Oz Update


Well as I said in a previous post things have gotten somewhat interesting here in the land of Oz and not in a good way.  For a country that is supposed to pride itself about providing a ‘fair go’ for everyone we seem to be failing rather badly on a variety of fronts.  I don’t…

Good News – Bad News


All the petitions, all the protest and all the money we raised to send experts to speak with the World Heritage Committee has paid off.  Abbott’s attempt to de-list part of the old growth forest in Tasmania has been blocked by the World Heritage Committee and there is a great deal of relief mingled with…

She’s Alive…Beautiful…Finite and Hurting – Thursday’s Thought for the Day


  Thank you to Tashi Witekauha for sharing Sanctuary Asia’s Clip with us – this world is a gift, a precious gift not an unlimited convenience store that can be restocked when it’s shelves are emptied.  We live because of it and to destroy its’ resources for greed and profit is to destroy ourselves. This world and all on it is…

The Purple Plankton Eater – Australian Wildlife Just Keeps Getting Stranger


  Well folks let hear it again for another new addition to the weird, the wacky and the wonderful wildlife that inhabits the continent of Australia and it’s surrounding oceans.  It appears we have another previously undiscovered species to grace our shores. Early Wednesday morning a purple jellyfish [and yes I said purple] washed up onto…

Australia Does Have a Cuter Side


This picture – courtesy of The Australian Conservation Foundation – is for my friend from yeseventhistoowillpass who has a soft spot for the Aussie Koala.  After giving him a rather bad shock with the previous post of a sheep wrangling snake from a property in North West Queensland I promised him a picture of one…