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Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow, review: a gripping deep-dive into Hollywood's wicked ways
Harvey Weinstein answered the phone with “mock excitement”. ”Wow!” he said, in his husky baritone. “What do I owe this occasion to?” Ronan Farrow, the teller of the tale, knows that you know. And it's this incredible insight that makes his new book, Catch...

Mass slaughter and abuse of racehorses undermines industry's commitment to animal welfare
An extensive ABC investigation has revealed the widespread slaughter of racehorses for pet food and human consumption at abattoirs and knackeries in New South Wales and Queensland. Key points: Dozens of former racehorses tracked to NSW knackeries...

'Mouse ate my receipts': Weird excuses people give the ATO for not filing tax returns
"What's a tax return? Never heard of it!' This is one of the common reasons people give when they fail to lodge their tax returns on time, according to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Key points: The deadline for Australians who want to self-lodge tax...

Stonefish in Moreton Bay

stonefish ianbanksLocals have reported seeing hundreds of stonefish in Moreton Bay, Tingalpa Creek and Wynnum Creek in recent days. Wynnum Manly fisherman are saying they have never seen that many so close to the shore in our area. Parents should keep a watchful eye for this dangerous creature, beachgoers should wear shoes in shallow bay waters. If a person is stung, they are advised to seek medical treatment immediately.

The stonefish has 13 sharp strong dorsal fin spines that are contained within a sheath of thick skin. At the base of each spine there are two venom glands that discharge their contents along ducts in the spine. When disturbed, the fish erects its spines, but maintains its position on the sea floor.

Information from the Queensland Museum