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Victoria considers tougher punishments for parents who leave children in cars

The Victorian Government is considering tougher penalties for parents who leave children unattended in cars after a spate of incidents during the …

The grind and grief behind the glitter

Mica is a mineral coveted for centuries for its unique lustre and its myriad uses in modern products now make it a valuable commodity.<p>It is mica that …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Fire tornado at Carabost bushfire

A fire tornado that built after the Carabost bushfire intensified, near Wagga Wagga, in New South Wales, on January 19, 2014.

Health experts concerned about Reddie Energy's caffeine-laced energy strips

Health experts are concerned about new caffeine-laced energy strips that have recently hit Australian shelves.<p>Australian company Reddies has entered …

US ambassador intervenes in Taiji Cove dolphin hunt

Netted dolphins were seen swimming around in shallow waters while divers selected individuals to be slung beside skiffs and carried away to a section …

The West Australian

Australia

Cost of SA's bushfires estimated at $10 million as farmers face scorched fields, dead livestock and ruined homes

As the smoke from South Australia's devastating bushfires begins to clear, and the CFS continues to damp down the blazes, a fuller picture of their …

BACKSTORY

Crews fight hills blazes and contain bushfire threatening Ellenbrook homes

Firefighters have battled blazes at Darlington and Parkerville, where more than 50 homes were lost in a previous fire, as well as containing a blaze …

Large crack appears on surface of Melbourne's West Gate Bridge

A large crack has appeared across two inbound lanes of Melbourne's West Gate Bridge.<p>The two left-hand lanes near Williamstown Road were earlier …