Lawyer ditches concrete jungle to fix fences in the outback
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A sharp tongue and a quick wit saw Sarah Marsden climb the corporate ladder at speed until a gap year on an outback station convinced her to cast aside life in the big city.  ..read more
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Bushfire-ravaged cattle stations come alive with green grass, water and wildlife after record rain
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Some cattle stations around Tennant Creek have received close to 1,000 millimetres of rain so far this year, creating a "beautiful and green" landscape.  ..read more
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Beloved Victor Harbor horse dies after falling ill with Ross River virus, operator says
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One of the beloved Clydesdale horses of South Australia's tram to Granite Island – the last horse-drawn tram in Australia – has died after being infected with Ross River virus, the operator says ..read more
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Four years after COVID shuttered borders, millions of international tourists are nowhere to be seen
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 and the Specialist Reporting Team's The return of international tourists to Australia appears to be stalling, with numbers almost 30 per cent down on 2019. So how do we get them back ..read more
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The unusual detections caught coming into Australia
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A live toad, holy water from the Ganges and an aphrodisiac made from donkeys are among the more unusual items detected at Australian airports and mail centres ..read more
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Tasmania is riddled with hundreds of fading and vanishing towns. Where did they go wrong?
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On Tasmania's wild west coast, towns have risen and fallen at the whim of industry. Some of their oldest living inhabitants remember their former homes, and how their communities came undone ..read more
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Analysis:Think $5.50 is too much for a flat white? Actually it's too cheap, and our world-famous cafes are paying the price
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2w ago
Our recent survey of Australian capital cities found the average price of a small takeaway flat white at speciality venues is $4.78. But in some international capitals, it's almost double this, even after adjusting for local purchasing power parity ..read more
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Is ditching the city for a country vineyard as romantic as it sounds?
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Leaving the city and buying a vineyard in the country sounds romantic – the fresh air, drinking wine from the grapes you've cultivated, working your own hours, and raising a family in wide open spaces. But does the reality live up to the narrative ..read more
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Believe it or not, Australians pay some of the lowest prices in the world for coffee and it comes at the expense of café owners
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Café owner Will Priestley says it's "infuriating" to see fast food chains charge high prices for low-grade coffee that's "not made with love ..read more
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Analysis:It's now loved all over the world, but who really invented the flat white?
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This is the little-known story of how Italian sugar growers in the Sunshine State are said to have inspired the "invention" of the flat white — a drink that would go on to become a global sensation ..read more
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