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Jon Faine – live from Higgins

Jon Faine – live from Higgins

April 16, 2019

Jon Faine – Melbourne’s master of morning talk-back on ABC 774 called for a ‘Snapshot of Higgins’, and the crowds came out to have their say

What’s best for Victoria’s eroding coast?

What’s best for Victoria’s eroding coast?

April 2, 2019

When considering what's best for Victoria's eroding coast, an adjustment to mindset as well as policy may be just what’s required.

Gene Drives could eradicate invasive species – but is the risk too great?

Gene Drives could eradicate invasive species – but is the risk too great?

March 4, 2019

Feral invaders have threatened local ecosystems for years – gene drives could be the solution but at what cost?

Reviving the ‘lost skills’ of traditional waka Pacific voyaging

February 24, 2019

The president of the Samoa Voyaging Society, Schannel van Dijken, says humans cannot thrive without looking after their landscapes and seascapes.

Forbidden fruit: the Palawan mango tempting tourists

Forbidden fruit: the Palawan mango tempting tourists

February 19, 2019

In the crystal blue waters of the Sulu Sea lies Palawan, an island known for its picturesque lagoons, shipwrecks... and sugary mangoes.

Berrima Farmers, Landowners Threatened by Proposed Coal Mine

Berrima Farmers, Landowners Threatened by Proposed Coal Mine

February 18, 2019

Residents in the small NSW town of Berrima are battling a coal mine proposal that could wipe out their water supplies.

Dogscrimination: pulling the leash on owners

Dogscrimination: pulling the leash on owners

February 5, 2019

It is estimated 100,000 dog attacks and harassment incidents occur each year in Australia. When they do, attention focuses on banning ‘dangerous’ animals. But experts say solutions lie in the hands of pet owners and improved education.

DEFORESTATION AND KOALA EXTINCTION: There’s an economic cost too

DEFORESTATION AND KOALA EXTINCTION: There’s an economic cost too

January 30, 2019

Koalas generate $3.2 billion in annual revenue for Australia - but could be extinct from NSW within thirty years.

Final battle for Fort Bribie

Final battle for Fort Bribie

January 29, 2019

Residents of Bribie Island are “disgusted” with the lack of upkeep at Fort Bribie and say the heritage-listed World War II site is being ignored.

A bird’s eye view of our city creeks

A bird’s eye view of our city creeks

January 24, 2019

Before white settlement, the waterways of Melbourne were a “temperate Kakadu”. With the arrival of industry and population, they became the drains of a sprawling metropolis. Today many of Melbourne’s creeks are being transformed. But it’s a long way back from the brink.

Life on Fiji’s Rabi Island – simple, peaceful and full of smiles

January 24, 2019

Our trip to Rabi Island in Fiji was a long journey, first starting with a bus ride from Suva, driving...

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

December 11, 2018

Papua New Guinea’s trajectory to the monumental event of APEC 2018 has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to host the leaders summit in 2013. But there has been dismay since last month's event.

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