Marsh masters England as Australia surges ahead in second Ashes Test

Marsh masters England as Australia surges ahead in second Ashes Test

Updated December 03, 2017 22:04:22 Photo: Day two of this Adelaide Test is one Shaun Marsh will never forget. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Rain ends day two early and spares England more pain, as it happened Related Story: Cricket Australia plays down heated exchanges in Adelaide Ashes Test A magnificent century from Shaun Marsh has seen Australia surge into pole position after two days of the second Ashes Test at Adelaide Oval. Beginning the day with honours something close to even, the wonderful batting of Marsh and his many…

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Traditional owners aiming to block native title ruling on Adani site

Traditional owners aiming to block native title ruling on Adani site

Updated December 03, 2017 13:35:35 Photo: Adrian Burragubba said W&J traditional owners voted again yesterday to reject the Adani mine. (ABC News: Isobel Roe) Related Story: Adani accused of paying people to stack its meeting on crucial mine deal A group of traditional owners fighting Adani’s central Queensland coal mine have filed a court injunction against both the mine owner and the Queensland Government, hoping to prevent a National Native Title Tribunal decision on the Carmichael mine site. What’s the deal with the Adani deal? Traditional owners need to sign…

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Domestic violence short film 'the biggest healer' for Queensland director

Domestic violence short film 'the biggest healer' for Queensland director

Posted December 03, 2017 09:41:54 Photo: Fleming says she began writing the script four years ago. (ABC News: Melanie Vujkovic) A new short film aims to shine a light on domestic violence, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), its Queensland writer and director, Angie Fleming, has said. Family violence support services: 1800 Respect national helpline 1800 737 732 Women’s Crisis Line 1800 811 811 Men’s Referral Service 1300 766 491 Lifeline (24 hour crisis line) 131 114 Relationships Australia 1300 364 277 The 15-minute drama, Jade, filmed west of Brisbane,…

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Major Chinese banks reject bankrolling Adani mine

Major Chinese banks reject bankrolling Adani mine

Updated December 03, 2017 22:24:20 Adani’s controversial Carmichael mine has been dealt another blow after one of China’s major banks said it would not bankroll the project. Key points: Two of China’s major banks have ruled out funding the Carmichael mine This leaves Adani “increasingly reliant on public funding”, expert says Adani previously claimed it would have finance in place by the end of this year Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) issued a statement to clarify it had no intention of funding Adani’s proposed mine in Queensland. “ICBC…

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Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages

Chief vet defends support of larger hen cages

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Battery cages for chickens were banned in the EU in 2012Some cages for hens provide a “necessary defence” against bird flu, the government’s chief vet has said. In a tweet, Nigel Gibbens said the larger pens, which replaced so-called battery cages in 2012, have welfare benefits and offer more space. It comes after 10 leading British vets, who believe caging hens is unethical, said his “brazen endorsement” was “extremely disappointing”. They said the restricted space was “seriously detrimental to welfare”. Battery cages for chickens were…

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