Feeling helpless about the Great Barrier Reef? Here’s one way you can really help

OPINION & ANALYSIS: The future of the Great Barrier Reef is in the hands of Australians, and it will take all of us to preserve it for our children. Lend a hand…

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Australian government abolishes 457 work visa: experts react

OPINION & ANALYSIS: The changes to the skilled migrant visa system will do very little to stop unscrupulous employers from exploiting the two new visas to replace local Australian workers with foreign workers, says one academic.

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457 Visas to be axed and replaced, says Australian government

Prime minister and immigration minister confirm plans to end one of the most popular and controversial visas for skilled migrants to work in Australia.

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Aussie dad petitions immigration minister to stop wife and child facing genital mutilation

4-year-old Aussie girl may face female circumcision if mother is deported back to Ghana, says father.

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East coast drenched in big wet: schools closed, lights out, evacuations ordered amid flash flooding and gale force winds

South-east Queensland and northern NSW cop a lashing in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, forcing schools and businesses to close and leaving over 50,000 homes without power.

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As Brexit begins, Australia mustn’t get caught up in Britain’s post-imperial fantasies

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Today Britain serves the EU official notice that it is leaving. For Australia, Brexit is the diplomatic equivalent of moving into a shared house with a divorcing couple.

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10 really silly Australian laws: fact or fiction?

According to the Internet, Australia is responsible for some of the world’s silliest laws. But which ones are true and which are just furphys? Also, a few bizarre British so-called ‘laws’.

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Big croc believed responsible for diver’s death captured and killed

Rangers capture and kill crocodile thought responsible for the death of Warren Hughes.

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16 funny Australian place names

Australia is home to some of the strangest and most rib-tickling place names. Writer Daniel Scott set off to discover some of the best. Here’s a few of his favourites.

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British backpacker “not impressed” by Aussie bloke being attacked by crocodile

Aussie teen Lee De Paauw jumped into croc inhabited waters to impress a foreign girl. And guess what happened…

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Year-on-year bleaching threatens Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status

ANALYSIS & OPINION: The extreme marine heatwave in 2016 killed two-thirds of the corals along a 700km stretch of the northern Great Barrier Reef, from Port Douglas to Papua New Guinea. It was a game-changer for the reef and for how we manage it.

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Banning foreign political donations won’t fix all that ails our system

ANALYSIS & OPINION: A federal parliamentary committee has recommended foreign citizens and entities be banned from making political donations.

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Western Australians in London urged to make their vote count in tight state election race

The Western Australia state election is set to be close, with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation potentially taking the balance of power in the upper house. WA overseas voters are being encouraged to have their say.

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How do you catch a drone in Australia? In the back of a ute, mate [WATCH]

VIDEO: These outback larrikins are pretty stoked when a wayward drone drops perfectly into the back of their speeding ute.

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Malcolm Turnbull rounds on Pauline Hanson

ANALYSIS: The prime minister calls out One Nation’s Pauline Hanson over her stance on vaccination and praise for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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