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Murray-Darling in Crisis

How can the rivers, wetlands and flood plains of the Murray-Darling Basin be restored to health? How can water be retained to ensure the river continues to flow through the driest continent on Earth? What must be done to end the illegal extraction of water? How can this life blood of the nation be saved into the future? Examine the controversy surrounding the illegal extraction of water from the Murray Darling basin. SUGGESTED READING ABC TV Four Corners, Pumped: Who’s benefitting... [More]
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Murray-Darling in Crisis

<p>How can the rivers, wetlands and flood plains of the Murray-Darling Basin be restored to health? How can water be retained to ensure the river continues to flow through the driest continent on

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Why Wilderness Matters

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness that emerged out of Myles Dunphy’s 1930s National Parks and Primitive Areas Council. Today it is Australia’s longest-serving community advocate for wilderness. Learn about its legendary bushwalking conservationists, photographers and campaigners who dedicated their lives to protecting Australia’s wilderness. Some of these legends include Myles Dunphy, Milo Dunphy, Alex Colley and Henry Gold. COURSE OUTLINE The... [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
Why Wilderness Matters

<p>Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness that emerged out of Myles Dunphy’s 1930s National Parks and Primitive Areas Council. Today it is Australia’s longest-serving

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Fine Particles: What Are They?

Fine particles are ubiquitous. They take many forms and are classified in several ways to make it easier to more readily understand their nature and hence, the likely effects they may have on the environment and human health. This talk will cover particle sources, the difference in primary and secondary particles, urban and natural haze and the meaning of PM1, PM2.5 and PM10. Are fine particles regulated in Australia? [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
Fine Particles: What Are They?

Fine particles are ubiquitous. They take many forms and are classified in several ways to make it easier to more readily understand their nature and hence, the likely effects they may have on the

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A History of the Green Parties in Europe and Australia

The 1970s saw the birth of a new type of political party. One focused primarily on ecological and environmental concerns. The first and most successful national party known as the Greens (die Grünen) was founded in West Germany by Petra Kelly and Herbert Gruhl in 1979. But it was quickly followed by Bob Brown’s Greens in Australia, the Green Ecology Party in Sweden and Les Verts in France. SUGGESTED READING Bramwell, Anna, The Fading of the Greens: The Decline of Environmental... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
A History of the Green Parties in Europe and Australia

<p>The 1970s saw the birth of a new type of political party. One focused primarily on ecological and environmental concerns. The first and most successful national party known as the Greens (die

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West Head and The Basin

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris' and the birds are in the sandstone peninsula of the beautiful Broken Bay. We will start our day’s course with a gentle walk down The Basin Fire Trail looking for honeyeaters that will be gathering there to feed on the banksias. White-bellied Sea-Eagles and Whistling Kites no doubt will soar overhead whilst we catch the ferry across to Palm Beach; there the bus will meet us in time for a late afternoon explore for that elusive little bird, the... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST
West Head and The Basin

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris' and the birds are in the sandstone peninsula of the beautiful Broken Bay. We will start our day’s course with a gentle walk down The Basin Fire Trail looking for

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Sydney's World Heritage Matters

Sydney is one of the few cities in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage area – the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Learn about the history of this global achievement, its unfinished business and what current challenges it faces. Learn how the Blue Mountains was world heritage listed has inspired others to call for world heritage listing of their national park, including Royal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Learn why World Heritage listing... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Sydney's World Heritage Matters

<p>Sydney is one of the few cities in the world that is surrounded by a world heritage area – the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Learn about the history of this global achievement, its

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Mt Banks, Wilson and Tomah

Leave suburbia behind. Ascend the eastern escarpment up Bell Bird Hill with Bell’s Miners tinkling to Kurrajong Heights and spectacular views over Sydney. Flanked by grassy rolling hills dotted with small rural properties you enter the fruit orchards of Bilpin and then the pristine wilderness along Bell’s Line of Road to Mt Tomah rising abruptly and capped with ancient basalt, rainforest and NSW’s cool climate Botanic Gardens. We will be looking for Gang-gang Cockatoo, Eastern... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST
Mt Banks, Wilson and Tomah

Leave suburbia behind. Ascend the eastern escarpment up Bell Bird Hill with Bell’s Miners tinkling to Kurrajong Heights and spectacular views over Sydney. Flanked by grassy rolling hills dotted with

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The Good, the Bad and the Fake: Australia’s News Media Today

Using examples of the news of the day, as reported in local and overseas Press, radio, television and magazines, as well as in social media; we will debate the nature and sources of news, the ownership and control of the media, the complex relations between news and advertising, media and public opinion, the extent of government control of the media, the role of the shock jocks, and more. COURSE OUTLINE What makes news? Variations in selection and presentation of events to create... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
The Good, the Bad and the Fake: Australia’s News Media Today

<p>Using examples of the news of the day, as reported in local and overseas Press, radio, television and magazines, as well as in social media; we will debate the nature and sources of news, the

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