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Up to 350 koalas may have been killed in bushfires near Port Macquarie, but even more could die in the aftermath

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

As many as 350 koalas are estimated to have died in fires that tore through the Port Macquarie region, decimating the habitat in an area home to one of the state’s biggest koala populations. Firefighters are still battling bushfires across NSW including the north coast where three people have died and at least 150 homes were destroyed […]

Live sheep export company Emanuel Exports facing criminal probe over Awassi Express deaths

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Nicolas Perpitch VIDEO: Footage supplied to 60 Minutes shows conditions aboard a live export ship (ABC News) RELATED STORY: Support for live export ban grows as shutdown bill begins voyage through Parliament RELATED STORY: Regulators to keep a close eye on live export sheep, with ‘independent’ observers on board RELATED STORY: Farmers question the […]

The secret life of pups: What goes on at dog day care

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Words and pictures by Jane Cowan PHOTO: Dogs roam the play area known as ‘Central Bark’ at The Pets Hotel in Port Melbourne. Originating in New York, Australia’s first day care opened in Melbourne in 2002. (ABC News: Jane Cowan) If you listen carefully, for a split second in the mid-afternoon there’s a moment when […]

Egg producer penalised $750,000 for misleading ‘free range’ claims

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

ACCC: Egg producer penalised $750,000 for misleading ‘free range’ claims 25 July 2017 The Federal Court has ordered Snowdale Holdings Pty Ltd (Snowdale) to pay penalties totalling  $750,000 for making false or misleading representations that its eggs were ‘free range’, in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. “This is the highest penalty […]

Adopting older dogs brings wisdom and love

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

When Kate Esser decided to get a companion for her dog, she thought an older friend would be a better fit than an overactive puppy. Ms Esser adopted Nellie, a wirehaired terrier, and began what has become somewhat of a mission to give elderly canines a loving home for the last years of their lives. […]

















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