Julie Bishop gathers support as next Lib leader

It's now Joe versus Julie in the heir apparent stakes
It's now Joe versus Julie in the heir apparent stakes
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ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
6:48 AM Qantas has reported a lower than expected full-year underlying loss before tax of $646 million, but booked a statutory loss of $2.8 billion as a result of hefty restructuring charges and...
6:39 AM A crew member for the TV show Cops died after he was shot by friendly fire while filming an episode for the long-running reality series in Omaha, Nebraska.
6:25 AM Sydney is over the worst of the miserable weather that has blanketed the city in early-morning fog and showers for several days, with conditions set to clear this afternoon.
4:07 AM The X-Factor judge Redfoo has been glassed at a pub in Sydney's eastern suburbs in the early hours of Thursday morning, according to witnesses.
Australia's Defence Chief has warned the brutal Islamic State group will sooner or later have to be defeated
1:00 AM Australia's Defence Chief has warned the brutal Islamic State group will sooner or later have to be defeated "on the battlefield", as the United States was reportedly preparing to ask...
That tropical holiday of soft, white sand and turquoise waters can be realised with the click of a button, thanks to the internet. But do not think it is killing off face-to-face travel agents.
12:32 AM That tropical holiday of soft, white sand and turquoise waters can be realised with the click of a button, thanks to the internet. But do not think it is killing off face-to-face travel...
Paul Keating has always taken wicked pleasure in cutting his enemies down to size, but his delight in shrinking Bob Hawke's most treasured legend to that of a minnow surely ranks close to the unholiest cut of all.
12:16 AM Paul Keating has always taken wicked pleasure in cutting his enemies down to size, but his delight in shrinking Bob Hawke's most treasured legend to that of a minnow surely ranks close...
The NSW Liberal Party's casualty ward - otherwise known as the crossbench of the NSW Parliament - is filling up fast.
12:15 AM The NSW Liberal Party's casualty ward - otherwise known as the crossbench of the NSW Parliament - is filling up fast.
27 Aug 14 Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.
The only way to protect people from questionable black market marijuana is to regulate the supply of medicinal forms of the drug that can be prescribed to suitable people, doctors say.
27 Aug 14 The only way to protect people from questionable black market marijuana is to regulate the supply of medicinal forms of the drug that can be prescribed to suitable people, doctors say.
The Reserve Bank has warned that moves to unleash more home loan competition could increase risk in the financial system by pumping even more credit into the housing market.
27 Aug 14 The Reserve Bank has warned that moves to unleash more home loan competition could increase risk in the financial system by pumping even more credit into the housing market.
Former Greens politician Sylvia Hale is giving $500,000 to Bridge Housing, which provides affordable accommodation to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. She says both sides of politics have failed to tackle the state's housing crisis.
27 Aug 14 Former Greens politician Sylvia Hale is giving $500,000 to Bridge Housing, which provides affordable accommodation to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. She says both sides...
More than 5000 trees have been chopped down at schools across NSW with $13 million spent on ''tree safety works'' following the playground accident in February in which eight-year-old Bridget Wright was killed by a falling limb from a gum tree.
27 Aug 14 More than 5000 trees have been chopped down at schools across NSW with $13 million spent on ''tree safety works'' following the playground accident in February in which eight-year-old...
In his 2009 book, The Men Who Killed Qantas, Matthew Benns outlines how a cut-throat international aviation market had shifted the culture of Qantas away from aviators to bean counters by the late 1990s.
27 Aug 14 In his 2009 book, The Men Who Killed Qantas, Matthew Benns outlines how a cut-throat international aviation market had shifted the culture of Qantas away from aviators to bean counters...
27 Aug 14 Overseas surrogacy arrangements are taking place in an unregulated environment that is exposing babies and the women who carry them to a higher risk of bad health outcomes, a study shows.
27 Aug 14 The momentum of global warming caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases is likely to overwhelm natural cooling processes within decades, according to research by the University of NSW.
27 Aug 14 Almost $170,000 worth of bets a Western Australian punter allegedly placed by SMS with bookmaker BetEzy were unlawful, a tribunal has found.
27 Aug 14 The Tasmanian Liberal Government has succeeded in unwinding key parts of the peace deal to end the state's forest wars.
27 Aug 14 A serious rift has arisen between the Veterans Affairs Minister and the Australian War Memorial about a funding cut for travelling exhibitions.
Not one super fund looks after members properly when they retire, independent experts Rice Warner say.
27 Aug 14 Not one super fund looks after members properly when they retire, independent experts Rice Warner say.
27 Aug 14 An elderly Sydney man has been banned from driving for the next 78 years and is facing nine months home detention after driving while disqualified for the 21st time.
27 Aug 14 A three-year-old girl has died after being struck by a car reversing out of a driveway on the NSW mid-north coast.
The Abbott government is poised to announce a revamped school chaplaincy program following two High Court rulings that the program is constitutionally invalid.
27 Aug 14 The Abbott government is poised to announce a revamped school chaplaincy program following two High Court rulings that the program is constitutionally invalid.
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Geronimo: You will also note that FMD stands for Farm 'Management' Deposits. Their main purpose
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Geronimo; Several thousand other farmers, who haven't dug themselves into a debt hole they can't
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How about a class action against the Govt for the live export shutdown, middle east shutdown and
GROWING northern hemisphere demand is expected to inflate global fertiliser prices in the months leading into harvest.2:00 AM GROWING northern hemisphere demand is expected to inflate global fertiliser prices in the months leading into harvest.
WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS Trading Company Australia.27 Aug 14  1 WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS...