Last Updated: July 30, 2015

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Ag pain from Tullamarine curfew

A CURFEW at Melbourne Airport could damage agricultural industries, Nationals leader Peter Walsh warned.

Mildura plane hits roo

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MILDURA air passengers experienced an attack from a flying kangaroo this morning.

Brand-new opportunity

Mornington Peninsula trademark pic yarn

MORNINGTON Peninsula cattle producer Kevin Wyatt is convinced regional branding might work.

PFOS water fears at Penshurst

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AN investigation into possible groundwater contamination is under way in southwest Victoria.

Ken Lay addresses ice forum

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COMMUNITIES must work together to battle the ice scourge, Ken Lay has told an AFL East Gippsland forum.

Freezing night for missing jogger

Freezing night for missing jogger

A JOGGER missing in bushland near Bendigo sent two messages to friends before going missing.

Heat over gay marriage remark

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A VICTORIAN Mayor has been called on to apologise for a remark during a council debate on gay marriage.

Vic students win RFDS accolade

FOUR rural Victorian students have received prestigious Royal Flying Doctors Service scholarships

New market move date ‘solid’

New market move date ‘solid’

THE new Epping site for the Melbourne Wholesale Market will open on August 31 come hell or high water, the market authority says.

Deer cull ‘never going to work’

Deer cull ‘never going to work’

FARMERS  have labelled a wild-deer culling program in the Alpine National Park a “waste of taxpayer funds”.

MG director switches to rival processor

DAIRY: Milk Quality Awards

FORMER Murray Goulburn director Don Howard has quashed rumours he had switched to a rival milk processor.

Melbourne-bound plane hits runway roo

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A MELBOURNE-bound passenger plane has hit a kangaroo after it strayed on to a runway at the regional airport in Victoria’s northwest.

The Goodes debate: who is right?

The Goodes debate: who is right?

IT’S the debate that has divided Australia, evoking passionate feelings. Rita Panahi says it’s simplistic and senseless to say only a racist would boo Adam Goodes. Warwick Green says those continue to boo are providing a cloak for those who are bigots. Who’s right? VOTE NOW

Choppergate trip ‘just ridiculous’: Bishop

Bronwyn Bishop

EMBATTLED Speaker Bronwyn Bishop admits her helicopter trip to Geelong was “just ridiculous” as she apologises for her misuse of allowances and entitlements.

Swans uncertain on Goodes return

Adam Goodes Today

SYDNEY chief Andrew Ireland has labelled the Adam Goodes saga “a disgrace” and says he isn’t sure — or entirely certain — if the Swans champ will return. WATCH REPLAY

Sell Jeeps at any cost, ex-boss allegedly told

Sell Jeeps at any cost, ex-boss allegedly told

FORMER Fiat Chrysler boss Clyde Campbell has launched an aggressive defence to claims he misspent millions in company money.

Mall makeover gets the green light

Mall makeover gets the green light

A SHOPPING centre in suburban Melbourne will get a $500m redevelopment after the local council ordered an apartment tower design to be lopped.

Has misogyny gone viral?

Has misogyny gone viral?

GRAPHIC threats of rape, misogynistic abuse and homophobic slurs are increasingly being used to silence women in the cybersphere.

What’s in the bag? ‘Nothing explosive’

Court Sketch of Leonard Warwick at Campbelltown court.

LEONARD Warwick, the 68-year-old accused of murdering four people during the Family Law Court terror campaign in the 1980s, appeared today in court, which was told what he said to police when they sensationally arrested him at the gym.

Rogerson’s aborted trial ‘a waste of money’

Roger Rogerson walkley

The jury in the trial was sensationally discharged on day two of the trial on Tuesday after opening arguments included allegations of a drug deal that went bad.

Tony Burke’s own taxpayer holiday

Tony Burke’s own taxpayer holiday

THE man who led the charge for Bronwyn Bishop’s scalp over a helicopter flight is not shy about cashing in his own parliamentary entitlements, taking his family on lavish taxpayer-funded holidays.

