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Country Hour for Monday 17 July, 2017

Country Hour for Monday 17 July, 2017



Today on the Country Hour: It's been six years since the Gillard government shut down the live export trade to Indonesia in response to graphic footage of animal cruelty in local abattoirs. This week, northern cattle producers will begin a class action in the Federal Court, seeking six hundred million dollars. Tonight on ABC TV, the story of one woman's crusade to improve the safety and conditions for young people who come to Australia to work on farms continues. It could be a couple of days before salvage operators can lift out a 50 tonne spanner crab boat that ran aground at Mooloolaba on Saturday night. A cane harvesting contractor has been bitten on the hand by a one-point-four metre reptile. Banjo is a horse with a story, four months ago he was swept away in flood waters caused by Cyclone Debbie, he miraculously survived and staggered ashore at the horse at the General Gordon pub and has become a cult hero. She's the darling of the country music scene, a rising star of the future