By law, the occupier of a property is liable to pay domestic water charges, unless they can prove they do not live at the address

Landlords seeking reassurances on water arrears

25 Feb Residential landlords are requesting an urgent meeting with Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to seek reassurances they will not be asked to pay water charges on behalf of tenants who fall into arrears or fail to pay.

Fish swim through coral at the Great Barrier Reef

Australia to restrict dumping near barrier reef

24 Jan Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister said this morning, as part of a push to stop the UN declaring the site in danger.

There were thought to be around 40,000 tigers in India at the time of independence from Britain in 1947

Tiger population growing in India

20 Jan India, home to most of the world's wild tigers, has reported a 30% jump in numbers over four years in a rare piece of good news for conservationists.