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Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring 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 hundreds of millions of years with no volcanoes or earth movements to bring nutrients to the surface, so soils tend to be poor. It is also the driest of all non-polar continents and has the least predictable rainfall, so fauna and flora have had a few challenging conditions to adapt.

After puling away from Antarctica about 50 million years ago and drifting northwards, the east coast passed slowly over a 'hotspot' of volcanic magma,over the ages forming a chain of mountains down the east coast with richer soils and better rainfall (the mountains catching the moisture-laden clouds rolling in from the Pacific Ocean), with eucalypt forests and rainforests, and there are other smaller regions that are more fertile and well-watered than the centre. The vast 'outback' areas of the centre, with red sands, stony deserts, saltbush plains etc. harbouring red kangaroos, lots of emus and many species of lizard and colourful parrots, offer a very special wilderness experience with wide open spaces and brilliantly starry skies.

Wiki Places

ACT - Canberra
New South Wales - Sydney
Northern Territory - Alice Springs - Darwin - Uluru
Queensland - Brisbane - Cairns - Cape York - Townsville
South Australia - Adelaide
Tasmania - Hobart
Torres Strait
Victoria - Melbourne
Western Australia - Perth - Broome - Kimberly

Wiki Essays

Aboriginal
AFL Football
Australia Flickr
Australia Night
Australia Slang
Australia Tourism
Australia Wildlife
Australia Links
Ecotourism Challenges (2007)

World Travel Directory

Wildlife Tourism Australia is a national organization promoting the development of a sustainable wildlife tourist industry that supports conservation, with much information for travellers, tour operators and academic researchers.

Headlines

report-mining-companies-buy-political-influence-australia
technology-36912700
global-positioning-shift
redfern-statement
wikimedia-loves-nature-photo-competition-comes-to-australia/7444862
26 Odd Things about Australia
australia-day-quiz

Planeta.com

Baseball down under
Election Time #AusVotes

Events

Dates to be announced: Wildlife Tourism Australia is planning two workshops for 2017 (Wildlife Trafficking and Wildlife Interpretation) and a conference in October 2018. Tweet @wildlife_aus or email chair@wildlifetourism.org.au for updates. More info: http://www.wildlifetourism.org.au/blog/coming-events

February 12-18 Responsible Travel Week 2018 #rtweek18

Recommended Listening (Playlist)

ABC Programs
Facebook / Twitter
Animal People

Awaye!
facebook.com/ABCRNAWAYE
Background Briefing
@RNBBing
Big Ideas
@RNBigIdeas
Blueprint for Living
@RNBlueprint
Books and Arts
@RNBooksAndArts
Conversations

Download this show
@RNDownload
facebook.com/ABCRNDownloadThisShow
https://soundcloud.com/downloadthisshow
Future Tense - wiki
@RNFutureTense
Late Night Live - wiki
@LNLonRN,
@PhillipAdams_1
Off Track - wiki
@jones_ann
Rear Vision

RN Afternoons
Afternoons on Facebook
Rum, Rebels and Ratbags
@DavidHuntGirt
@ABCRadioAU
Science Show

The Spirit of Things


Also
https://soundcloud.com/abc_rn
https://soundcloud.com/abc_grandstand
https://soundcloud.com/downloadthisshow
https://soundcloud.com/612abcbrisbane
https://soundcloud.com/abcnsw
https://radio.abc.net.au/stations/extra/live

Strike Zone Australia with Chris Coleman
- @CJCau @StrikeZoneAU @ABL @audioBoom
ABL goodness


Other networks
3AW
FBI Podcasts
SBS News
Facebook

Slow TV
Sydney Ideas
University of Sydney

Quotes
Is our storytelling keeping up with our diverse cultural reality?
- ABC

Tourism Portals

Australia
https://www.facebook.com/SeeAustralia
@Australia
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+australia/posts

Flickr

Australia
Australia Publications

Flickr Groups

Australia Natural
Australian Rules
My Australia Holidays
Ecotourism Oceania

Flipboard

https://flipboard.com/section/australia-bBq5E3

View my Flipboard Magazine.

Google+

Australia - The Australia Community is for everyone who is interested in Australia. You don't have to be Australian to join. When you make a post be sure to select the appropriate category from the drop down menu below the post. Posts to the community must be on the topic of Australia. Unrelated posts are removed. We have a permanent "Australia Hangout" going so anytime you feel like mingling with the other Community members you can do so anytime via the link below. Engage with other members in discussion and above all, enjoy yourselves. :-)
https://plus.google.com/+australia/posts


Twitter

@CJCau
@timrayner01
https://twitter.com/farmer_kylie
@wildlife_aus
@RadioNational
@mrjohnclarke
@jones_ann
@firstdogonmoon
@Ringbalin
@AustraliaGreat
@WPCSydney
@Parks_Australia
@ParksVictoria
@confusedmachine
@firstdogonmoon
@BigVolcano
@VicFarmrsMarkts
@PhillipAdams_1
@Australia
@bengroundwater
@bencubby
@joelwerner
@GhostWhoVotes
@bdimages
@ABCnewsIntern
@BookabeeYura
@EchidnaW
@DavidHuntGirt
https://twitter.com/BluesfortheBush
https://twitter.com/ModernOutback


