Despite the August rain, another active fire season threatens

Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
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INCREASED competition from feedlots and local restockers helped put a buzz in the cattle market today, with prices up across the board at the Warrnambool store sale. INCREASED competition from feedlots and local restockers helped put a buzz in the cattle market today, with prices up across the board at the Warrnambool store sale.
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.
8:48 AM The online hunt has begun to find the mysterious culprit responsible for leaking hundreds of photographs of female celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
7:35 AM Ricky Gervais has defended "free speech" after he was accused of blaming the celebrity victims of a nude photo scandal for the online leak.
6:43 AM Should Western democracies intervene in Iraq to stop the creation of a violent Islamist caliphate and should the Australian Parliament, rather than the government, decide if we are to...
5:20 AM Traffic has returned to normal on the Great Western Highway on Tuesday morning after a truck overturned and blocked all lanes on Monday night.
The G20 summit is Australia's chance to begin addressing its poor productivity performance.
3:00 AM The G20 summit is Australia's chance to begin addressing its poor productivity performance.
1:15 AM Key documents relating to the lucrative casino licence awarded to billionaire James Packer at Barangaroo have been stamped secret by the NSW gambling regulator, which argues their...
The fight against the Islamic State is going to be much bigger, more complex and more dangerous than any Australian official has even begun to articulate.
12:15 AM The fight against the Islamic State is going to be much bigger, more complex and more dangerous than any Australian official has even begun to articulate.
The descent into ice addiction is a highway to hell for addicts and their loved ones.
12:15 AM The descent into ice addiction is a highway to hell for addicts and their loved ones.
Russia says it will consider launching a trade retaliation after Australia slapped fresh sanctions on the Kremlin for its latest incursions into eastern Ukraine.
12:01 AM Russia says it will consider launching a trade retaliation after Australia slapped fresh sanctions on the Kremlin for its latest incursions into eastern Ukraine.
12:00 AM Bryan Martin goes back to the stone age and starts making charcoal.
The state’s coal seam gas industry is under a cloud after separate matters involving the safety of operations at Narrabri in northern NSW and near Sydney.
01 Sep 14 The state’s coal seam gas industry is under a cloud after separate matters involving the safety of operations at Narrabri in northern NSW and near Sydney.
Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios will be the main attraction at the Cottesloe Tennis Club that has 600 members, overlooks the sea and has temporary grand stands.
01 Sep 14 Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios will be the main attraction at the Cottesloe Tennis Club that has 600 members, overlooks the sea and has temporary grand stands.
01 Sep 14 A suspended police officer is one of three men arrested after a foiled robbery attempt at Cabramatta in Sydney's west on Monday.
Eighteen months after he allegedly murdered a Sydney grandmother in her northern suburbs mansion tradesman Tony Halloun tearfully told police she had actually been the victim of a violent home invasion, declaring
01 Sep 14 Eighteen months after he allegedly murdered a Sydney grandmother in her northern suburbs mansion tradesman Tony Halloun tearfully told police she had actually been the victim of a...
The sunny start to spring for Sydney may not last for long but it’s a reminder of what’s been another remarkably warm period for the city.
01 Sep 14 The sunny start to spring for Sydney may not last for long but it’s a reminder of what’s been another remarkably warm period for the city.
Protesters' actions at the World Congress of Families fail the first test of free association, writes Tim Wilson.
01 Sep 14 Protesters' actions at the World Congress of Families fail the first test of free association, writes Tim Wilson.
01 Sep 14 Reactions have been flowing in thick and fast, following news of leaked nude photographs of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence.
Conservative shock jock Alan Jones takes on his second major role in a musical next year.
01 Sep 14 Conservative shock jock Alan Jones takes on his second major role in a musical next year.
With less than nine weeks until baited hooks could again be deployed in West Australian waters as part of the state government's shark kill zones, a documentary on the program is set to reignite debate over the controversial issue.
01 Sep 14 With less than nine weeks until baited hooks could again be deployed in West Australian waters as part of the state government's shark kill zones, a documentary on the program is set to...
The first sign of trouble about the one-off sexual encounter appeared in the form of angry text messages on Corporal Ezekiel Wilkinson's phone.
01 Sep 14 The first sign of trouble about the one-off sexual encounter appeared in the form of angry text messages on Corporal Ezekiel Wilkinson's phone.
01 Sep 14 A former tennis player who competed in the Australian Open is alleged to have given tips about fixed matches to players and coaches who won tens of thousands of dollars gambling on...
01 Sep 14 A pro-choice protester has breached security and stormed the stage at a controversial “pro-families” conference in Melbourne on Saturday, a day after state and federal Liberal MPs pulled...
Its scenes of human defecation, anal penetration and animal disembowelment have divided and disgusted critics. Its six-hour length has tested the patience of fans.
01 Sep 14 Its scenes of human defecation, anal penetration and animal disembowelment have divided and disgusted critics. Its six-hour length has tested the patience of fans.
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Meanwhile Australia breaches Iraq's sovereignty by supplying arms directly to the Kurds. Just a
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Oh dear, you do seem to be getting very bolshie of late , Qman. Are the dogs keeping you awake
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Well that's a turn up. The good senator trying to put some transparency into the system.
CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding ‘‘Lock The Gate’’ style protests against gas exploration on their own land.01 Sep 14 CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding...
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.