A crocodile cull in Australia is pointless

Feature Image: Michael Schwab Demands for a cull of Saltwater Crocodiles in Northern Australia and Queensland are an ever-present whisper in the ears of the regions masses. Every now and then these whispers intensify, often following a tragedy, and reach national headlines, where the subject and discourse polarise people. “How can we stop the next…

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Moving forward? Australia’s plastic bag ban.

Several supermarket chains in Australia have initiated a phase-out of single use plastic bags – touted as the 2018 plastic bag ban. While their intentions are unknowable, especially when much of their store still offers plastic wrapping and containers, the ban was welcomed by environmental groups and much of the general public. However, it has…

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A Need for Change: Australia’s Livestock Export Trade

Australia-China Export Ship Abuse is rampant in Australia’s livestock export trade. While some try to hide from it, others embrace it as an unavoidable evil; where some businesses cut the cost of materials or labour, the live export trade cuts the standard of care for animals, abysmally. Most politicians do not care. Most farmers do…

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40 Things to do in South Australia

The sun-scorched lands of Australia harbour many gems that need only be found. From its Jurassic-like coastlines to its dramatic contrast in landscapes to its bountiful display of unique wildlife, it is a truly unique continent. Whether your interests be in the natural wealth of the area to be found in the North, the allure…

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Is the DJI Mavic Pro waterproof? (Underwater for 4 hours!)

In order to answer the question on whether or not the DJI Mavic Pro is waterproof, I must first describe to you the events leading up to my Mavic being plunged into a small body of water at the base of a waterfall and the struggle that ensued while trying to retrieve said drone.  …

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Swimming with wild Fur Seals. Can you do it?

Fur Seals. The name alone brings forth images of large globules of blubber floating ever so majestically through soft ocean currents. While they do occasionally present themselves in such a manner, it will quickly become apparent upon viewing them that this is a highly romanticised perception of their appearance and features. After driving two hours…

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Riding a pushbike across a country

The essence of travel is a difficult thing to define because all people travel for different reasons and with different intents. Some wish to experience a country by diving into its cultural diversity and experiencing their local practices. Others wish to view and capture the beauty of nature. Whilst others enjoy nothing more than dining…

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Climb Uluru! Before its too late

Hidden in the Australian outback, a single monolithic formation rises from the sun-scorched lands. Uluru, as it has come to be known, is a natural Arkose structure that formed 500 to 600 million years ago. This marvel of the Australian outbackis a key selling point for the region, drawing in some 200,000 travellers a year…

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How to find Lake Bumbunga, South Australia’s secret pink lake

Glistening white sands reflect through crystal clear water, slightly distorted by the pink tinge arising from crystallites that flow organically throughout the region. On the lakes banks, rich orange sands stretch off into the distance, fading away into the rolling hills that meet the ocean. Seabirds glide across the surface of the water, leaving nothing more…

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Australia’s own Horseshoe Bend

Everyone’s heard of the Colorado River’s famous horseshoe bend, with its sweeping torrents carving through rich orange rock as the river does a 180-degree turn back on itself forming a natural horseshoe bend. The superficial features of this river are explicitly associated with American landmarks, but what about Australian ones? In Australia, in a tiny…

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