Rural Australia

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Dungowan Dam likely dead in the water after Infrastructure Australia deems proposal low priority
Costs of dam project championed by Barnaby Joyce to secure water for Tamworth ‘far outweigh the benefits’, assessment says

Anne Davies

17, Aug, 2022 @10:05 AM

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Australia’s regional property boom slows but housing stress still a major concern
Beach and country lifestyle areas show market weakness after record-breaking rises during the pandemic

Caitlin Cassidy

17, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Nationals leader says party must rebuild trust with women but rejects quotas
David Littleproud says regional Australians should be considered at Labor’s jobs summit as he outlines vision to party faithful

Guardian staff with Australian Associated Press

13, Aug, 2022 @6:07 AM

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Independent state MPs divided over Victorian Farmers Federation campaigning in their seats
Shepparton’s Suzanna Sheed says VFF should support candidates with track records but Mildura MP is happy for attention

Jaci Hicken

11, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘These things are irreplaceable’: one farmer’s long view on foot-and-mouth disease | Rachael Lebeter
How do you compare declining exports with the trauma of culling a healthy herd, losing animals you love and your life’s work?

Rachael Lebeter

07, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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From Lake Menindee to the English Channel: outback grazier completes marathon journey
Brendan Cullen started swimming to help with his depression. Now he’s overcome rough seas, jellyfish and fatigue to swim from England to France

Otis Filley

04, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Foot-and-mouth disease Australia: what is FMD and what happens if it enters the country?
FMD could force animal slaughters, cripple livestock industries and cost the country $80bn. Here’s what you need to know

Gabrielle Chan

04, Aug, 2022 @2:28 AM

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CSIRO recommends double-strength mouse baits after report finds dose used to protect crops ineffective
Study undertaken after farmers said recommended dosage was not having an impact on numbers – even before the plague of 2021

Natasha May

02, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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NSW town’s pop-up Covid vaccine clinic almost called off because of ‘ridiculous’ Medicare rule
Rule that nurses must be supervised for clinics to be reimbursed nearly caused ‘health disaster’ when rural GP had to isolate, expert says

Melissa Davey Medical editor

01, Aug, 2022 @5:48 AM

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Man hospitalised without Medicare after being set ablaze shows precarity of Pacific Island fruit pickers
Sione Lavalu lost his health insurance after Covid stranded him in Australia and now owes $79,000 after suffering major burns

Cait Kelly

30, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Australian man finds his childhood Matchbox car – five decades after it went missing in England
From a strawberry patch in Somerset to a post office in New South Wales, an ecstatic Tim Goodwin is reunited with his customised Matchbox Ford Capri

Gabrielle Chan

30, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The forgotten valley: town left in disarray from recent floods buys walkie talkies to communicate
With no local telecom tower to support emergency mobile coverage, residents of the Macdonald valley say they feel frustrated and neglected

Josh Taylor

30, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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