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A report about a Dutch expatriate who is married to a German man. Anika Lehmann has lived in Australia for over 20 years and is committed to koalas. My colleague Barbara Barkhausen asked how she and the marsupials are doing after a year full of disasters. - Ein Bericht über eine holländische Auswanderin, die mit einem deutschen Mann verheiratet ist…
 
One way or the other, most emigrant stories start like this - even those of Klaus Poetsch. In the 60s it was still a much bigger undertaking to turn your back on Germany in order to emigrate to the other side of the globe. Family Poetsch is nowadays in the 3rd generation in Australia and thanks to Klaus, even his grandchildren have dual citizenship…
 
In our series "In Conversation", we hear again from Liz Davie in Broome. After Liz told us about her parents and their background in the first part of the interview, today it's all about her own life. - In unserer Serie "Im Gespräch" hören wir heute noch einmal von Liz Davie aus Broome. Nachdem uns Liz im ersten Teil des Interviews von ihren Eltern…
 
A Chinese man smuggled cuttings of a sought-after kiwi from New Zealand into China. Chinese farmers are now growing the fruits there, the cultivation of which must be licensed dearly in New Zealand. - Ein Chinese hat Stecklinge einer begehrten Kiwi-Art von Neuseeland nach China geschmuggelt. Dort bauen nun chinesische Bauern die Früchte an, deren Z…
 
The Opera Foundation for young Australians celebrates the relationship of opera in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Australia - Während der COVID-Krise haben die Künste gelitten. Jetzt macht sich wieder vorsichtiger Optimismus breit. Ein Signal setzt die Opera Foundation for Young Australians, die sich im Goethe Institut zu einer German/Austrian Ope…
 
Melbourne is in the second week of its fourth lockdown. When will restrictions be lifted? Christian Froelicher reports. - Melbourne befindet sich jetzt schon die zweite Woche im Lockdown, doch Erleichterung könnte nah sein. Über die aktuelle COVID Situation in der Stadt am Yarra River berichtet Christian Froelicher…
 
A German postcard app has just become Australia Post's official postcard app. More on this in a conversation with Felix Wunderlich, Head of Business Development at MyPostcard.com in Berlin. - Eine deutsche Postkarten-App ist seit Juni die offizielle Postkarten-App von Australia Post. Ein Gespräch mit Felix Wunderlich, Head of Business Development b…
 
Footy is the Australian national sport and the Aussies literally breath football from the word go. The German favorite sport, on the other hand, is soccer, also known as (European) football. It also plays a role in Australia, but - despite numerous attempts - doesn't attract the same crowds on the elite stage. And that's exactly why there are quali…
 
Research shows that many Australians underestimate the importance of having a will. But experts argue that planning for your loved ones’ future should be a priority regardless of age, socioeconomic status and ethnicity. - Untersuchungen zeigen, dass viele Australier die Wichtigkeit eines Testaments unterschätzen. Experten sagen jedoch, dass die Pla…
 
Rund 700 Pflanzenarten weltweit ziehen – wie eine Pumpe – Metall aus der Erde. Sie können seltene Metalle liefern und Böden von Schwermetallresten befreien. Ein Forscher in Australien ist einer der Vordenker des sogenannten Phytominings. Meine Kollegin Barbara Barkhausen hat nachgeforscht und erklärt meinem Kollegen Adrian Plitzco, wie die Technolo…
 
In "In Conversation" today we hear the first part of Liz Davie's life story. First of all, it's about her background. Like most Broome residents, she has quite a multicultural heritage. - In „Im Gespräch“ hören wir heute den ersten Teil der Lebensgeschichte von Liz Davie. Erst einmal geht es um ihre Herkunft.…
 
The German Film Festival kicked off this week in Brisbane. Feature movie at the opening night: the directorial debut of one of Germany's best-known actors, Daniel Brühl. In “Next Door" - a black comedy about gentrification in post-reunification Berlin - he not only plays the lead role, but also himself, an actor. Katharina Loesche reports - Der Sta…
 
In March this year, after witnessing numerous sessions at the Berlin Bundestag, German-Australian artist Dyko composed a fascinating track, BUNDESTAG ("passen sie auf auf unser Land" = "Be careful with our country") . The track contains voice samples from parliamentary sessions he attended, such as the above quote spoken by Charlotte Knoblauch, pre…
 
Paleontologists have discovered the skull of an ancient crocodile in the Australian outback. The now extinct species lived eight million years ago in what is now the dry interior of the country. The continent's megafauna is thought to have been the typical diet of this powerful beast. - Paläontologen haben im australischen Outback den Schädel eines…
 
