Battle in the Bush

13 January 2017 #528

Cover Story: Battle in the Bush

Battle in the Bush


It might seem fairly cut-and-dry but, in reality, the fight to save koalas is complicated and hotly contested. In this edition scientist and writer Rhianna Boyle delves into the emotional battle between conservationists, scientists and industry, looking for the answer to the question: how much can a koala bear? And for a lighter look at our cuddliest icon, there is also an instructional origami page.

Also in this issue...

Economic insecurity throws Merrilee Moss into the country life; Shaun Micallef goes back to the future in a Letter to My Younger Self; Andrew P Street searches for the man behind the mystery that is Nick Cave; we pay tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in Click; and, in The Big Picture, a group of photographers make Lake Eyre look like a breathtaking oil painting.

The star of this edition’s Vendor Profile is Glenn F from Sydney. And in Streetsheet we have contributions from Mary Y in Perth; David H and Bryce in Melbourne; Jai J in Sydney; and Steve J from Adelaide. We also have a great picture of Michael and some of his fellow vendors after they competed in the Melbourne Marathon.

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