Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2019

Photo: Kyle Taylor, Reef Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2019. Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that could last for up to two months. Videos Headlines https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/tourism-veteran-says-great-barrier-reefs-death-is-fake-news-hurting-industry/news-story/f9a5dcf7f34d7ec386c9cb8b0408c5b7 Coalition’s reef advocate backs massive tree-clearing plan Australia’s Great …

Litchfield National Park

Photo: Denisbin, Litchfield Litchfield National Park is 100 kilometers southwest of Darwin and each year the park attracts more than 330,000 visitors. Key Links nt.gov.au Headlines Litchfield National Park entry and camping fees won’t deter visitors, it seems Five swimming spots to be created at Litchfield National Park under $12m tourism boost How to find …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Photo: Tribal Warrior Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest …

Australia Votes 2019

Australia Flag Australia – federal elections took place Saturday, May 18, 2019 Videos Headlines Scott Morrison credits ‘quiet Australians’ for ‘miracle’ election victory When will we know? Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison step up for final leaders’ debate of the federal election campaign 2019 Election – Radio National Interactive Map – Guardian When and how …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …