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Community divided after wind farm proposal

November 7, 2019

The small Gippsland town of Boolarra is divided after OSMI Australia released a proposal for Delburn...

Kangaroos in crisis

Kangaroos in crisis

October 30, 2019

Kangaroos are Australia's national emblem, but questions have arisen over whether Federal and State governments gives their welfare enough consideration. Kim Grant has been around kangaroos all her life and said more needed to be done by Australian governments and insurance companies to protect these native animals from becoming road kill or pet meat.

Winds of change deliver boom and the odd bust as turbines roll out

Winds of change deliver boom and the odd bust as turbines roll out

September 26, 2019

The Victorian town of Mortlake provides a microcosm of tensions on the land as the renewables revolution plays out

Geneticists weave possum magic to bring a species back from the brink

Geneticists weave possum magic to bring a species back from the brink

September 25, 2019

Its habitat and its favourite meal - bogong moths - are vanishing. It's crunch time for the mountain pygmy-possum.

Courage to care for coastal Victoria

Courage to care for coastal Victoria

August 16, 2019

An environmental advocate says each of us can make a difference.

‘It was for us’: She gave voice to bush communities

July 25, 2019

When a young Freda Glynn looked at "white man's TV" she saw only one type of Aboriginal portrayed, a...

Where lapu lapu are a lucrative catch

Where lapu lapu are a lucrative catch

June 24, 2019

Captured, cultivated, dosed with "sleeping medicine", then contained in a Styrofoam box bound for China - such is life of the lapu lapu.

Sydney’s primary producers: a dwindling crop

Sydney’s primary producers: a dwindling crop

April 8, 2019

The pool of local farmers in the Sydney basin is at an all-time low.

Murray-Darling Residents Advocate for Government Change

Murray-Darling Residents Advocate for Government Change

March 1, 2019

Angry Murray-Darling Basin residents plan to overthrow both the incumbent New South Wales and Federal...

Nambour mill closure still being felt after 15 years

Nambour mill closure still being felt after 15 years

February 14, 2019

The 15th anniversary of the closure of the Nambour sugar mill brings back bittersweet memories for the man who was at the centre of the turbulence.

Climate change leaving koalas high and dry

Climate change leaving koalas high and dry

February 7, 2019

Climate change is drying out eucalyptus leaves - but a clever innovation by a Gunnedah farmer is supplying water to stop koalas dying of thirst, reports Amy Yang.

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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