The MV Jawan, which was forced to off-load thousands of animals in Victoria, is a converted cargo ship that one expert says was fortunate to not "keel over completely".
Witnesses took photographs of a live export ship bound for Pakistan and the Middle East rocking from side-to-side before authorities intervened.
The former head of the Australian Crime Commission will investigate allegations that staff in the federal Department of Agriculture were told to keep quiet over their concerns about the live animal export trade.
After suffering an injury to its shoulder during the Melbourne Cup, Irish horse The Cliffsofmoher is deemed "unable to be saved" and is euthanased on the track post-race.
The Federal Government will appoint a 'tough cop' to oversee live export trade, and reinstate the dumped Animal Welfare Branch.
Does welfare for farmers reward bad farming practice? Or, should drought be viewed like other natural disasters such as bushfires and floods?
The most generous efforts to help drought-hit farmers are coming from the rural sector itself — from other farmers who remember the generosity of hay that arrived to feed starving stock in the blackened landscape after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
Drought conditions are proving to be so difficult for many people they are being overwhelmed by the challenges they face.
A powerful alternative to the negatives of fast food is having a positive impact on the people who choose what they eat.
Australia's largest live sheep exporter and the company at the heart of the live export scandal, Emanuel Exports, loses its licence, the Department of Agriculture and Water confirms.