Key Tasmanian seats at the federal poll

TASMANIAN SEATS OF INTEREST AT THE FEDERAL ELECTION--BRADDONIt is tipped to be a toss-of-the-coin between Labor incumbent Justine Keay and Liberal first-timer and beef farmer Gavin Pearce.

Researcher not surprised by shark deaths

A Queensland marine researcher is not surprised 30 scalloped hammerhead sharks captured off the Great Barrier Reef and exported to a French aquarium did not survive in captivity.

Papenhuyzen puts hand up as Storm fullback

Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen has given Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy plenty to think about after a dazzling display in the Storm's last ditch win over the Wests Tigers.

Leaders final speeches before last push

Bill Shorten bid for a "bolder and more equal" Australia in his last major speech before the federal election on what prime minister Scott Morrison derided as a "coronation tour".

Exporter shocked at death of 30 sharks

A Queensland marine export company that sent healthy scalloped hammerhead sharks captured off the Great Barrier Reef to a French aquarium will think twice before sending more.

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