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Department waters down animal welfare conditions to allow live exports to resume in May

Loading Independent observer records of voyages last May show temperatures reaching 34 degrees. The observer said although there were “no dramatic signs of heat stress” among animals there was an “increase in panting and open mouth breathing”. They suggested sheep had a choice about whether to pant or not, describing …

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Facebook apologises for banning Trump’s social media director

But President Trump, who also on Tuesday tweeted that “Facebook, Google and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are soo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats,” perceived the action as possibly politically motivated. “Facebook abruptly censored the account of President Trump’s chief social media guru, blocking him …

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Urgent call to fence off Kosciuszko creek to save endangered fish

Loading However, rising numbers of brumbies meant there were now about 50 crossings on that section. “It’s only going to get worse,” Associate Professor Lintermans said, estimating the cost of fencing at $60,000. The horses stir up fine sediment in the water, which smothers the insects that the fish feed on. Worse, …

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Liberals bus stops in at Chinatown as ‘racist’ furore engulfs Labor

“Whether you’re a 50-year-old Australian or a 26-year-old Australian like myself, many of us in the St George area have come from migrant backgrounds.” The Liberals had not held the seat of Kogarah for almost 70 years. Mr Yung was on track to go largely unnoticed this election had a …

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Capital Football boss says relegation will spice up premier league

Loading “In the men’s competition, I’m looking forward to some competitive games throughout the season and seeing how the teams react to how those matches at the bottom end of the table,” Brown said. “In previous years those teams didn’t have a lot to play for with finals out of …

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Round one teams – Carlton v Richmond

Carlton v Richmond, MCG, 7.25pm, Thursday 21 March CARLTONB Jarrod Garlett, Liam Jones, Lachie PlowmanHB Kade Simpson, Jacob Weitering, Nic NewmanC Marc Murphy, Patrick Cripps, Zac FisherHF Michael Gibbons, Charlie Curnow, Sam WalshF Ed Curnow, Mitch McGovern, Harry McKayFOL Andrew Phillips, Paddy Dow, Sam Petrevski-SetonI/C Dale Thomas, David Cuningham, Alex …

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People evacuated due to gas leak at Downer shops

More than 20 people have been evacuated from the Downer shops after a car struck a gas pipe at the rear of the complex. ACT Fire and Rescue responded to the shops about 6pm after a triple zero call reported the smell of gas. People were evacuated from the area …

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Murphy studies up on Loving Gaby and the Golden Slipper

“This will be her first time going right-handed but she trialled going that way at Royal Randwick last week, and she was very impressive. I think she has a very good chance. I’m looking forward to the ride, and I’m really pleased she got in.” Maher joked it had never …

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Sayonara to the Sunwolves? Australian teams fearing Super backlash

You only need to look at the ACT Brumbies crowd figures to realise why they’re nervous. The Brumbies attracted just 12,122 to their marquee game of the season last week. It was a drop of more than 1000 fans from the corresponding home clash against the NSW Waratahs in 2018 …

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Tayla Harris worried for her safety, describes trolling as ‘sexual abuse’

Tayla Harris in full flight. This image was removed from social media by Channel Seven but later reposted with an apology.Credit:Michael Willson/AFL Media Harris responded to the furore, reposting the photo with the caption: “Here’s a pic of me at work … think about this before your derogatory comments, animals.” …

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