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Rare albino kangaroo's incredible tale of survival in the Australian outback

Rare albino kangaroo's incredible tale of survival in the Australian outback | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
Lazing in the middle of a kangaroo mob just a half hour drive from city suburbs is a truly incredible tale of survival, rarely seen in the animal kingdom: an albino kangaroo that has survived beyond its childhood.
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Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef

Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown
When Captain Cook almost literally stumbled upon Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—it reached upward and clenched his ship—its size awed him.

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WOW!  What a shame!

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Uluru is to Australia what Eiffel tower is to Paris - Saudi Gazette

Uluru is to Australia what Eiffel tower is to Paris - Saudi Gazette | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
Saudi Gazette Uluru is to Australia what Eiffel tower is to Paris Saudi Gazette Tourists to Australia are increasingly seeking an Aboriginal experience and the ancient sacred site of Uluru is on their checklist, but while the traditional Aboriginal...
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Australia Post introduces ‘Video Stamps’ (with the help of the humble QR code)

Australia Post introduces ‘Video Stamps’ (with the help of the humble QR code) | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
Australia Post is thought to be the first postal service in the world to offer Video Stamps to its customers. The special stamps, which work using QR codes, allow a sender to include a 15-second message with their package or letter.

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This should be introduced to the US :).  It would be a great way to communicate with others long distance.  I may use this while I am away on my trip!

 

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Outback Odyssey: Welcome to Darwin - Telegraph.co.uk

Outback Odyssey: Welcome to Darwin - Telegraph.co.uk | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
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Outback Odyssey: Welcome to Darwin
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It's clear Darwin is unlike any other Australian city.
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Koala Bear Drinks Water From a Cyclist in Australian Outback Cute

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Adorableness!!! I am finding this Koala bear in Australia and taking it back home with me!!

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The Rolling Stones tour confirmed for Australia - Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald The Rolling Stones tour confirmed for Australia Sydney Morning Herald If you want to see the world's biggest (and arguably oldest) rock superstars, The Rolling Stones, perform on what is expected to be their final visit, keep...
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Heck yes!! Hopefully going to see them!!

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Robot shepherds herd cows in Australia | Science & Technology | World Bulletin

Robot shepherds herd cows in Australia | Science & Technology | World Bulletin | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
Worldbulletin - News on Turkey, Middle East and Beyond

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Australia carbon tax: Abbott introduces repeal bill - BBC News

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Australia carbon tax: Abbott introduces repeal bill
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has begun steps to scrap the carbon tax, introducing a repeal bill at the first meeting of the new parliament.
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Something to keep in mind.  It's important to know major political debates of another country, especially if I will be living there for a few months.

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'Dr Death' Philip Nitschke to open Australia's first euthanasia clinic in Gilberton this week

'Dr Death' Philip Nitschke to open Australia's first euthanasia clinic in Gilberton this week | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
A EUTHANASIA clinic set up in Adelaide will test drugs, distribute nitrogen kits and "provide services" to terminally ill patients.

Via Velvet Martin
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I'm not sure how to feel about this considering euthanasia is looked down upon in the US.  However, this will be interesting to keep up with as I get closer to leaving for Australia.

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Tips for Surviving the Australian Outback

Tips for Surviving the Australian Outback | Australian Culture | Scoop.it
Check out these top tips on how to survive the Australian Outback (The #Outback in #Australia is #amazing but can be dangerous: find out how to be safe here: http://t.co/1WYmicg5iB)...
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