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7.30: April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018
ABC  |  April 25, 2018

Farmers and MPs Question Live Sheep Exports
The fallout from the latest live sheep export scandal has some farmers questioning whether it's time to ban the trade. They say they feel let down by the live export companies who neglect their animals at sea and tarnish their reputation. And even some government MPs agree.

Australia is Second-class Ally Under Trump: Rudd
Eighteen months after the last US ambassador finished his post in Canberra, it seems Washington is no closer to appointing a successor, with the man they had put forward, Admiral Harry Harris, abruptly reassigned to South Korea. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says it's a sign that Australia is regarded as a second-class ally by Donald Trump's administration.

The Strength and Sorrow of Australia's War Widows
When you stop to contemplate the lists of names on war memorials around the country, it's easy to picture the young men they represent. But each of them left someone behind - a mother, a father, brothers or sisters - and if they were old enough, a grieving widow and children. Many war widows form strong friendships and support each other as they encounter challenges often unique to those associated with the military.

Farmers and MPs Question Live Sheep Exports
The fallout from the latest live sheep export scandal has some farmers questioning whether it's time to ban the trade. They say they feel let down by the live export companies who neglect their animals at sea and tarnish their reputation. And even some government MPs agree.

Australia is Second-class Ally Under Trump: Rudd
Eighteen months after the last US ambassador finished his post in Canberra, it seems Washington is no closer to appointing a successor, with the man they had put forward, Admiral Harry Harris, abruptly reassigned to South Korea. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd says it's a sign that Australia is regarded as a second-class ally by Donald Trump's administration.

The Strength and Sorrow of Australia's War Widows
When you stop to contemplate the lists of names on war memorials around the country, it's easy to picture the young men they represent. But each of them left someone behind - a mother, a father, brothers or sisters - and if they were old enough, a grieving widow and children. Many war widows form strong friendships and support each other as they encounter challenges often unique to those associated with the military.

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