Links related to Australia presented in somewhat random fashion aspiring to cover the continental country A-Zed:
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Last week a priceless link to Australia’s indigenous past was destroyed by one of the biggest mining corporations in the world. Now in an embarrassing attempt to spin their way out of it… Rio Tinto is digging themselves in deeper.#TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/WeoHgMHjup
— The Project (@theprojecttv) June 5, 2020
Last month, mining company Rio Tinto blew up a 46,000 year old sacred site at Juukan Gorge, Western Australia, reminiscent of Isis destroying ancient temples at Palmyra. The company had been warned, but went ahead. Protest tomorrow, 9th, at Rio Tinto, Hay Street, Perth, at 1pm.
— John Pilger (@johnpilger) June 7, 2020
Adani Coal Mine
Why the controversial Adani mine could be a make-or-break election issue – SBS News
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Bala = Brother (Torres Strait)
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September 23-24 Blues for the Bush
Where is Charles Darwin Reserve?
Charles Darwin Reserve is in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Approximately 380km North East of Perth. It is situated of Wanarra Rd which is accessible via the Great Norther Hwy or the Mullewa-Wubin Road. Full directions can be found here.
Who are the event organisers?
The Blues for the Bush is co-hosted by the Shire of Perenjori and Bush Heritage Australia. You can learn more about these organisations at their websites www.bushheritage.org.au and www.perenjori.wa.gov.au.
How much does it cost to attend?
The community open day which is held on Saturday 23rd September from 10.00am to 3.00pm is free and all comers are welcome. The Blues for the Bush concert is held on Saturday evening following the Open Day from 3.30pm – midnight and costs $70 for an adult and $25 for a child to attend (plus ticketing and credit card costs). Tickets to the concert can be purchased here or from the Shire of Perenjori.
SAE Institute – sae.edu.au – is a global network of 51 campuses in 25 countries. Established in Australia in 1976, SAE is dedicated to providing exceptional post-secondary education in the area of creative media technologies.
Matthew Flinders / Bungaree
Grave of explorer Matthew Flinders found under London train station
Who was Matthew Flinders? Get up to speed on the man who mapped Australia
Remembering Bungaree, the Indigenous explorer who helped Matthew Flinders https://t.co/msB6TPBiRr
— 🐧🎧🚀 Michael Barley (@theremonstrator) January 25, 2019
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
ABC overhauls radio lineup with revamped local programs and cuts to current affairs (2017)
Women in tech
Frydenberg says people shouldn't be penalised for fleeing persecution, as long as they're in his family https://t.co/PZA1OgwKcw
— 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚛 (@chaser) November 3, 2017
Fundraiser to buy Josh Frydenberg a calculator https://t.co/kzNiQ0iPqr
— 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚛 (@chaser) May 22, 2020
— Andrew Davies (@awrd) September 2, 2017
Do you know of any non-Indigenous bureaucrats in either Federal or State departments of Indigenous Affairs who are fluent in an Indigenous language?
We need the help from non-Indigenous Australia too. There is very much a campaign that we… all of our non-Indigenous and Indigenous and…other types of multicultural Australia can help us with also. So, if you can do that locally, I think that’s gonna go a long way.
Australia has a unique and charismatic animal fauna, but our state of knowledge about it is poor. Indeed species can go extinct before we even know of their existence. We have much to learn from our fauna, and a pressing need to do so.
Do we expect too much from governments? – Laura Tingle explains how People’s disillusion with politics is mainly a question of perception.
Quarterly Essay: Great Expectations
Quarterly Essay: Political Amnesia
Laura Tingle – profile
Markdown Addicts Australia
Question: How Australian is the Outback Steakhouse?
Inside the Big day out
Great South Land – How did the search for spice lead to the charting of a continent?