Drop of blood led to ’bomber’s’ arrest

Leonard Warwick

A drop of blood found at a crime scene over 30 years ago gave detectives the vital breakthrough which led to the arrest of alleged Family Court bomber Leonard Warwick yesterday

Jehovah’s Witness had sex with all FOUR daughters

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A TEENAGE girl prayed to Jehovah to put angels around her bed and stop her father from sexually assaulting her but no-one listened, she told the sex abuse royal commission.

Buildings sway in 5.3 quake

Buildings sway in 5.3 quake

UPDATE: Residents have reported buildings swaying as a 5.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Queensland today.

Expert: There may be more to come

Expert: There may be more to come

HIGH-RISES in the southeast were shaken by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake today but a seismologist warns it could be a “foreshock” to an even bigger event. FULL STORY | BUILDINGS SWAY | SOCIAL MEDIA REACTION

Blast dad: ‘I can’t leave my children’

Blast dad: ‘I can’t leave my children’

A FATHER who died with his two children in a horrific explosion warned a friend days before the tragedy that he was having a “rough time” but wasn’t going anywhere without his kids.

Parent-teacher night turns ugly

Boy (6-7) and girl (8-9) going school through forest, rear view

TWO girls allegedly attacked a female ­student and then turned on police officers at a southeast Queensland school’s parent-teacher night.

How Palaszczuk pushed to be Premier

How Palaszczuk pushed to be Premier

STATE Governor, Paul de Jersey has revealed what went on behind the scenes in the uncertain weeks after the January 31 state election - and the real reason for that “courtesy call”.

Crocs on the march south

Supplied Editorial Russell River crocodile snapped by Kylie Luce

A MYSTERIOUS river monster captured on film is the most southerly sighting of a saltwater crocodile in Queensland, experts say.

Bakery cops backlash over anti-gay letter

Bakery cops backlash over anti-gay letter

SOCIAL media is in an uproar over comments by an Adelaide Hills baker criticising a local newspaper for “promoting gay and lesbians”.

Anti-bikie gang laws pass Parliament

Bikie vote

LEGISLATION to ban 10 bikie gangs as organised crime groups has passed State Parliament as one Liberal crosses the floor and former Opposition leader Isobel Redmond speaks out against party position.

Meth-using mum jailed for hitting boy with car

Drug driver

DRUG-DRIVING mother Leah Jane Lenarczyk has been jailed for seven months for hitting a young boy despite a judge’s verdict that the methamphetamine in her system did not cause the crash.

Trotting dispute puts brakes on racing

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HARNESS racing has been cancelled at Globe Derby Park over a financial dispute between the sport’s controlling body and a racing club.

‘High confidence’ this is MH370

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US OFFICIALS say there’s a “high degree of confidence” that debris washed up on Reunion Island is part of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The Pulse has this story, plus news, traffic and weather updates.

SA time zone a ‘joke anomaly’ – Jay

Time Zone

PREMIER Jay Weatherill says a change to eastern states time would put an end to jokes about SA being behind the time. TAKE OUR POLL

Pastor one of eight who ‘shared’ girl, 13

Pastor one of eight who ‘shared’ girl, 13

A WA pastor and former head of the WA Prison Fellowship Program is among eight men charged over a horrific child sex abuse ring — including the girl’s father.

MH370 wife: Wreckage may solve mystery

Danica Weeks' husband Paul was on MH370. She has written a first person piece about her past year. Here she clutches a photo ...

THE wife of an MH370 victim is reportedly clinging to a “minute hope” passengers may have survived.

GoPro pedophile jailed for 16 years

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A SERIAL pedophile who indecently filmed more than 70 young children — using a GoPro or mobile phone — has been jailed for 16 years.

Rain restores Avon Descent to full length

Avon Descent

MIDWEEK rain — with the promise of more heavy falls in the next 48 hours — has prompted Avon Descent organisers to restore the white water race to its full length.

Major breakthrough in trawler search

Missing fishing trawler

POLICE are confident they have discovered a trawler missing off the Pilbara coast for two weeks, but will not be able to confirm it until later this week.

