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NSW woman charged with torturing animals

A 73-year-old NSW woman who allegedly gained the trust of a variety of animals with food before taking them home to torture and mutilate them has been charged.

Labor's primary vote has coalition hopeful

Labor's primary vote has tanked after hitting a high point when Malcolm Turnbull was dumped as prime minister, leaving the coalition talking about a "narrow path to victory".

Nature is resilient if we act now: Goodall

In our younger generations, Jane Goodall finds hope.It's what inspires the famed conservationist as she sees new coalmines approved and nature destroyed for human benefit.

Frydenberg, Bowen clash on tax figures

The election campaign debate between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and his Labor counterpart Chris Bowen unsurprisingly centred on their respective tax policies, but there were two figures that kept popping up.

Man shot in Tasmania's north

A 25-year-old man has been shot in the arm at Launceston.The man was shot in the upper arm at a house at Mayfield, in the city's north, about 2.30pm on Sunday, Tasmanian Police said.