Last Updated: September 17, 2014

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A ’Bulk delivery

THE southern and Northern parts of the Monbulk electorate are poles apart.

Body found in burnt-out car

 17.9.2014. A body has been found in a burnt out car on the corner of North Parrakie Rd and Mosgiel Rd , Parrakie in the Sout...

POLICE are treating as suspicious the discovery of a body found in a burnt-out car in the state’s Murray Mallee region.

Rising sea levels to wipe out beaches

 OCTOBER 22, 2004: Generic aerials of the Gold Coast and development. Miami and Mermaid Beach. PicDavid/Clark

MORE than half the Aussie coastline could be under water by the end of the century.

Koalas die in wind farm tree lop

Baby Barn Owls

A JAPANESE company has been accused of killing koalas as it lops trees to develop a wind farm in Victoria.

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Marine park fishing push

 TROUT FISHERS: Opening of trout season in Victoria has no effect on anglers fishing waters like Lake Bullen Merri, which rem...

PRESSURE is mounting on the Victorian Government to allow recreational fishing in marine parks.

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Three-way battle for Monbulk

Thinkstock generic image of hand voting, putting piece of white paper into ballot box.

LABOR’S Monbulk MP heads into the Victorian election as an underdog.

Champs in the family

Australian Showjumping Championships

LIKE her horses, Matilda Alexander is of a prestigious pedigree.

Wild dog parasite warning

A SWIFTS Creek farmer warns wild dogs may have caused hydatid parasite outbreak in the high country.

Chocolate lure for dairy farmers

Cadbury chocolate factory, Tasmania plant at Claremont

THE Derwent Valley is attracting growing interest to convert more farms to dairy because of chocolate maker Cadbury’s appetite for milk.

PM snubs UN climate summit


TONY Abbott is choosing Parliament over attending a UN climate change summit in New York.

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Speak up if you’re in despair

Hunt Family Murder-Suicide

A MURDER-suicide in NSW last week serves as a reminder of the dangers of not discussing mental health.

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  1. Aussie tourist’s $571,000 bill shock

    Mobile Phone Shock. Christie Temopoulos

    THINK your mobile bill is steep? One man returned from a dream holiday to charges of more than half a million dollars — among 140,000 complaints in the past year.

  2. ‘Mafia muscled prison contractors on union’

    Fresh pic of Pentridge

    UPDATE: A “CROATIAN mafia” who acted like “animals” pressured contractors on the Pentridge Prison redevelopment to sign up to CFMEU union conditions, the Royal Commission has heard.

  3. Do you know your own money?

     Money. Bank notes. $50 notes. Fifty dollars. Bills. Currency. Cash.

    THEY live in your wallet and look you in the face every day, but do you know who is on our bank notes? And is it time for a change? TAKE OUR QUIZ

  4. Sugar Daddies shun local candy

    Two women kissing an older man. Sugar Daddy. Money power wealth File stock images. Picture: ThinkStock / Getty Images

    WARNING: Disturbing news ahead... Australia has a growing population of Sugar Daddies - but local ladies are not taking the candy. What?

  5. Police hunt peak hour tram sex pest

    Police hunt peak hour tram sex pest

    THE LOOP: A SEX pest has been assaulting women on a city tram during the morning peak hour rush “most days” since July.

  6. Melbourne’s sporting shrine through time

     1959. American evangelist Billy Graham draws a record crowd of 130,000 to the MCG. (Herald and Weekly Times). From book 'The...

    PICTURE SPECIAL: THE MCG has had a spiritual hold on the sports-mad people of Melbourne for more than 150 years. Take a look at how our beloved ’G has changed over the decades.

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  1. Why Aneri’s alleged killer was freed on bail

    Why Aneri’s alleged killer was freed on bail

    THE parents of schoolgirl Aneri Patel asked police yesterday why their only daughter’s alleged killer was freed on bail.

  2. Husband’s touching tribute to wife and son

    Rozelle Fire Funeral

    GRIEVING husband and father John O’Brien today paid tribute to his wife Bianka saying there was nothing their baby son Jude loved more than to be with his mum.

  3. George ‘makes offers you can’t refuse’

    George Alex

    GEORGE Alex allegedly wields enough power in the Sydney underworld that people have died “as a result of this man’s influence”, a court heard.

  4. Missing brothers spotted at beach

    Missing brothers spotted at beach

    THE father of two missing brothers in northern NSW has helped his sons evade police after they were spotted at a popular Byron Bay beach.

