Country Women’s Association’s bush casserole recipe

CWA members have contributed classic recipes to a new cookbook celebrating the quality and diversity of their food

The new Country Women’s Association cookbook of country classics includes many favourites, including bush casserole from Verna Hay in Gympie, Queensland.

I moved to a cattle property in Taroom, central Queensland, when I was first married back in 1956. It was just 15,000 acres – a small family holding, really. We didn’t have any way of keeping meat – there was no electricity, only a small kerosene fridge – so we had to salt everything.

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Kelly O’Dwyer forced to admit banks royal commission was needed

Finance minister defends delay in calling inquiry, saying it was a ‘sober and deliberate’ decision
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Kelly O’Dwyer has been forced to admit consumers will benefit from the banking royal commission, while repeatedly refusing to concede the government was wrong to delay it.

Asked almost 10 times whether the government should have ordered a royal commission into the banking industry earlier, the minister for revenue and financial services refused to answer, repeatedly deflecting the question.

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Camels, dinosaurs and the Tree of Knowledge: exploring central Queensland

All eyes have been focused on the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games, but there’s much more to explore by going inland

While all eyes have been on the Commonwealth Games and the Gold Coast with its beaches and high-rises, a completely different experience of Queensland can be had by going inland.

The interior of the vast state can be a daunting prospect. The distances between towns are huge and the accommodation and attractions can be hit and miss.

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Gurrumul’s album Djarimirri is first Indigenous-language chart-topper

Posthumous record becomes first Indigenous-language release to reach No 1 in Australia’s Aria album charts
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Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s “final message” has echoed from his beloved Yolngu country to the top of the Australian music charts – his posthumous final album now the first Indigenous-language release to be the nation’s bestselling album.

The album, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow), a selection of songs recorded over more than four years, was released nine months after Gurrumul’s death.

Gurrumul’s daughter Jasmine Yunupingu paid tribute to her father’s achievement. “I would like to give a speech on behalf of my family and myself, to my father’s achievement that he has had a great career,” she said. “For sharing our culture through his music. That he will remain in our hearts together.”

Related: ‘We underestimated Gurrumul’: an unlikely career on the edge of two worlds

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Valve acquires the creators of ‘Firewatch’

Campo Santo has widely been regarded as the little game studio that could. Its very first game, Firewatch, won numerous awards and even landed a movie deal. It won't be quite so indie going forward, however: the development team is joining Valve….