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 …

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 …

Baseball Down Under (2016)

One of the bright spots in 2016 has been a thoughtful and fan-friendly showcase of Australian baseball. The best intro to the sport down under is Strike Zone Australia hosted by Chris Coleman @CJCau. Chris also announces Canberra games online http://mixlr.com/canberracavalry and http://ABLTV.com. One of the Australian Baseball League’s big rivalries pits Canberra against Perth. This …

Tourism v Coal mines: what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? #COP13 #WildOz

Today’s #COP13 / #WildOz Question: #Tourism v #Coalmines,:what should we know about the #GreatBarrierReef? Twitter Shoutout: @ProfTerryHughes @gbrmarinepark @StevenJMiles @fightforthereef @TropWATER also @COP13MX Embedded Tweets But tourism on #GreatBarrierReef provides economic incentive 4 better protection, and FAR more jobs than destructive new thermal #coalmines https://t.co/HDmt9KohrZ — Terry Hughes (@ProfTerryHughes) December 3, 2016 #ClimateChange the number 1 threat to the #GreatBarrierReef – …

2016 Private Land Conservation Conference

National Private Land Conservation Conference November 24-25, 2016 The National Australia Bank (NAB) Arena Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Hashtag: #PLCConf16 Conference program Request for conference organizers and participants: If there are other relevant links, videos, presentations, please let us know. As the conference continues today, it would be awesome if someone could stream a talk or corridor conversation. …

Songlines: The living narrative of Australia

Poster NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture …

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, …

Hawai’i Hosts International Coral Reef Symposium (2016)

Hawai’i – This week (June 19-14) the International Coral Reef Symposium gathers 2,500+ coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 97 nations to present the latest research (and more!) in coral sustainability. It’s an important meeting and we’re looking forward to hearing friends and colleagues let us know the highlights. Key links 13th International Coral Reef Symposium Facebook …

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 …

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

The latest UNESCO report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate was published this week, with a startling omission: At the request of the Government of Australia, references to Australian sites were removed from the Report (recent information about the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef is available on UNESCO’s website …