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Qld researchers help develop Zika ID tool

A cost-effective tool developed in part by University of Queensland researchers to quickly identify mosquitoes infected with Zika virus is being tested in Brazil. Working in partnership with Brazilian colleagues, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation researchers Maggy Sikulu-Lord and Jill Fernandes have discovered Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) can …

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New quad bike rules on way to save lives

New rules designed to stop quad bike riders killing or injuring themselves are set to be put in place this year, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission poised to hand down recommendations. A review of safety guidelines was launched in the wake of the deaths of an estimated 200 …

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Man to be charged on historic child sexual offences

Ashwini SaseedaranSound Telegraph Thursday, 24 May 2018 8:57AM Camera IconAn alleged 59-year-old child sexual offender is due to appear before the Rockingham Magistrates Court today.Picture: The Sunday Times A 59-year-old man is due to appear before the Rockingham Magistrates Court today in relation to historic child sexual offences. Rockingham detectives …

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Pilbara events guide | The West Australian

This week Friday, May 25 Live performance by leading artist in country music Catherine Britt Whalebone Brewery, from 5pm. Prizes for best mullet, best boot scootin, and horse shoe toss. Friday, May 25- Sunday, May 27 Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival the festival is the most successful annual event on the region’s …

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High demand to keep barley buoyant

Thursday, 24 May 2018 8:58AM Camera IconBarley has emerged as the star in some grain growers’ programs.Picture: Countryman Barley prices are expected to remain firm in coming months with Australian livestock producers resigned to a longer period of feeding. WA new-season feed barley feed-grain prices hovered at $280 a tonne …

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Radio garden guru Sabrina to share knowledge at Gidgegannup

Gardener extra-ordinaire Sabrina Hahn will share her knowledge at this Sunday’s Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day. The horticultural scientist will host presentations on sustainable practices and first aid for gardens, as well as provide advice to visitors throughout the day. Known for her cheerful humour, every Saturday morning Ms Hahn …

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Strong cold front brings wild winds

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services is warning South West residents to prepare for strong winds and heavy rainfall when an expected cold front hits the region this afternoon. WA Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Noel Puzey said it was not unusual to expect weather warnings at this time …

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Aussie farmers hitting welfare brick wall

The three-year limit on a welfare payment for farmers doing it tough is hitting people like a brick wall, a Queensland Nationals senator has warned. The Senate’s agriculture committee chair Barry O’Sullivan said the cut-off on the Farm Household Allowance was unlike any other government assistance. Senator O’Sullivan wants the …

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