Un-Australian to eat kangaroos on Australia Day

Elise Burgess During this time of celebration for all things Australian, we are being urged to eat our national emblem in the name of patriotism.

500 kangaroos to be put on the pill but 1600 to be shot

Kirsten Lawson More than 1600 kangaroos will be shot in the ACT's annual cull, although up to 500 more could also be put on the pill.

Kangaroos face cruel experiments: activists


Lema Samandar Kangaroos used in a university experiment will be caged and suffer extreme distress from confinement, Animal Liberation says.

Cop accused of slaughtering kangaroos

A Queensland senior constable could face disciplinary action after being served with an infringement notice over the killing of more than 20 kangaroos on a south-east Queensland property.

Can kangaroos co-exist with humans as their habitat shrinks?

Ron Cerabona One of the enduring overseas jokes about Australia is that our towns and cities have kangaroos hopping down the streets. In Canberra, at least, it's not a joke.

Kangaroos are the big losers in this year's Bathurst 1000

Ben Cubby ENVIRONMENT A LARGE and unpublicised cull of kangaroos has taken place on Mount Panorama to keep the animals away from next week's Bathurst 1000 car race.

Animal ethics founder on question of consciousness

A lion in one of the old cages at Melbourne Zoo before the new big cats' enclosure opened in 1974.

Andrew Masterson The debate about animal ethics has increased markedly over the past decade, but its core questions are beyond the reach of science, writes Andrew Masterson.

Hills were alive with activity as Canberrans enjoyed a perfect day off

Flying a kite: Robert Jandi of Ngunnawal, with his children Liam 10, and Grace 2.

Jakob Glenn The same elevation that guarantees some of Canberra's best views also makes the National Arboretum a perfect place for two favourite kids' activities – kite flying and rolly pollies.

Canberra kangaroo cull kept on hold

Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury and his NSW party mates have clashed over the ACT government's kangaroo cull.

Tom McIlroy More than 1600 kangaroos in ACT nature reserves have won a further stay of execution until at least next week.

Western Sydney Conservation Alliance vows to keep native emu population running free

Father Emu

Anne Tarasov A western Sydney community has vowed to keep fighting to keep the last wild emu population living in the Sydney metropolitan area from being relocated by a housing developer.

Police believe illegal hunter to blame for bullet hole in Colo Heights house

John Kealey

Saffron Howden Police are investigating how a bed and breakfast owner got a bullet through his dining room window opposite a state forest the NSW government recently opened for bow hunting.

Taronga Zoo welcomes endangered tree kangaroo joey

At long last she's appeared - the first Goodfellow's tree kangaroo joey born in captivity in more than 20 years at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

Confusuion over ACT kangaroo fertility control trial

Julieanne Strachan Government pledge to hold fertility control trial alongside conservation cull appears to be in tatters.

National symbol but treated cruelly at home


Elise Burgess Across the public holiday weekend, the widening gap between different Australian attitudes towards the native kangaroo has never been so apparent.

Unlocking the secrets of mysterious Lake George

Sailing on Lake George in 1961.

John Thistleton The Australian National University is embarking on the most comprehensive study yet of Lake George's mysterious water levels, as well as its archaeological, indigenous and European history.

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Homes under threat near Bungendore, Jugiong


Bianca Hall, Christopher Knaus About 40 homes are under threat as fires tear through grasslands and dense acacia scrubland off the Kings Highway east of Bungendore.

Tails of the unexpected: Wallaby rescued in car park

Brush-tailed rock wallaby.

Stephen Cauchi A wallaby from the wild that somehow made it to Doncaster Shopping Centre’s open-air car park has been rescued.

Hoo-roo? Kangaroo survey bucks data


Ben Cubby WILL the kangaroo eventually go the way of the koala?

Japan will never stop whaling: minister

Japan's fisheries minister says his country will never stop hunting whales, despite fierce criticism from other nations and violent clashes at sea with militant conservationists.

Burke rejects Japan's defence of whaling

An anti-whaling Sea Shepherd vessel approaches a Japanese whaling boat.

Andrew Darby Japan has been rebuffed by Australia after strengthening its defence of its controversial whale hunt.