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Georgetown in northern Queensland once part of North America – geologists

Geologists in northern Australia have made a discovery that suggests the area around Georgetown in northern Queensland was once part of North America, more than a billion years ago.<p>Researchers from Curtin University discovered that rocks in the area, 412km west of Cairns, were unlike any other rock …

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Scorching heat set to return today after day of wild surf

Dangerous surf conditions have closed beaches along the east coast yesterday, with a prolonged heatwave geared to grip several states.<p>Strong swells, …

Heatwaves are Australia's deadliest natural hazard and many of us are unprepared

Heatwaves are Australia's deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme …

Heatwave delivers third consecutive 40C day to parts of NSW

Much of New South Wales is in the midst another sweltering afternoon, with maximum temperatures soaring past 40C for the third day running.<p>Hay …

Australia Day: Why the British sent convicts Down Under - and how they named the country

On January 26 1788, British settlers arrived on Australian shores for the first time and Captain Arthur Phillip's raised the Union Jack at Sydney Cove.<p>Now celebrated each year as Australia Day, the anniversary has become an annual opportunity for the country to show its national pride.<p>More than …

Sea urchins wiping out biodiversity to create hidden deserts on the east coast

There is a hidden desert along the east coast of Australia that has conservationists and the seafood industry concerned.<p>Sea urchins on the coastal …

Like us, Australian trees are ‘sweating’ to survive extreme heatwaves

Australian researchers growing trees in climate change conditions have found the leaves “sweat” to survive extreme heatwaves.<p>The year-long experiment …

'It's disgusting': Millions of maggots plague Sydney beaches

Sydney’s northern beaches continue to deal with swarms of maggots that were first spotted by shocked swimmers on Sunday.<p>Beachgoers planning on …

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Recently I explored more of Melbourne surroundings and did some of the Wilson Promontory Walks in Victoria, which I believe is one of the best places …

How to live like a Local in Geelong Australia

Originally from Melbourne, Lonely Planet Local Kate and her partner made the move to Geelong over a year ago for its relaxed lifestyle. As a travel writer, Kate spends her time travelling the world but finds nowhere is as friendly as Geelong; it has a great community feel and the location – close …

New kid in the block of sky-gazing: Australia's bubble tents

London: Australia has come up with a new glamping experience - Bubble tent retreat in New South Wales.<p>It has been touted as one of the best locations …

Tourism industry idiots try to hide Great Barrier Reef's death

Now, a lot of the reef is a coral graveyard.<p>There is no stark white bleached coral, photos of which illustrated the transient media coverage of the …

Bondi Beach lifesavers commemorate 80th anniversary of Black Sunday drownings with re-enactment

More than 150 lifesavers commemorated the 80th anniversary of Australia's deadliest mass surf rescue by re-enacting Black Sunday, when three waves …

Peter Hitchener: Why I love Melbourne

Melbourne is my home, I absolutely love the place, and make no secret of it. However, listing the reasons why is not so easy!<p>Without doubt Melbourne …

Sydney and the Blue Mountains

Landmark Hobart deal creates world's largest marine park in icy Antarctic seas

More than two-thirds of the park, including coastal areas, will be off limits for fishing. Some areas will be set aside for research, particularly …

Students past and present mourn University of Sydney's famous jacaranda tree

In 2012 the city's chief arborist, Karen Sweeney, listed the tree in her 'Top 10 trees' on the register.<p>Four tree loppers armed with chainsaws were …

Sydney's Gourmet Doughnut Renaissance

Doughnuts have come full circle. What started as a handmade treat with roots in Europe and the Middle East and became mass produced, served in fast …

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Cosmic rainbows light up the sky as Aurora Australis visits Tasmania

Australia's island state of Tasmania is often forgotten about, but the small island off the south of the mainland got all the attention this week, as …