47% of Australians are foreign born or have a parent who is from another country. (Magda Szubanski – LNL)
43:45 “Prince Harry buys Queen Victoria burger in Perth. That’s a news story? Are we serious? We’re better than this”
Run that town
Clarke And Dawe
Australian Farm Institute
Biological Farmers of Australia
Permaculture Research Institute of Australia
19th World Congress of Soil Science
CSIRO land and water
Birchip Cropping Group
Radio National – Future Tense – The world’s first digital Global Soil Map
Year of the farmer
Caring for our Country is one way the Australian Government funds environmental management of our natural resources by supporting communities, farmers and other land managers to protect Australia’s natural environment and sustainability.
Archie Roach – Wikipedia
Australia’s Modernism Top 10, Part 1
Australia’s Modernism Top 10, Part 2
Green Building Council of Australia
A tale of two buildings: The Sydney Opera House and Parliament House
Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part Two https://t.co/18fegEurts
— Colin Bisset (@cdbisset) August 29, 2019
Arts and Culture
Joanna Murray Smith’s keynote address at the National Play Festival
Australia’s Culture Portal
2004 Australian Culture Now
John Olsen’s you beaut country
Lost in Transit
http://onlythedepthvaries.blogspot.com.au – @SalPiracha
http://anthroyogini.wordpress.com – @Amanda467
http://cpsu-csiro.org.au – @CSIROStaffghan
http://www.brianfurze.com.au – @brianfurze
Burke and Wills
Modern tourists following Burke and Wills across Australia
Indigenous perspective on Burke and Wills
Burke and Wills’ fatal error
A horror bushfire season awaits southern Australia this summer as a result of the on-going drought, according to the latest forecast from the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre.
Seasonal bushfire outlook map – National 2008-9
Wildlife Rescue – Wires
Ships of the Desert: Camels in Australia – Camels were part of some of the important colonial expeditions into the Australian interior, and they carried the railway sleepers and telegraph poles that connected the vast continent and eventually opened it up to the rest of the world.
First Dog at Crikey
Bureau of Meteorology (Weather Forecasts) – National Radar Loop
To see the Miriwoong calendars go to weather calendars
Interactive: 100 years of drought in Australia
Garnaut Review 2011
Australia – Climate of Our Continent – Bureau of Meteorology
Climate change in Australia: technical report 2007
How climate change will affect your backyard – CSIRO (podcast)
Climate Change in Australia
Climate of Australia – Wikipedia
Parliamentary committee on climate change website
National Tidal Centre website
National Sea Change Taskforce website
Gold Coast City Council website
Gold Coast City Cultural and Civic Precinct Master Plan Ideas Competition
Master of Design Future’s website
Australian Government report: Climate Change Risks to Australia’s Coasts
1. Scientists believe the drought that has been plaguing southern Australia is caused by…
a) A dominant El Nino weather pattern bringing less rainfall to southern Australia
b) Temperature fluctuations in the Indian Ocean
c) Climate change leading to overall lower rainfall across Australia
d) Bad luck
Australia’s severe drought is being driven by temperature fluctuations in the Indian Ocean, scientists reported in February 2009. They investigated a climate pattern called the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD). In its negative phase, the IOD is characterised by cool water to the west of Australia and warm water to the north, leading to winds that bring warm, moist, rain-bearing air to the continent. In the positive phase, water temperatures are reversed and less moisture travels to Australia. In the past 15 years the IOD has been either neutral or positive and in the last few years there were three consecutive positive phases, say the scientists.
Read the article: Indian Ocean driving Australia’s big dry
An estimated 4000 tonnes of dust settled on Sydney, while scientists calculated about three million tonnes landed in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, during the dust storm that hit the city in September. Measurements taken at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science in Sydney Harbour and 10 kilometres offshore two weeks after the dust storm showed a tripling of microscopic plant life, or phytoplankton.
Read the article: Dust storm triggers ocean bloom
For no other reason than because I was interested in seeing it (and couldn't find it anywhere), here's 117.8 years of Australian 24-month rainfall deficiencies. pic.twitter.com/yt40o4bSOv
— Tim Baxter #AboriginalLivesMatter (@timinmitcham) October 6, 2019
Realising the potential of desert environments – ABC
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Nearly three quarters of Australia is desert, you know. Consequently, most of our population centres have built up around the edges of the continent.
