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May

2020

Whopper truffle find an unclaimed treasure

Truffle farmer Anna Terry has unearthed what may be the largest truffle found at the Deloraine farm.
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30

May

2020

There's reward in sifting through sewage

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May

2020

Man and woman, both 22, die in 'tragic' double stabbing

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Tickner said the pair had recently broken up and were trying to get back together when the stabbing occurred at a home in Sydney's west.
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29

May

2020

Coronavirus cases sink to zero as pubs float opening

Pubs, clubs, restaurants, churches, libraries, galleries, campgrounds and beauty salons are set to have restrictions eased tomorrow in NSW as new cases of COVID-19 fall to zero.
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29

May

2020

Brazen tractor theft in the UK

Tractors are not normally associated with stealthy getaways but a gang of crooks in Oxfordshire has got away with eight New Hollands.
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29

May

2020

Industry and government are not tough enough

Debate rages about the nature of the suspension of four Australian abattoirs by China - is it purely technical or a retaliatory political move?
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29

May

2020

Mystery NT cattle deaths likely influenced by weather

The mysterious death of cattle on an NT station earlier in the year may have been influenced by the weather.
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29

May

2020

Perrottet's plan to boost jobs fuelled by borrowing and asset recycling

The Treasuer told the Herald the economic damage done by the coronavirus crisis meant "every dollar" of new government spending would now be targeted at lifting employment.
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29

May

2020

Worries linger over lack of Q-Fly project funding

There is no guarantee the GMV Regional Fruit Fly Project will continue past this year.
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29

May

2020

Students protest cuts to Sydney University's arts and social science faculty

About 8 per cent of courses across the university's arts and social sciences faculty will be cut according to early estimates.
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29

May

2020

Chief Medical Officer urges anyone with cold, cough to get tested

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29

May

2020

JBS Dinmore to close for a week

JBS cites "disconnect between cattle supply, prices and international meat market values" for the closure.
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May

2020

Honda quits quads but ACCC stands by decision

With fatalities on the rise, the ACCC is standing by its decision to implement a new safety standard
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28

May

2020

Agribusiness buzz in brief

A quick look at who and what have been making news in around the traps in agribusiness
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28

May

2020

Growing demand for malt barley from India

There is a growing demand for malt barley from India and Australia's high quality product would fit their systems well.
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28

May

2020

Federal Court set to rule on 2011 live cattle export ban

A ruling on the live export class action will be handed down by the Federal Court next Tuesday.
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28

May

2020

Woman jailed for five years after making child drink Dettol

The woman acted with "cruelty" after perceived misbehaviour by the child, a judge said.
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28

May

2020

Dahlsen dairy report available

John Dahlsen has given permission for Stock & Land and other Australian Community Media mastheads to share his report detailing how a retail levy on drinking milk shared among all Australian dairy farmers could work.
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28

May

2020

One punch killer Loveridge sentenced to an extra month for prison fight

The man who killed Thomas Kelly in 2013 attacked the president of the Rebels Penrith chapter inside Silverwater Prison in 2018.
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28

May

2020

Lion attacks female keeper at Shoalhaven Zoo

The 35-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was bitten on the neck and head by a lion at Shoalhaven Zoo.
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28

May

2020

Our farmers are not subsidised says ABARES

Australia confirmed as having one of the lowest levels of agricultural support in the OECD
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28

May

2020

Dealers hold onto hope for the future of quad bike sales

Quad bike dealers to push for government legislation to be re-examined.
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28

May

2020

It's a roller coaster ride for global sport as coronavirus restrictions ease

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28

May

2020

Legal action looms over water sharing plans

The NSW government is on the brink of signing off on plans that will set out how the rivers are managed for the next decade. But some say the plans deliver for a few at the expense of the many, and are willing to take drastic action.
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28

May

2020

Source of infection a mystery for 17 COVID cases among children in NSW

Health authorities have no idea how more than one in four children with locally acquired COVID-19 were infected with the virus.
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28

May

2020

'Progress will be lost': Funding cuts to hit Aboriginal child protection

The author of a damning report into NSW child protection has criticised the decision to reduce funding to the peak body for Aboriginal kids in out-of-home care.
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28

