Last Updated: March 29, 2015

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Cattle on the way out

THE Victorian Government’s plans to ban cattle grazing from the state’s national parks faces a tight contest in Parliament.

Poison forced school lockdown

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A QUEENSLAND school went into lockdown after pesticide sprayed from a helicopter drifted over the grounds.

Three more live baiting charges

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POLICE have charged another three people in relation to allegations of live baiting in the Greyhound racing industry.

New voice for animal welfare

New voice for animal welfare

ANIMALS Tasmania is celebrating its launch tomorrow on Parliament lawns in Hobart.

Fire destroys iconic Qld pub

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AN ICONIC rural Queensland pub has been destroyed in a fire overnight.

Snow in March? Yes, that’s white

Snow in March? Yes, that’s white

IT might only be March, but snow has fallen at Victorian resorts for the first time this year.

Adelaide Hills hit by wasp ‘plague’

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ADELAIDE’S warm spring, summer and autumn has led to a plague of European wasps in the Hills.

Attack won’t stop rodeo support

JOHN Austin was “dismayed” when he received a letter from PETA.

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Horse breeder looks to Victoria

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A MAJOR international horse breeder is on the verge of investing more than $10 million in Victoria.

Prized rooster-eating snake caught

Prized rooster-eating snake caught

A MAN has performed a large scale citizen’s arrest by wrestling a 4m intruder that ate his prized rooster.

HACC program stays

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A MAJOR Victorian council has put on hold a decision to pull out of the Home and Community Care program.

Trans-Tasman rivalries fire up at World Cup final

World Cup Final

WORLD Cup fever is high at the MCG as fans settle into to watch the ICC World Cup final. The only sour note has been a pitch invader, who was swiftly nabbed by police and escorted from the ground.

Melbourne’s best hot cross buns

SHS Hot Cross Buns taste test

DO you like them fresh from the bakery or straight from your oven? Plain or smothered in butter? Fruit, no fruit or choc-chip? We blind-tasted a baker’s dozen hot cross buns to find Melbourne’s best.

Troubled health blogger back in public

Stalking Belle Gibson

HEALTH and wellness blogger Belle Gibson has been pictured in public for the first time since doubts were raised about her miracle cancer survival story.

How the Liberals fell apart in Victoria

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DISUNITY, a crippling paramedic pay dispute, and poor communication were factors that led to voters dumping the Napthine government, a Liberal Party review has found.

Is this sending Australia Post broke?

Letters for Jon

AUSTRALIA Post is delivering mail sent with reused stamps — and sometimes with no stamps at all, a Sunday Herald Sun investigation has found.

Public patients slugged by TV fees

Cameron McEwen

PATIENTS at Melbourne’s public hospitals are being charged up to $77 a week to watch television - and rental companies are pocketing nearly all the profits. Find out what each hospital is charging.

Welfare pushing Muslims to take up arms

American Muslim Sulmain Abdur-Raham

AN African-American Islamic journalist living in Sydney says young Muslims are better off in the US than Australia where welfare and multicultural policies are driving them into the arms of terrorists.

How healthy are you? Take our health test

How healthy are you? Take our health test

ARE you healthy? What shape is your family in? And what health type sums you up? Take the National Health of ­Australia test today to find out.

How your life will change after the election

Premier Mike Baird at the North West Rail Link

SYDNEY and much of NSW is set to become a construction site with a returned Baird government pledging billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects. We break down what other changes you face.

Baird calls for unity on electricity sale

BAIRD at SOFITEL

RE-ELECTED Premier Mike Baird wants the opposition and the upper house to respect his mandate to lease the state’s poles and wires, a move he says ‘will make a difference to people’s lives.’ READ HIS OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF NSW.

Tax grab smashes Aussie parents

Tax grab smashes Aussie parents

AUSTRALIA’S tax system is hitting parents with effective rates of up to 68 per cent when they earn more cash and lose welfare benefits underlining the need for urgent tax reform.

Mike Baird: ‘Friends, I love this state’

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MIKE Baird delivered his victory speech to chants of ‘four more years’ after being returned as NSW Premier despite an overall swing of about nine percent.WHERE’S THE BEER, SAYS BAIRD // LABOR’S MAN VERSUS MACHINE // BAIRD VICTORY IS GOOD NEWS FOR ABBOTT // LIVE RESULTS

Is this Palaszczuk’s white knight?

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UPDATE: Katter’s Australian Party may throw Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk a lifeline as her minority Government is threatened by her sacking of an MP.

In sickness, in health ... and I’ll be in the bar

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A NEWLY wedded wife has been rudely awoken on her first night as a married woman by a fire that broke out in their hotel suite, only to find her husband absent.

Dirty doc racks up extensive rap sheet

Dirty doc racks up extensive rap sheet

HE’D been barred from treating female patients without a chaperone, but this bayside GP racked up 200 breaches before he was caught.

Never smile for a crocodile selfie

Never smile for a crocodile selfie

HE’S a thrillseeker who reckons he has a special bond with one of Australia’s most feared killing machines. But friends and experts think it’s only a matter of time before he’s lunch.

Crystal’s scam could land her 10 years

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SIXTY-TWO times, Crystal Clement took someone to see her friend at the Department of Main Roads. Now this young woman faces 10 years in prison for doing it.

Tot’s throat slit as living sacrifice

Tot’s throat slit as living sacrifice

HER throat was slit by her mum when she was a baby - 25 years later she talks publicly about the bizarre incident for the first time.

Steel town left reeling by speedway death

Steel town left reeling by speedway death

WHYALLA has been hit by its fifth motoring tragedy in four months with the death of a speedway official during a race meeting.

