LOVING RATS & MICE - A NATIONAL CHALLENGE
Australians love their marsupials. Our kangaroos and koalas. Our wombats and quokkas, to name just a few. But now we’re being challenged to extend the love to our remarkable native rodents. That’s right, rats and mice. (Some of them used to be the height of fashion.)
RADICAL PLAN UNDERWAY TO SAVE THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Many of the scientists trying to save the Great Barrier Reef from terminal decline believe we are already out of time. As a result, they have begun a radical action plan which involves fast-tracking the evolution of coral, helping it to adapt to the realities of warmer waters that (until now) have been killing it.
WELCOME CHARLES, BUT WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE OUR HEAD OF STATE?
The Australian Republic Movement welcomes Prince Charles to Australia for the Commonwealth Games. Only 16 of the 53 member nations of the Commonwealth still have the British Monarch as their head of state: almost two-thirds are republics. We believe Australians deserve to know why Prince Charles wants the job, as our Head of State, and what he wants to do with it. Australians also deserve to know how much the Prince's visit will cost us all.
SPORT SCIENCE: MIND CONTROL FOR AUSSIE GAMES ATHLETES
Australia’s elite athletes are looking to boost their medal chances by enlisting mind control experts who have helped everyone from mountaineers to surgeons, and from ultra-altitude divers to big wave surfers. The focus on the mind is aimed at propelling our swimmers back to the top of the podium, after recent Olympic performances branded as a ‘choke’.
NOT THE KINGSWOOD! FRENCH THREATEN TO CRUSH CLASSIC HOLDEN ‘BARN FIND’
An Australian man’s joy at discovering a classic Holden ‘barn find’ is at risk of a crushing finish, with French authorities deeming the 1970 Kingswood ute has secret compartments which could be used to transport drugs. In actual fact, the spaces are part of standard design for that vehicle.
AIHW REPORT: 1 IN 20 AUSTRALIAN DEATHS CAUSED BY ALCOHOL AND ILLICIT DRUGS
Alcohol and illicit drugs have a significant impact on the health of Australians, together responsible for nearly 1 in every 20 deaths, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).