  5. Drug busts linked to Brothers 4 Life gang

    Drug busts linked to Brothers 4 Life gang

    THREE men believed to be linked to notorious crime gang Brothers 4 Life have been charged with a string of serious drug charges following police raids in Sydney’s south west.

  6. Finance firm suspended over terror links

    Finance firm suspended over terror links

    A FINANCE company based in Lakemba in Sydney has had their licence suspended over suspicions of alleged links to funding terrorist organisations.

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  1. The killer you least suspect

    The killer you least suspect

    DIANNE McGrane was alone at her isolated cottage while her boyfriend was away. But she’d be OK, her brother was staying over. When she didn’t answer her phone, police made a horrifying discovery.

  2. Magistrate brands bus attacker ‘lout and idiot’

    Magistrate brands bus attacker ‘lout and idiot’

    YOUNG woman who viciously assaulted a 77-year-old man on a Gold Coast bus has been sentenced — and slammed as a ‘lout and an idiot’ by magistrate and heckled outside court. VIDEO.

  3. Elite school teachers on pay strike


    TEACHERS at one of the state’s most prestigious independent schools are expected to today stop work over a pay dispute.

  4. Security crackdown has new target

    Tilted image of a semi-truck. Semi trailer. Truck. Pic: Thinkstock Picture: Supplied

    IT’S already been revealed that bins and lockers have been sealed at major transport hubs as part of a security crackdown, but now these guys are in the firing line.

  5. Town shut down as police hunt gunman

    Town shut down as police hunt gunman

    DRAMATIC manhunt unfolding in a small central Queensland town after a gunman fired several shots at police and led officers on a high-speed chase.

  6. Woolies faces action over ‘unsafe’ products

    Woolworths logo

    SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths has been slapped with a court action by the Australian consumer watchdog, after allegedly selling unsafe products despite knowing they were potentially dangerous.

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  1. ‘My lovely, beautiful, wonderful little angel’

    ‘My lovely, beautiful, wonderful little angel’

    POLICE have released a picture of Malaysian girl Adelene Leong, 8, who died after she was flung off a ride at the Royal Adelaide Show.

  2. Warming to a date at Tiffany’s


    DIAMONDS in a little blue box are going to be a girl’s best friend when Tiffany & Co opens its first Adelaide store. Read on if you want to know when that will be.

  3. Mystery surrounds Lameroo body

     17.9.2014. A body has been found in a burnt out car on the corner of North Parrakie Rd and Mosgiel Rd , Parrakie in the Sout...

    POLICE are treating the discovery of an incinerated body in a burnt-out car at Lameroo, in the Murray Mallee, as suspicious.

  4. $1,000 for a paper fast food bag — bargain or not?

    $1000 Fries

    ONE thousand dollars will buy you almost 500 cheeseburgers or this paper fries bag without the fries — and an Adelaide man reckons that’s a good deal.

  5. Hospitals ‘have reached deadly breaking point’

    Hospitals ‘have reached deadly breaking point’

    DOCTORS say patients will die as a result of chronic hospital overcrowding unless the State Government immediately provides more beds and eases pressure on staff.

  6. Showgoers ‘knew of horror ride’s problems’

    Royal Show Death

    SHOWGOERS say they were aware of problems with the Airmaxx 360 – including insecure seatbelts – in the days before the accident that claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl

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  1. Barnett: No future for Patersons Stadium

     Generic aerial shots. PICTURED- Patersons Stadium

    PREMIER Colin Barnett says he can’t see a future for sport at Patersons Stadium after the new Perth stadium opens at Burswood in 2018.

  2. Double murder-accused ‘fit to plead’

    Double murder-accused ‘fit to plead’

    A WOODVALE man accused of murdering his father and neighbour has been declared mentally fit and may enter a plea to the charges next month.

  3. Hip storm shakes up fashion festival

    Hip storm shakes up fashion festival

    DEBATE has been raging today over a visiting designer’s rejection of Perth models for having bigg hips – and the real women of Perth are not impressed.

  4. ‘Robber’ caught in ‘citizens’ arrest’

     Perth Now generic Police Pic Stewart Allen Picture: Allen Stewart

    KENWICK locals helped police arrest a man trying to rob a chemist. Shoppers and workers fled the chemist and teamed up to trap the man.

  5. City of Canning councillors sacked

    WA Premier Colin Barnett, Minister Local Government Tony Simpson and Perth Deputy Lord Mayor Janet Davidson at a Press Confer...

    THE City of Canning has been sacked by the WA government and replaced by a panel of three commissioners until a new council is elected in October 2015.

