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The Melbourne International Film Festival has kept visual art in its sights this year with two observational documentaries.
The Melbourne International Film Festival has kept visual art in its sights this year with two observational documentaries.
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry. SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
12:00 AM Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.
30 Jul 14 I've got a small group of friends who have found their way to the heart of Footscray via a steak and a glass of red wine. They aren't Western Bulldogs per se, but this year they have...
30 Jul 14 A soaring cloud arch, an outsize milk-crate and a scattering of birds. Will Clover Moore’s new city sculptures do the trick? And what is the trick, actually? What – in a post-industrial,...
Director Ridley Scott's new biblical blockbuster Exodus: Gods and Kings has come under fire for
30 Jul 14 Director Ridley Scott's new biblical blockbuster Exodus: Gods and Kings has come under fire for "whitewashing" African history, casting four white leads to tell a story of Israelities...
Perth Scorchers fans will have to travel to the east coast to watch their side play live in the final of 2014-15 KFC Big Bash competition, even if they finish on top of the table at the end of the tournament.
30 Jul 14 Perth Scorchers fans will have to travel to the east coast to watch their side play live in the final of 2014-15 KFC Big Bash competition, even if they finish on top of the table at the...
30 Jul 14 A judge who compared incest and paedophilia to homosexuality when he rejected evidence of years of sexual abuse by a man against his younger sister was "clearly in error" and the trial...
30 Jul 14 Sam Burgess feared his NRL career with South Sydney was over
30 Jul 14 Harry Triguboff extends sponsorship deal with Wests Tigers
Tigers family past and present come together for Simon Dwyer
30 Jul 14 Tigers family past and present come together for Simon Dwyer
University students are cashing in on lecture and texbook notes by selling them online using a new service built by an ex-AFL player and a Macquarie Bank employee in an inner Sydney garage.
30 Jul 14 University students are cashing in on lecture and texbook notes by selling them online using a new service built by an ex-AFL player and a Macquarie Bank employee in an inner Sydney garage.
Websites hosting pirated material would be blocked and internet service providers compelled to stop their users illegally downloading under proposals being floated by the Abbott government.
30 Jul 14 Websites hosting pirated material would be blocked and internet service providers compelled to stop their users illegally downloading under proposals being floated by the Abbott government.
30 Jul 14 Nathan Buckley has added his voice to the condemnation of free agency in the AFL, and is particularly scornful of a mooted plan for players to be able to covertly sign with rival clubs...
Axed player manager Liam Pickering has launched a stinging attack at high profile publicist Max Markson, and suggested that promises made to former client Lance Franklin are unrealistic.
30 Jul 14 Axed player manager Liam Pickering has launched a stinging attack at high profile publicist Max Markson, and suggested that promises made to former client Lance Franklin are unrealistic.
30 Jul 14 But "hideous", John? Only suitable for a circus? Really? Your attack today on the building that has spawned some of the most rewarding Lego puzzles of our time feels, frankly, a bit harsh.
Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.
30 Jul 14 Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.
Airline passengers hoping governments and the aviation industry would take swift action to clarify which airspace was safe in the wake of the MH17 disaster are bound to be disappointed by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) response to the tragedy.
30 Jul 14 Airline passengers hoping governments and the aviation industry would take swift action to clarify which airspace was safe in the wake of the MH17 disaster are bound to be disappointed...
Health Services Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson has admitted to using funds from a union slush fund to write her former husband a cheque for $50,000.
30 Jul 14 Health Services Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson has admitted to using funds from a union slush fund to write her former husband a cheque for $50,000.
Australian swim team head coach Jacco Verhaeren declares the team's best ever Commonwealth Games haul a good result, but says the job is far from done.
30 Jul 14 Australian swim team head coach Jacco Verhaeren declares the team's best ever Commonwealth Games haul a good result, but says the job is far from done.
The Scots College principal rejects suggestions that the private school's all-conquering 1st XV rugby team poses a threat to the safety of schoolboy competitors.
30 Jul 14 The Scots College principal rejects suggestions that the private school's all-conquering 1st XV rugby team poses a threat to the safety of schoolboy competitors.
30 Jul 14 It's a job that comes with a curious title and a generous $236,544 yearly salary, but Melbourne’s first 'chief resilience officer' could have the toughest gig in town.
A new study into attitudes towards indigenous Australians shows that discrimination and racist attitudes are pervasive.
30 Jul 14 A new study into attitudes towards indigenous Australians shows that discrimination and racist attitudes are pervasive.
Former Liberal party fundraiser Paul Nicolaou has resigned as chief executive of the peak NSW hotel industry lobby group just days before resumption of corruption hearings into political donations in which he has been embroiled.
30 Jul 14 Former Liberal party fundraiser Paul Nicolaou has resigned as chief executive of the peak NSW hotel industry lobby group just days before resumption of corruption hearings into political...
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Hilarious when people accuse vegans of being extreme. Cutting another living, feeling
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"Adani has said the Carmichael mine would extract as much as 12.5 gigalitres of water every
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Well WTF if that's the criteria then only some farmers are special.....People won't riot over
SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength.
Over time, it has survived droughts, floods, industry downturn and whatever the world economy had to throw at it.
18 Jul 14 SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength. Over time, it has...
MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food Futures conference being held at Darwin from November 3-5.03 Jul 14  1 MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food...