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Re: d3sj meeting feb

From: geoffrey
Sent on: Thursday, February 5, 2009 7:38 PM

Dear Folks,

    Here's a reminder for next Wednesday. I'm asking Phil Little and Neil Davidson to each briefly mention their sustainability initiatives to Ronan, then we can have open discussion with Ronan who will need to leave around 7pm. I've been asked to keep a tighter leash on Q&A proceedings and I am introducing a "speaker's totem" which will magically confer the power of speech upon whosoever happens to possess it, while striking everyone else dumb (except for the invited speaker and yours truly). Worth a try anyway.

Geoff Chia

 

D3SJ* meeting 11 February 2009:

Ronan Lee, Greens MP for Indooroopilly

Last year Ronan Lee made history by joining the Greens party. This is of particular relevance to us, being a South Queensland MP. What are his views on environmental policy, Peak Oil and the Labor party?s 5% carbon reduction target? He is also keen to hear opinions from the community (that means you). Ronan will leave at 7pm for another engagement.

Information from his website:

Ronan is a regular public transport user and passionate advocate for more train and bus services, better commuter parking and extending the NightLink bus service to include Thursday nights. Delivering better local public transport and tackling traffic congestion are high on his list of priorities. He has advocated a major upgrade of Indooroopilly Railway Station, a new fire station and fire engine for Taringa, a new local Breast Screen clinic and more safe cycle paths. He delivered funds to create the Oxley Creek Common and championed laws to protect Queensland?s wilderness rivers and to end broadscale tree clearing.

Ronan grew up in the small Irish farming village of Ballyjamesduff, near the Irish border and since migrating to Australia in 1989 has lived and worked in Brisbane. He was elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2001 at the age of 25 and represents one of the youngest and best educated communities in Queensland. He is now serving his third term as the Member for Indooroopilly. He is an active member of the local community and has always shown a strong commitment to community development and social justice.

Between 2006 and 2008 Ronan was Parliamentary Secretary for various portfolios including Communities, Disability Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Seniors, Youth, Main Roads, Justice and Attorney-General.

Ronan has a Bachelor of Arts (with a major in Government) from the University of Queensland and his personal interests include cycle racing, kayaking, bushwalking, reading and watching live music.


Date & time: Wednesday 11 Feb 2009

5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea

6.00pm - presentations & 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.


Cost: FREE!

* 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 visit www.d3sj.org for more information

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