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Australia didn’t recognise female farmers until 1994 — now they carry the hopes of an industry


It wasn’t until 1994 that Australian women could officially call themselves farmers — now a new documentary series is shining a light on the “invisible” women of agriculture inspiring others to take up the challenge.

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France probes whether Jeffrey Epstein committed sex crimes in country


France opens a preliminary inquiry to see if the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims.

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Two flash drives are at the centre of a storm that threatens to force a split in the WA Government


One of the state’s most powerful committees finally has the documents it has been demanding — documents which kickstarted one of the strangest sagas in the recent history of WA politics — but the drama is only just beginning, writes Jacob Kagi.

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Brant Garvey is tackling the world’s toughest race, an ironman up a freezing mountain. On one leg


When Brant Garvey was born with half his leg missing, doctors warned his parents about their son’s limitations. But he has long since shrugged off other people’s expectations and is now training for the gruelling Norseman race.

         August 23, 2019 at 11:14PM https://ift.tt/2L3as7v
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How metal art is helping to tell stories of the big dry


After Justin Lampe’s fencing business folded due to drought, he turned his hand to metal art sculptures and looked to his late father for inspiration.

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Erosion, landslides, tourist numbers threaten Victoria’s 100yo Great Ocean Road


One hundred years since construction began on the Great Ocean Road, the world-renowned tourist attraction is under threat from erosion, landslides and booming tourist numbers. But a record funding boost and the the biggest roadworks blitz of recent decades is now underway in a bid to secure the road for another century.

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on the phone and has offered to help fight the amazon rainforest fires


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Transgender woman had to tick ATO’s mental illness box to access super


Why does the Australian Tax Office require people to tick a mental illness box for early access to their superannuation to fund gender transition surgery?

         August 23, 2019 at 10:52PM https://ift.tt/33T86Rb
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When raising a German shepherd, the hardest part can be training the owner


German shepherds are a top choice for law enforcers, and as attack dogs, but breeders in Canberra are working to change the image of the often misunderstood breed.

         August 23, 2019 at 10:47PM https://ift.tt/2HpxjJg
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Formal fairytale: Woman’s national charity helps ease burden for farming graduates


End-of-year formal costs can be huge and for many farming families, it’s a cost they struggle to afford. So a NSW woman is doing something about it.

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