April 2017

Published a story 5th Apr 2017 12:18 PM

A proposal by a University of NSW scientist to study the DNA of a wild-born Australian desert dingo called Sandy has been announced as one of five finalists in the 'World's Most Interesting Genome' competition.  
	More than 200 International entries were received for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant to sequence the complete genome of a particularly fascinating or important plant or animal.

Sandy, the desert dingo needs your VOTE.

A proposal by a University of NSW scientist to study the DNA of a wild-born Australian desert dingo called Sandy has been announced as one of five finalists in the 'World's Most Interesting Genome' competition.  More than 200 International entries were received for the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant to sequence the complete genome of a particularly fascinating or important plant or animal.

January 2017

Published a story 16th Jan 2017 7:44 AM

A paper recently published by the CSIRO suggests that past and continual destruction of dingoes on Fraser Island could be contributing to the instability of the family group and exacerbating human-dingo conflict.

Fraser Island dingo management under scrutiny

A paper recently published by the CSIRO suggests that past and continual destruction of dingoes on Fraser Island could be contributing to the instability of the family group and exacerbating human-dingo conflict.

Commented on a story 15th Jan 2017 1:21 PM

Since the cull of 2001, when over 30 animals were shot, dingoes considered a threat to human safety are either shot or given a lethal injection.

OPINION: Dingo culls doing long-term harm

"Animal welfare remains a contentious issue on Fraser Island. Pictures of starving pups are not easy to..."

Commented on a story 12th Jan 2017 7:48 AM

“Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) aims to balance keeping a sustainable dingo population on Fraser Island while protecting people’s safety."

Govt bites back at criticism surrounding dingo management

"The last review was in 2012, that is not good enough, with the constant increase in tourism and other..."

June 2016

Published a story 27th Jun 2016 10:00 AM

Fraser Island is again in the news, not because of its pristine beaches and unique environment but because more dingo deaths have been reported.

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Fraser Island is again in the news, not because of its pristine beaches and unique environment but because more dingo deaths have been reported.

April 2016

Commented on a story 11th Apr 2016 8:12 PM

I WONDER how many of the Chronicle readers who were “outraged” at the euthanasia of a dangerous dingo (FCC 06-04-16) actually know what has been happening.

LETTER: Dingoes are the menace on Fraser Island

"Interesting point of view, actually I go over to the Island regularly and I must say I have not yet..."

Commented on a story 5th Apr 2016 10:02 AM

ON A CRUISE several years in the making, the first ship-load of Pacific Aria passengers has toured World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

First ship-load of Pacific Aria passengers visit Fraser

"Lets hope it benefits the whole area. The visitors are only day trippers and go on escorted tours, so..."

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