NSW Government announces koala reserves to conserve declining population

NSW Government announces koala reserves to conserve declining population

Posted May 06, 2018 17:56:22 Photo: Koalas in NSW have declined by more than 25 per cent during the past 20 years. (Supplied: WWF Australia/Doug Gimesy) Related Story: ‘It’s totally illegal’: Koala habitat destroyed by logging A $45 million intervention package to protect the threatened koala population has been announced …

NT budget: Industry pans mining royalty scheme but welcomes population plan

NT budget: Industry pans mining royalty scheme but welcomes population plan

Updated May 01, 2018 18:13:30 Photo: Treasurer Nicole Manison delivered the budget on Tuesday, which drew a mixed response. (ABC News: Mitchell Woolnough) The Northern Territory Government’s 2018-2019 budget has drawn a mixed reaction from the Opposition and industry — with many worried about it’s impact on business investment but …

Cannibal mice eat each other as grain harvest ends, lowering the rodent population

Cannibal mice eat each other as grain harvest ends, lowering the rodent population

Updated April 27, 2018 09:29:08 Photo: A lack of food is leaving mice with no choice but to eat each other. (Supplied: CSIRO) Reports of mice reverting to cannibalism is signifying the end of high mice populations in farming areas across South Australia. A number of farmers in the Riverland …

The tiny town of Manna Hill has a population of six, but that changes on Anzac Day

The tiny town of Manna Hill has a population of six, but that changes on Anzac Day

Posted April 25, 2018 16:58:13 Photo: Local grazier Jim Treloar’s great-great-uncle served at Beersheba. (ABC News: Sofie Wainwright) Hosting the only dawn service for 280 kilometres, the tiny South Australian country town of Manna Hill gets a tenfold population boost every Anzac Day, thanks to an influx of people paying …

Adelaide’s population growth kept afloat by migration, ABS data shows

Adelaide’s population growth kept afloat by migration, ABS data shows

Posted April 24, 2018 20:22:39 Photo: The Premier Steven Marshall said Adelaide population figures required urgent action by Government. (ABC News: Nicola Gage) Adelaide’s population would have flatlined last financial year if not for the arrival of overseas migrants, according to new data. The figures from Australian Bureau of Statistics …

Darwin’s multiculturalism hoped to solve to its sluggish population growth

Darwin’s multiculturalism hoped to solve to its sluggish population growth

Posted April 04, 2018 21:51:41 Photo: Ray Langdong said coaching basketball had helped him feel at home in Darwin. (ABC News: Jacqueline Breen) Related Story: ‘Black is beautiful’ say migrant women competing in Miss Africa Darwin Related Story: Darwin’s Thai community holds first Songkran festival Darwin is now more multicultural …

Population pressure: How many kids should you have? – Big Australia

Population pressure: How many kids should you have? – Big Australia

Updated March 20, 2018 11:09:13 Photo: They’re cute but how many of them should we have? (Getty: Tom & Dee Ann McCarthy) With Australia’s population heading towards 40 million people by the middle of the century, and global figures growing by 80 million every year, some people may find themselves …

How a post-war population explosion put an end to Sydney’s ‘visionary’ Green Belt plan – Curious Sydney

How a post-war population explosion put an end to Sydney’s ‘visionary’ Green Belt plan – Curious Sydney

Updated March 29, 2018 14:24:39 Photo: A 1948 map showing the original County of Cumberland planning scheme. (Supplied: City of Sydney Archives) A “visionary and radical” plan to protect a swathe of Sydney’s bush and farmland in the 1950s failed because of an unexpected population boom and pressure on development …

Migrants and refugees stem population decline in regional areas – Big Australia

Migrants and refugees stem population decline in regional areas – Big Australia

Updated March 18, 2018 12:35:12 Video: Migrants and refugees stemming population decline in regional areas (ABC News) Related Story: Study reveals refugees boosting Nhill economy Related Story: Bold rural experiment gives hope to dying towns Since escaping war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leonard Nyandwi has found refuge on …

Australia’s population increases by one person every 86 seconds as it exceeds 25 million

Australia’s population increases by one person every 86 seconds as it exceeds 25 million

Posted March 22, 2018 12:29:25 Photo: Migration accounted for more than 60 per cent of Australia’s population growth in the 12 months to September 2017. (ABC News: Michael Barnett) Australia’s population grew by another 1.6 per cent to 24.7 million in the 12 months to the end of September 2017, …