‘Not just the arse-end of the world’: The convicts behind Australian democracy as we know it

Not many of us realise this, but by the late 19th century, Australia was known as the social laboratory of the world. And who do we have to thank for that? The convicts.

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Shaun Grigg sacrificed his career so Marlion Pickett could launch his

Grand final debutant Marlion Pickett set the MCG alight as the Tigers ran riot over the Giants. But if not for the selfless act of Shaun Grigg, this fairytale story never would have happened.

         September 28, 2019 at 11:18PM https://ift.tt/2nBnZuI

Driving under the influence of medical cannabis is illegal, but patients are still taking the risk

Cannabis patients who ignore the standard medical advice to wait five days before driving are risking more than a fine or a suspended licence. If they are involved in an accident, their insurance will be voided.

         September 28, 2019 at 11:16PM https://ift.tt/2lWIrpx

WA flies into a political storm, deepening China ties in the face of PM’s focus on Trump’s America

As WA Premier Mark McGowan proudly announced direct flights from Perth to Shanghai this week, it flew in stark contrast to Scott Morrison’s US visit that put several Chinese noses out of joint, writes Eliza Borrello.

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‘How do I even bring this up?’: Navigating relationships, sex and STIs

Around four million Australians have had an STI, but dealing with the stigma can be ‘a lonely battle’.

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What will you pocket from the RBA rate cut?

The odds say if not this week, the RBA will likely cut rates twice in the coming months. But the big question is just how much of the cuts will be passed on by the banks to eases the squeeze in the mortgage belt.

         September 28, 2019 at 10:39PM https://ift.tt/2mx43cD

How one ferocious hailstorm can wipe out an avocado income for three years

If a storm damages your property, chances are you will do not lose your job. But for a farmer it can mean years without an income.

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Feral pig research could be a game changer for farmers and shooters struggling to control the pest

New research on where feral pigs live and how far they travel is being hailed as “one of the best data sets in the world” by a shooter contracted to manage the invasive species, while also raising alarm bells about serious diseases.

         September 28, 2019 at 09:15PM https://ift.tt/2o7MqAh

Meet the farmers with the plan to create the nation’s largest urban farm network

A new wave of urban farms across south-east Queensland are inviting city dwellers to get back to their roots, literally, in a bid to green the concrete jungle, shore up food supply and strengthen local community.

         September 28, 2019 at 09:00PM https://ift.tt/2mGWS1j

Darren Bullock hopes a new drug will help him live long enough to see his children grow up

A new drug being trialled in Brisbane promises to add decades to the life of cystic fibrosis sufferers, giving Darren Bullock hope he will now have the chance to see his children grow up.

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