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Australians Vote For The Country's 'Shit Town Of The Year'

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Self-deprecating Australians are casting their votes to determine the nation's 'Shit Town of the Year', angering locals who have labelled it "slander".

National

National

'Surprising' Study Finds Junior Doctors In Rural Areas Are Happier Than Their City Peers

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A better work-life balance and more variety on the job are just some of the reasons young doctors in Australia's regional and rural areas are more satisfied than their metropolitan counterparts, a new study has found.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

My Dying Rural Town Would Have Been Desperate For The Tamil Family

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Regional Australia needs families like Priya, Nadesalingam and their kids. So why are we spending hundreds of thousands to deport them?

Alison Dance

Alison Dance

It Shouldn't Be Easier To Travel Overseas Than To Regional Australia

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Holiday-goers are being urged to travel to regional Australia and support rural economies during drought, but it's a big ask when it's cheaper at times to travel overseas instead.

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This Aussie Is Playing With Fire To Support Drought-Weary Country Shows

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While many country events are striving to continue despite drought, there’s light at the end of the tunnel for some in an unexpected form: a fire whip cracker.

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News

The Man Who Turned Wycliffe Well Into Australia's UFO Capital

5 min read

Lew Farkas is the man behind the legend of Wycliffe Well, Australia's UFO capital that was once listed as one of the top five global hot spots for UFO sightings.

National

National

Australia To Kill Millions Of Stray Cats By Airdropping Poison Sausages

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There are currently an estimated two to six million free-roaming cats across the country, and officials say they are threatening native wildlife populations.

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National

What It's Like To Live In Australia's Only Underground Town

4 min read

Nine hours from Adelaide sits Coober Pedy, a remote country town where people live underneath the red-hot sand to escape scorching 40-degree days.

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National

Rural And Remote Australians Are Drinking Daily And At Risky Levels

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People living in areas outside of major cities are more likely to drink alcohol daily and at risky levels.

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Good News

The Country Town Dancing And Singing To Lure More Doctors

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The shortage of medical practitioners in rural and remote Australia has been a problem for a long time -- so one town has taken matters into its own (jazz) hands.

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National

The Reality Of Staying Behind To Defend Your Property In A Bushfire

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When faced with the threat of fire, to stay and defend property is a dangerous and difficult decision to make -- but one Australians make every year.

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National

The Very Real Shire Of Bland Releases Delightfully Boring Tourism Video

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A very real shire by the name of Bland has released a delightfully un-spicy video asking Australians to send it some flavour.

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Hidden Faces Of Hunger

Regional And Ravenous: Where Hunger Hits Hardest

3 min read

ten daily we went to regional NSW to better understand why an increasing number of rural Australians are struggling to afford regular meals.

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If You're Thinking Of Escaping The Rat Race, Think Again

5 min read

Is life away from the proverbial rat race really as idyllic as it seems?