Canine Choreography: Show pairs dancing dogs with owners to explore ‘canine freestyle’

Canine Choreography: Show pairs dancing dogs with owners to explore ‘canine freestyle’

Posted May 11, 2018 17:29:22 Photo: Canine freestyle routines often include dramatic narratives, popular songs and eye-catching costumes. (Getty Images: Leon Neal ) Consider the pageantry of the dog show, with its parade of handlers in power suits and pooches with majestic blowouts, preening and prancing through the arena. Now …

Reports of suspected poison baits, two deaths spark warning for Hobart dog owners

Reports of suspected poison baits, two deaths spark warning for Hobart dog owners

Updated May 06, 2018 08:23:58 Photo: 10-month-old puppy Bonnie died within 20 minutes of being let out into her backyard. (Supplied: Pattina Grimsey) There have been two deaths from suspected poisoning in Hobart over the past few weeks, amid a spate of reports about poisonous baits being found in two …

Traditional owners capture Great Barrier Reef dreaming stories in new tourism venture

Traditional owners capture Great Barrier Reef dreaming stories in new tourism venture

Posted April 28, 2018 13:35:08 Photo: Cherissa Blackman’s son Jariya (Ngardu) Blackman-Bobbert performs in the Whitsundsays. (Supplied: Ngardu Cultural Heritage Tours) Related Story: Can you spot the emu in the sky? Related Story: Indigenous songlines map land, sea and country A little-known Dreaming story that explains the creation of the …

Dog attack victim welcomes steeper fines for owners whose animals attack

Dog attack victim welcomes steeper fines for owners whose animals attack

Updated April 22, 2018 12:59:38 Photo: Lucy Martin recovering in hospital following the attack. (Supplied: Seven News) Lucy Martin and her dog Daisy had just stepped out on their daily walk when they were set upon by an unleashed American Staffordshire terrier in December last year. “It was eyeing us …

Sydney bushfire: Vet offers free board to animals with owners impacted by blaze

Sydney bushfire: Vet offers free board to animals with owners impacted by blaze

Posted April 15, 2018 17:58:58 Photo: Two staff with a possum rescued from the fire, before going to a WIRES carer. (Supplied: Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital) Related Story: Firefighters battle to save Sydney homes as blaze threat eases Related Story: ‘It’s jumped the line already’: Train drives through bushfire emergency A …

Superyacht seized over link to 1MDB corruption scandal should be freed, owners tell court

Superyacht seized over link to 1MDB corruption scandal should be freed, owners tell court

Posted April 09, 2018 21:19:19 Photo: Luxury superyacht Equanimity is moored off Bali’s Benoa Bay. (AP: Yoan Ari) The owners of a $330 million dollar yacht impounded in Bali at the request of US investigators have asked an Indonesian court to free the vessel. Key points: The 90-metre superyacht remains …

When Phillip Island penguins won, and land owners lost – RN

When Phillip Island penguins won, and land owners lost – RN

Updated April 08, 2018 05:59:30 Photo: Summerland Estate sat on one of the most isolated parts of Phillip Island, amongst a little penguin colony. (Supplied: Jean Verwey) In the 1980s on Victoria’s Phillip Island, a little-known state government decision was made to secure the future of the resident little penguin …

Rum Jungle uranium mine rehabilitation jeopardised by NT Resources Department, traditional owners warn

Rum Jungle uranium mine rehabilitation jeopardised by NT Resources Department, traditional owners warn

Posted April 03, 2018 07:59:44 Photo: Contamination in the Finniss River can turn the water green. (Supplied: Department of Mines and Energy) Related Story: Rum Jungle uranium mine in NT still polluting environment Related Story: Fixing old Rum Jungle uranium mine to cost $200m The long-awaited $300 million rehabilitation of …

Australian Tax Office cracking down on holiday home owners wrongly claiming deductions

Australian Tax Office cracking down on holiday home owners wrongly claiming deductions

Posted March 28, 2018 00:54:44 Photo: Some owners are claiming their property is a rental when it’s mainly for their own use. (Unsplash: Josh Wilburne) The Australian Tax Office (ATO) warns it is cracking down on rental home owners who wrongly claim tax deductions on properties they are using for …

Teen business owners defy unemployment in regional areas by kickstarting their own jobs

Teen business owners defy unemployment in regional areas by kickstarting their own jobs

Posted March 26, 2018 06:39:33 If you are young and live in regional Australia, finding a job can be a big challenge. In the Wide Bay region of Queensland, the youth unemployment rate is at a staggering 27.9 per cent. This statistic has driven a handful of ambitious young people …