Still Falling – Tasmania’s forest –

I had to cry while watching.. 🙁 Please watch the video until the end and spread it to everyone you know…

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Miranda Gibson has devoted years of her life to defending Tasmania’s old growth forests…

Holding Australia’s record for longest tree sit, Miranda is no stranger to the long haul of tenacious grassroots campaigns for ecodefence. Miranda’s Observer Tree sit lasted 449 days and her six and a half years working on the Florentine Forest blockade has awarded World Heritage Protection status for the otherwise doomed Florentine eucalyptus stand.

Miranda is apprehensive of the word “victory” as she sees her struggle as an ever-poised and vigilant stance against creeping, rapacious development.

Despite Miranda’s laundry list of victories for the forests of Tasmania, trees are Still Falling, and these forests need your help.

Take action and join Miranda’s fight:


Viral Campaign: Dumb Ways To Die | Metro Melbourne | #Australia #dumbwaystodie

Daniel Rehn blogged about the viral campaign of Metro Melbourne “Dumb ways to die” and how clever it was made – and I can’t resist viewing the video and listening to the Song over and over again. Be sure to check it out yourself, copy/paste and share it to your friends.


The Song can be played here on soundcloud, it is from “Tangerine Kitty”

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Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist – or why more politicians should react like Gillard

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hit back at Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s call for Peter Slipper to be removed as Speaker, attacking Mr Abbott as a misogynist:


(Source: NewsOnAbc, YouTube)

I think and say “Well done Julia Gillard!”. More politicians should have the guts to speak up against sexism. There are so many situations when women can’t react and talk to a greater public like Gillard. And there should be more men who stop provoking women or should rethink their thinking about sexism. I know this is a huge potential of discussion. I actually would like to see more (german) female politicians who stand more to womens rights than they are acting now. And sometimes have the power to react like Gillard.

What do you think?

It’s time. End marriage discrimination. #MARRIAGEEQUALITY #GetUp!



To all Australian Politicians,

Not allowing same-sex couples to marry denies them and their families legal equality and perpetuates discrimination and prejudice.

The overwhelming majority of Australians support full marriage equality and it is the right thing to do.

Marriage matters: amend the Commonwealth Marriage Act so that same-sex partners can be wed.


Emotional australian commercial/ads – Part 3: #Vegemite

Everyone who has been visiting Australia might have seen or even tasted Vegemite.
Well I don’t like it, I tried it when I was little but it didn’t taste. But what I liked
where the TV commercials about Vegemite. Here are some I found on YouTube and I like:

Vegemite – Australian TV commercial
Possibly THE all-time classic Aussie TV ad (tied for first place with “Louie The Fly”!), here’s the “Happy Little Vegemites” ad…:

VEGEMITE TV Ad – The Darwin Ice Hockey Club


Emotional australian commercial/ads – Part 1: I still call Australia Home

Hi there, since quite a while over the years I sometimes was stunned about some australian commercial/ads i saw on my flights to and from Australia and in the TV channels there. I am going to blog about some which I prefer or like, not because of the product which is promoted but about the way they put emotions into an ad. Because I am half australian, half german I like those ads and they still show their effect.

Here with Part 1 I want to start with one of the actually most known ad “I still call Australia Home“. It is known as the Ad of Qantas (You remember? The company with “The spirit of Australia” and the Kangaroo on their airplanes tail). But you can actually also read more information at Wikipedia. So here are the videos related to “I still call Australia Home” (by the way, here are the lyrics):

(Update – i found this extra Qantas Ad just now…)

QANTAS AD New Commercial – I Still Call Australia Home:

I Still Call Australia Home:


Piratenpartei Australien nimmt Kurs auf das Parlament in Canberra auf (@piratepartyau)

Australian Pirate Party Sets Course for Parliament // Die australische Piratenpartei nimmt Kurs auf das Parlament in Canberra auf.

Als ich diese Nachricht gelesen habe, war ich sehr erfreut, denn lange Zeit hielt ich es für schier nicht machbar. Sie werden jetzt nicht so erfolgreich sein, wie vergleichsweise in Europa oder in Deutschland, aber immerhin – sie sind dann schon mal wählbar. Es ist ein gutes Zeichen und freut mich natürlich sehr. Nächsten Monat werden die Kollegen dort ihren Parteitag abhalten und auch live streamen und ich hoffe (nicht die ganze Zeit) aber mal kurz reinzuschauen.

Und so wie es aussieht, kann ich sogar auch mitwählen. Ich lasse mich derzeit für die Wahl registrieren (habe eine doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft) und hoffe, dass ich zugelassen werde. Werde bei weiteren Neuigkeiten darüber dann auch bloggen und freue mich schon jetzt auf Wahlerfolge (egal wie viel Prozent..) 🙂

Pepper and Scout at Fosterton Farm


These two lovely dogs are really georgeous and i had two great days with them at the Fosterton Farm in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia.
If you pat one the other one tries to get some of your attention too by pushing the other one away. And then they won’t leave you.

I know a similar dog called Leila in Germany. She would have had fun with these two.

Pepper is the one with the black dots and Scout the darker one. And they love eating their bones in the evening and get a lovely meaty desert.

Thank you Loo and Simon for these unforgettable moments.

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