July 3, 2022

Research Shows Plastic Pollution on Australia’s Beaches Is Declining

New research by Australia‚Äôs Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has revealed that plastic pollution on Australia‚Äôs beaches has decreased by almost a third since 2013. Lead researcher and¬†recent PhD graduate from CSIRO and the University of Tasmania, Kathryn Willis, said¬†in a release on Thursday that waste control is generally driven at a local […]

Australia’s Rural Land Prices Leap to Record Highs: Report

The prices of Australia‚Äôs farmland have soared by 20 percent in 2021, reaching the highest growth in 27 years. According to the Australian farmland value report (pdf) by Rural Bank, the median price of rural land increased over eight consecutive years with a total growth of 123 percent by 2021. It now stood at $7,087…

Australia’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4 Percent

Australia‚Äôs unemployment rate has dropped to four percent, the lowest rate since August 2008, as the economy added around 77,000 jobs according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The country‚Äôs overall employment increased to 13,372,000 with monthly hours worked increasing by 149 million hours. ‚ÄúWith employment increasing by 77,000 people…

Australia’s Beaches With Most Plastic Revealed

A world-first citizen science project has revealed the beaches with the highest levels of plastics in Australia, after nearly 800 trained volunteers collected at least three million plastic fragments from over 300 beaches in the longitudinal research project. ‚ÄúThis is the most substantial data we have on the scope and impact of microplastics in Australia‚Äôs…

Parents of Jailed Marine Go to Battle; Australia’s Extreme Lockdown Enforcement

The parents of Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller are waiting to hear their son‚Äôs fate. On August 26, amid the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Scheller aired his frustrations on social media, demanding accountability from senior military leadership. Now, the decorated Marine is facing the consequences…

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