AUSTRALIA’S UNSUNG REEF - AND THE BATTLE TO SAVE IT
The world is well aware of the threats to the Great Barrier Reef, but Australia has another monster reef facing a battle for survival. The kelp-dominated Great Southern Reef wraps all the way from Brisbane, down and around Tasmania, and across to Western Australia. In some places its mighty giant kelp forests have all but disappeared – but scientists are attempting to fight back with ‘super kelp’. There is early hope.
CAMPAIGN TO BRING HOME AUSSIE FILM ICON - THOUSANDS LOBBY GOVERNMENT TO INTERCEPT 'MAD MAX' NATIONAL TREASURE
Regarded by some as the most important motor vehicle in Australia, and to others a national cultural icon, the original Mad Max ‘Interceptor’ has come onto the market and an online petition lobbying the government to get involved has already attracted thousands of supporters.
AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC: SAVING THE KOALA – WHAT HAPPENS NEXT - THE CAMPAIGN TO RESCUE A NATIONAL ICON FROM THE BRINK
The devastating bushfires gave rise to many powerful images and emotions, including an outpouring of support from around the world. Much of that came in the form of heartfelt donations, with the fate of our iconic koala a key motivator. Now the real battle is underway to create a viable future for this much loved marsupial.
AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100 GOLF COURSES REVEALED
The industry-standard biennial rankings of Australia’s golf courses have just been released and, as always, provide plenty to talk about. Royal Melbourne West continues to rule the roost (just), but three Tasmanian courses loom large in the Top 10, the Packer family’s private masterpiece Ellerston remains among the elite (despite a slight slip), while Clive's Palmer Resort Coolum has recovered from its dinosaur dramas to return to the fold. Published every two years by AUSTRALIAN GOLF DIGEST, the AGD Top 100 List also comes at an important time for the industry.