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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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THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with scepticism by those working to reinstate the water-saving program. THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with scepticism by those working to reinstate the water-saving program.
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.
A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs. A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs.
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.
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 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...
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...
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 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.
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...
A public art scandal is brewing with Melbourne artist Jarrad Kennedy claiming there are suspicious similarities between his 2005 McClelland prize entry and Hany Armanious' Pavilion, the dark blue mega crate the City of Sydney announced yesterday is on its way to Belmore Park.
30 Jul 14 A public art scandal is brewing with Melbourne artist Jarrad Kennedy claiming there are suspicious similarities between his 2005 McClelland prize entry and Hany Armanious' Pavilion, the...
30 Jul 14 Father of six killed while carrying out his job in Moree in north-western New South Wales.
Social media users could land themselves in legal hot water if they decide to share Wikileaks' reporting of a secret supression order made by the Victorian Supreme Court.
30 Jul 14 Social media users could land themselves in legal hot water if they decide to share Wikileaks' reporting of a secret supression order made by the Victorian Supreme Court.
If Israel thinks massacring children in their beds will pacify Palestinians, they grossly misunderstand human nature.
30 Jul 14 If Israel thinks massacring children in their beds will pacify Palestinians, they grossly misunderstand human nature.
A woman has been sexually assaulted during a weekend run along Dee Why Beach, the fifth reported sexual assault on Sydney's northern beaches this winter.
30 Jul 14 A woman has been sexually assaulted during a weekend run along Dee Why Beach, the fifth reported sexual assault on Sydney's northern beaches this winter.
30 Jul 14 When you visit a country, you're actually inside 'the travel bubble'.
Australian cricketing great Brett Lee has said any suggestion that he does not support human rights is
30 Jul 14 Australian cricketing great Brett Lee has said any suggestion that he does not support human rights is "totally wrong".
The shooting death of an Environment and Heritage worker on a property in northern NSW has left two communities in mourning and a family without their much-loved husband and father, according to the mayor or the region.
30 Jul 14 The shooting death of an Environment and Heritage worker on a property in northern NSW has left two communities in mourning and a family without their much-loved husband and father,...
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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
MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the escalating rural debt crisis.
4:00 AM MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as...
HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.28 Jul 14  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name...