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John Elder Swamps could be 50 times more effective in battling climate change than rainforests, according to new modelling by Deakin University scientists.
John Elder Just as you marvel at those pioneer mountain climbers who traversed icy slopes in hobnail boots, you can't deny the eye-watering travails of the 1970s tennis star.
John Elder She started playing euchre and 500 with her nan and pop. They used to sneak her into the RSL when she was 14. She doesn't remember money being involved.
John Elder In the Mallee, the days are most beautiful when they're just about to die. The colours are rich, the shadows are long and everything takes on the clarity of nostalgia as the sun lingers, reluctant to...
John Elder Residents of the north-western Victorian town of Dimboola drew on knowledge of past disasters in assessing the risk of local fires.
Goya Dmytryshchak, John Elder, Timna Jacks and Chris Vedelago An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire at Hastings, Bittern and Crib Point on the Mornington Peninsula.
John Elder If Australia were to make a resolution, what should it be? We took this question to people for nearly 900 kilometres along the Hume Highway.
John Elder Fran Church didn't want any of her great aunt's money. She enjoyed her old-school company and later, when the aunt, Lynette Young, became frail and vulnerable, Church went to some length to protect...
Benjamin Millar and John Elder Independent candidate Suzanna Sheed was neck-and-neck on primary votes with Nationals candidate Greg Barr on Saturday night, saying she was excited at the prospect of taking the seat from the...
John Elder Royal Society of Victoria is under the spotlight as funds bequeathed for science have gone despite the donor's specific wishes. John Elder reports.
Adam Morton and John Elder When energy demand is falling and rooftop solar panels are rising, an ageing coal-fired power plant is becoming harder to justify.
John Elder On Friday night, Tex Perkins played a gig in Castlemaine with his band the Dark Horses. On Sunday, he will announce he’s the dark-horse candidate in the Victorian election, in which he will be...
John Elder An investigation of insurance claims has found there were more than 26,700 injuries from community-level Australian football games in the last decade.
John Elder Nursing home residents appear to be significant carriers of superbug infections into hospitals, potentially putting other patients at risk.
John Elder Over the past seven years, Noushka Reiter has brought 30 species of native orchid back from the brink of extinction.
John Elder Last Wednesday, Lisa Lark, 54, underwent liposuction - not to lose weight but so her body fat could be filtered for stem cells as part of a clinical trial to slow the progress of osteoarthritis.
John Elder In the bakery, down from the pub, a woman makes a tomato and cheese sandwich and says she hasn't been sleeping. A man reading a newspaper doesn't look up but says: "Nobody is.
John Elder In the late 1960s, the three Smith brothers, Ballarat boys, had 300 tons of hay that nobody wanted. The produce stores were overrun with a glut of horse feed and the money wasn't good anyway.
John Elder At Sentosa, the pith helmet is taken out of Africa and transplanted to Gippsland.
John Elder If one of Garry Higgins' employees came to work with a black eye and no funny story to go with it, he wouldn't know what to say to her, or how to respond. ''But I want to learn,'' he says.