Most people would agree that Australians are an unpleasant bunch. They’re extraordinarily arrogant, they talk funny; they have questionable views on personal hygiene and they have an uncanny liking for sheep. As an example, Shane Warne is Australian. Many of my Australian friends also fit this profile. 🙂

But when it comes to environmental issues you have no choice but to admire them. Today Australian environmental protection officials rejected a $10billion mine to save 5 species of troglobite. Troglobites are tiny cave-dwelling creatures which resemble spiders. Against Big Business this takes some serious guts. Good on ya Aussies!

The BBC’s version of the story.