Transport boss puts brakes on media

Michael Deegan

SOUTH Australia’s new transport chief has vowed to be more open and accountable but is refusing to speak to the media — a decision which has the State Government’s blessing.

Darlington upgrade ‘to benefit 15,000 extra motorists’

Darlington upgrade ‘to benefit 15,000 extra motorists’

ABOUT 15,000 extra southern suburbs motorists will benefit from the redesigned $620 million Darlington upgrade being announced today.

‘Secrets like this can’t be kept’

Marciano murder

WHEN Teresa Kellett closes her eyes, she can still see her sister Lina walking down the hallway of the Wayville flat they once shared.

Farmer ‘baled up’ over ‘unsecured load’

Unsecured Load

A COONAWARRA farmer remains bemused at spending an hour arguing with “arrogant” Transport SA inspectors about whether a bale of hay attached to a front-end loader was an “unsecured load”.

How Adelaide mum confronted her Jolie dilemma

Issues story on Angelina Jolie surgery

A SMALL lump in her left breast eventually led to Moira Walsh’s decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.

Police search Tonkin Highway after murder

Bullsbrook murder.

POLICE will be searching sections of Tonkin Highway on Sunday as part of an investigation into the murder of a woman in Gidgegannup.

Son killed on way to dad’s big day

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A 23-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist who was on his way to get a haircut before his dad’s wedding was among four people killed in a horror four hours on WA roads.

How healthy are you? Take our health test

How healthy are you? Take our health test

ARE you healthy? What shape is your family in? And what health type sums you up? Take the National Health of ­Australia test today to find out.

Barnett’s former belle in the buff

Barnett’s former belle in the buff

MELISSA Garbin showed some front, posing topless while dating the son of WA Premier Colin Barnett.

Elizabeth Quay to get pink diamond kiosk

Elizabeth Quay to get pink diamond kiosk

A LANDMARK building inspired by the Kimberley’s world famous Argyle pink diamonds will be among the first open for business at Elizabeth Quay.

Four people killed in three crashes

Car v Motorcyle Fatal

UPDATE: TWO motorcyclists have died in separate crashes and two people were killed after a pile up on the Kwinana Freeway. TRAFFIC UPDATES

Health concern for missing man

Health concern for missing man

TASMANIA Police has expressed concern for the welfare of a diabetic man missing from Glenorchy since March 20.

Police put bikie gangs on notice

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TOP cop Donna Adams has vowed to run bikie gangs out of the state, insisting they have arrived in Tasmania to break the law.

Stories to lift everyone’s spirit

Know Your Neighbour campaign

THE response to theSunday Tasmanian’s Know Your Neighbour campaign has been heartwarming.

Your one war question answered

MERCURY TASMANIA, World War I veteran and diarist Tasmanian-born Archie Barwick. Anzac Live. Soldier. large version.

THESE people will not only answer your questions — they will become your most extraordinary friends.

Flying fun as Nitro Circus lands

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ABOUT 12,000 stunt-loving Tasmanians have been treated to high-octane thrills at Blundstone Arena.

Ross a hot spot for anime fans

Ross a hot spot for anime fans

EVERY year thousands of Japanese tourists make a pilgrimage to an obscure bakery in rural Tasmania.

Darwin not so sexy

Sexy singles snubbed

THERE are 86 Australian cities home to more attractive singles than Darwin, according to a new study.

Shock jock’s cancer battle

Shock jock’s cancer battle

WHEN Pete Davies was having trouble swallowing his food, he took a “typical bloke’’ attitude to the problem — “she’ll be right, flush it down with beer’’.

Woman stabbed to death in Alice Springs

Woman stabbed to death in Alice Springs

A WOMAN has been stabbed to death by her defacto partner in Alice Springs.

‘Police told me to buy a gun’

Domestic Violence

A DARWIN mother has shared her devastating experience with domestic abuse and the lack of support from the courts.

Mum fears for ice-addict son’s safety

Mum fears for ice-addict son’s safety

A WOMAN whose ice-addict son is being held on remand on a string of criminal charges believes Darwin is in the grip of a methamphetamine crisis.

What a paramedick!

What a paramedick!

A PARAMEDIC in a position of authority is accused of sending a text message containing a picture of his penis to a student paramedic working for St John NT.

Mr Universe strikes a pose

Mr Universe strikes a pose

MAN mountain Calum von Moger does not sugar coat the fact there is no sugar in his super-clean diet.

Python appears in Surfers Paradise

Python appears in Surfers Paradise

SURFERS Paradise police are used to dealing with slippery characters but this six-foot snake is one they won’t forget in a hurry.

Is this Palaszczuk’s white knight?

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UPDATE: Katter’s Australian Party may throw Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk a lifeline as her minority Government is threatened by her sacking of an MP.

Ingham grieves death

Ingham grieves death

Community leaders rallied to honour the man known to his friends and family as Yogi, a professional crabber, fencing contractor and farming ­success story. He was 37.

Myki may roll into regions

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A DECISION could be made to roll out the Myki ticketing system across country Victoria later this year.

Three more live baiting charges

Greyhounds at Sandown - Melbourne Cup trials. Race 7. Malfoy comes from behind for an emphatic victory. This is a generic sho...

POLICE have charged another three people in relation to allegations of live baiting in the Greyhound racing industry.

Milk price still settling

Milk price still settling

MAJOR milk processors are sending mixed signals about if they will follow WCB’s lead and top up farmgate prices.

New Arion has a touch of Claas

New Arion has a touch of Claas

CLAAS Harvest Centre has confirmed a new Arion 400 series will be arriving in Australia next year.

Take a butcher’s hook

CL: Ivan the Butcher and his shop in Newry.

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

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THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.