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Oceania Briefing

— Oceania


Australians get the hump, Fiji loses its midwives and Aussie males get a bad reputation.

Agriculture, Behaviour, Midwives, Politics

One hump or two?


Koala bears, kangaroos and camels. In a list of animals associated with Australia the last beast in that list would appear to be an anomaly. However, camel farming is becoming an increasingly important factor in the Australian food market.

“There’s a great industry and a great opportunity,” says Garry Dann, managing director of Territory Camel in Alice Springs and deputy chair of the Camel Industry Association. Dann sells camel meat – from sausages to T-bone steaks – and also breeds the animals for the Asian…


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