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Backpacker tourism: Australia’s wandering workforce

Backpacker tourism: Australia’s wandering workforce

Thousands of Millennials take a backpacking pilgrimage to Australia every year, a trend that is greatly benefiting the country’s agricultural industry

The Kongouro from New Holland by George Stubbs. Stubbs, a self-taught expert in animal anatomy, was able to paint the kangaroo from a skin he managed to inflate to life-like size. Courtesy of Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd

Australia wants its art back

The National Maritime Museum has beaten off the Aussies over an English masterpiece, but we may not have heard the end of the heated debate on artistic heritage

Australian reds

Jane Anson introduces us to her pick of the Australian ‘terroir-led’ wines


Australia is a highly urbanised nation, with the majority of the population squeezed into a few cities clinging to the coast. Inside lies the Australian outback, the largest desert outside of the Sahara, where you can walk for hundreds of miles through haunting landscapes of red, yellow and ochre without encountering so much as a […]

Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, being redeveloped in preparation for hosting the 2022 Qatar World Cup

The cost of the cup

Qatar’s contentious 2022 World Cup bid has sparked an international discussion about money and morality. As the country prepares to host the tournament, this debate continues to rage

Having worked as a plumber, driller, helicopter pilot and served in the army, Wright is concentrating on crocodile wrangling and running tours

Matt Wright: the monster crocodile catcher

Star of National Geographic’s hit TV show Monster Croc Wrangler Matt Wright has made a living out of helping to protect the crocodile population in the northern part of the country

Tourism is the linchpin of the Philippines’ economic growth strategy. However, the country failed to rank among its peers in the latest World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index

The paradox of the Philippines’ ecotourism sector

The Philippines intends to capitalise on its natural beauty by investing in ecotourism, but the resulting economic boom could come with its own costs

As well as being a three-time champion of the Transcontinental Race, Allegaert also cycled the length of Russia when he took part in the Trans-Siberian Extreme, and has completed the 5,500km journey from Fremantle to Sydney

Kristof Allegaert: going the distance in ultracycling

Three-time Transcontinental Race champion Kristof Allegaert has taken on ultra-distance cycling events all over the world, but for him the challenge is always more mental than physical

Taulupe Faletau (left) of Wales and TJ Perenara of New Zealand

The damage caused by rugby’s unequal financial model

Samoa, Fiji and Tonga have brought much to the game of rugby, both on and off the pitch. But the sport’s unequal financial model is threatening the future of the game there