Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2022

Photo: G. Torda/ARC Center, Bleached Coral (Some rights reserved) Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2022. Key Linksgbrmpa.gov.auReef [email protected] ReportsAnnual Summary Report of Coral Reef Condition 2021/22Highest coral cover in central, northern Reef in 36 yearshttps://twitter.com/aims_gov_au/status/1555312796975390723 Continued coral recovery leads to 36-year highs across two-thirds of the Great Barrier …

Tasmania Links

Tasmania Flag What would locals like others know about Tasmania? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesFanny Smith: The ‘genocide survivor’ whose voice will echo through the agesTasmania goes into carbon negative, with researchers saying native forests must be preservedEarth is getting a black box to record our climate change actions, and it’s …

Blueprint for Living

Logo Recommended listening: Blueprint for Living, ABC Radio NationalSaturdays at 9am (Friday 3pm Pacific)Repeated: Monday 1am, Sunday 4amPresented by Jonathan Green Key Linksabc.net.au/radionational/programs/[email protected]@[email protected] DescriptionOfficial spin: Blueprint for Living surveys the ways we spend our time: from the food we eat and the clothes we wear, to the extraordinary innovations some create and develop. Smart, irreverent …

Garma Festival

Logo Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures is Australia’s largest Indigenous cultural gathering, taking place over four days at the end of July / beginning of August in northeast Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory. Hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, Garma is a celebration of the cultural traditions of the Yolngu people, and a major …

Makarrata

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Looking for a 2017 Word of the Year? One of our nominees: Makarrata, the coming together after a struggle. It was the central theme at the 2017 Garma Festival in Arnhem Land. HeadlinesWhat is a Makarrata?Constitutional reform rejected by Uluru forum, we’ll pursue Makarrata – SBSindigenous-makarrata-topic-of-discussionits-been-a-long-painful-journey-to-unity-at-uluru-lets-not-waste-this-opportunity QandA On the panel: …

Perth

Photo: Mark Pegrum, City Beach (Some rights reserved) Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/XVeLhtS68XAH9EzbA 2020February 7-March 1 – Perth Festival acknowledges the Noongar people who remain the spiritual and cultural birdiyangara of this kwobidak boodjar.perthfestival.com.au – @perthfestperth-festival-review-week-of-indigenous-art-theatre-culture/11967498 Natural WorldThe Swan River estuary flows through the city. The …

Wild Australia Links

Image: BHL, Wombat (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about Australia’s local biodiversity, parks, and wildlife? Spotlight on #WildOz with relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesConservationists say tourist development of national parks is changing their purpose‘Dingoes were here first’: the landowners who say letting ‘wild dogs’ live pays dividends – …

Awaye!

Logo Recommended listening. Presented by Rudi Bremer, the weekly, hour-long AWAYE! features the diverse and vibrant Aboriginal cultures across Australia. Saturday 6pm. Repeated: Tuesday 9pm and Thursday 1am. (Sydney time) Awaye! covers music (from the yidaki and gumleaf to techno), arts, spirituality, politics, dance, literature, theatre – in short, the healthy and vibrant diversity of Aboriginal …

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NAIDOC Week 2022

Poster: Ryhia Dank, 2022 National NAIDOC Poster (Used with permission) NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2022 celebrations were held July 4-11. Hashtags: #NAIDOC2022, #NAIDOCWeek naidoc.org.au: Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms. We need to move beyond just …

Queensland Links

Queensland Flag What would locals like others know about Queensland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNational parks neglecting conservation to focus on visitors, Queensland study findsPark funding goes to tourists over environment – James Cook University$4 million budget boost for Indigenous tourismTourism operator’s Adani concernsDigging into Adani – 4 cornersClimate change damage …