Uluru Statement from the Heart

Artwork May 26, 2017 – From the National Constitutional Convention took place in Uluru, NT, Australia. Key Links: referendumcouncil.org.au referendumcouncil.org.au/event/first-nations-regional-dialogue-in-uluru @ref_council Uluru Statement from the Heart from the First Nations National Constitutional Convention We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the¬†southern sky, make this statement from the heart: Our …

Uluru Hosts Aboriginal and Indigenous Meeting (2017)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates will meet for a convention at Uluru. The meeting follows months of dialogue around Australia convened by the Referendum Council. Delegates will be looking to reach agreement on a preferred model for recognition of Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples of Australia in the constitution. The convention takes place May 23-26. …

John Clarke

Vale John Clarke, one of the world’s finest satirists. Embedded Tweets RIP John Clarke, all the Trevs will be as gutted as we are. Here's Fred Dagg's original gumboots, in the history collections at Te Papa. pic.twitter.com/3TN667QFZ1 — Te Papa (@Te_Papa) April 10, 2017 ūüėĒ (By @XTOTL) pic.twitter.com/BZiWgjD5bw — RNZ (@radionz) April 10, 2017 One …

Australia State of Environment 2016

Recommended Reading: Australia’s State of the Environment Key Links https://soe.environment.gov.au https://soe.environment.gov.au/download/reports More online the CSIRO blog Questions Is it possible to download the entire report as a single file? What sort of feedback would be useful to the State of the Environment report? What would locals like to visitors to know about Australia’s environment? Executive …

Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year: 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. …