Australia has known National Reconciliation Week since 1993. This year the motto of the annual event (May 27th to June 3rd) is "More than a word. Reconciliation takes action". - Australien kennt seit 1993 die National Reconciliation Week. In diesem Jahr lautet das Motto der Aktionswoche (27. Mai bis 3. Juni) "More than a word. Reconciliation takes …
 
Erich Kästner's book "Fabian: Going to the Dogs" has been turned into a movie and can be seen at the current German Film Festival. Leo Kretzenbacher from the University of Melbourne gives us an introduction, explains the dynamics of the Roaring Twenties and gives us an insight into Erich Kästner's thinking. - Erich Kästners Buch "Fabian oder der Ga…
 
Eight teenagers and an 86-year-old nun sued over the permission for a mine to mine coal. In its judgment, the court came to the conclusion that the Australian government has a duty to protect young people from climate change. It is a historic decision. - Acht Teenager und eine 86-jährige Nonne klagten gegen die Genehmigung einer Kohlemine. In seine…
 
BREZEL is a new German bakery on the Gold Coast, offering a wide range of wholesome and natural loaves of bread, nutritious rolls and delicious pretzels. - Puddingteilchen, Franzbrötchen, Streuselkuchen, Roggenbrot - all’ das gibt es bald in einer neuen deutsche Bäckerei an der Gold Coast. Michelle Roth ist die Frau, die das alles auf die Beine ste…
 
Wine doesn't favour heat, dampness or bright light, so the best place to store it is in a cool, dry, dark place. - Ein gutes Schlückchen Wein ist gerade in dieser kühleren Jahreszeit ein Lebenselixier. Wie wäre es da mit einem kleinen Weinlager, wo man mit Geduld und Kenntnis einen jungen Wein zu einem edlen Tröpfchen reifen lassen kann? Wie man da…
 
In our science series with Catharina Vendl, today we hear an interview she did with her former fellow student Katharina Venz, a small animal vet in Berlin. We find out what can happen in a veterinary practice in Germany's capital, which animals are treated and how, how many pets as opposed to wild animals and also exotic animals turn up in the prac…
 
New Zealand is moving forward with three groundbreaking laws: New rules are to be introduced in the fight against climate change, and animal welfare will also be dealt with more severely in future. New Zealand also wants to become smoke-free as soon as possible. Barbara Barkhausen did some research for us and explained to my colleague Adrian Plitzc…
 
The German Film Festival screens the best of new films from Germany and Austria. - Das German Film Festival ist in dieser Woche angelaufen. Los gings in Sydney mit dem Eröffnungsfilm 'Nebenan', oder mit seinem englischen Titel: 'Next Door'. Eine Produktion, die man nicht versäumen sollte. Ehe der Vorhang aber hochging, war Vorfreude bei einigen Bes…
 
A man's body was found on Somerton Beach in Adelaide over 70 years ago. To this day, the man's cause of death and identity remain a mystery, although there are plenty of mysterious clues. Last week the corpse was exhumed to perhaps solve the riddle after all. - Vor über 70 Jahren wurde der Leichnam eines Mannes auf dem Somerton-Strand in Adelaide g…
 
Anna Fleck ist zweifellos ein klassisches Beispiel dafür, dass mit Mut und Geduld, grosse Träume verwirklicht werden können. Anne Fleck erzählt, was sie zum Schreiben verführt hat und wie es zum ersten Buchvertrag gekommen ist. Und natürlich erzählt sie uns auch mehr über ihr erfolgreiches Debüt, das Buch „Meeresglühen. Geheimnis in der Tiefe“, ers…
 
Maria Schrader is an award-winning German director, screenwriter and actress. Her latest film "Ich bin dein Mensch" will celebrate its international premiere at the German Film Festival in Australia (25 May to 20 June). More on this in an SBS interview. - Maria Schrader ist eine preisgekrönte deutsche Regisseurin, Drehbuchautorin und Schauspielerin…
 
The Goethe Institute has put together the program "Kino for Kids" for the German Film Festival. The head of the department "Bildungskooperation Deutsch", Anna-Lena Schenck, is introducing the six children movies. - "Kino For Kids" ist ein Programm, das das Goethe Institut für das German Film Festival zusammengestellt hat. Die Leiterin der Abteilung…
 
A real pet boom has broken out in Germany since the corona pandemic. According to ZDF figures, Germans now have around a million more pets than they did a year ago. More and more people are getting dogs, cats and other animals. Norbert Lux from the Fürth district takes it a notch further. A herd of wallabies has lived in the garden of the Franconia…
 
Backpackers Elisa and Jan left everything behind and started travelling around the world shortly before the outbreak of the pandemic. SBS correspondent Katharina Loesche met the two near Harvey Bay in Queensland. - Zu zweit als Paar um die Welt reisen, raus aus dem Alltag in Deutschland. Elisa und Jan haben sich den Traum erfüllt, kurz vor Ausbruch…
 
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