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Brutal Police Beating of Model Shocks Australia (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Crime, Police, Scandal, Social networks )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A video showing three Sydney police officers brutally beating a young woman has gone viral, with over 750,000 views on Facebook. During the clip, the victim is repeatedly hit with a police baton and appears to be kicked in the head by a male officer.
Australia Eyes Indigenous Recognition Vote
Offbeat  (tags: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous Australians, Australia )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than a century after its constitution was drafted, Australia is edging closer to formally recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the nation's first people.
Australian Foxes Are Pests Not Pets, NSW Declares
Offbeat  (tags: Pests, Animals, Foxes, New South Wales, Australia )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Foxes have been officially declared a pest in New South Wales but there is concern people are taking them as pets. The NSW government has for the first time announced a pest control order for foxes, which are not native to Australia.
Earth: Australia's Reefs Are in Pink
Offbeat  (tags: Ocean, Reefs, Australia )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.com
Every year, giant pink slicks appear on the ocean around Australia in the sexual spectacular that is mass coral spawning.
Why Australia's Kangaroos Flock to the Fairways
Offbeat  (tags: australia, fairways, kangaroos, golf, greens, lush )

Scooby
- 18 days ago - mnn.com
If you're strolling along a fairway in Australia, chances are you'll see a kangaroo -- or hundreds of them. These grass-eating animals thrive at golf courses across the nation because they are drawn to the greens, which are kept lush
NSW Calls for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous People
Offbeat  (tags: indigenous people, constitutional recognition, New South Wales, Australia )

Ray
- 19 days ago - bbc.co.uk
New South Wales has become the first state government to support a referendum to change the constitution to recognise indigenous Australians.
Qld Bum-Breathing Turtles 'Need Help'
Offbeat  (tags: Queensland, Australia, bum breathing turtles, endangered )

Scooby
- 23 days ago - sbs.com.au
A critically-endangered species of turtle is facing further trouble by the construction of dams and weirs in Queensland, researchers say.
Scientists Thrilled After Spectacled Hare-Wallaby Which Was Feared Extinct Has Been Rediscovered Alive and Well
Offbeat  (tags: australia, Broome, spectacled hare wallaby, good news, scientists, redirected )

Scooby
- 28 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A marsupial feared locally extinct has been again spotted in Western Australia's Kimberley region, thrilling scientists and conservationists.
Koala Chlamydia Vaccine Trial Raises Hope
Offbeat  (tags: animals, koalas, Chlamydia, vaccine, protection, scientists, Australia )

Ray
- 52 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Chlamydia causes blindness and infertility in koalas, and can be fatal, Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.
Australia: Crustacean Migration No Picnic
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Crustacean migration, animals, environment, off-beat, protection, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 52 days ago - vancouver.24hrs.ca
On a tiny island populated by approximately 2,000 people of mainly Australian, Malaysian and Chinese descent, a natural wonder of the world takes place between October and January each year.
Australia's Great Natural Secret Comes Out of Hiding
Offbeat  (tags: natural secret, Great Barrier Reef, Australia )

Ray
- 54 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As Unesco considers listing the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" from development, on the other side of Australia one of the country's great natural secrets is finally attracting scientific scrutiny and government protection.
Wombasauruses, Giant Carnivorous Birds, and Other Weird Extinct Australian Creatures
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, wombasauraus, lion, kangaroo, carnivorous )

Scooby
- 62 days ago - ibtimes.co.uk
Earlier this month, scientists claimed that the ancestor of the modern kangaroo was so big it was unable to hop.
Force-Fed Berries and Kept in Cramped Cages: The Horrific Abuse Suffered By Animals to Make a Cup of 'Cat Poo Coffee'
Offbeat  (tags: Kopi Luvak, civet cats, coffee, Australia, petition, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 64 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Animal coffee, or kopi luvac, is the world's most expensive coffee, and can cost up to $50 per cup in Australia
Helicopter Shootings Provide Humane End for Camels in Australia?
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, feral, camels, helicopters, killing, shooting )

Scooby
- 67 days ago - m.phys.org
The first study to assess animal welfare outcomes from helicopter shootings has shown the method is a humane tool for reducing overabundant camel populations across Australia.
Native Bilbies on Verge of Extinction With Less Than 200 Left in the Wild After Feral Cat Attacks
Offbeat  (tags: bilbies, Australia, Queensland, feral cats, endangered )

Scooby
- 71 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A plague of feral cats have been feeding on Australia's native bilbies Once home to 700 bilbies, Astrebla Downs National Park, west of Brisbane, Queensland, now only has 200 marsupials left.
 

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