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" id="MoneyAsDebt">Film Night - Money As Debt

Paul Grignon's engaging animation answers the question that is never asked in school or the media:

Where: 79 Johnston St Annandale, Sydney 2038

When: Saturday, 7 March 2009

Time: 8:00PM

Contact: hereward: m. 0415 059675

For further information: visit

See also: , of 14 Feb 09 by Mike Stasse.


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-QldLaunch" id="OverloadingAustralia-QldLaunch">Mark O'Connor, to launch "Overloading Australia" in Queensland

Where:Redland Performing Arts Centre Auditorium

When:Friday 20 February 2

Time:4.30pm (refreshments served from 4pm)

Mark will also be appearing at other locations:

Where: Caloundra Events Centre, Minchinton Street, Caloundra
When: Saturday 21st February at 1:00 - 1:30pm (followed by a SEQ Regional Plan Workshop until 4:00pm)

University of Queensland
Goddard Building (8). Room
When: Monday 23rd February, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Brisbane City Council Library
Where: Brisbane Square, 266 George Street, Brisbane
Monday 23rd February, 4:00 - 5:30pm

For further information: see

-10feb09" id="QldParlmt-10feb09">Rally Parliament House ... tell the Govt how you feel about fluoride and recycled water

Where: Outside Queensland Parliament, Cnr of George and Alice Streets

When: Tuesday, 10 February 2009 (Opening Day of Parliament)

Time: 9am - 11 am

Bring your friends, bring your banners and let the politicians know what you
really think!

Tell the Government what you think of Drinking Sewage and Fluoridated Water!!

Contact: Jeanie : 0408006544 info [ AT ] qawf.org

For further information:

A fluoride fighter has very kindly organised fluoride t shirts for purchase

Please contact Wiesia Smolka wiesias [ AT ] aapt.net.au if you would to see what the T-shirts look like.

If you like to order and need T shirts posted, then you need to order a
MINIMUM of TWO, at $10 per tee posted.

But to pay: Wiesia has ordered 200 to start with (let’s hope it becomes 1000 or more!). Contact Wiesia for bank accout details.

Please send your postal details, and, Cheques payable to: W. Smolka PO Box 3454 Nerang DC Qld 4211
Ph : 07 5594 1482 M: 0411 203 177

Please proudly wear these from when you get them; but especially, on the day of the rally ... The print has been designed to SHOUT your message, for
the brief seconds if the camera’s are pointed at you in the crowd!

Tell Captain Anna, all pollies and the ignorant others, just what you think of S6 Fluorosilicate Poison, in your drinking water!

Let Wiesia know your (tentative) order and size numbers, and colours. And, what size ie. S, M, L, XLg, XXLg - Sizes will be a whole range, enough to choose from. Printer said he has a fair idea how many of each so…. Orders please. eg. Joe Blogg’s family, Black Sm x 1, M x 2; White Lg x 3

Coal port proposal another insult to Queensland's biggest wilderness region

Joint Media Release: of Friends of the Earth, the Wildlife Protection Association of Australia and Peace Convergence

18 July 08

Friends of the Earth Brisbane and the Peace Convergence are concerned at a proposal to build a new coal port on Australian Defence Force land at Shoalwater Bay in central Queensland. The port puts at risk Queensland's largest coastal wilderness area and increases the states contribution to climate change.

The Shoalwater Bay region, with listed wetlands and subject to two migratory bird treaties feeds into the seagrass meadows that fed Queensland's endangered dugong population. It has been the focus of community opposition to military activities in recent years.

Environmental spokesperson for the Peace Convergence, Kim Stewart, says, "This area is already at risk of toxic pollution and structural damage from the activities of the military. A coal port will lead to the further destruction of this unique area. The Shoalwater region should be returned to it's traditional owners to be managed."

Pat O'Brien, spokesperson for the Wildlife Protection Association of Australia says, "As Premier Bligh says, this development is of significance to the state, but for other reasons than profit of the coal industry. If we lose Shoalwater Bay to industry and development, we risk losing a significant site of natural heritage and contribute to the extinction of dugong and green sea turtles and the endemic species of flora found there."

Climate Justice spokesperson for Friends of the Earth Brisbane, Emma Brindal, says, "It's climate insanity to be further opening up the coal industry and doubly so because of the unfortunate choice of location for a port at Shoalwater. Premier Bligh has a duty to stop this development and set Queensland on the sustainable energy path.

"An opportunity exists for Premier Bligh to protect this important area from further development and enhance it's protection as a national treasure and for future generations."

Wildlife Protection Association of Australia: Pat O'Brien 0408 711 344
Peace Convergence & Friends of the Earth: Kim Stewart 0413 397839

Who should pay for repairs of damaged residential canals?

This letter was published in the Sunshine Coast Daily of Wednesday 7 May 08.

Canals should be fixed by owners

There's a new council in town and promises made by Maroochy to its millionaire landowners need not necessarily apply now.

These people along the canals bought land that had been cleared from an old swamp. Their land and the mosquito pond in front of them is the lowest point on the landscape.