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WA plan to stop cane toads killing animals

Benign small cane toads are being released ahead of the toxic bigger ones at the frontline of the invasion in Western Australia's Kimberley region, in a bid to teach native predators not to eat them.

Minister rejects Newstart boost again

The plight of Australians subsisting on Newstart is in the spotlight again during Anti-Poverty Week, but the Morrison government isn't budging in the face of widespread calls to lift the dole payment.

Live export animal death figures revealed

More than 1300 animals died in a six-month period of live exports from Australia, a figure representing less than 0.15 per cent of the total shipped offshore.

Barnaby calls on Australia to help Assange

Incarcerated Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has found an unlikely ally in coalition maverick Barnaby Joyce who is calling on the federal government to stop the Australian being extradited from the United Kingdom to America.

One Nation abstain from voting in Senate

Pauline Hanson's One Nation will abstain from voting on "non-critical" legislation in the Senate until the Morrison government steps in to save dairy farmers.

Watchdog unleashed on big banks' rates

The big banks will be compelled to explain to the competition watchdog why they're not passing on interest rate cuts, as customers are urged to shop around for better deals.