Macqwoty 2016

Graphic: Macquarie Dictionary Our favorite Word of the Year (#woty) is Australia’s #macqwoty, hosted by 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 …

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York land after three-decade struggle Cape York land handed back to traditional Olkola owners Wild Rivers legislation repealed in Queensland as new planning laws introduced to protect rivers Three wild rivers declarations ruled invalid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 …

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 …

Australia Votes 2016

Graphic Election time in Australia. Australia votes! Federal elections were held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 and results not announced for a week. 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 http://www.electionsausagesizzle.com.au tracks the location of sausage sizzles, …

Australia 2016

Notes from Australia Headlines: 2016 Election #ausvotes https://planeta.com/1607ausvotes http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2016 Changing seats Seats in doubt Electorates A-Z Party totals Latest electorates Senate results And the winners are… https://blog.twitter.com/2016/how-the-2016-australian-federal-election-unfolded http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/antony-green-says-malcolm-turnbull-will-be-returned-as-pm/7580646 http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/partyroom/2016-07-07/7561446 https://mumbrella.com.au/twitter-ruin-election-378374 The morning after; Laura Tingle’s Canberra https://theconversation.com/ausvotes-a-final-update-from-the-social-media-hustings-61922 AEC website seat tally wrong: Antony Green http://www.portnews.com.au/story/4011604/confusion-reigns-in-cowper http://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/alan-jones-and-senator-james-mcgrath-in-heated-fight-during-election-telecast/news-story/da33edbd9785ee9b4a086571796350b4 http://www.aec.gov.au/election Your guide to the Federal Election Sausage Sizzles …

The tour operator’s dilemma: Keeping the customer happy while not disturbing the wildlife

Photo: Wildlife Information Centre This essay by Ronda J Green is excerpted from a presentation at the 2002 International Ecotourism Conference in Cairns. A traveller almost always has limited time and limited money and is looking for quality experiences within those constraints. Wildlife tour operators have to deliver these quality experiences. In this competitive world …