ALEC considering welfare action plan

A JOINT six-point plan demanding additional measures for the live export industry has been submitted by Animals Australia and RSPCA.
A JOINT six-point plan demanding additional measures for the live export industry has been submitted by Animals Australia and RSPCA.
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" WE might get back to you " ? Since when Nico did you start working for the BOM or any other
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"Science is based on probabilities",is Nico an SP bookie?No science is based on certainties and
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Some of us live in the real world of business, nico. Banks don't operate on the basis of 'if' or
TIME is running out to get your entries in to win a Toyota HiLux ute courtesy of New Town Toyota and Kalamunda Toyota which have again joined forces with Farm Weekly to provide this great prize for one lucky Farm Weekly subscriber.28 May 15 TIME is running out to get your entries in to win a Toyota HiLux ute courtesy of New Town Toyota and Kalamunda...
GRAZING and cropping land led a marginal rise in the median value of WA farmland last year, shows a report based on farm sales data launched today.27 May 15 GRAZING and cropping land led a marginal rise in the median value of WA farmland last year, shows a report based on...