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Is boxing any longer acceptable as sport? Boxing in Australia probably peaked with Lionel Rose's world title, but that was 50 years ago this week. In the UK this week, light heavyweight Scott Westgarth died after a bout, which he won. Once, boxing was the "sweet science". Increasingly, that looks like sugar-coating. Boxing defended itself this week by saying 29

19 January 2018 4:20 AM What to see and do on Australia Day in Sydney

On Friday 26th January 2018, Australia will celebrate the 230th Australia Day and the city of Sydney promises that "Australia Day 2018 will deliver plenty of memorable ceremonies, lively events and fun activities". As is tradition, the Sydney Harbour Bridge will have a fireworks display at 9pm. However, if you are unable to celebrate within the city, local 20

18 January 2018 2:18 AM Officers find 'disturbingly large' fish trap in Lake Burley Griffin

Canberrans caught using illegal fishing traps could be fined up to $5000 as part of an environmental clamp down by authorities. Narelle Sargent from the Environment Protection Authority said fishing traps were known to kill turtles, protected fish species and other animals such as the platypus. "Canberrans are reminded that under ACT law, fish traps 18

11 January 2018 12:46 AM Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand's South Island

The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago has been found in Central Otago. A team of international scientists, led by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), made the discovery in ancient sediments near the town of St Bathans on New Zealand's South Island. Burrowing bats were about three times the size of an average 34

6 January 2018 3:42 AM Brisbane police seize slippery suspect

A three-metre python weighing about 15 kilograms has been found during a police raid in East Brisbane on Friday afternoon. A two-metre albino python was also seized along with an improvised Taser, knuckledusters, drug utensils and a small amount of cannabis. Dutton Park police executed the search warrant at the Lytton Road residence after a tip-off from the public 19

4 January 2018 5:15 AM New bird discovered in Sydney Botanic Garden

A unusual species of bird has been discovered in the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney. Staff and members of the public were quick to point out the rare pied currawong due to it's pale "washed-out appearance". Pied currawongs are found throughout eastern Australia and are often mistaken for a common magpie due to their jet black feathers and white undertail 28

27 December 2017 3:48 PM Sydney man burns 12 pigeons to death

A man has been charged after a pigeon coop was torched, killing 12 birds in Sydney's south. A Rosebery resident was woken by a neighbour telling him his bird coop was on fire on Wednesday morning. Firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze but 12 of the 37 pigeons were killed. Police arrested a 33-year-old man and searched a nearby home where they found 41

4 December 2017 8:03 AM Potentially deadly drugs stolen in Perth vet break in

A thief who broke into a Perth veterinary hospital may not know one of the drugs they stole is used to euthanise pets, WA Police have warned. The Forrestdale veterinary hospital was broken into at around 2.15am on Monday morning, and a large quantity of drugs were stolen. The thief made away with Lethabarb, Apomorphine, Propofol, Alfaxan, Diazepam, Zoletil 62

2 November 2017 7:54 AM 'They're not animals': PNG's Somare wants Manus refugees sent to Australia

Papua New Guinea’s former Prime Minister and elder statesman Sir Michael Somare has called for the men remaining on Manus Island to be sent to Australia, as hundreds continue to hold out in the former detention centre for a second day. Sir Michael called Australia’s treatment of refugees “ruthless” and “hypocritical”, saying the agreement was that they be resettled 205

1 November 2017 7:46 AM Aaron Pajich murdered by Jemma Lilley and Trudi Lenon, Perth jury rules

A would-be serial killer and a mother of three with an interest in BDSM have been found guilty of the murder of 18-year-old Aaron Pajich. Jemma Victoria Lilley, 26, and Trudi Clare Lenon, 43, had been on trial for the past five weeks accused of luring the 18-year-old to their Orelia home in June last year and fatally stabbing him. His body was found 55