldozer with fully raised bucket over blue cloudy sky standing in sandpit

    SOUTH Australia has opened the door to private sector funding for new road projects as the Federal Government steps up its push for the state to adopt tolls. What do you think - take our poll

  6. Prison lockdown threat over dog squad plan

     Big Day Out music festival at the Adelaide Showgrounds - SA police officer senior constable Tina Hewkin with sniffer dog P D...

    PRISON officers will put the state’s jails into lockdown if plans to reintroduce a dedicated dog squad within Correctional Services proceed. What do you think — take our poll

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  1. Teen’s miracle train track escape

    MUST CREDIT: WARCHOMIJ BOHDAN... News: ****VICTIM IS NOT TO BE IDENTIFIED***A MAN has survived a terrifying shark attack near...

    A TEENAGER has had a miracle escape from death after being hit by a freight train in the Midwest early this morning.

  2. Life for man’s scissor murder

     ONE TIME USE... Fremantle murder victim Randall Lee Duncan, 32, found fatally wounded in an alley near Collie Street Fremant...

    A HOMELESS teen who murdered a man for the “flimsy” motive of believing he had slept with his girlfriend has been jailed for life.

  3. Truck stuck under rail bridge — again

    Bayswater rail bridge

    A TRUCK was stuck under the rail bridge in Bayswater — just four months after another truck became wedged at the same spot.

  4. WA warned of measles surge

     25/04/2013 WIRE: In this photo Thursday, April 25, 2013 Lucy Butler,15, getting ready to have her measles jab at All Saints ...

    A “SURGE” of measles cases in WA follows reports passengers on a Singapore Airlines flight may have been exposed.

  5. $360,000 bill in commercial burglaries

    Breaking News Breaking News South Metropolitan District industrial burglaries

    A SERIES of ram-raid burglaries has left a damage and theft bill of $360,000 on commercial properties in Perth’s south.

  6. Ex-Olympic boxer jailed for lies

     Home . 10 favourite things . Professional boxer Adam Forsyth .

    FORMER WA Olympic boxer Adam Forsyth has been jailed for two years for lying to the Australian Crime Commission.

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  1. Lennon ejected from casino

     Report released on the economy and future for Tasmania compiled by former Labor MP Julian Amos, Tasmania's former Premier Pa...

    FORMER Tasmanian premier Paul Lennon has been fined by police after a humiliating night at Crown Casino in Melbourne.

  2. Woman killed in storm fury

    Woman killed in storm fury

    VIOLENT storms that caused chaos across Tasmania this week have now claimed a woman’s life.

  3. Tractor saves the day for farmer

    storm pics at ridgley

    FARMER Sean Dicker was in bed when strong winds blew in his windows and began peeling off the roof.

  4. Casino fined over pokies

    pokie machines supplied by Thinkstock

    HOBART’S Wrest Point Casino has been fined $22,750 for three problem pokie machines.

  5. Power outages likely to continue

    Trees Down

    UPDATED: THOUSANDS of electricity consumers across Tasmania remain without power as the wild weather clean-up continues.

  6. CEO to take on railyard project

     Tassal Group ceo Mark Ryan speaks to the media

    THE CEO of Tasmania’s ­largest salmon company will take over the reins of the Maquarie Point Development Corporation.

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  1. Giraffe dies after hitting overpass

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    A GIRAFFE in South Africa died when his head hit a highway overpass while being transported in a wide-open container.

  2. UPDATE: Highway fatal after argument

    Fatal MVA

    A MAN has been killed on the Stuart Hwy after he pulled over his car following an argument. He was struck while looking for his wife who had run into the bush.

  3. Aussie couple abandon disabled baby

    Aussie couple abandon disabled baby

    AUSTRALIANS have reacted with horror to the news a couple abandoned their newborn son — born to a poverty-stricken surrogate — after they discovered he had Down syndrome.

  4. Double duty under fire

     SOCIALS -- Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA)l commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the opening of the AustralAs...

    THE new head of the Territory’s land development approval body is registered as a lobbyist for major Darwin developer the Halikos Group.

  5. Big breakout for little guys

     cute toddler's feet and shoe

    TWO toddlers scaled a 1.5m high fence to break out of a northern suburbs childcare centre in Darwin.

  6. Two malnourished dogs ditched

    Dumped Dogs

    TWO starved, emaciated dogs were abandoned at the RSPCA but the owners have been identified.

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  1. Snow blankets Otways

    Snow blankets Otways

    OTWAY villages have woken up to a winter wonderland as a second cold front sweeps the state.

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  1. Elderly man plays chicken with tram

    Elderly man plays chicken with tram

    SCARY VIDEO: Watch the horrifying moment an elderly man motors toward an oncoming tram in Southport - and comes within centimetres of disaster.

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  1. Nutty professor issued warning

     Dr. Hugh Spencer, resident of Cape Tribulation who is leading the fight against the proliferation of Coconut trees in the Da...

    A SCIENTIST who has been on a mission to eradicate coconut palms from the Far North’s beaches has been ordered to stop poisoning the iconic plants.

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  1. Husband is quite the catch

    Quick baby

    LITTLE Ava Pappalardo could not wait to enter the world on Thursday. But it’s what her dad did to greet her that will amaze you.

Echuca permit ‘unlikely’

 Echuca dairy sale. Ian Maddison. Auctioneers and agents.

AN Echuca beef farmer is unlikely to succeed in winning a permit to keep farming.

Breakaway Bears wary of trap

 Picola & District Football League, South East Division. Senior Premiers, Tungamah

SHOULD reigning premier Tungamah lose its last three home-and-away matches, the club would still finish top.

$320m farm for Geelong

$320m farm for Geelong

UPDATE: A $320-million horticulture farm will be built on 150ha at Avalon, near Geelong, generating $160m a year.

Xerion 5000, top of the class

Xerion 5000, top of the class

CLAAS has stepped into the 500hp-plus heavyweight division with the Australian arrival of its Xerion 5000.

Pub the hub of Warracknabeal

 Kevin and Sally Gebert, who made a creek-change to Warracknabeal's Commercial Hotel from inner-city Sydney in 2011. Pictured...

WARRACKNABEAL is still catching its communal breath after Sally and Kevin Gebert moved to town.