Missing horse rider found safe and well after four nights in Victorian high country

Missing horse rider found safe and well after four nights in Victorian high country

Updated May 09, 2018 09:30:07 Photo: Narelle Davies had planned to return home after one night of camping. (Supplied: Victoria Police) A woman and her horse who went missing on a camping trip in Victoria’s high country have been found safe and well after four nights in the bush, police …

Peter Dutton says third country resettlement for Manus Island refugees ‘a myth’

Peter Dutton says third country resettlement for Manus Island refugees ‘a myth’

Posted May 07, 2018 13:16:15 Refugees on Manus Island who are not resettled in the United States will remain in Papua New Guinea, with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton saying it is a “myth” that other countries will be willing to take them. Key points: Peter Dutton says talk of …

Country mobile phone and internet bandwidth forces residents online in the middle of the night

Country mobile phone and internet bandwidth forces residents online in the middle of the night

Posted May 06, 2018 09:07:37 Photo: Sonia Tipton regularly has to drive into Hyden for internet access to get her bookkeeping done. (ABC News: Kathryn Diss) If the drudgery of your job seems bad, imagine having to wake up at 3:00am to get bookkeeping done, because that is the only …

Tasmanian country women trade scones for hemp seeds to support growing industry

Tasmanian country women trade scones for hemp seeds to support growing industry

Posted May 05, 2018 09:03:10 Photo: Tasmanian President Lindy Cleeland says local CWA members can handle the sticky issues. (ABC News: Laura Beavis) Related Story: Hemp food industry taking off in Tasmania Related Story: Tasmania backs law change to allow hemp food industry Country Women’s Association (CWA) Tasmanian president Lindy …

Country Women’s Association’s beer cake and pavlova roll recipes | Life and style

The Country Women’s Association is well known for its members’ desserts and baking. A new cookbook of country classics includes many favourites, such as Billie Trethowan’s beer cake and Anita Knight’s pavlova roll. Beer cake What better use for beer than in cake? Photograph: Penguin Books 250g butter4 cups self-raising …

Climate change: Australia’s position is unconscionable for a wealthy country

Climate change: Australia’s position is unconscionable for a wealthy country

By David Shearman Posted April 29, 2018 05:00:00 “There is no planet B” says President Macron in an electrifying speech to Congress, yet for most of us climate change is of much less concern than the cost of living, taxes, schools and health services. As a slow creeping threat, “unlikely …

Film fans start push for more control over what is screened in regions after cinema snubs Sweet Country

Film fans start push for more control over what is screened in regions after cinema snubs Sweet Country

Posted April 27, 2018 19:12:05 Photo: Film director Warwick Thornton meets fans at a screening of his film Sweet Country in Dubbo. (ABC Western Plains: Claudia Jambor) Related Story: Samson and Delilah director tackles the Western in powerful new film Related Story: Local cast and crew get a preview of …

AFL Western District investigating brawl at country football match

AFL Western District investigating brawl at country football match

Posted April 26, 2018 15:50:18 AFL Western District has launched an investigation after police were called to an all-in brawl at a country football match in Victoria last weekend. The ABC understands an on-field altercation sparked an off-field brawl involving “heaps” of fans and club officials shortly before half-time in …

Black lives are not safe in this country. What more do white people want? | Nayuka Gorrie | Opinion

As I write this, I am at a public library. Next to me are a table of Aboriginal people in their early teens using the free internet, as I am. They are laughing and on social media. While I ponder the irony of young people opting to spend their free …

Country Women’s Association’s bush casserole recipe | Life and style

The new Country Women’s Association cookbook of country classics includes many favourites, including bush casserole from Verna Hay in Gympie, Queensland. I moved to a cattle property in Taroom, central Queensland, when I was first married back in 1956. It was just 15,000 acres – a small family holding, really. …