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Conservation in Australia

Australia creates world’s largest marine reserves

Australia on Friday created the world’s largest network of marine reserves, protecting a huge swathe of ocean despite claims it will devastate the fishing industry.

Friday, 16 November, 2012, 3:50pm

SPCA outrage over 'cane toad golf'

An Australian city has outraged animal welfare groups by advocating that locals take up the sport of 'cane toad golf' - beating to death the country's most notorious pest with golf clubs, cricket bats or anything else at hand.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Alan Leong urges genuine consultation on heritage

The Civic Party's chief executive challenger, Alan Leong Kah-kit, outlined his conservation policies yesterday amid growing concern on how to better protect heritage after the demolition of the Star Ferry pier in Central last month.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Civic Party moves to save Government Hill

The Civic Party is working on a statement on the cultural significance of Government Hill, which it hopes the government will heed.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

A live hot toady for a free cool beer

It's traditional for Australians to bludgeon the despised cane toad to death with a golf club or cricket bat.

Now another national pastime - beer - has been enlisted in the battle to encourage more humane killings of the toxic pest. For the past two weeks people in the northern city of Darwin have been exchanging live toads for a cool glass of beer.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

New trap has cane toads on the hop

A competition to find the most effective way of trapping the dreaded cane toad as it hops its way across Australia has been won by a mechanic from a town on the front line of the amphibians' relentless advance.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am