Democracy sausage

Graphic Democracy sausage = colloquial name given to the sausages cooked and sold as part of fundraising efforts at polling places on election day in Australia. 2019 elections take place May 18. New Book: From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage https://amzn.to/2UulWIB https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/from-secret-ballot-to-democracy-sausage-how-australia-got-compulsory-voting https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/how-australia-got-its-unique-system-of-voting-and-elections./10963578 My interview with Judith Brett on her fascinating book on compulsory voting, …

ABC News Australia

Logo Australia – News and current affairs items from across the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Key Links https://www.abc.net.au/news http://www.abc.net.au/news/newschannel/ https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au https://twitter.com/abcnews https://www.youtube.com/user/NewsOnABC Livestreaming Twitter Tweets by abcnews Planeta.com Australia Australia Links ABC Radio National (Australia) Journalism Sydney Canberra

Australia

Photo:  Channon Market Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Much of the continent has lain flat for …

Brisbane Links

Brisbane Flag Links related to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia presented in somewhat random fashion: References Current time in Brisbane Recommended Listening http://www.abc.net.au/brisbane – @612brisbane 989fm – @989fmcountry http://www.4eb.org.au – @radio4eb Life on the River – A sound voyage along the Brisbane River. On the way we travel with Solo Kayakers and take a ride on the …

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Photo: Lighthouse Byron Bay is one of the more storied places in Australia. Location: on the Pacific coast and a shire of its own. With a population of 9,000 Byron Bay is the largest in the Byron Shire (population 32,000). Stray notes The sun’s first rays wash over the lighthouse at Byron Bay, the easternmost …

Native Title

Buzzwords Native Title = Native title is the recognition by Australian law that the Aboriginal and Indigenous people who were the Traditional Owners of an area prior to 1788 have ongoing rights and interests in land, seas and waters that derive from their traditional laws and customs 2019 Byron Bay’s Bundjalung people celebrate long-awaited land …

NAIDOC

Lingo Card NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC (the National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. 2019 dates: July 7-14 NAIDOC 2019 Key Links naidoc.org.au NAIDOC History …

Brisbane

Photo: Museum Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 2 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. FYI – Brisbane has more species of plants, animals and insects than any other capital city in Australia. Bikes Brisbane …