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Nov

2019

Problem fire weather likely 'for weeks to come' with heatwaves, little rainfall ahead

Fire crews battling bushfires across NSW are doing what they can to strengthen containment lines ahead of worsening conditions forecast for at least the coming week. 
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16

Nov

2019

Role of farm income protection in drought plan debated

Whether or not climate risk insurance can help farmers manage periods of drought was a hot topic at a recent Horsham meeting.
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16

Nov

2019

Where was the cattle herd?

The small rise in the national cattle hard masks some large changes on a state and regional scale according to Mecardo's Angus Brown.
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16

Nov

2019

Commiserations from politicians ring hollow

This week, I survived the fire storm in Rainbow Flat in the mid north coast. I chose to stay and fight to save my home.
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16

Nov

2019

Selective schools are not working for their communities

State selective schools are supposed to offer an elite education to all in the community – but that is not today's reality.
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16

Nov

2019

'There is a sense of party and fun': how Tamarama became Sydney's own little Brazil

Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club has noted a rise in the amount of South Americans at the beach in the lead up to this summer, with musical instruments, dancing, volleyball and large Brazilian barbecues now a frequent sight at the popular beach. 
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16

Nov

2019

'I’m not going to please everyone': Mayor bats away questions about his property interests

From zoning changes to a bust-up with Liberal MP Craig Kelly, Carmelo Pesce has had a colourful tenure as Sutherland Shire mayor.
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16

Nov

2019

Children buying alcohol and cigarettes online without ID checks

Underage teens are exploiting online delivery systems to have age-restricted goods sent straight to their homes or local post offices.
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Nov

2019

'It's going to be catastrophic': Koala shelters inundated as fire tears through bush habitat

Hospital team leader Gabi Rivett said she had never experienced such a high volume of injured wildlife.
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16

Nov

2019

Fire crews use cooler weather to backburn ahead of worsening conditions

Residents have been warned to prepare for "fire weather days" as more than 300 houses have been destroyed and 102 damaged in the past eight days.
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16

Nov

2019

Displaced and injured wildlife

The fires, which have destroyed more than 1 million hectares of bushland and razed hundreds of homes, have also killed or displaced countless animals along the mid north coast. Photos by Brook Mitchell & Aidan Kean
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15

Nov

2019

Photos of the week, November 14, 2019

A week in photos from the award winning Sydney Morning Herald / The Age / Financial Review photographers.
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15

Nov

2019

What's on in Sydney: November 17 to 22

From Little Miss Sunshine the musical, to a tribute to INXS, plus the lighting of the Christmas tree in the city, we have your week in Sydney covered.
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15

Nov

2019

Beef Bites: Bos Indicus still king in live-ex

Beef Bites wraps up the week in bite-sized reads.
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15

Nov

2019

NSW toddler's legs crushed by 1000-litre water tank

A four-year-old girl has had her legs crushed by a 1000 thousand litre water tank that fell off the back of trailer near Port Macquarie.
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15

Nov

2019

Victorian dairy industry advocate calls for minister to step down

Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie should step down, according to a south-west Victorian dairy industry advocate.
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15

Nov

2019

New Zealand sheep flock on its way up

Total sheep numbers are expected to increase in New Zealand by 0.3 per cent to 27.39 million head.
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15

Nov

2019

Germany paves the way for post-mining future

Industry transition: challenges abound but green shoots for regional industries point the way to future prosperity
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15

Nov

2019

Re-greening the regions requires national effort

Industry transition: how to plan ahead for bush to prosper after coal.
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15

Nov

2019

Hunting knife seized as four people stabbed in Goulburn: police

Four people are in hospital with stab wounds and a woman is in custody after a violent confrontation in the NSW Southern Tablelands, police say.
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15

Nov

2019

'Chinese Gatsby' billionaire built bar in Hunters Hill Aboriginal rock cave

Property billionaire Sam Guo promised to build a guest house next to his mansion after Joe Hockey queried his $11m purchase. That was the start of his problems.
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15

Nov

2019

Increase Newstart and give poor a cash bonus

The government commitment to a budget surplus is surely counterproductive as the jobless rate increases and household spending slumps.
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15

Nov

2019

'Mortally wounded': how bushfire ruined the lives of Coonabarabran residents

For those traumatised by ferocious bushfires, compensation would be a welcome acknowledgement of the struggle to start again.
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15

Nov

2019

Safety in numbers: As a horror fire season looms, firefighters are struggling to attract new volunteers

