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The History of the Koala

Koalas are internationally recognized as one of Australia’s most iconic animals. Yet few know that in 1919 one million koalas were killed for their furs during a six month open hunting season in Queensland. Learn about the cumulative impacts of over 200 years of hunting and habitat destruction that is now pushing the koala into the danger zone of extinction. What must we do to save this precious Australian animal? SUGGESTED READING Australian Koala Foundation, Koala, Thames &... [More]
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The History of the Koala

<p>Koalas are internationally recognized as one of Australia’s most iconic animals. Yet few know that in 1919 one million koalas were killed for their furs during a six month open hunting season in

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Is Democracy Possible Without Capitalism?

Changing technology will, in the future, radically alter the nature of work for us all, & thus bring about dramatic changes in Capitalism. Such changes will unavoidably have impacts upon Democratic politics in the Western world. What will the future hold? [More]
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Is Democracy Possible Without Capitalism?

Changing technology will, in the future, radically alter the nature of work for us all, & thus bring about dramatic changes in Capitalism. Such changes will unavoidably have impacts upon Democratic

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The Revolutionary Origins of International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8th every year. It’s a day when women’s achievements are celebrated and their struggles for equality, championed. Yet its origins lie in the revolutionary workers' movements of the early part of the 20th Century. These women didn’t so much want equality, as liberation. Whether these two things are in fact the same, and how we achieve them is a debate that continues to divide feminists today. [More]
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The Revolutionary Origins of International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on March 8th every year. It’s a day when women’s achievements are celebrated and their struggles for equality, championed. Yet its origins lie in the

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Women's Work or Men's Work – Can we Bridge the Pay Gap?

The national gender pay gap is currently 16.2% and has hovered between 15% and 19% for the past two decades. Data shows that the proportion of women has increased over the past two decades in Australia’s two female-dominated industries (Health Care and Social Assistance and Education and Training), while there has been a decrease in women’s representation in the most male-dominated industry, Construction, and little improvement in Mining. In this session we will explore some of the... [More]
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Women's Work or Men's Work – Can we Bridge the Pay Gap?

<p>The national gender pay gap is currently 16.2% and has hovered between 15% and 19% for the past two decades. Data shows that the proportion of women has increased over the past two decades in

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Sydney's Endangered Forests

Sydney includes magnificent national parks and Blue Mountains World Heritage. However Sydney also includes many splendid urban forests and woodlands. Learn about the history of these forests and woodlands that include Sydney’s Cumberland Plain Woodland, Blue Gum High Forest, Turpentine-Ironbark Forest, Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and the Blue Mountains Hanging Swamps. Be staggered by how much has been lost but inspired by how much can be saved. SUGGESTED READING Peggy James,... [More]
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Sydney's Endangered Forests

<p>Sydney includes magnificent national parks and Blue Mountains World Heritage. However Sydney also includes many splendid urban forests and woodlands. Learn about the history of these forests and

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Eagles & Robins in Megalong Valley

There is an early start to appreciate the Australian rural qualities of this beautiful valley. It is perfect open country for spotting birds of prey including Wedge-tailed Eagles and others to be introduced by the wonderful Carol Probets, local expert for the Blue Mountains. Robins also favour this terrain and the road down from Blackheath passes through patches of rainforest; a completely different bird habitat to the floor of Megalong. Plenty to learn and enjoy in the Blue... [More]
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Eagles & Robins in Megalong Valley

There is an early start to appreciate the Australian rural qualities of this beautiful valley. It is perfect open country for spotting birds of prey including Wedge-tailed Eagles and others to be

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Why Do Forests Matter for Wildlife, Climate and Wellbeing?

Why do ecologists, zoologists, botanists, ornithologists and even health experts argue for the protection of forests not just in Australia but around the world? Why are forests important for wildlife, a safe climate and human health and wellbeing? This course looks at the history of forest protection both in Australia and around the world and why forests are so important for solving the crises of biodiversity, extinction and climate change. SUGGESTED READING Nature Conservation... [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
Why Do Forests Matter for Wildlife, Climate and Wellbeing?

<p>Why do ecologists, zoologists, botanists, ornithologists and even health experts argue for the protection of forests not just in Australia but around the world? Why are forests important for

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Wyrrabalong Reserve & Norah Headland

White-throated Needletails should be seen high up on the route for this day course, always an exciting bird indicating that summer is at it’s height. More looking up for Dollarbirds on the wires, and then some lovely walks hoping to encounter fruiting palms with Topknot Pigeons and Black-faced Monarchs dancing in the shadows. A riot of birdwatching to be seen, refining your skills and tips on making birding easy with your tour guide Christina Port. Meeting Location: Paddy Pallins... [More]

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