There is a drop in the koala population in most parts of Australia due to habitat loss, urban expansion, vehicle strikes, dog attacks and disease have contributed to their dwindling numbers.
Australia is changing its immigration policy to attract more skilled workers from the U.S. to fill posts in its booming mining and gas industries.
The Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast of Australia is home to a wealth of marine life. The reef is home to 400 types of coral and 1,500 species of fish.
Grape growers as well as winemakers are in peril by global warming as Australian researchers singled out key factors in the untimely ripening of grapes.
Scientists warned that in two decades time some forty five rare species of animals in Australia would go extinct unless countermeasures is in place to stop the threats.
Prince William will visit Australia and New Zealand on behalf of the Queen following invitations from the prime ministers of New Zealand and Australia.
Australia is the driest continent after Antarctica and was in the grip recently of the worst drought in more than a century.