Older brigade members, those with perhaps 40 or 50 years’ of fire-fighting experience, are gradually retiring from frontline roles, and there is no rush of new blood to take their place.
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15

Nov

2019

'It doesn't make sense': More than 600 kindy kids suspended last year

More than 600 kindergarten kids were suspended last year and the number has been steadily rising, prompting calls for an investigation
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14

Nov

2019

Looking to build resilience not rely on drought handouts

The government's drought resilience plan has won praise , but the communications about the plan's process have been less well received.
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14

Nov

2019

Inaugural #TrainHack postponed due to bushfires

A train-based data hackathon aims to kick start innovation in the agribusiness sector by bringing together data scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs.
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14

Nov

2019

Agribusiness buzz in brief

A quick look at what some of the players in agribusiness have been up to lately
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14

Nov

2019

Historical tank stream that flows beneath Sydney's CBD opened to visitors

Long before Sydney's CBD became the site of office towers and grid-locked traffic, it was covered in bushland.
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14

Nov

2019

ACCC approves GrainCorp's bulk terminal sale - except Kembla

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission blocks ANZ Terminals from owning GrainCorp's Port Kembla and Osborn bulk liquid terminals
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14

Nov

2019

Fire danger climbs again on Friday as scorched earth tally mounts

More than 1200 firefighters are in the field on Friday focusing on western Sydney and the Hunter as temperatures rise and strong winds are expected.
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14

Nov

2019

'It's like going to Bunnings': How Joe is tackling his dizzy spells

Electrician Joe Anderson was worried about what would happen if he fainted while on a ladder at work.
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14

Nov

2019

Darling Downs Wagyu blazes $50m-a-year trails in Korea

AACo looks to brands as its future.
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14

Nov

2019

Man charged after allegedly starting fire with fireworks

Police allege the man set off the fireworks at Sydney Park in St Peters during the total fire ban with the sole intention of causing the fire.
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Nov

2019

Ag exporters line up for national awards

Finalists revealed for the Australian Export Awards to be announced in Canberra next month
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14

Nov

2019

Video sale at seaside cafe

A cattle sale with a difference is set for Warrnambool.
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14

Nov

2019

Big plans ahead for Emily's life

Emily Mosely is determined to fulfil her dream to eventually take over her family's western NSW Etiwanda Station.
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14

Nov

2019

In the Herald: November 15, 1951 

Tram catches fire, a letter to the Editor, and modesty not her virtue.
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14

Nov

2019

National Parks left to burn after jobs and funding cuts

If we want a healthy national parks system to be professionally managed, it must be resourced properly.
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Nov

2019

From the Archives, 1959: Simmonds arrested after 37-day police hunt

The biggest manhunt in N.S.W. police history ended with the capture of escaped prisoner and accused murderer Kevin Simmonds.
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14

Nov

2019

Quantifying near and not far from

The multiple lives of Audie Murphy.
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14

Nov

2019

Two men charged after tradesmen allegedly threatened with replica sniper rifle

Police will allege a man set up a replica sniper rifle and aimed it at the tradesmen over a construction site noise dispute in Sydney's inner west.
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14

Nov

2019

Arsalan Khawaja pleads guilty over framing colleague with fake terror notebook

Khawaja, the older brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja, pleaded guilty last week.
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13

Nov

2019

Smallgoods prices pushed high by Chinese demand

With China pushing meat prices up globally it's getting dearer for Australia's smallgoods industry.
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13

Nov

2019

'Ongoing banter': Former NSW Police officer tells court he did not assault colleague

Joel Murchie, 49, is a former chief inspector who led the Mental Health Intervention Team.
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Nov

2019

Food fraud being fried by innovation: TropAg

From big data systems that allow real time sharing of instances of food fraud to plasma rays that zap nasty pathogens, there is plenty of work being done by Australian researchers and food standards managers in the area of food defence.
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13

Nov

2019

Two men charged over lighting fires during total ban

A Sydney man loosened a footpath in Annandale with a crowbar on Wednesday and then set the electrical wires underneath alight, police allege.
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Nov

2019

Naracoorte sets new $402 ewe record

Ewes prices peaked at a national record of $402 at Naracoorte today.
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Nov

2019

Naracoorte sets new $400 ewe record

Ewes prices peaked at a national record of $400 at Naracoorte today.
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13

Nov

2019

'I will inherit a million or go to jail': Wife of murdered bookie denied killing him

A jury heard Monika Skarratt, the wife of murdered bookmaker Charles Skarratt, was previously suspected of being involved in his death.
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