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Ayahuasca, a plant-based brew that gives people a psychedelic experience, can be fatal, especially when mixed with other drugs. Jairo Galvis Henao/flickr

Weekly Dose: ayahuasca, a cautionary tale for tourists eager to try this shamanic brew

Shaman have used the psychoactive effects of ayahuasca for spiritual and healing purposes for hundreds of years. But a new breed of tourist has discovered this plant-based drug.
In sharks’ territory. Warm Winds Surf Shop/Flickr

Culling sharks won’t protect surfers

Professional surfers have called for culling sharks to reduce the risk of attacks. A shark biologist explains why culling will not work and surfers should accept risk when they enter the water.
In dealing with the repercussions of the tragic deaths of four people at Dreamworld, Ardent Leisure ought to remember the commandments of crisis management. Dave Hunt/AAP

Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure needs a lesson in managing a crisis

Ardent Leisure's poor crisis management skills has transformed a tragic theme park accident into a crisis affecting the reputation of one of Australia's most popular tourism destinations.
Western Australia’s government hopes its workers will look away from the mining sector towards industries like tourism and health. Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Western Australia’s economic future remains uncertain after the mining boom: study

Mining will continue to be a dominant force in Western Australia's future but the health sector is the more likely to deliver jobs and growth than tourism or agriculture, new research shows.
Joan Llado AP/Press Association Images

Brits abroad: stereotype or media hype?

The antics of 'Brits abroad' continues to fill copy in tabloid newspapers but it's more about titillation than genuine moral outrage.

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