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D3SJ* meeting 15 October 2008:
Dialogue with Kate Jones, State MP for Ashgrove
Please note the next meeting will be on 15 October, not 8 October 2008. Talking among ourselves and making pious declarations at each session is of limited value. We have a golden opportunity this month to engage in dialogue with a mainstream politician.
Kate Jones was elected to the Queensland Parliament in September 2006 and is the youngest member of the Bligh Government. Kate currently serves on the Scrutiny of Legislation Parliamentary Committee and is a member of several Ministerial Policy Committees. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Politics at Queensland University of Technology. She is currently studying for a Masters in Environmental Law. Before running for State Parliament, Kate was a Senior Media Advisor to the Queensland Minister for Public Works, Housing and Racing, Robert Schwarten. She previously worked as a Media Advisor to the Queensland Treasurer, David Hamill. Kate is a member of several community groups and also has a strong interest in environmental and housing policy areas. Kate is also a member of Amnesty International and The Fred Hollows Foundation.
A few of our group will offer 10 minute presentations relevant to their field of expertise, specifically with regard to sustainable living in SE Queensland (see the "Gaia Village Project" in the downloads section of www.d3sj.org). This will be followed by general discussion and Q&A.
Date & time: Wednesday 15 October 2008
5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea
6.00pm - presentations and discussion
7.00pm - meeting concludes - enthusiastic participants are encouraged to continue discussion over dinner at another venue
Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.
Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.
Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.
*Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice:
We invite participation from all members of the public who agree with the medical and scientific principles that we should use evidence, reason and fairness as the primary means to address the issues facing society
please visitwww.d3sj.org for more information