May

2020

Mascot Towers owners seek $15m from developer of neighbouring building

The state's consumer watchdog is also investigating the certification of the apartment building next to the cracked Mascot Towers.
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28

May

2020

Hurdle Estate sold at auction

Injune property Hurdle Estate has sold at a Nutrien Harcourts auction for $4.175 million.
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28

May

2020

Having a butcher's at sausage metrics

Harold and the Mexican cowboys take on Where the Hell Park.
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28

May

2020

John Purcell's Yatton makes $7.4 million

The Purcell family's Central Queensland property Yatton has sold at auction for a stellar $7.4 million.
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28

May

2020

COVID rules eased in NSW: 20 people at weddings, 50 at funerals

From Monday up to 20 people will be able to attend weddings and 50 people funerals and their places of worship in NSW as the Berejiklian government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions.
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28

May

2020

Strategy needed to attract top students as teacher shortage looms

With secure jobs likely to become more attractive in the economic downturn, education authorities are being urged to develop a plan to recruit top students.
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28

May

2020

Two dead after crash in Sydney's south

Two people in the same vehicle have been killed after a head-on collision in Menai, while the driver of the other car has been taken to hospital.
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28

May

2020

Pandemic empties roads but fatally entices speeding and drink driving

Centre for Road Safety chief executive Bernard Carlon, says there has been a "worrying increase in the percentage of fatalities where speeding had been a contributing factor" in March and April.
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28

May

2020

'These are not Mickey Mouse': TAFE NSW swamped by 100,000 enrolments for free courses

More than 100,000 people have taken up NSW TAFE's offer of 21 free short courses to help boost skills training opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic.
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28

May

2020

Battle for the remote resumes as NRL re-enters our lounge rooms

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28

May

2020

Fighting against parasites with poo

New research will look into whether sheep poo holds the key to developing the next generation of antiparasitic treatments.
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27

May

2020

Thomas Foods buys into Frew

Thomas Foods International (TFI), Australia's largest 100% family-owned red meat processor, has acquired a 50 per cent stake in the Victoria-based Frew group.
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27

May

2020

Workers ready to trade away arcane conditions, but a wage freeze is no way to start haggling

The state secretary of the State Services Union says he's willing to start from scratch with unwieldy awards, but not if the only sacrifice is to be made by workers.
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27

May

2020

Towards nothing: the sorry fate of a road safety summit

Four children killed by an allegedly drunk driver was motivation to do something. The Transport Minister ordered a summit, but it's been call off - again.
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27

May

2020

Trial chips away at weed challenges

The Weed Chipper couples the age-old chipping hoe approach with modern optical weed detection technology and mechanisation to create a non-herbicide tactic to tackle herbicide resistant weeds of any size.
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27

May

2020

Ex-Liberal Party staffer faces 51 new charges over alleged $13.5m identity theft

An alleged cyber fraudster has faced court charged with the identity takeover of more than 80 victims, some of whom lost their entire life savings.
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May

2020

Man jailed after importing cocaine to pay for cancer treatment

The Brazilian national agreed to receive two packages of cocaine inside a package containing children's books and be paid $5000 for each.
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27

May

2020

Wheat production concerns in Europe spook the market...

The world wheat market is certainly at the whim of the weather right now with futures markets bouncing sharply off an eight-month low set early last week as concerns for the state European Union (EU) winter crop start to outweigh those of the Russian crop.
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27

May

2020

From the Archives, 2000: Bridge Walk for Reconciliation attracts thousands

Twenty years ago today 200,000 people marched across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to express their support for Aboriginal reconciliation.
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27

May

2020

Travel debate continues in UK, US passes 100,000 deaths

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27

May

2020

Pandemic could cause regional Australia renaissance

The pandemic could lead to a regional Australia renaissance if governments, businesses and communities work together, regional advocates say.
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27

May

2020

How viable are sheep prices ahead of winter?

The reduction in lamb numbers at eastern states markets last week helped drive the market higher.
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27

May

2020

Prospect Park auction on July 9

The 1559 hectare Bauhinia property Prospect Park will be auctioned by Hourn & Bishop Qld on July 9.
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27

May

2020

We can't return to business as usual: Aboriginal voices critical to child protection

Exhaustive reviews stress the importance of self-determination, yet the NSW government has cut funding to a crucial voice for Indigenous families.
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