Christmas Island

Court orders halt to Border Force phone confiscation plans

The Federal Court has blocked a bid by the Australian Border Force to confiscate the mobile phones of detainees in immigration detention.<p>Refugee …

Australian News

Planet Earth II Recap: The One With the Islands

Planet Earth II<p>Islands Season 1 Episode 1<p>Editor's Rating 5 stars<p>The breathtaking BBC series enjoyed by stoners and 8-year-olds alike is finally back, …

Nature

Every Year 40 Million Red Crabs Take Over Christmas Island to Mate and Spawn

Each year 40 million red crabs take a cue from weather and the Moon to take over Christmas Island and mate in droves. Their journey is the subject of …

Nature

Bridges for Animals to Safely Cross Freeways Are Popping Up Around the World

Wildlife crossings are more than simple road signs as you speed down the highway. Conservationists use all sorts of methods to keep our furry friends safe from becoming roadkill or having their habitats fragmented. Increasingly, animal bridges are being employed around the globe in order to …

Wildlife

'Non-people', the bounds of humanity, and one person's story of survival

In another era this refugee – with his work ethic, his skills, his excellent English and his bravery – would have made Australia proud<p>Lunch with an Iraqi refugee at a Balmain pub provides much food for thought. His story is all the more telling at a time when the world has closed in on tens of …

Refugees

VK9XI - Christmas Island

Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, Tony VK3TZ and others will be active from Christmas Island, IOTA OC - 002, 2 - 10 October 2017 as VK9XI.<br>They will operate on …

South-east Asia

VK9XI & VK9CI – Christmas Island & Cocos Keeling Island | DX World

VK3FY (Chris), VK3GK (Lee), VK3TZ (Tony) plus others TBA will be activating both Christmas Island (OC-002) as <b>VK9XI</b> and Cocos Keeling Island (OC-003) …

South-east Asia

When invasive "yellow crazy ants" attack | TEDx Innovations Blog

Yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes) in Sabah, Malaysia (Photo: Steve Shattuck/Flickr)<p>Some time ago — scientists guess between 1915 and 1934 – …

Nature

See the 1,000-Year-Old Windmills Still in Use Today

"Ozzy Man Reviews" commentates on some classic mascot vs kids football moments.<p>John Wick channels Michael Jackson and takes out masked goons, all …

Sylvester Stallone

Top 10 #SurroundMeWithWater Instagram Photos This Week

Are you following us on Instagram? We ask our readers to use #SurroundMeWithWater to show us their best island photos. Here are our favorite …

Beaches

How Australia stars in Attenborough hit

It's the nature documentary that's got the whole world talking.<p>Planet Earth II is the follow-up to Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth, which …

Australian News

How Australia features in Attenborough hit

It's the nature documentary that's got the whole world talking.<p>Planet Earth II is the follow-up to Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth, which …

Australian News

My 2016 Airline Awards and the Airlines I Flew On

Here’s for the AvGeeks.<p>I don’t use any flight logger or seek out new airlines or airplane products. I book what gets me where I need to go and book …

Airlines

Millions of red crabs migrate on Christmas Island

A sea of red crabs was seen on the Australia territory of Christmas Island as the crustaceans made their annual migration from the forest to the …

Christmas

Christmas Island 'World's Best Fishing' on Alaska or American Miles

Let’s get in the Christmas spirit with Christmas Island, Kiribati.<p>Kiritimati as the locals call it, which doesn’t sound so Christmassy until you get …

Travel

Millions of red crabs migrating is the right kind of Christmas rush

Crabs are not the spiders of the sea. They are majestic creatures that are living their best life.<p>Just try not to be impressed by the majestic sight of millions of Christmas Island red crabs dashing to the Indian Ocean. Come wet season, the creatures make their annual migration out of the forest to …

Nature

VK9XGJ - Christmas Island - News - Information

Lance, W7GJ will be active from Christmas Island, IOTA OC - 002 in October 2017 as VK9XGJ.<br>He will operate mainly on 6m EME.<br>QSL via home call …

Here Comes Santa Claws

Santa isn’t the only long-distance traveler in a red suit—every winter, the <b>Christmas Island red crab</b> (<i>Gecarcoidea natalis</i>) makes an impressive annual …

Smithsonian

Crabs go crazy on Christmas Island in stunning footage

A Christmas Island photographer has captured incredible footage of the migration of thousands of red crabs.<p>Kirsty Faulkner, of Faulkner photography, …

Asia

How tiny wasps could save the Christmas Island red crab from invasive crazy ants

Conservationists are hoping for a Christmas (Island) miracle.<p>Christmas Island is known as "the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean," a reference to its …

Insects

The Crab with the Kung Fu Grip | Blog | Nature

A coconut crab (<i>Birgus latro</i> ) on Christmas Island, an Australian Territory in the Indian Ocean . | Source: Rebecca Dominguez/ Wikimedia<p>Poking around …

Nature

This Pristine Blue Paradise Has Been Named as Australia's Best Beach

Where is it, you ask? Good question.<p>We don't know what you have to do to be considered a 'beach expert', but after Australia's best beaches were …

Australia

10 Top Places Around the World to Celebrate Christmas

Holiday destinations are a great way to treat yourself and your loved ones during the festive Christmas season. Make an exciting trip, to the most …

Travel

A tiny wasp is going to all kill the yellow crazy ants to save Christmas Island's red crabs

Biological control has failed in the past, but conservationists believe the 2mm wasp will work.<p>Susan Lawler, <i>La Trobe University</i> and Peter Green, <i>La</i> …

Insects

A tiny wasp could save Christmas Island’s spectacular red crabs from crazy ants

In what could be the most closely scrutinised biological control project in Australia, a 2mm wasp is being released to control a deadly ant infestation<p>Have you heard the one about the wasp that kills the bug that feeds the ants that kill the crabs that keep the forests healthy on Christmas …

Science

How a tiny wasp could save Christmas Island's spectacular red crabs from crazy ants

Parks Australia will release a tiny wasp on Christmas Island in coming weeks to control the island's yellow crazy ant infestation.

Nature

Two remote island beaches off WA coast ranked among Australia's top 10

Cossie's Beach in the Cocos Islands is ranked number one in Australia, while Dolly Beach on Christmas Island comes in seventh.

Beaches

Little-known spot named Australia’s best beach

THE sprawling, wild beauty of the Northern Territory’s coastline has been snubbed from the top 20 of Australia’s best beaches.<p>But, the region can …

Australia

Coroner: families may never know refugees drowned

THREE asylum seekers drowned near Christmas Island but their families may never be properly informed about their deaths, Western Australia's deputy …

Refugees

Wanderlust's Travel Hot List 2017 is here!

New flights. New walking trails. New experiences. Here's the definitive guide to the destinations you'll want to add to your travel wishlist for …

South-east Asia