How do we value the Great Barrier Reef?

Recommended Reading: The Deloitte Access Economics has estimated the economic, social and iconic value of the Great Barrier Reef in a report  – At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef – commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Among the take-aways: The Great Barrier Reef contributed $6.4 billion in …

Australia’s National Reconciliation Week 2017

May 27-June 3 is National Reconciliation Week in Australia. Hashtag: #NRW2017 http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/events @RecAustralia Tweets by RecAustralia http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/events Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The theme for NRW 2017 is ‘Let’s take the next steps’ This National Reconciliation Week …

Uluru Statement from the Heart

Artwork May 26, 2017 This past week the National Constitutional Convention took place in Uluru, NT, Australia. Key Links: https://www.referendumcouncil.org.au https://www.referendumcouncil.org.au/event/first-nations-regional-dialogue-in-uluru https://twitter.com/ref_council Uluru Statement from the Heart from the First Nations National Constitutional Convention We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart: …

Uluru Hosts Aboriginal and Indigenous Meeting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates will meet for a convention at Uluru. The meeting follows months of dialogue around Australia convened by the Referendum Council. Delegates will be looking to reach agreement on a preferred model for recognition of Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples of Australia in the constitution. The convention takes place May 23-26. …

John Clarke

Vale John Clarke, one of the world’s finest satirists. Embedded Tweets RIP John Clarke, all the Trevs will be as gutted as we are. Here's Fred Dagg's original gumboots, in the history collections at Te Papa. pic.twitter.com/3TN667QFZ1 — Te Papa (@Te_Papa) April 10, 2017 😔 (By @XTOTL) pic.twitter.com/BZiWgjD5bw — RNZ (@radionz) April 10, 2017 One …

Australia State of Environment 2016

Recommended Reading: Australia’s State of the Environment Key Links https://soe.environment.gov.au https://soe.environment.gov.au/download/reports More online the CSIRO blog Questions Is it possible to download the entire report as a single file? What sort of feedback would be useful to the State of the Environment report? What would locals like to visitors to know about Australia’s environment? Executive …

Macqwoty 2016

Graphic: Macquarie Dictionary My favorite #woty (word of the year) is #macqwoty, hosted by Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. Each year they announce a public game in January to choose the best word of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Freecycle, Norman door, Blockchain, Post-Truth, Fake News, Driverless Car and mmmmm… bush carrots, must be Youlk! …

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula — 15 million hectares –  is home to about 19,000 people. Headlines Olkola reclaim traditional Cape York land after three-decade struggle Cape York land handed back to traditional Olkola owners Wild Rivers legislation repealed in Queensland as new planning laws introduced to protect rivers Three wild rivers declarations ruled invalid mining-considered-on-land-bought-by-qld-government/7570228 healthy_country_newsletter/no13-v16-interactive-final.pdf …