Tracking sheep a boon for animal welfare

Flocks of sheep wearing fitness devices similar to Fitbits are not an unusual sight on Belinda Lay’s farm, where an innovative trial is under way. The Esperance farmer was awarded a $10,000 bursary as the winner of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award last night to further her research. Ms Lay, …

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Malaria vaccine trial gets hard-won funds

Countless raffles, fun runs, golf days and luncheons have brought the world a little closer to finding an effective vaccine for a disease that kills 450,000 people each year. Researchers from Queensland have developed a vaccine for malaria that shows great promise to be the first to be fully effective. …

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Wicked vans could face national crackdown

Vile sexist slogans on Wicked Campervans could face the wrath of new national rules, as the federal government looks for ways to put the brakes on offensive vehicles. Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer has written to state and territory leaders and their transport ministers urging them to support a national …

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Rita Ora gets her Perth fans up and dancing

Rita Ora opened the Perth leg of her Phoenix tour with her Fifty Shades Freed anthem For You. An easy hit that got the crowd at Metro City up and dancing. “Who here has come to see me for the first time? Well I guess that make sense, I’ve never …

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Twins back in Bhutan after Australian op

Two formerly conjoined Bhutanese twin girls have arrived home after being separated in an operation in Australia, sparking joy when their family saw them walking independently. Twenty-month-old Nima and Dawa returned to Bhutan on Thursday after a 22-hour flight from Melbourne with their mother, four months after their operation. The …

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