Lots of people get their news on a device.

Quotable The late John Clarke on media: “Lots of people get their news on a device. We’re a divisive society.” Key Links http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/mediawatch/audio/201840219/john-clarke-mocking-the-media https://twitter.com/mrjohnclarke Embedded Tweets John Clarke on media: "We get our news on devices, Brian. We've become a devisive society" https://t.co/myFKGntT2X — Mediawatch (@MediawatchNZ) April 15, 2017 Planeta.com John Clarke Journalism

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia and celebrations take place in Beaudesert, Queensland at the Visitor Information Centre on Enterprise Drive. All ages, free entry from 12:30-430pm. Also on Sunday September 10th, 13-year-old Robert Irwin – son of conservation champions Steve and Terri Irwin – will receive the prestigious …

Threatened Species Day

September 7¬†is¬†Threatened Species Day¬†in Australia. Threatened Species Day is a national day held each year on September 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. Hashtag:¬†#ThreatenedSpeciesDay It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past …

Threatened Species Forum in Western Australia #TSforumWA

To address the decline of Australia‚Äôs threatened species, Natural Resource Management WA (NRM WA) and Western Australia‚Äôs seven regional NRM groups, together with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation ¬†and Attractions, are pleased to host the WA Threatened Species Forum ‚Äď which will be held in Geraldton, WA on September 7-8, 2017. Hashtag:¬†#TSforumWA Threatened Species Day …

September 6 is Indigenous Literacy Day

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:¬†#ILD2017¬†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 focuses …

Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Birds on a Wire Catch the livestream of ‘Managing the Machines: building a new applied science for the 21st century’ from 5.30pm AEST, 4 September. The video was streamed online on¬†Facebook¬†and¬†YouTube. If the nineteenth century was about the evolution from mechanisation to industrialisation, and the twentieth century was about a move from …

Garma Festival 2017

The 2017 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 4-7 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia.¬†The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land. This year the event is scheduled to host a Q&A broadcast. The …

Aurality

Highly recommended for anyone traveling or living in coastal Queensland, Australia – a brand new app that¬†explores the state’s wilder side — the rainforests, rivers and reefs through music, sound and acoustic ecology. AURALITY is an innovative, downloadable and walkable endeavor is directed by¬†Leah Barclay¬†(@LeahBarclay), an Australian sound artist working at the intersection of art, …