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Can wild asses stop bushfires? Sydney scientists unite with Kimberley farmer to stop donkey kill order

Mr Henggler aims to build a sustainable land-use model for the station, which is only accessible by foot or air. The Durack Range was painted in the 1950s by Sidney Nolan as a landscape of sharp-edged red hills but Kachana itself benefits from a river and high levels of annual …

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Coalition gains on pandemic management as Morrison holds ground, Labor vote falls

The gloomier assessment coincided with media coverage of the fall of Kabul, the evacuation of refugees from Afghanistan, rising coronavirus case numbers, disputes over the vaccination rollout and divisions between political leaders over when to ease lockdown rules. Male voters swung strongly to the Coalition, with their support increasing from …

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Lockdown payments reach $3.6b as COVID cost grows

“But there’s also a light at the end of the tunnel for those millions of Australians who are now doing it tough,” he said. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the financial and health situation ahead will be tough but conditions will improve.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen It’s not just federal assistance going into the …

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5000 free fast electric car chargers to be built around Australia

JOLT chief executive Doug McNamee said the investment showed that, after a slow start, Australia’s electric car market had turned a corner. He said the total cost of ownership of electric cars was lower than for comparable internal combustion cars, and they would soon also be cheaper to buy. A …

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Australia news LIVE: NSW records 818 new local COVID-19 cases, three deaths; Victoria records 71 new cases; states and territories tighten restrictions

Thank you for following along on our daily blog. We’ll keep it up and running for any major news updates tonight, but if you’re just tuning in here’s a quick recap of what has happened today: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed to increase the nation’s intake of Afghan nationals …

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Wild weather to hit Sydney after record string of warm winter days

Sydney is set to experience wild weather and a return to wintry temperatures as a cold front brings to an end a record string of warm days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe weather warnings for coastal areas of Sydney and parts of NSW. Crowds enjoyed two weeks of …

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Teague’s manager launches on Cripps as Blues delay coach call

Loading Industry sources said the Blues are certain to be in contact with Alastair Clarkson, to sound him out either directly or through his management, on his interest in the senior coaching position. Ross Lyon is another potential candidate for the coaching position. The under-siege Teague and Pickering had said …

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What Victoria’s new childcare rules mean for you

Your worker permit or ID issued by your employer must be shown to childcare, kindergarten, and education centres. To obtain the permit, download the form on the authorised worker permit page. The permit must be valid and certified by an employer. Parents and carers of vulnerable children can also access …

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Two young children abducted during home invasion found safe in Mitcham

“Their parents are also understandably immensely relieved,” he said. Bilal Wally. “As I said earlier today, any incident of this nature where children are taken from a property is concerning for police and it’s certainly concerning for the broader community as well. “The four in custody will be interviewed tonight …

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Rogue ferry or a mission from Glad?

“On Saturday, a RiverCat came speeding up Middle Harbour having been previously seen zipping under the Spit Bridge. Lost? Stolen? COVID Special Ops? Speculation is rife on the Willoughby Living Facebook page. Can anyone solve this?” asks Margaret Pavincich of Castlecrag. “Apparently it was the ‘Marjorie Jackson’ and it proceeded …

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