The Ashmore and Cartier islands are four uninhabited islands that Australia lays territorial claim over. The Ashmore Reef contains the West, Middle and East islands. While Cartier island is another independent island 70km away from Ashmore Reef and comprises solely… Read More »The Islands Australia and Indonesia share
Australia plays a leading role in Antarctica and is stepping up its funding in the area for increased scientific research Write-up: Australia’s new Antarctic ice-breaker research and supply vessel; The RSV Nuyina. The Government of Australia has recently received in… Read More »Australia now owns the most advanced Ice-Breaker research vessel in the world. The RSV Nuyina
Ship wreck looting is indiscriminate and disregards maritime graves or heritage sites Ship wreck looting and the search for un-radiated metal. In recent years the looting of WWII ship wrecks in Asia has attracted the attention of international authorities. Many… Read More »Ship wreck looting. Why does it take place?
Antarctica is a huge landmass which encircles the Southern Pole. It is not technically ‘owned’ by any country. Antarctica is the landmass located on the southern most pole of the earth. It is considered a continent. Countries from all over… Read More »Who owns Antarctica? The answer may surprise you
Australia plays a leading role in Antarctica. Since this blog was written, this decision was over-turned Why is Australia in Antarctica? Australia claims territorial rights to a large portion of Antarctica, which under the Antarctic Treaty can be used for… Read More »Australia’s plans to build an airstrip in Antarctica has debate heating up
Palm oil is widely used in many supermarket food and beauty products Palm Oil and labelling Palm Oil is legally able to be labelled as ‘vegetable oil’ on an ingredients list in Australian consumer law. This leaves many consumers a… Read More »Palm Oil and the call to update packaging on Australian consumer goods.
Sugar cane farms on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef can lead to damaging pesticide run-off Sugar Cane in Australia and the Great Barrier Reef Australia during its early days was a series of small settlements that started out… Read More »Sugar Cane and the Great Barrier Reef.
Reef restoration takes place in many locations across Australia, and usually involves coral grafting or replanting coral. What is the Great Barrier Reef? The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the world’s largest coral reef system and is found in Australia’s… Read More »Reef Restoration on the Great Barrier Reef
Australia plays a leading role in Antarctica Australia’s Antarctic program Australia currently lays territorial claim over the largest portion of Antarctica compared to any other country in the world. This represents 41% of Antarctica’s claimed landmass. Australian Territory size: 5,896,500… Read More »Australia’s Antarctic Mission is astonishing