Australia Travel News 03/15/2011
WA floods destroy 45 homes as people flee
Severe floods in Western Australia's East Kimberley region have forced evacuations and destroyed 45 homes, while 20 homes remain uninhabitable.
Cane toad fence to protect iconic gorge in Kimberley region | Herald Sun
A GORGE in Western Australia's Kimberley region will become the first tourist attraction in the state to be protected against poisonous cane toads by a fence.
Australia benefits from overseas visitors
Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that there has been a 63 per cent increase in those taking flights to Australia from China compared to January 2009.
My Travels in Australia – Backpacking Australia | yTravelBlog
This interview is part of a series on Travel in Australia through the eyes of travellers. Backpacking Australia is popular for people on a working holiday Australia visa. Today we talk with Hannah DeMilta…
BBC News – Tear gas used on Christmas Island asylum protesters
Australian police have used tear gas against more than 200 asylum seekers at the Christmas Island holding centre.
30% rise in working visas for Australia granted to Irish – The Irish Times – Sat, Mar 12, 2011
WORKING HOLIDAYS: GRANTS OF Australian working holiday visas to Irish citizens have increased by over 30 per cent, according to new statistics released by the Australian tourism authority.
Tourism spots join National Landscapes scheme – ABC North West WA – Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Minister for Tourism, Martin Ferguson, says Ningaloo Shark Bay and the Great South-West Edge, which stretches from the Tuart Forrest north of Busselton, along the coastline to Cape Arid and Esperance, are two of country's most spectacular natural and cultural environments.
Gillard, Abbott to attend Christchurch earthquake memorial | Herald Sun
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will travel to New Zealand together on Friday to attend the earthquake memorial service in Christchurch.
Roads cut by heavy rain in Central Australia – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Police in Alice Springs say the roads to the East and West MacDonnell Ranges have been cut due to heavy rainfalls.
Aussie Town of Speed Renamed Speedkills for Month of March | Tips from the T-List
In an effort to raise awareness on the dangers of speeding in rural areas, a town with a population of 45 in rural Victoria, Australia — named Speed — is changing its name for the month of March. Its new name?