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Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife

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Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife

- In a dusty car park in Darwin's rural area, a handover is about to take place. "Got a wedge-tailed eagle come in last night from Corroborree," wildlife carer Warren Taylor tells Nelson Tinoco, a young ranger from the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation. "Been hit by a vehicle. The car travelling behind saw the incident and picked it up." Nelson, who's training to become a wildlife rescuer, is here to take the injured bird to the vet for an urgent check-up

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Tags: Wildlife | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  NT |  Darwin | 

Meet the flight attendant who restores shark jaws in his spare time

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Meet the flight attendant who restores shark jaws in his spare time

- What strikes you when walking into Simon De Marchi's modest apartment is how neat it is, with the scent of a caramel candle burning, dark timber furnishings and a wall-to-wall abstract painting framing the lounge. But what makes you stop in your tracks is the massive great white shark jaw, with a full set of serrated teeth, sitting on his kitchen bench next to the coffee machine

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Bali tourists duped into eating dog meat

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Bali tourists duped into eating dog meat

- AUSSIE tourists have been duped into eating dog meat in Bali, unknowingly supporting a shocking racket which steals, bludgeons and poisons dogs before selling them as food. Activist group Animals Australia investigations director Lyn White said dogs were being captured and slaughtered by Balinese gangs. Popular street food stalls then sell the meat to tourists and lie about its content. “This is a profoundly distressing situation,” she said

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Places: Australia |  Australasia |  Oceania | 

Wildlife rescue: Ord River damming project to create Lake Argyle in pictures

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Wildlife rescue: Ord River damming project to create Lake Argyle in pictures

- Pictures have emerged of one of Australia's most epic animal rescue missions from almost 50 years ago, when the Ord River was dammed to make what is now known as Lake Argyle in Western Australia. Conservationists manned tinnies and plunged into rising floodwaters to rescue wallabies, skinks, snakes and other critters at risk of drowning. They also used boats to round up huge herds of cattle, ultimately rescuing thousands of animals, and relocate them outside the dam

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Tags: Wildlife | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Food producers claim new labelling laws will cost them millions

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Food producers claim new labelling laws will cost them millions

- Australian food businesses say new country of origin labelling laws, which require them to redesign packaging, will cost tens of millions of dollars. New labels to show how much of a product is from Australia will be compulsory from July 2018, but some smaller producers are outraged that highly processed foods and drinks are exempt. Why do we have new country of origin laws? Remember the frozen berry scare a couple of years ago? When a hepatitis A outbreak was linked to imported frozen berries in 2015, it sparked calls for greater transparency on the origin of food ingredients

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia | 

Australia Transport Safety Bureau investigates what caused the hole in the China Eastern plane

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Australia Transport Safety Bureau investigates what caused the hole in the China Eastern plane

- A China Eastern flight bound for Shanghai was forced to turn back to Sydney because of a mid-air emergency, an airline spokeswoman said on Monday, with pictures showing a gaping hole in the casing of one of its engines. The plane, an Airbus A330-200 twin jet, landed without incident late on Sunday and there were no injuries, said Kathy Zhang, general manager for the Oceania region at China Eastern Airlines

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Melbourne Haggles Over the Future of Its Most Popular Market

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Melbourne Haggles Over the Future of Its Most Popular Market

- MELBOURNE, Australia — Shoppers pushed past one another, hunting for the best deals. A burly man in a butcher’s apron bellowed in a deep baritone about the unbeatable price of his pork chops. At another stall, the Seafood and Oyster Spot, Yianni Yiannatzis implored passers-by to taste his fresh raw oysters. And standing here in the eye of the storm — a 19th-century emporium otherwise known as the Queen Victoria Market — its chief executive, Malcolm McCullough, looked around and declared, “What we have here is a very traditional market

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Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays

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Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays

- Sydneysiders have woken to a classic pea-souper blanketing the city, with the thick fog forcing the cancellation of flights in and out of Sydney Airport. An airport spokeswoman said about 10 domestic flights had been cancelled and delays were expected throughout the morning. One international flight was diverted to Brisbane. The spokeswoman said there were 90-minute delays for domestic flights, and international flights were delayed by up to 45 minutes

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  South Wales |  Sydney | 

Australia Makes Riesling Its Own

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Australia Makes Riesling Its Own

- Wines made from the handful of international grapes planted throughout the world must have qualities that cause them to stand out or they run the risk of being ignored. Why, for example, would you choose a South African cabernet sauvignon over one made in Argentina, or Australia, or the United States, to say nothing of Italy or France? The answer may be as simple as pricing

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Sugary drinks being phased out of NSW health facilities in bid to curb obesity rates

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Sugary drinks being phased out of NSW health facilities in bid to curb obesity rates

- Sugary drinks will be phased out of vending machines, cafes and catering services in NSW health facilities by December as the State Government attempts to reduce obesity rates. NSW Health said healthier options would be offered, as drinks with no nutritional value — mainly fizzy drinks — will be gone by December. The move is part of a wider strategy aimed at staff

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Passenger charged over note found at Australian plane toilet

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Passenger charged over note found at Australian plane toilet

