Just eight of 170 chemical regulator staff accept offer to go bush for Barnaby

A Senate hearing is told the agency at the centre of Barnaby Joyce's controversial decentralisation scheme has convinced just eight of 170 staff to move from Canberra to Armidale.

Landlords not taking mould issues seriously despite grave illness, tenants claim

Renters and public housing tenants are facing an uphill battle to get the issue of mould in their properties taken seriously, with a growing number of people claiming it has left them ill and some owners blaming residents for the accumulation.

Hundreds of bees mysteriously dropping dead in SA

Bee corpses are piling up in backyards in the town of Peterborough, prompting dark suspicions from locals and theories from academics. But no one knows what is causing the deaths.

Something is killing our barn owls

People living on Victoria's south-west coastline are reporting dead or dying barn owls at record rates. They want to know what is killing their native birds.

Bovine blood products illegally smuggled into Australia in international conspiracy

The Department of Agriculture confirms it seized 13,000 litres of foetal bovine serum which it says "pose an unacceptable biosecurity risk", in an international conspiracy to profit from blood products illegally smuggled into Australia.