4. Biodiversity ? Throsby and
Submission, documents for
1. Funding and resources for
2. Stage One Water Conservation
future oil supply
in the Pub ...
3. Boobook Owls in Aranda Bushlands-Jerry Olsen & FOAB
Community Education Internship, EDO
Education Officer, EDO
Office Coordinator, ACTCOSS
The Conservation Council is
beginning a campaign for a light rail system in central Canberra. A draft Light
Rail plan has been developed and the first consultative meetings with key
stakeholders and interested parties are taking place.
should look at the next issue of Sustainable Times due out in a couple of weeks
(see website or email us to receive a PDF version), or if you would like to
comment on our draft ?Light Rail vision for Central Canberra? please email
Kyoto Day February 16th
The Conservation Council will help
coordinate an event on Kyoto Day,Thursday February the 16th, to mark
the first anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol?s coming into effect in 2005.
Keep the date in your dairy free.
We will be sending out more details of the event in a special e-bulletin next
week. Take a look at pictures from last year?s event http://www.ecoaction.net.au/ccserac.php?sec=167.
The two most simple things you can
do to help stop climate change is use Green Power and ride a bike. Green Power
is energy made from non-fossil fuel sources such as wind, solar, water and
The Conservation Council is
encouraging you to sign onto ActewAGL?s GreenChoice program. For every home
or business that signs up to ActewAGL's GreenChoice program through the
Conservation Council, we will receive $50 to assist us in our
Visit our website for more
information or an order form http://www.ecoaction.net.au/ccserac.php?sec=165.
Why act on Climate
The last 24 hours have seen two
media reports both raising alarming questions about the impact of climate
change. Australian scientists said that bleaching of coral on our Great Barrier Reef already seems to have the potential to
be the worst on record with several more months of summer heat to go. While a
United Kingdom Meteorological Office report, entitled "Avoiding Dangerous
Climate Change?, raises concerns that even a 2°C global temperature
rise could result in ?dangerous? climate change.
3. Throsby ? Woodlands
The Planning and Environment
Committee of the Legislative Assembly have released a report on Draft Variation
231 which discusses planning of the proposed suburbs of Throsby and Kenny that
will boarder the Mulligans Flat and Goorooyaroo nature reserve. Read
the report. (PDF)
The Committee has made two key
recommendations that the Conservation strongly supports:
That ACTPLA review the boundaries
of the suburb of Throsby and re-draw them back towards Horse Park Drive to
reduce the impact of residential development on the nature
The committee recommends that cat
containment be mandatory in the new suburbs of Throsby and Kenny.
If you agree with these
recommendations then we encourage you to write to the Minister for Planning,
Simon Corbell and Minister for Environment, Jon Stanhope both at GPO Box 1020
Canberra ACT 2601 urging them to adopt these
The Conservation Council has
created an online forum on the permanent water conservation measures. We are
very happy with the concept of permanent water conservation measures but feel
they could be stronger, what is your opinion?
You can start a new topic or reply
to an existing one. Follow the link to the Conservation Council's online
forum. We are looking forward to seeing your comments.
Submission, documents for
1. Senate Committee
Enquiry into the funding and resources available to meet the
objectives of Australia's national parks, other
conservation reserves and marine protected areas. The Committee invites written submissions from interested
individuals and organisations, preferably in electronic form sent by email, to
href="">. The email must
include full postal address and contact details.
Submissions must be received by no
later than Friday, 10 March
information, contact: Committee Secretary
Phone: +61 2 6277
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
2. Senate Committee
Enquiry into Australia's future oil supply and
related matters. To find out more call the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and
Transport References Committee on 02 6277 3511 or visit their website:
Submissions close 24 February 2006.
Thursday 2 March 2006 7.30 PM
Havelock House Turner
Politics in the Pub ...
price of power - The Economics of Energy Reform Wednesday 1
6.30pm Wig and Pen back room. Canberra House Arcade,
Speaker: Economist Richard Dennis
(formally of the Australia Institute, Australian Democrats and now Australian
Boobook Owls in Aranda Bushlands-Jerry Olsen
15 February Catchpole Room, Western Districts Rugby Club, Macquarie
of Aranda Bushlands AGM
7:15 pm for refreshments, AGM at 7:45
pm. 8:15 pm, Jerry Olsen talk
COMMUNITY EDUCATION INTERNSHIP, EDO
Defender?s Office (NSW)
Date: Friday 10 February
Environmental Defender?s Office (EDO) is pleased to invite applications for the
position of Education Intern. The internship provides an opportunity for an
appropriately qualified student or graduate to undertake a three month part-time
internship in a non-profit environmental law centre. The internship commences in
early 2006 and is a two-day a week position.
Position description is available at: http://www.edo.org.au/edonsw/site/jobs_volunteer.asp
EDUCATION OFFICER, EDO
Defender's Office (NSW)
Date: Monday 27 February
EDO seeks a suitably qualified applicant for
the newly created position of Education Officer. The position is open to
dynamic, self-motivated individuals who satisfy the following essential
criteria: knowledge and understanding of environmental law and policy; tertiary
qualifications or demonstrated experience in adult or community education;
project management experience, including budgeting and evaluation of projects
and events; excellent written and oral communication skills. This is a permanent
full-time position, 37.5 hours per week.
Position description is available at: www.edo.org.au/edonsw/site/jobs_volunteer.asp.
Office coordinator, ACTCOSS
date: Monday 13 February
ACT Council of Social Service is the peak representative body of not-for-profit
community organisations and disadvantaged and low-income citizens of the
Territory. The Officer Co-ordinator
assists the Director in the overall operation of ACTCOSS, with specific
responsibility for the day to day administrative management of the organisation,
coordinates the office systems and administration including providing
administrative assistance to the Board and Staff of the organisation.
criteria: Advanced skills in office administration, Skills and experience in day
to day financial management, Ability to work co-operatively with a diverse range
of people, Capacity to work autonomously and within a team context, Ability to
work in a changing work environment while maintaining focus and attention to
to prioritise work activities and complete tasks quickly, and Commitment to
principles of social justice.
information about this position is available from Sam Engel by telephoning 02
6202 7200 or emailing
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