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Steve Irwin to be honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

The late Crocodile Hunter is being recognised for his contribution to the entertainment industry through wildlife documentaries The late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the entertainment industry through wildlife documentaries. Irwin, who died in September 2006, after being struck multiple times by a stingray barb while filming in waters off Port Douglas in far north Queensland, is the only posthumous member of the 2018 television class, which also includes The X-Files actor Gillian Anderson and…

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Great Barrier Reef: Australia must act urgently on water quality, says Unesco

Draft decision says Australia would not, at this rate, meet interim or long-term targets in the Reef 2050 report Unesco has expressed serious concern about the impact of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef and warned Australia it will not meet the targets of the Reef 2050 report without considerable work to improve water quality. The criticism was contained in back-to-back coral bleaching events affecting about two-thirds of the reef and the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan] in its current form, notably in relation to the most urgently needed…

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Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than expected, surveys show

Surveys taken throughout 2016 show escalating impact from north to south, with 70% of shallow water corals dead north of Port Douglas Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef last year was even worse than expected, while the full impact of the most recent event is yet to be determined. Queensland government officials say aerial and in-water surveys taken throughout 2016 had confirmed an escalating impact from north to south. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority chairman, Russell Reichelt, said the reef had experienced significant and widespread damage over…

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The great divide: what will $1m buy you in Australia’s property market?

From inner-city apartments to suburban cottages or a few acres in the rainforest, the answer depends on where youre buying With talk of the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets racing away from prices in other cities and regions, we decided to ask: what can you buy in Australia for a cool million dollars? From inner-city apartments to suburban cottages or a few acres in the rainforest, the answer depends on where youre buying. Housing affordability is set to be a big issue in the coming budget and one of the…

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