Lots of people get their news on a device.

Quotable The late John Clarke on media: “Lots of people get their news on a device. We’re a divisive society.” Key Links http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/201840219/john-clarke-mocking-the-media https://twitter.com/mrjohnclarke Embedded Tweets John Clarke on media: "We get our news on devices, Brian. We've become a devisive society" https://t.co/myFKGntT2X — Mediawatch (@MediawatchNZ) April 15, 2017 Planeta.com John Clarke Journalism

Recommended Listening: 2017 Boyer Lectures

Recommended Listening Many of our favorite podcasts come by way of Australia’s Radio National: Future Tense, Off Track and Late Night Live educate and inspire. Another favorite is much less frequent and is about to begin streaming — presenting the Boyer Lectures. Hashtag: #Boyers2017 Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked national discussion about critical …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia and celebrations take place in Beaudesert, Queensland at the Visitor Information Centre on Enterprise Drive. All ages, free entry from 12:30-430pm. Also on Sunday September 10th, 13-year-old Robert Irwin – son of conservation champions Steve and Terri Irwin – will receive the prestigious …

Threatened Species Day

September 7 is Threatened Species Day in Australia. Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Hashtag: #ThreatenedSpeciesDay It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past …

Threatened Species Forum in Western Australia #TSforumWA

To address the decline of Australia’s threatened species, Natural Resource Management WA (NRM WA) and Western Australia’s seven regional NRM groups, together with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation  and Attractions, are pleased to host the WA Threatened Species Forum – which will be held in Geraldton, WA on September 7-8, 2017. Hashtag: #TSforumWA Threatened Species Day …

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia. Planeta.com applauds efforts around the world to raise awareness and attention to Indigenous culture, language and to improve literacy in Indigenous communities. Hashtags: #ILD2017 and #indigenousliteracyday Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation focuses …

Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Catch the livestream of ‘Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century’ from 5.30pm AEST, 4 September. The video will be streamed live online on Facebook and YouTube. If the nineteenth century was about the evolution from mechanisation to industrialisation, and the twentieth century was about a …

Garma Festival 2017

The 2017 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 4-7 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia. The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land. This year the event is scheduled to host a Q&A broadcast. The …

Western Australia

Photo: Mark Pegrum, HMAS Sydney Memorial, Geraldton Western Australia is the country’s largest state, covering the western third of the continent of Australia. Geography Western Australia is the country’s largest state. Desert occupies most of the territory. Among the natural highlights: The Kimberley Western Australia is bordered by South Australia and the Northern Territory. Timor …