Recent discussion around deserts here have focused on the viability of remote Indigenous communities, with remote Australia being described by some as a ‘failed state’ … referring to the difficulty maintaining infrastructure like health and housing. But it’s a bitter contradiction — Australia’s deserts and the people living there contribute over ninety billion dollars to Australia’s gross revenue. That’s according to the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre.
In early November this year, over 300 people got together in Alice Springs to discuss the potential of desert environments. A sixth of the world’s population live in desert regions … and the conference examined the potential of these environments to generate energy, food, knowledge and industry. Sharing and developing knowledge of desert environments seems particularly relevant given climate change.
Australia Conservation Foundation
Ecosustainable Hub Australia
Coasts and Oceans – Department of the Environment
Ethical Consumer Guide
Wilderness Society – An olive branch offered at the Wilderness Society (04.2010)
Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
- Sustainable Australia Report 2013 Conversations with the Future – May 2013 (Limit of one copy only – order printed copy)
http://www.ausflag.com.au – @ausflag
https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/blaxland-jc – @JohnBlaxland1
http://wp.localharvest.org.au – https://www.facebook.com/localharvest.org.au?sk=wall –
Back ‘o’ Bourke Tails And How To Cook ‘Em
Food on Friday – camp cooking
Australian cuisine – Meat pie, pavlova, lamingtons – is there such a thing as a national Australian dish? Today Australian cuisine is a mix of cooking styles from all over the world. You particularly see that in the variety of restaurants. But how about our home cooking? What defines Australian cuisine and the Australian eating culture?
De Groots Best Restaurants
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Organic Growers Australia
Biological Farmers of Australia
Australian Certified Organic
ABC News – Government pulls plug on grocery choice
Australian Food News
>Australian National Retailers Association
Beets on a hamburger
- Aniseed Myrtle
- Bush Tomatoes
- Lemon Myrtle
- Davidson Plums
- Desert Limes
- Kakadu Plums
- Wattle Seed
Australian Farmers’ Markets Association
Is Australia in danger of farmers market saturation? – Bush Telegraph
Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association – @VicFarmrsMarkts
Bendigo Community Farmers’ Market – https://www.facebook.com/BendigoMarket
Great Artesian Basin
A Merciless Place – When Britain was defeated in the American War of Independence, it had nowhere to send its criminals. Australia wasn’t an option at the time but the British did have many slave-trading ports in West Africa. These convicts could fill the ranks of British soldiers who guarded the forts and their human cargo, kept there before they were shipped to North America, South America and the West Indies. What happened to many of these convicts during Britain’s disastrous West African scheme that led to the colonisation of Australia, is told in a new book by Dr. Emma Christopher
Lost histories of Australia – There are many important accounts of our history which have been overlooked.
The Kosciuszko Huts Association (KHA) is an organisation of concerned people who care about the preservation, maintenance and history of the huts in the Kosciuszko (NSW) and Namadgi (ACT) National Parks.
Mountain Huts Preservation Society – Facebook (Tasmania)
Huts in the wild – Bush Telegraph
Huts and the imagination – By Design
Water Sports Map
View Major Mitchell’s Australia Felix expedition, 1836 in a larger map
Mountains of Australia – Wikipedia
The basin covers 14% of Australia’s land mass generates 40% of our income derived from agricultural production. It’s home to more than 2 million people and a further 1.3 million people, including the population of Adelaide who are reliant on its water resources.