  6. Drunks turn on police in Broome brawl

     Patrol Support Group (PSG) police wearing helmets & carrying riot shields patrol Eveleigh Street, Redfern, resu...

    ABOUT 60 people spilt on to a Broome street in a drunken brawl, throwing bottles at police as officers tried to disperse the crowd overnight.

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  1. Tassie faces $100m doctor bill

    Tassie faces $100m doctor bill

    A PAY rise for the state’s doctors would cost more than $100 million and place an unreasonable burden on the Tasmanian public health system, says a government department.

  2. Don’t deface ambulances — chief

    Paramedics industrial action

    THE head of Tasmania’s ambulance service has appealed to paramedics not to “diminish” the service by “defacing’’ ambulances.

  3. Back parks plan, Greens told

    Greens leader Nick McKim presser

    THE Tasmanian Greens and the local tourism industry are at loggerheads over more development in Tasmania’s national parks.

  4. Voices raised to a milestone


    MUCH has changed over 25 years, but the dedication of the Tasmanian Song Company has never wavered.

  5. Set school hours proposal

    education generic

    THE State Government has proposed setting a minimum number of teaching hours for children in Tasmanian public schools.

  6. Rowdy pollies sent to time out

    Rowdy pollies sent to time out

    QUESTION Time was suspended in State Parliament this morning following rowdy interjections from both sides.

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  1. Flying dildo hits bucks partier

    Flying dong dings bucks party goer

    THE best man at a wedding was left battered and bloodied after he was hit in the head by a fast-moving dildo.

  2. Territory speed bump

    Territory speed bump

    A well-known local fisho had to stop for an unexpected obstacle - a cranky 4m croc.

  3. Hog-tied, smeared with Vegemite and raped

     HMAS Perth ( 157 ) and HMAS Newcastle head into Port Phillip this afternoon to start a 5 day visit to Port Melbourne.

    WARNING: Graphic content. A young sailor was allegedly hogtied, smeared with Vegemite and Deep Heat and anally raped with a rubber chicken.

  4. Suicide by crocodile in Thailand


    A 65-year-old Thai women has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok’s outskirts.

  5. Abbott rounds up wagging schoolkids

    Supplied Editorial Abbott day 4

    IT’S not every day you see the Prime Minister on a megaphone rounding up truant schoolkids, but that’s exactly what he did in the Northern Territory.

  6. Miracle baby fights for life

    Baby with rare heart defect

    BABY Xavier Edwards was only a signature away from never having been born. But parents Courtnay and Cody decided to seek a second opinion.

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  1. Joel Selwood the dress-up King

    Cats Whacky Wednesday

    THE AFL did a double-take when Joel Selwood arrived at Geelong’s Wacky Wednesday celebration today dressed as Jake King. See all the pics here.

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  1. Bashed man “not likely to survive”


    UPDATE: A MAGISTRATE has refused to consider a bail application for a man accused of a brutal bashing after reading police documents that state the victim is “unlikely to survive”.

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  1. Top 10 ways to kill time at G20

     KARUMBA: Sunset on the the Gulf of Carpentaria. This picture was supplied by Gulf Savannah Development.

    GOT time to kill and cash to blow during G20? Here’s the top 10 ways to do it around Cairns and the Far North.

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  1. Cairns, Townsville in sports stoush

    Cairns, Townsville in sports stoush

    BACK off Cairns, Townsville is the perfect fit for an institute of tropical sports and medicine. Cairns has made an aggressive push to ensure it is them, not us, that receives the institute

Dairy’s Kiwi phobia

Dairy’s Kiwi phobia

A SENIOR dairy leader has told the Australian industry to stop “obsessing” with New Zealand.

New blood fights for first flag


THE Geelong Football League will crown a first-time premier regardless of this weekend’s grand final result.

US leans on Aussie beef

 FEBRUARY, 2004 : RFID (radio frequency identification) tagged cow in Victorian abbatoir, 02/04. Using RFID, cows are tracked...

AUSTRALIAN imported lean grinding meat has hit record levels in the US.

Axion 800 in a Claas of its own

 Axion 800 Claas tractor, built in France, former Renault factory, just won tractor of year and machine of year, 2013, at Agr...

VICTORIAN and southern NSW producers at Henty will be the first to see the all-new Claas Axion 800.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Editor’s Letter: September 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

I’M not one to be sucked in by outlandish statements or broad generalisations but I just love this one: “Deep down, everyone wants to be a farmer.”