Sheep exporter to appeal licence decision

The company behind the disastrous Awassi Express voyage on which thousands of sheep died says it will appeal the federal Agriculture Department’s decision to cancel its export licence. The department suspended Emanuel Exports’ licence in June after footage was broadcast of thousands of sheep dead, dying and suffering in sweltering …

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Serena Williams seeded 17th at US Open

Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at this year’s US Open one place below her sister Venus. Serena, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon this year after losing to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the final, is ranked world No.26 in the world, nine places below the seeding she has been awarded. …

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Turnbull’s company tax cuts sunk in Senate

One of Malcolm Turnbull’s signature economic reforms has been killed in the Senate as he fights for his political life. The prime minister dumped the controversial plan to slash the corporate tax rate for big businesses from 30 to 25 per cent on Wednesday. “We will not be taking the …

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Cheika unaffected by Wallabies critics

The sight of two of his children crying hit Wallabies coach Michael Cheika harder than the subsequent calls for his head following the loss to New Zealand. Cheika’s suitability to carry on to the World Cup has been thrust under the microscope following Australia’s 38-13 Bledisloe Cup defeat in Sydney. …

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Compensation plan to protect small business from construction pain

Future big State Government projects will consider offering compensation, free advertising and counselling for small business owners to keep them afloat when construction threatens their livelihood. Help could range from using affected businesses to cater for government agency events or working with local councils to waive alfresco fees to providing …

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Perth Lynx tweak travel schedule for new campaign

The Perth Lynx will draw upon lessons learnt from last season’s finals series and attempt to return home in the middle of their tough road trips in the upcoming campaign. The WNBL released the 2018-19 fixtures yesterday, with the Lynx facing three consecutive interstate games within a seven-day period during …

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