Uluru Hosts Aboriginal and Indigenous Meeting (2017)

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 ūüėĒ (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 …

Agnotology

Poster: Ron Mader, Agnotology If we haven‚Äôt already entered the era of dumb, it certainly feels like we‚Äôre hurtling toward it. – Antony Funnell Hosted by Funnell, Radio National’s Future Tense is one of our favorite podcasts and comes from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Without fail¬†keeps ahead of the curve¬†week after week. The show is smart …

Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 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York land after three-decade struggle Cape York land handed back to traditional Olkola owners Wild Rivers legislation repealed in Queensland as new planning laws introduced to protect rivers Three wild rivers declarations ruled invalid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 …