Murray Darling Basin – Wikipedia
Murray Darling Basin Authority
Weirs, barrages and rhetoric – Bush Telegraph
The Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan
Murray-Darling Basin Plan leaked before release next week (2011)
The proposed Basin Plan for consultation
The Murray Mouth Controversy
One place, Many Stories: Murray Darling-Basin
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An interactive guide to the wild, the weird and the vernacular in Australian music
Folk Art Alliance
Dead Can Dance – Wikipedia
Australian music centre
http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/artist/harris-sebastian – @aukkestrelmusic
Radio National Editor’s blog
http://www.abcfriends.org.au – https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheAbc – @FriendsoftheABC
RN is the ABC’s national ideas network. With more than 60 distinct programs including the latest in arts culture, current affairs, health, religion, science, technology and social history, RN is a vital element of the contemporary Australian conversation.
Q. Would you approve or disapprove of cutting funding to the ABC? Total approve: 21%. Total disapprove 61% pic.twitter.com/JNqHjkjRtr
— Tim Beshara (@Tim_Beshara) November 24, 2014
http://www.thewire.org.au – http://twitter.com/thewireradio
Apparently this is how I need to sound for radio…
Centre for Rock Art Studies UWA
ABC Science – Debate over industry impact on WA rock art
ABC News – Megafauna cave painting could be 40,000 years old
ABC Radio National – Awaye!: Rock of the ages
Protect Australia’s Spirit – a campaign to save our rock art
Australia’s first chair in rock art, Professor Paul Tacon, launched a campaign called Protect Australia’s Spirit.
Traditional owners welcome rock art register – SBS
Our Future World
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Australian Academy of Science – https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceAcademyAu – https://www.facebook.com/AustralianAcademyofScience –
Government plan won’t save Great Barrier Reef: Academy
Australia’s National Science Week: 15 – 23 August, 2015 #natsciwk
Australia · scienceweek.net.au
Australian Institute of Sport
Communication and Media Studies, Monash University
Sport Studies, University of Canberra
Australian Sports Commission, Ethics in Sport
St. James Ethics Centre, Sport
The Future of Sport in Australia
Australian Institute of Sport
Independent Sport Panel
ABC Grandstand – Goal posts shift in sport overhaul
ABC News Video – Olympic Committee insulted by sport-funding report
Universities and Research Centers
Outdoor and Environmental Education – La Trobe University
Australian Catholic University
Charles Darwin University
University of Newcastle
University of Western Sydney
William Angliss Institute
In this Climate Series conversation, one of the nation’s leading water experts Mike Young talks to Age environment reporter Adam Morton about water in a time of climate change. They discuss the extent of the nation’s water shortages and the outlook for the future, strategies for coping with the likely ongoing deficit, the troubles of the Murray-Darling system and much more. Professor Mike Young is a member of the Wentworth Group, Executive Director of University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute, Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO Land and Water, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences.
The CSIRO has released its most comprehensive study yet into the future of the Murray-Darling basin. It shows by 2030 there’ll be 50 per cent less water flowing in the southern end of the Murray than now, if the drought continues.
The Murray Darling system is dying from the mouth up. In the midst of the rhetoric, the drought and our competing demands, an entire ecosystem and its people, are running out of time. One of the constant cries from people at the end of the river system is for some kind of single vision – an entity that can leap frog state politics and individual catchments to calculate a balance of flow and allocation that’s both accurate, independent and truly sustainable. The Murray Darling Basin Authority only began life in December last year and is now reviewing the special drought sharing arrangements for the Murray.These special water sharing arrangements between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia have been in place since June 2007 as the normal sharing arrangements did not provide for the extreme and prolonged drought conditions that the Basin has been suffering.
