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1080 poison kills guard dogs

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LETHAL AND INHUMANE control of inconvenient wildlife (and its by-catch) is rife in Australia and regionally through government-sponsored campaigns that some people apply even in rural residential areas. 1080 is banned around the world except for a handful of countries and Australia and New Zealand top the list of users

Across the radar: neologism contest

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ONCE AGAIN The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words. The winners are: 1. Coffee (n): the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj): appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. Abdicate (v):

Queanbeyan hall gets pork-baril treatment

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John Barilaro, Don Harwin overruled expert advice on regional arts funding, documents reveal. Two senior NSW Government ministers ignored expert advice and approved unworthy projects in Coalition-held seats for part of a $100 million regional art fund ahead of the state election. Two of the projects were in Mr Barilaro's Monaro electorate, including

Video-of-the-Week: Koalas driven to drink by climate change

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> VIEW VIDEO  (University of Sydney) The back-story ... 'They don't drop dead': Thirsty koalas flock to Blinky drinkers By Julie Power,  Sydney Morning Herald September 14, 2018 WHEN A BRUTAL four-day heat wave killed 25 percent of the koala population near Gunnedah, NSW, in 2009, nobody knew why. Koalas were believed not to

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