Live: Royal commission hears small business banking woes

The banking royal commission is underway again, with today the first day of a two-week session looking at how banks have treated their small business customers.

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Native geckos with tattoos and GPS backpacks thriving against the odds on cattle station

Tree-dwelling lizards are helping scientists investigate the impact of cattle grazing on biodiversity in northern Queensland — in a project where farmers and ecologists work side by side.

5/21/2018 7:51:57 AM Read more

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Gagged farmers hope banking royal commission will expose misconduct

Australian farmers who have been foreclosed on then gagged by big banks hope the return of the royal commission this week will help expose misconduct in the rural banking sector.

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The NSW country town looking to refugees to fill employment gaps as rural exodus hits hard

The town of Walla Walla, about five hours south-west of Sydney, is a quiet place. But some locals want to change that by encouraging refugees to come to town.

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Support for live export ban grows as shutdown bill begins voyage through Parliament

The live sheep exports sector could be entirely closed down in five years under a private member's bill to be introduced by Liberal MP Sussan Ley, with Labor also set to throw its support behind the legislation.

5/21/2018 6:14:00 AM Read more

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