INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s exactly what Adani’s Carmichael coal mine means

OPINION & ANALYSIS: What the Adani Carmichael mine would mean for Queensland, Australia and the world if it goes ahead.

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A venomous paradox: how deadly are Australia’s snakes, really?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Snakes strike fear into many people who live in or visit Australia. When we have a higher risk of injury or death from burns, horses, bee stings, drownings and car accidents, why don’t we fear these hazards as we do the sight of a snake?

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Celebrities flock to Attenborough premiere at Australia House in London

Red carpet rolled out at Aussie High Commission for star studded special screening of Sir David Attenborough’s new Barrier Reef documentary series.

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Introducing Australia’s hidden gem: the peacock spider

Not only are peacock spiders beautiful, teeny tiny and adorable, but they can dance too! Check out their moves…

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Octopus smashes crab… on land! [VIDEO]

WATCH: Incredible Aussie wildlife – hungry octopus leaps clean out of the water to chase down an unsuspecting crab.

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Rescue of kayaker stalked by crocodile in WA ‘one of many’

Don MacLeod, the Australian man who saved Kiwi Ryan Blair from a six-metre crocodile that had stalked him for a fortnight on Western Australia’s West Governor Island, has plenty of similar tales.

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Female kangaroos attracted to bulging muscles in males

Sexy beast: Male kangaroos attract mates by striking poses to show off their muscularity and size.

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Stolen koala once held by Prince Charles in Australia returned home

A STOLEN koala held by Prince Charles during the royals six-week Diamond Jubilee tour of Australia in 2012 has been returned to its home.

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Explorer Simon Reeve challenges UK stereotypes of Oz in new series

INTERVIEW | Australia with Simon Reeve, a three-part series scheduled to premiere on BBC2 on Sunday night, follows the author and television presenter as he attempts to challenge the pre-conceptions that British audiences have about Australia, including bikies, dangerous wildlife and the Outback.

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Perth Zoo celebrates baby echidnas milestone

Two baby echidnas who weighed less than a gram when they hatched at Perth Zoo are now pushing the one kilogram mark.

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Adult emu stolen from Australian wildlife park

An adult emu weighing close to 50kg has been stolen from an electrified enclosure inside a wildlife park in Sydney.

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Gary the goat avoids fine for eating flowers outside Sydney’s MCA

A magistrate in Australia has overturned a fine issued to Gary the goat after he took a fancy to flowers outside Sydney’s Museum of Modern Art.

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Four Dutchmen avoid croc attack but have an itch

Savaged by sandflies and mosquitoes, four Dutchmen were winched to safety after spending a night up a tree to evade crocodiles in Darwin Harbour.

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Photo of the Week: Australia Day feature album

Australia is a nation of amazing natural beauty and beautiful landscapes. This Australia Day we bring you some incredible images of Australia as a little taste of home.

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Hormones blamed in Taronga Zoo elephant attack on keeper

Taronga Zoo says high testosterone may have played a part in Pathi Harn’s nearly fatal attack on elephant keeper Lucy Melo.

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