⚡️ “Australia”
https://twitter.com/i/moments/852633771211767808


Hashtags

#Straya

Editing

Australia

Instagram

australia_great

YouTube

Australias outback
Clarke & Dawe

News

http://www.abc.net.au/news

Buzzword Bingo

Aboriginal - AFL - Australia - Bala - Bush - Canberra - Commonwealth - Country - CSRIO - Cyclone - Didgeridoo - Distance - Drover - Elders - Emu - Eternity - Farmers' Markets - Food - Fresh Water - Golden Gumboot - Great Barrier Reef - Great Dividing Range - Hinterlands - Inland Sea - Kangaroo - Koala - Lamington - Lucky - Macadamia Nut - Mining - Murray Darling - Native Title - Northern Territory - One-Term Government - Opal - Opera House - Outback - Oz - Parkes - Pub Test - Queensland - Salt Water - Sausage Democracy - Shire - Snap Election - Snowy River - Songlines - Sydney - Territory - Traditional Owners - Tucker - Tyranny of Distance - Uluru - Vegemite - Victoria - Welcome to Country - Westminster System

Bala = Brother (Torres Strait)
http://www.si.com/nba/2015/03/25/patty-mills-australia-san-antonio-spurs-bala-gregg-popovich

Politics
Coalition - Election - Greens - Labor - Liberal - Party - Preferences - Prime Minister

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Planeta's Australia Top 10 to Follow (top 10 or so)

to be featured on ron's blog and australia on the web

ABL
The Adelaide Show
All Things Australian
Big Volcano
First Dog on the Moon
Clarke and Dawe
The Conversation
Green and Gold Rugby
Hangouts
Kangaroo Has Three Years
Marie Bike Tour Oz
NAIDOC
Off Track
Rum, Rebels and Ratbags
Strike Zone

Radio National: A Kangaroo Has Three Years
Favorite audio #roadtrip of the year: A kangaroo has three ears @mikewilliams3 @RadioNational
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soundproof/a-kangaroo-has-three-ears/6768302
https://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/22014542341

All Things Australian
All Things Australian Community on Google+ https://plus.google.com/communities/113879723035358486376 @AustraliaGreat @Vintuitive
The Australia Community is for everyone who is interested in Australia. You don't have to be Australian to join. When you make a post be sure to select the appropriate category from the drop down menu below the post. Posts to the community must be on the topic of Australia. Unrelated posts are removed. We have a permanent "Australia Hangout" going so anytime you feel like mingling with the other Community members you can do so anytime via the link below. Engage with other members in discussion and above all, enjoy yourselves. :-)
http://www.australiagreat.com/states-make-australia-great



The Adelaide Show
http://theadelaideshow.com.au/podcast-episodes/118-docking-with-dr-space-junk/http://theadelaideshow.com.au/podcast-episodes/118-docking-with-dr-space-junk

Today is the start of NAIDOC Week. See more about #Aboriginal participation @NACC_NRM here: http://nacc.com.au/aboriginal-participation/
https://twitter.com/NACC_NRM/status/617566511369076736
http://nacc.com.au/aboriginal-participation/


Big Volcano
Now periscoping!
http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/ercentre/ercpage.htm

http://mareebiketouroz.blogspot.com
https://plus.google.com/114800013618725619311/post
https://twitter.com/mareebiketouroz
https://github.com/mareebiketouroz/triprecord/blob/master/campstweets.geojson

The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/topics/unknown-wonders
https://theconversation.com/topics/unknown-wonders

Clark and Dawe
https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkeAndDawe

https://twitter.com/mrjohnclarke


Rum, Rebels and Ratbagshttps://soundcloud.com/rum-rebels-ratbags @DavidHuntGirt @ABCRadioAU

Strike Zone

ABL

Green and Gold

OffTrack and Radio National

Hangouts

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a partnership between philanthropy, governments and business.
http://www.frrr.org.au
http://www.frrr.org.au/cb_pages/podcasts.php
https://soundcloud.com/frrraustralia
https://www.facebook.com/followFRRR
https://www.youtube.com/user/FRRRAustralia

