‘Sleep with me … or I rape you’: Backpackers speak out ahead of working visa change

Australia's working holiday visa will be extended to a third year from July 1, but experts and former backpackers are warning there could be an increased risk of exploitation and abuse.

Whale shark numbers healthy at Ningaloo but concerns remain for world’s biggest fish

Whale shark experts from around the world gather in Exmouth to explore the latest research and management of the world's biggest fish.

‘Pave paradise and you lose’: Call for a toll road at remote, fragile tourist spot

Visitor numbers at one of Australia's most remote tourist destinations are expected to soar once its notoriously rough 4WD track is sealed, prompting calls to protect it.