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  1. The Federal Agriculture Minister has joined cattle industry leaders in calling for tougher penalties to target animal rights activists trespassing on farms, after more than 100 people entered a property over the weekend.

  2. As the supermarkets lift the price of their milk after years of discounting, there are some who believe that it is still way too cheap.

  3. An association with the Royal Family drives demand for a famous Queensland teddy bear, and creates new job opportunities for refugees.

  4. Labor's rollback of tax breaks for property investors would force property prices down and see landlords jack up rents to recoup their losses, according to SQM Research.

  5. Rubber vine chokes Australia's outback landscapes, but smart technology is helping to fight it.

  6. Severe thunderstorms tracking across south-east Queensland ease but heavy rain is still expected, particularly along the Sunshine Coast, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

  7. The definition of a feedlot is causing headaches for producers feeding cattle in drought as Queensland cracks down on people who may be accidentally lot feeding.

  8. A new study finds as many as one in 20 people in parts of Australia have been exposed to Q fever at some point in their livers, but researchers say those most at risk of contraction are not getting vaccinated.

  9. Dairy co-operative Norco, a major supplier to Coles, is lifting the price paid directly to its farmers by 6.5 cents a litre for the next three months, with the price to be revised in June.

  10. A small hinterland town on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is pinning its hopes on a bright green and yellow toilet block that resembles "an unfinished basket" to attract more tourists.

  11. According to a damning new report, the Government has exaggerated the amount of water being returned to the Murray-Darling, which may account for some of the river's ecological issues.

  12. Refugees in Australia call for more action to save Yazidis in captivity or those living in camps after fleeing northern Iraq, after news of a massacre of 50 women.

  13. Promising young Palmerston BMX rider Caitlin Jong is in hospital in a stable condition after being injured in a race fall at a national event in Perth.

  14. Sniffer dogs have long been used in the detection of drugs, but Queensland's water authority finds a unique way to put them to work monitoring more than 9,000 kilometres of pipes for leaks.

  15. Australia targets flights and mail to prevent the spread of African swine fever as high-tech solutions are rolled out in China.

  16. A Far North Queensland beekeeper secures a contract to supply raw, local honey to a major retailer after two years of negotiation.

  17. After floods in Queensland and continuing drought in other parts of the country, the supply of vegetables is being hit hard and prices are rising.

  18. The only flood Murray-Darling northern basin irrigators have been in this year is a swell of negative sentiment, but solutions are not as simple as they might seem.

  19. When the chief of Australia's largest dairy processor this week said $1 milk "doesn't make any f**king sense", years of lobbying by farmers were thrust back into view.

  20. Improved public transport, new sporting stadiums and thousands of rooms for accommodation — south-east Queensland has a lot of work to do if a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games is successful.

  21. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority rejects claims of maladministration levelled against it by SA's royal commission into the river system and says scrapping the plan for the basin would be "reckless".

  22. The Australian Government's commodity forecaster has confirmed what eastern seaboard farmers know all too well — that grain production in 2018 was disastrous.

  23. A disease that could potentially wipe out Australia's multi-billion-dollar livestock industry has been detected at Australian airports.

  24. Facing close to $750,000 in fines for taking 381 megalitres of water during an embargo, irrigator Anthony Barlow pleads guilty to water offences, but maintains the former water minister told him he could pump water "unless told otherwise".

  25. A heatwave stretching from south of the Queensland border all the way to Cape York sees a record-breaking run of high temperatures in the town of Roma and 35 straight days of searing weather in Brisbane.

  26. A suite of safety reforms to community service flights is being announced by CASA today in response to two fatal Angel Flight crashes in 2011 and 2017.

  27. Hundreds of refugees from Syria and Iraq continue to arrive in regional settlements in Queensland, with funding changes seeing some services cut.

  28. Labor has announced a new policy to remove the 1,500GL buyback cap on irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin.

  29. From growing agri-tourism to tackling racism, these Trailblazers are taking their big ideas to the country's corridors of power to revolutionise regional Australia.

  30. The sound of the local postie bike coming up the street will give way to the whirl of an electric trike as Australia Post rolls out its new mail delivery vehicles.

  31. Regional airports are deemed essential gateways between the city and country, but questions have been raised about how secure they are.

  32. Record rainfall in northern Queensland is unlikely to make its way into the Murray-Darling Basin to replenish thirsty waterways, according to officials, with Lake Eyre most likely to benefit.

  33. Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick has thrown down the gauntlet to the cotton industry, challenging them to justify its use of water and its right to farm.

  34. The Murray-Darling royal commission report was full of fury. But both sides of politics have no sense of urgency and bureaucrats are serving as scapegoats for negligence overseen and endorsed by government, writes Laura Tingle.

  35. Allocating more water to the environment is one recommendation from the royal commission but that would lead to up to 12 regional towns being closed down, according to the Victorian Water Minister.

  36. The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission accuses Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs of breaching his state's ministerial code of conduct over a deal with the Federal Government on environmental flows.

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