@FRRR_Oz




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    Cue Yourself / Artwork

    Australia Banner

    The Apology

    Australia marine reserves network proposal 2012

    Australia Flipboard 02.2013

    Ultimo
    Traffic on Harris St., Ultimo



    Headlines: 2016 Election

    #ausvotesexternal image AusVotes.png
    http://planeta.com/1607ausvotes
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2016
    Changing seats
    Seats in doubt
    Electorates A-Z
    Party totals
    Latest electorates
    Senate results
    And the winners are...
    https://blog.twitter.com/2016/how-the-2016-australian-federal-election-unfolded
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-08/antony-green-says-malcolm-turnbull-will-be-returned-as-pm/7580646
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/partyroom/2016-07-07/7561446
    https://mumbrella.com.au/twitter-ruin-election-378374
    The morning after; Laura Tingle's Canberra
    https://theconversation.com/ausvotes-a-final-update-from-the-social-media-hustings-61922
    AEC website seat tally wrong: Antony Green
    http://www.portnews.com.au/story/4011604/confusion-reigns-in-cowper
    http://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/alan-jones-and-senator-james-mcgrath-in-heated-fight-during-election-telecast/news-story/da33edbd9785ee9b4a086571796350b4
    http://www.aec.gov.au/election
    Your guide to the Federal Election Sausage Sizzles
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/01/australian-election-strewth-lets-throw-a-democracysausage-on-the
    #ausvotes: how the election played out on Twitter
    John Clarke: the Australian election campaign - https://twitter.com/mrjohnclarke
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-21/social-media-and-the-election-campaign/7530208
    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/06/27/4487476.htm
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/australian-election-2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or9PXvN9RiE
    http://www.theshovel.com.au/election-2016
    He's really rich and protecting his end of town, 08:50
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/laura-tingle's-update/7482886
    http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/06/lnl_20160606.mp3
    The VICE Guide to the 2016 Australian Election
    http://www.vice.com/en_au/read/a-road-trip-with-tony-windsor
    https://votecompass.abc.net.au
    http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/election-2016-malcolm-turnbull-is-losing-it-one-retreat-at-a-time-20160603-gpba89.html
    http://www.2cc.net.au/podcasts/5382-dutton-s-comments-cause-stir.html
    https://theconversation.com/leaders-debate-highlights-real-differences-on-policy-but-a-unity-ticket-on-civility-59513
    First Dog on the Moon: 2016 election coverage
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/partyroom
    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/theminefield/what-are-the-moral-obligations-of-political-journalists/7404232
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36240528
    http://blogs.abc.net.au/antonygreen/
    https://twitter.com/Vintuitive/lists/aus-politicians


    Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2016

    Democracy Sausage

    http://democracysausage.org/#!/about-us
    https://twitter.com/DemSausage
    https://www.facebook.com/AusDemocracySausage
    http://democracysausage.org/#!/sausagelytics
    http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2016/07/behind-australian-elections-map-mapping.html

    Australian voters are reminded that today, Saturday 2 July, is election day, and that every Australian is constitutionally entitled to a democracy sausage, bacon and egg burger, homemade cake, or jar of preserves. This year, democracysausage.org and electionsausagesizzle.com.au have teamed up to share a database, bringing voters the most current sausage sizzle data, hot off the grill. Together, they have formed the Council of Australian Sausage – a cross-jurisdictional working group to ensure that hungry voters are informed. “Many people are keen on the idea of a democracy sausage; it’s just one of those traditions on election day,” says Democracy Sausage co-creator, Annette Tyler. “People are often disappointed if they go to a polling booth and miss their sausage.” The website already has sausage information for over 20 per cent of booths as at the opening of polls in the Eastern States. Voters are encouraged to submit more information about their local booth on Democracy Sausage’s Facebook page, or via Twitter. The Democracy Sausage team encourages Australians to vote thoughtfully, and to take a moment to check out the delicious options at their local booth, as sausage sizzles and bake sales are a great opportunity for schools and community organisations to raise much needed funds. And remember, even if you’ve voted early, you’re still allowed to drop in to a booth to celebrate our great democracy with a sausage on bread, and a shake of the sauce bottle.

    Day-of website visitors will have the ability to search for polling stations and learn about what services are available at each location (accessibility, sausage sizzle and/or cake stand). We sourced the sausage sizzle and cake stand data from Democracy Sausage and Snagvotes. We used the polling place ID to match these to the AEC polling place identifiers. We built a small Google Compute Engine app which sources the data from our sausage sizzle data sources and broadcasts it out to our live web application using Firebase Realtime Database.








    Gregory Andrews
    https://www.facebook.com/TSCommissioner/photos/a.1391479064476129.1073741828.1385221958435173/1589897627967604




    September 23-24 Blues for the Bush
    http://www.bluesforthebush.org.au
    https://www.facebook.com/BluesForTheBush
    https://twitter.com/BluesfortheBush
    http://www.bluesforthebush.org.au/downloads/B4B%202016_EVENT%20PROGRAM_WEB_SPREADS.pdf
    Hashtag: #BluesfortheBush

    Where is Charles Darwin Reserve?
    Charles Darwin Reserve is in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Approximately 380km North East of Perth. It is situated of Wanarra Rd which is accessible via the Great Norther Hwy or the Mullewa-Wubin Road. Full directions can be found here.

    Who are the event organisers?
    The Blues for the Bush is co-hosted by the Shire of Perenjori and Bush Heritage Australia. You can learn more about these organisations at their websites www.bushheritage.org.au and www.perenjori.wa.gov.au.

    How much does it cost to attend?
    The community open day which is held on Saturday 23rd September from 10.00am to 3.00pm is free and all comers are welcome. The Blues for the Bush concert is held on Saturday evening following the Open Day from 3.30pm – midnight and costs $70 for an adult and $25 for a child to attend (plus ticketing and credit card costs). Tickets to the concert can be purchased here or from the Shire of Perenjori.