Fly infestation captured on Simpson Desert cameleer’s video creates social media buzz – ABC Rural

Fly infestation captured on Simpson Desert cameleer’s video creates social media buzz – ABC Rural

In outback Australia it is not unusual to have large amounts of flies buzzing around, especially when travelling in remote areas. But a recent video taken in the Simpson Desert has highlighted how bad the insects have been as of late. When Andrew Harper from the Outback Camel Company was …

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

By Fiona Blackwood Updated May 05, 2018 12:40:48 The Federal Government has announced it will spend $20 million on the war against fruit fly in Tasmania. But some fear the money has come too late and will not be spent on the frontline workers needed to detect the pest. A …

Seaplane pilots fly and splash across outback chasing the perfect adventure – ABC Rural

Seaplane pilots fly and splash across outback chasing the perfect adventure – ABC Rural

The parched centre of Australia might not seem like an ideal place for a seaplane. But for pilots Bob Priddle and Bill Handley, the outback sky has a magnetism that’s not found on the coast. All that’s needed for landing is a small stretch of water and a few friendly …

US soldier dies in Papua New Guinea, military officials fly in to investigate

US soldier dies in Papua New Guinea, military officials fly in to investigate

Updated May 01, 2018 11:01:48 United States security and military investigators have flown to Papua New Guinea to investigate the death of a special forces soldier in diplomatic accommodation. Military liaison officer Shawn Green was found dead at a friend’s house in Port Moresby last week. The 38-year-old’s body was …

Money wasted in rush to control fruit fly outbreak in Tasmania, Labor says

Money wasted in rush to control fruit fly outbreak in Tasmania, Labor says

Updated April 19, 2018 05:41:10 The Tasmanian Government paid an interstate fumigation contractor $250,000 for less than two weeks’ work after fruit fly was detected in the north-west of the state, the ABC has learnt. Global Fumigation Services Pty Ltd was contracted by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water …

Commonwealth Games Cameroon team confirms some athletes fly home as eight others remain missing – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games Cameroon team confirms some athletes fly home as eight others remain missing – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 12, 2018 07:04:28 The Cameroon Commonwealth Games team has rejected suggestions it has left Australia after eight of its athletes fled the competition and are now missing. A team spokesman said five boxers and three weightlifters had left the athletes village. Police said none of them had been …

Is it worth paying for carbon offsets next time you fly? – Science News

Is it worth paying for carbon offsets next time you fly? – Science News

When booking flights online you may be offered the option to offset your share of carbon emissions for a few extra dollars. But where does the money go, what is it used for, and is it worth ticking that carbon offset box? The option is there because aviation is responsible …

International airlines should be allowed to fly domestic routes to reduce high fares, tourism body says

International airlines should be allowed to fly domestic routes to reduce high fares, tourism body says

Posted April 04, 2018 13:16:04 Photo: “Darwin International Airport is listening,” NT Airport’s chief executive said in response to transparency concerns. (Facebook: Darwin International Airport) The Federal Government should consider allowing international airlines to fly domestic routes in the Northern Territory in a bid to reduce astronomically high airfares in …

Matthew Renshaw to fly to South Africa to join Australia squad in wake of ball-tampering scandal

Matthew Renshaw to fly to South Africa to join Australia squad in wake of ball-tampering scandal

Posted March 27, 2018 17:18:19 Matthew Renshaw will fly to South Africa this evening after being added to Australia’s Test squad in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. Renshaw, who is taking part in Queensland’s Sheffield Shield final against Tasmania in Brisbane, will head to Johannesburg ahead of the fourth …

Aboriginal flag designer questions why the town that inspired it refuses to fly it

Aboriginal flag designer questions why the town that inspired it refuses to fly it

Updated March 25, 2018 12:54:13 Video: Harold Thomas took inspiration from Anzac Hill when he designed the Aboriginal flag, but the town won’t fly the flag (ABC News) Related Story: Town debates flying Indigenous flags at Anzac monument In Alice Springs, a town marred by deep-seated racial divides, something as …