- A passenger has been charged with writing a threatening note that caused the emergency evacuation of an Australian domestic airliner at an airport on Tuesday. NSW Police said emergency services were called after a note written on a sick bag was discovered in the plane's toilet by another passenger as it approached Albury. "It was just someone being very silly," a police spokeswoman later told AAP

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Qantas to offer direct flights to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide and Melbourne

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Qantas to offer direct flights to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide and Melbourne

- QantasLink will offer direct flights to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide and Melbourne from December in a boost for the island's tourism industry. The airline will offer five flights a week from Adelaide over the peak summer months, reducing to three flights a week after Easter. There will be two flights a week from Melbourne but only during the height of tourist season from December 17 to January 28

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  South |  Adelaide |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

SA chef harvests seaweed illegally to keep native ingredient on menu

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SA chef harvests seaweed illegally to keep native ingredient on menu

- Africola chef harvests seaweed illegally to keep native ingredient on menu A high-profile Adelaide chef is illegally harvesting native seaweed for his restaurant, because he says the permit application fees are too expensive. Duncan Welgemoed uses macroalgae in several of his dishes at his acclaimed restaurant Africola. "I think seaweed in South Australia is an incredibly wasted resource," Mr Welgemoed said

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  South |  Adelaide | 

It's about to get harder to earn Frequent Flyer points

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It's about to get harder to earn Frequent Flyer points

- The countdown is on and the marketing activity has reached fever pitch as airline loyalty schemes spruik generous offerings to capture market share in the face of a massive watering down in the generosity of points earned from credit cards from July 1. Historically, banks have been one of the biggest purchasers of airline points from Qantas' Frequent Flyer scheme and Virgin's Velocity – which they then pass on to credit card customers as part of their own rewards schemes

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Chef Mat Fury leaves fine dining scene for Brisbane children's hospice

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Chef Mat Fury leaves fine dining scene for Brisbane children's hospice

- It takes a big leap of faith to leave a rising career and head in another direction, but that is what one of Queensland's top chefs has done — and he is not looking back. At 26, Mat Fury became the head chef at Brisbane's highly acclaimed Restaurant Two, but last year he made headlines when he hung up his fine dining hat to dish out comfort food at the state's only children's hospice

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Queensland |  Brisbane | 

From pinot to porridge, Ian Macdonald to spend seven years behind bars

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From pinot to porridge, Ian Macdonald to spend seven years behind bars

- From pinot to porridge, Ian Macdonald is to spend seven years behind bars. A fortnight before Christmas in 2008 the seeds for Ian Macdonald's destruction were sown over an $1800 dinner at Catalina, the upmarket waterside restaurant in Sydney's Rose Bay. The line between business and pleasure was one that the man dubbed Sir Lunchalot seemed unable or unwilling to grasp

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 disrupted by unstable passenger, not terrorism – Aussie cops

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 disrupted by unstable passenger, not terrorism – Aussie cops

- PASSENGERS and crew on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur tackled a fellow passenger who attempted to enter the cockpit shouting he had a bomb, authorities and witnesses said on Thursday. The 25-year-old man, a Sri Lankan national, was tied up with seatbelts and the flight diverted back to Melbourne following the incident shortly after takeoff late on Wednesday

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  • Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife
    Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife

    , abc.net.au

    In a dusty car park in Darwin's rural area, a handover is about to take place. "Got a wedge-tailed eagle come in last night from Corroborree," wildlife carer Warren Taylor tells Nelson Tinoco, a young ranger from the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation. "Been hit by a vehicle. The car travelling behind saw the incident and picked it up." Nelson, who's training to become a wildlife rescuer, is here to take the injured bird to the vet for an urgent check-up

     

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    Tags: Wildlife | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  NT |  Darwin | 

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  • Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays
    Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays

    , abc.net.au

    Sydneysiders have woken to a classic pea-souper blanketing the city, with the thick fog forcing the cancellation of flights in and out of Sydney Airport. An airport spokeswoman said about 10 domestic flights had been cancelled and delays were expected throughout the morning. One international flight was diverted to Brisbane. The spokeswoman said there were 90-minute delays for domestic flights, and international flights were delayed by up to 45 minutes

     

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  • Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife
    Northern Territory Indigenous rangers upskilling to save injured wildlife

    , abc.net.au

    In a dusty car park in Darwin's rural area, a handover is about to take place. "Got a wedge-tailed eagle come in last night from Corroborree," wildlife carer Warren Taylor tells Nelson Tinoco, a young ranger from the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation. "Been hit by a vehicle. The car travelling behind saw the incident and picked it up." Nelson, who's training to become a wildlife rescuer, is here to take the injured bird to the vet for an urgent check-up

     

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  • Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays
    Sydney fog causes some public holiday flight delays

    , abc.net.au

    Sydneysiders have woken to a classic pea-souper blanketing the city, with the thick fog forcing the cancellation of flights in and out of Sydney Airport. An airport spokeswoman said about 10 domestic flights had been cancelled and delays were expected throughout the morning. One international flight was diverted to Brisbane. The spokeswoman said there were 90-minute delays for domestic flights, and international flights were delayed by up to 45 minutes

     

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