Family preparing to sue over Orange school principal's 'village idiots' comments

THE family of a child selected to take part in a workshop Calare Public School principal Chris Cundy dubbed
THE family of a child selected to take part in a workshop Calare Public School principal Chris Cundy dubbed "operation nutcase" is preparing to sue the school for defamation.
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FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market. FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market.
IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education. A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education.
12:46 PM Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson admits "we all make mistakes" in life - including a "charity shag" she had with Health Services Union barrister Mark Irving more than 20 years ago.
12:26 PM Check out this weekend's open homes and the hot auctions.
11:59 AM A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.
Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has cancelled his plans to open a conference of the controversial World Congress of Families.
11:16 AM Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has cancelled his plans to open a conference of the controversial World Congress of Families.
How can a man who has no degree or a diploma, who has never been to Syria and speaks no Arabic, become an authority?
11:06 AM How can a man who has no degree or a diploma, who has never been to Syria and speaks no Arabic, become an authority?
10:39 AM The Aldi supermarket chain has removed iconic Roald Dahl children's book Revolting Rhymes from its shelves after complaints from customers about the use of the word "slut".
Dangerous surf conditions will prevail along the NSW coast today and Saturday as a low pressure system over the Tasman Sea whips up strong wind and swells.
10:26 AM Dangerous surf conditions will prevail along the NSW coast today and Saturday as a low pressure system over the Tasman Sea whips up strong wind and swells.
A Catholic brother and former principal of a prestigious Sydney school has been accused of indecently assaulting underage students.
9:45 AM A Catholic brother and former principal of a prestigious Sydney school has been accused of indecently assaulting underage students.
The climate sceptic and businessman chosen by the Abbott government to lead its review of the renewable energy target has denied his personal views have had any influence on the panel's report, which recommends that the scheme be dramatically cut back.
8:37 AM The climate sceptic and businessman chosen by the Abbott government to lead its review of the renewable energy target has denied his personal views have had any influence on the panel's...
An elderly pensioner known as the
8:36 AM An elderly pensioner known as the "Birdman" who once supplied a cockatoo for super model Megan Gale's fashion shoot has been convicted and fined $10,000 on multiple RSPCA mistreatment...
8:16 AM Once considered the domain of grandmothers searching for a second-hand crocheted doiley, op shops have become a haven for hipsters, fashionistas, avid recyclers and bargain hunters,...
Qantas boss Alan Joyce was not joking when he said
6:56 AM Qantas boss Alan Joyce was not joking when he said "there's always people that are after my head". Joyce was responding to a question about whether he could get past the $2.8 billion...
6:38 AM Prime Minister Tony Abbott has stepped up his rhetoric to prepare Australians for a possible intervention in chaos-torn Iraq, saying "no human being" should ignore the "slaughter of...
6:26 AM A woman was allegedly beaten over the head repeatedly with a shovel during a terrifying attempted carjacking in Sydney's north-west, police say.
Shadow Minister for Housing Sophie Cotsis says the auction campaigns must be halted.
6:00 AM Shadow Minister for Housing Sophie Cotsis says the auction campaigns must be halted.
The fundraiser Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended that sparked a furore over his use of entitlements was held for Cabinet MInister Kevin Andrews, Fairfax Media has learned. 
5:43 AM The fundraiser Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended that sparked a furore over his use of entitlements was held for Cabinet MInister Kevin Andrews, Fairfax Media has learned. 
5:27 AM Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in a private ceremony in their home in France over the weekend.
Nate Duivenvoorden looks like any other rugby playing carpenter. The scruffy 30-year-old is built like a stocky scrum half.
2:00 AM Nate Duivenvoorden looks like any other rugby playing carpenter. The scruffy 30-year-old is built like a stocky scrum half.
12:57 AM A Victorian Government plan to make clinical trials of medicinal marijuana easier to conduct will do little to expand access to the drug, an expert on drug law reform says.
 Medibank chief executive George Savvides floated the idea of privately insured patients receiving priority treatment in public hospital emergency departments at a function with doctors in March.
12:39 AM  Medibank chief executive George Savvides floated the idea of privately insured patients receiving priority treatment in public hospital emergency departments at a function with doctors...
NSW Premier Mike Baird is considering a radical overhaul of how the 2015 state election will be funded, including cracking down on the amount of private donations. This follows sensational allegations of illegal payments, made at the Independent Commission Against Corruption hearing into campaign funding.
12:39 AM NSW Premier Mike Baird is considering a radical overhaul of how the 2015 state election will be funded, including cracking down on the amount of private donations. This follows...
12:15 AM No one has doubted Kathy Jackson’s capacity for histrionics. But Jackson’s ability to grab headlines should not distract from the serious evidence mounting against her that she...
12:15 AM Hundreds of millions of dollars in the Abbott government's Community Development Grants scheme have been tipped into projects in coalition-held marginal seats in what Labor says is a...
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why are we so pent up about our regulators? surely the transparency and motives of SOEs,
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1. Producers need more debt like the proverbial. (Even at cheap rates unless it is to retire
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"Every picture tells a thousand words" The expression on Barry's face tells it all - he has had
FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group.28 Aug 14  2 FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group.
DAIRY companies Murray Goulburn, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) and Bega have all posted strong results for the past financial year but the outlook for global dairy prices over the next 12 months still looks shaky.28 Aug 14 DAIRY companies Murray Goulburn, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) and Bega have all posted strong results for the...