What Americans Get Wrong About Australia

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Australians don’t ride kangaroos. Whether you already knew this or not, let’s clear the air on other misconceptions about Australia.


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Koalas face extinction without stronger protection, say conservationists
The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/dec/23/koalas-face-extinction-without-stronger-protection-say-conservationists
“The federal government has published new guidelines to help reduce the impact of new development upon koala. It points out that koala populations have rapidly shrunk due to the destruction of vegetation and increasing risk of koalas being hit by cars or attacked by dogs.”

Australian obesity rates climbing faster than anywhere else in the world, study shows
ABC – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-29/australian-obesity-rates-climbing-fastest-in-the-world/5485724
“The results of the global study into obesity rates, published in the medical journal The Lancet, show almost a quarter of the country’s children and 63 per cent of the adult population is overweight.

Australia’s obesity levels are now on par with the United States, but slightly less than New Zealand.”



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