Cousins ‘thought family was held hostage’

Cousins ‘thought family was held hostage’

DISGRACED ex-AFL star Ben Cousins was under the delusion that his parents and brother were being held hostage when he led police on a bizarre low-speed chase.

McKim vows to be ‘fierce advocate’

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NICK McKim says he will be a fierce advocate for Tasmania’s interests as he takes the leap into Federal Parliament.

Ferry foreign worker claim denied

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CLAIMS there are more foreign than Australian workers carrying out refurbishments to the Spirit of Tasmania have been denied by the Government.

Serial abalone thief sent to jail

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A SERIAL abalone poacher has been jailed for two years and fined $180,000 for three raids on Tasmanian fisheries.

Injured cyclist still critical

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A  LENAH Valley man remains in a critical condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital after coming off his bike.

Legal Aid told to pay appeal cost

Murder Lake Yalleena, near Kalangadoo, body of tourism operator John Lewis Thorn, 59, of Kalangadoo found near Meetus Falls, ...

THE Tasmanian Legal Aid Commission has been ordered to pay the cost of an appeal by convicted double-murderer Stephen Standage.

Jump in divorce fees to hit hard

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A GROWING number of Tasmanians will be unable to afford higher divorce fees, the Law Society of Tasmania says.

Con man’s school daze

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A SERIAL fraudster described as “worse than Belle Gibson”, has expressed an interest in working in remote Territory indigenous schools to promote mental health awareness.

Nova Peris defends Adam Goodes

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Federal indigenous parliamentarian Nova Peris has spoken out about racism in Australian sport, saying she was called a “nigger” several times.

Elan Soho Suites sold for $57m

Elan Soho Suites sold for $57m

THE Elan Soho Suites in Darwin has sold for a stunning $57.1 million.

Battle of the birds for supersized meal

Battle of the birds for supersized meal

IT WAS destined for disaster from the get go — a black cormorant has had his lunch stolen by a hungry sea eagle at a popular Territory billabong.

McMullen slams ‘sad’ situation

Jeff McMullen

A VETERAN television journalist and Aboriginal rights advocate has slammed the Federal Government’s Northern Territory intervention and labelled it “as sad as the Stolen Generation policy”.

Idiot driver gets it all wrong

Idiot driver gets it all wrong

MOTORISTS on a major Darwin arterial road could only watch on in amazement after a seemingly oblivious driver drove down the wrong side of the road.

Meals a treat for well-fed students

Geelong Grammar School

STUDENTS at a Geelong school are among the best fed in Victoria and Tasmania, dining on fine meals such as jerk chicken and pork belly for dinner.

Coast rocked by twin earthquakes

Coast rocked by twin earthquakes

HIGH-RISES across the Gold Coast have been shaken by a twin earthquakes this morning but it could be a ‘foreshock’ to a bigger event.

Alleged Cairns flasher caught in sting

Police and Court

AN undercover cop who posed as a runner has caught an alleged teenage serial flasher with his pants down in an elaborate police sting.

Parents ‘zoned out’ for school ride

Queensland's most high risk school zones two of them are in Townsville, Rasmussen State School on Allambie Lane Kelso and Ry...

DEADBEAT Townsville parents and relatives are picking up and dropping off school kids while high on drugs.

Feed definition fiasco

Jo Stritch and her husband Andrew from Happy Valley Free Range Farm, who farm pork on Human Choice guidelines.

A SHOCK change to Victoria’s planning laws means thousands of farmers may need a permit to keep operating.

Season turns on collision

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SOUTH West District Football League reigning premier Dartmoor is out of finals contention.

Strauss off Grainpac board

Grain Harvest

SAPPHIRE (SA) Pty Ltd owner Brenton Strauss has quit the board of Laverton grain packer Grainpac.

New Holland lifts its game

New Holland lifts its game

NEW Holland’s LM range of telehandlers offers models capable of working with weights from 2500kg to 4200kg.

Have a ball in the ’Bool

Edward Mahony Warrnambool

TALK to Edward Mahony and words such as “dynamic”, “community” and “rejuvenation” flow freely.

East Gippsland inundated

Bogged Farmer

THE old saying “there’s money in mud” is being tested in East Gippsland.