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SA fishing reforms
Stakeholders launch a petition to address “loopholes” in the South Australian Government’s Marine Scalefish Fishery reforms.
Farmers’ reef credits
Can a new scheme where farmers are paid for “reef credits” when they improve the quality of their water run-off help to save Australia’s iconic reef?
Mary loves grazing Tranmere’s paddocks, and she also loves Weet-Bix and biscuits, but it was her strolling along a footpath like a dog yesterday that captured attention.
A young free-range hen is “still practising” her egg-laying skills, says this Queensland farmer, after discovering an extra-large egg with another fully formed egg inside it.
Reprieve for beekeepers
Beekeepers across Queensland celebrate a decision to allow them to use the state’s national parks until 2044.
Graziers celebrate rain
Farmers celebrate healthy downpours in western Queensland with many hopeful the La Nina predictions of more rain will create a green Christmas.
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Farmers bounce back
Central Queensland farmers are in almost unimaginable position compared to the one they faced just 12 months ago.
Mango export concerns
The first of Queensland’s mangoes are being picked from the trees for the season, but the dark cloud of COVID-19 still hangs over production, picking, and freight.
FIFO during COVID-19
I’m lucky to have a job but life as a FIFO worker on a remote mining site is tough, and with borders closed because of COVID, I have no idea when I can go home.
Trade bully China
Defence analyst accuses China of “bullying” Canberra on trade, predicting measures will backfire.
Aquaculture divides city
A proposed aquaculture farm divides the South Australian city of Whyalla, as it looks for employment opportunities for its citizens beyond traditional industries.
Pollination levy wanted
The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council is calling for apiarists who take part in pollination services to pay a levy.
Native grain success
Ancient native grains could kick off a new industry in north-west NSW.
Cancelled outback events
With a string of horse races and rodeos cancelled in outback Queensland this year, thousands of young cattle station workers have been left isolated with little to break the daily grind.
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Updated: Tuesday 4:00pm
A cold front crossing TAS is generating rain, snow and strong winds, with showers extending to southeastern SA, VIC and southern NSW, falling as snow on alpine areas. Onshore winds are bringing showers to eastern QLD and far northeastern NT. Mostly clear elsewhere under a high.
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Cloud over southern SA, VIC and TAS with a deep cold front is triggering squally showers and thunderstorms. Patchy cloud over QLD with a low pressure trough and moist onshore winds is producing light rain. Low cloud over southwest WA with onshore winds is bringing a few showers.
Mobile phone emergencies
Andy Gordon was pinned by his car on a remote road. His mobile phone was telling him it could make “emergency calls only”, but it couldn’t.
BOM weather photos
Hail, dust, and the miracle of rain in the Channel Country are just some of the 13 photos selected for the Bureau of Meteorology’s 2021 calendar.
Sunflower message of joy
More than 5,000 visitors have flocked to see a Far North Queensland man’s message of joy, not to mention many more on social media.
Mixing it up to survive
Fine weather, fine cider and fine lamb attracts a COVID-safe crowd to a southern Tassie farm.
Wildflowers after rain
The once dusty plains of the Riverina are transformed into a sea of native flowers after rain.
Argyle diamond mine closes
Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine produces 90 per cent of the world’s rarest pink gems. Today this chapter comes to an end, with traditional owners set to begin land restoration.
Cheap outback land
Feeling daunted by capital city housing markets? Head to the outback, where houses in some far-west NSW towns sold for just 3 per cent of Sydney’s median house price.
Ultimate tree change
Argentinian Silverio Veron and his Scottish wife Mandy have found their slice of heaven in South Australia, at a place where they feel like they’re “going back in time”.
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