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Divisive debate risks animal welfare Bill

Scaremongering and divisive debate risks undermining genuine reform to WA’s outdated animal welfare regulations, according to the RSPCA. As public scrutiny of animal welfare in WA mounts, partly due to the recent live export scandal, the State Government has been pressing ahead with amendments to animal welfare rules first introduced …

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Family confident deep-ripping boosts yields

Long-time Carnamah farmer Peter Rayner holds a positive outlook entering this year’s harvest, backed by strong grain prices amid an expected average yield. The 57-year-old, born and raised at Minawaha Farm south of the Carnamah townsite, has cropped 4900ha this season which has flourished on the back of favourable recent …

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Five investors vie for South West saleyard

Sunday, 14 October 2018 9:00AM Camera IconBoyanup saleyards. Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon Five private investors have put their hat into the ring to operate the new South West saleyard. WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan confirmed with Countryman the State Government had received five expressions of interest for the so-called …

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Blooming wonderful season in Mingenew

Much of the WA landscape is arid — but just add water and the country blossoms with wildflowers and grain crops abound. The McTaggart family of Mingenew is in the midst of one of what Jamie McTaggart has described as a “really good” season. The trick has been the right …

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Pair with ‘knife, machete’ in Mirrabooka street feud

Staff reportersThe West Australian Sunday, 14 October 2018 9:36AM Camera IconAn altercation began between the man and a 19-year-old male and female in the house.Picture: The West Australian Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon A man has been charged with several offences following an altercation at a home in Mirrabooka spilled …

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Baiting set to start at Murujuga, Dampier islands

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions officers are warning people to keep their pets away from Murujuga National Park and the Dampier Archipelago in coming months as they prepare to start an annual baiting program to better protect native animals in the area. Aerial and ground baiting, using dried meat …

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AFL trades 2018: Tom Langdon chooses to remain at Collingwood

Collingwood defender Tom Langdon is set to reject significant interest from rival clubs to sign a contract extension with the Magpies. The intercept-marking specialist starred in Collingwood’s recent finals run that ended in a grand final defeat to West Coast. But Fremantle, where Langdon’s brother Ed has played 46 games …

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Southern seismic shift welcomes Nats to Manji

Some may say it was just coincidence the latest earthquake to rock the Southern Forests happened as National members and politicians from across the country descended upon Manjimup for the annual state conference. Not Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack though. In his opening address to the conference last Saturday, the …

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Wunderbar! Lederhosen-clad Eagles go flying high in HK

Two weeks on from their AFL grand final win over Collingwood, West Coast’s premiership celebrations have moved to Hong Kong. And by the looks of this picture posted on Instagram by Nic Naitanui they’re still having as much fun as on grand final night. About 30 Eagles players and officials …

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