Christmas Island

Photo Wikipedia: Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometres (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra and around 1,550 kilometres (960 mi) north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi). Christmas Island had a population of 1,843 residents as …

Michael Leunig

Elsewhere on the Web Who to follow on Twitter? We appreciate the wit and wisdom of Michael Leunig, aka @leunigcartoons Embedded Tweets pic.twitter.com/qzovUUk3ug — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) September 29, 2019 pic.twitter.com/xJmzJLxZmr — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) July 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/QlJ6lI3sIl — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) April 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/tjkttya29R — #Leunig Cartoons (@leunigcartoons) April 18, 2019 pic.twitter.com/AIkesBlHmc …

Lamington National Park

Photo: James Manners Lamington National Park is located on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. From Southport on the Gold Coast the park is 85 kilometers (53 mi) to the southwest and Brisbane is 110 kilometers (68 mi) north. Lamington National Park is made up of …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library Sunday, September 13, 2020 is National Bilby Day in Australia. History National Bilby Day was officially launched in 2005 and the celebrations are held on the second Sunday of September. Bilbies, or rabbit-bandicoots, are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. At the time of European colonisation of …

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day

Photo September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day in Australia. Planeta.com applauds efforts around the world to raise awareness and attention to Indigenous culture, language and to improve literacy in Indigenous communities. Hashtags: #ILD2019 and #indigenousliteracyday Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation …

Queensland Links

Queensland Flag Links related to Queensland presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/tourism-operators-adani-concerns/11143938 Climate change damage to Queensland’s world heritage rainforest ‘as bad as Great Barrier Reef’ digging-into-adani – 4 corners http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/11/30/top-tourist-destinations-queensland-now-great-barrier-reef-basically-dead http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/australia/queensland/gold-coasts-burleigh-named-best-beach-in-queensland-by-surf-life-saving-association/news-story/fbfdbd3d766315a9b0ad118b063667cd Tourism Eases The Burden – Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) – Outbounding http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/ella-bay-project-stalls-in-far-north-queensland/6757694 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-12/crippling-drought-in-central-west-queensland-deterring-tourists/6462422 http://blog.queensland.com/2015/05/01/queenslands-big-things-bucket-list http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-26/cattle-grazing-leases-in-qld-national-parks-no-renewal/6422408 – @EricTlozek http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/labor-promises-new-net-free-areas-for-qld Cancer …

Australian Football League (AFL)

Photo: Brad, Ben Cousins Farwell Match Welcome to the world of bouncy restarts, the Australian Football League (AFL). Key Links http://www.afl.com.au http://play.afl @AFL Headlines http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-04/afl-is-supposedly-in-crisis-but-crowds-keep-turning-up/9723818 YouTube Twitter Tweets by AFL Planeta.com AFL Links Australia Sports Football

Northern Territory Links

Northern Territory Flag Links related to the Northern Territory, presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @AndyRalphKakadu @Darwinfestival @YothuYindiFound @MTB_TheAlice @InjalakArts @WestArnhem @TheNTNews @munupiarts Videos Headlines https://amp.abc.net.au/article/10963602Aboriginal cultural experiences to lead new tourism strategy in the Northern Territory labor-wins-nt-election-in-landslide Indigenous corporation wins $65m bailout over Ayers Rock Resort Crocodiles to weather events: The long list of …