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Abbott attacker explains headbutt reason

A Hobart DJ accused of headbutting Tony Abbott says his drunken attack was inspired by a personal hatred for the former prime minister and had nothing to do with same-sex marriage.

Monster's death to spark aggro croc battle

The shooting death of a 5.2 metre crocodile has created a void in a central Queensland river that could result in younger males becoming more aggressive as they battle for dominance, wildlife officers say.

Vic's LGBTI services to get $500,000 boost

Victoria will spend an extra $500,000 on mental health services for LGBTI people after an increase in the number of those seeking help since the same-sex marriage survey begun.

Emotional Boyd to lift Broncos in NRL

A "pretty emotional" Darius Boyd will be ready to fire on his injury return in Brisbane's NRL preliminary final against Melbourne, despite the loss of his beloved grandmother this week.

Cassowary on brink of extinction

The exotic prehistoric-looking Southern Cassowary is being wiped out by threats not only to its habitat but also from local wildlifeHOW MANY ESTIMATED IN THE WILD?*less than 2,000THREATS:*land clearing*traffic*dogs stealing and eating the Cassowary chicks*feral pigs that damage their habitat*diseaseQUICK FACTS*their habitat is mainly in the Wet Tropics Rainforests in...