Waste Wise Events
A walk in the park – ABC
Local Tourism: Your guide to tourism and local governments
Anna Wearne Trust
Northern Rivers Tourism
- Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound in the Years 1840-1: Sent By the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans — Complete (English) (as Author)
- Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound in the Years 1840-1: Sent By the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans — Volume 01 (English) (as Author)
- Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound in the Years 1840-1: Sent By the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans — Volume 02 (English) (as Author)
From little things big things grow
Get Up Australia
Gunns and labor
Sport: a panel discussion with William McInnes, Gideon Haigh and John Harms. Adelaide Writers’ Week
From little things big things grow
A humorous look Gunns, the Tasmanian Government and old growth forestry logging in Tasmania – John Clarke and Brian Dawe
- Australian Conservation Foundation
- Australian Marine Conservation Society
- Brisbane & Regional Environment Council
- Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network
- Community Biodiversity Network
- Communities for a Charcoal-Free South Coast (NSW)
- Fraser Island Defenders Organisation
- Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council
- National Parks Association of Queensland
- National Tarkine Coalition
- Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales
- Noosa Parks Association
- Queensland Conservation Council
- Rainforest Rescue
- The Wilderness Society
- Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
- World Wide Fund for Nature
Australia’s Bicentennial National Trail is a 5330-kilometer route through Australian bush, wilderness and mountain areas
Torres Strait Islands: Pearlshelling, Treaty, the Sea and Joh
With the announcement of a referendum on the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the constitution, Rear Vision asks: what do we know about the history of the people from the second half of that phrase? How is it that Australia recognises two different groups of Indigenous people?
Art at the heart – A total of 950 delegates met in the desert town of Alice Springs for Regional Arts Australia’s sixth biennial conference art at the heart. The conference held from 3-5 October 2008 provided artists, arts workers and arts volunteers the opportunity to gather, discuss, perform and celebrate the arts and cultural achievements of regional Australia. The program was hosted by the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT in collaboration with the Alice Springs Town Council. The Australian Government supported the conference through the Regional Arts Fund, the Australia Council for the Arts supported the artistic program and the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs supported the Indigenous participation in the conference.
Regional Arts Australia’s seventh national biennial conference – …. a cool change is coming – Launceston,Tasmania, August 2010. More information is available on www.regionalarts.com.au
Red Mob Wangka Man
Rethinking our Place in Nature
– The School of Philosophy at ACU National
Video – Clive Hamilton: Consumerism, Self-Creation and Prospects for a New Ecological Consciousness
Ross Garnaut presents key findings of the Garnaut Climate Change Review (commissioned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments), which examines the impacts, challenges and opportunities of climate change for Australia.
Sarah Ferguson: The Killing Season Uncut
Kevin Rudd – Wikipedia
The Rudd government has set up a 200-million dollar Reef Rescue plan. One of the key elements is to reduce the high rate of pesticides, sediment and fertiliser that runs off farms along the north Queensland coast, many of which are sugar plantations.
Why the bloody hell they aren’t coming – Eddie McGuire
“The world economy is on the fritz, people are staying close to home. And just as Paul Hogan was the face of Australia, well, Paul Hogan remains the face of Australia! We need more than shrimps on the barbie and babes in bikinis on beaches. You can do that nearly everywhere else in the world. Cheaper and more conveniently … As romantic as it used to be to imagine Australia as a happy-go-lucky Crocodile Dundee backwater, that now works against us. The first thing people ask when contemplating going somewhere a bit different is “how safe is it?” The only news people hear about Australia and tourism is Ivan Milat, the Backpacker murders, people being left out among man-eating sharks on dive tours off Queensland, crocodile attacks and the world’s deadliest spiders. Tickets, anyone?”
Glass House Mountains National Park
The great race: Mapping the Australian coastline
Who was the first to map the entire Australian coastline? Was it the British or the French? David Hill presents a gripping account of the competition between those early explorers and their journeys into the unknown.
Leichhardt’s Brass – A musical adventure across the Australian desert in search of Ludwig Leichhardt.
In the footsteps of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt
Australian Environment Foundation
Our nod to the federal election campaign and an update on Gov 2.0 initiatives
The Australia Institute
Great Barrier Bleached Coral bleaching, the Great Barrier Reef and potential impacts on tourism –
Maori in Australia
— Bevan Shields (@BevanShields) August 14, 2017
Environment Minister Who Used To Work In Mining Sector Bit Skeptical Of 91 Different Scientists
Inside the Advocate