New South Wales

Photo: Ron Mader, Byron Bay Lighthouse New South Wales is in the southeast of Australia with the Pacific Ocean to the East, Queensland to the north and Victoria to the south. FLORA Waratahs (Telopea speciosissima) belong to the genus Telopea, in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to a small area of the central …

Canberra

Photo: ArchivesACT, Bogong Moth Sculpture Canberra is the capital of Australia and the 150 kilometers from the coast, the country’s largest inland city. The name Canberra is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Kamberra’ which means ‘meeting place.’ The city has a population of 325,000. Canberrans live in a city of broad streets, green parks and …

The Kimberley

Western Australia – The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Remote and rugged, the sandstone landscape is spectacular with ancient gorges, pristine beaches and wide horizons. FITZROY CROSSING Fitzroy Crossing straddles the Fitzroy River. The town is a hub for visits to nearby Geikie Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge. ABORIGINAL …

Townsville

Townsville is located on the northeast coast in the state of Queensland. It is Australia’s largest tropical city. NATURAL WORLD Surrounded by tropical rainforests and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is a cosmopolitan city in the dry tropics. It has a population of 170,000. Castle Hill is a huge pink granite monolith …

Greater Alpine National Parks

Parks Victoria (@ParksVictoria) has released the Greater Alpine National Parks Management Plan which will guide the future management of Alpine, Baw Baw, Errinundra, Mount Buffalo and Snowy River national parks, Avon Wilderness Park, Tara Range Park, and Walhalla, Howqua Hills, Grant, Mount Wills and Mount Murphy Historic Areas. The intent of the plan is to protect and enhance …

Baseball Down Under

One of the bright spots in 2016 has been a thoughtful and fan-friendly showcase of Australian baseball. The best intro to the sport down under is Strike Zone Australia hosted by Chris Coleman @CJCau. Chris also announces Canberra games online http://mixlr.com/canberracavalry and http://ABLTV.com. One of the Australian Baseball League’s big rivalries pits Canberra against Perth. This …

Tourism v Coal mines: what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? #COP13 #WildOz

Today’s #COP13 / #WildOz Question: #Tourism v #Coalmines,:what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? Twitter Shoutout: @ProfTerryHughes @gbrmarinepark @StevenJMiles @fightforthereef @TropWATER also @COP13MX Updates on the Planeta Wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/gbrmp http://planeta.wikispaces.com/cbdcop13 Embedded Tweets But tourism on #GreatBarrierReef provides economic incentive 4 better protection, and FAR more jobs than destructive new thermal #coalmines https://t.co/HDmt9KohrZ — Terry Hughes (@ProfTerryHughes) December 3, 2016 #ClimateChange the …

Conservation on Private Land Conference #PLCConf16

This Week: National Private Land Conservation Conference November 24-25, 2016 The National Australia Bank (NAB) Arena Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Hashtag: #PLCConf16 Conference program Request for conference organizers and participants: If there are other relevant links, videos, presentations, please let us know. As the conference continues today, it would be awesome if someone could stream a talk or …

Songlines: The living narrative of Australia

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and …

Election time in Australia #AusVotes

Election time in Australia. Federal elections were held on Saturday, July 2 and results not announced for a week.. We updated this page over the agonizing wait, particularly from tweets with the hashtag #AusVotes The election took place after an extended eight-week official campaign period. It was the first double dissolution since the 1987 election. Key Links http://www.aec.gov.au/election https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2016 …