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The koala population in Campbelltown is the largest and healthiest in the Sydney basin, but locals fear urban development and the risk of chlamydia infection are putting their native neighbours at risk.
In the town of Mudgee in central west NSW, you're more likely to see haute cuisine and hors d'oeuvres than hard hats and high-vis gear, but over the past 40 years the culinary and coal mining industries have formed an interesting marriage of co-existence.
Lake Illawarra prawns are missing as experts worry the water quality and sea grass is deteriorating.
One of Australia's leading water scientists says the contamination from millions of litres of highly toxic water is "internationally significant", with heavy metals in the Wingecarribee River far exceeding safe environmental levels.
Hollow attempts to find consolation in the Wallabies' Bledisloe Cup shambles highlights the cause of Australian rugby's decline, writes Richard Hinds.
Seven-year-old Julian Cadman is confirmed to have died in last week's terror attack in Barcelona, with his family remembering the Sydney boy as an "energetic, funny and cheeky" child.