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meetings monday,tuesday,wednesday

From: geoffrey
Sent on: Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:26 PM
MONDAY
 
What: Brisbane Atheists October Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/BrisbaneAtheists/calendar/11366486/t/nr1p_grp/?rv=nr1p

Dr Geoff Chia will talk on Peak Oil

When: Monday, October 12,[masked]:30 PM

Who: 16 Yes / 6 Maybe

Where: Community Meeting Room, Brisbane City Council Library in CBD (Brisbane Square)
266 George Street  
Brisbane  

 
TUESDAY
From Phil Machanick:
This event is the first for the new UQ Greens club. 13 October 2009 Please arrive by 6pm for a 6:15 start at building 24, room S302. It covers the government?s proposed ETS scheme, alternatives and how the government?s proposal will play out internationally.

Speakers:

Dr Jane O'Sullivan: The merits of a carbon tax, more specifically a
consumption-based tax rather than a production-based tax.  That is,
the cost of embodied emissions is added to the product like the GST,
not at the point of manufacture.  She will address the advantages like
price stability, administrative ease and the incentives for
individuals to change their purchasing behaviour.

Dr Martin Weber, Lecturer in International Relations: Copenhagen and
the ETS: the diplomatic ramifications of Australian policy for the
Copenhagen summit, especially whether our position could help or
hinder a positive outcome.

Professor John Quiggin: Will the current proposed ETS be effective?
Is the current ETS compromised by the "free permits" for large
polluters?  Does the current proposed scheme set 2020 reduction
targets which are too low to achieve our 2050 goals?  Will the
proposed scheme be more stable in price than the EU or North-West US
scheme?  Will there be sufficient reinvestment of the proceeds from
permits into emissions reduction measures?

WEDNESDAY:
 

D3SJ* meeting 14 October 2009:

GM Crops: Promise and Peril

Our speaker for October is Ian Godwin, Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics, School of Land, Crop and Food Science, University of Queensland. He will speak to us about the promise and peril of genetically modified crops. He has supervised 26 PhD and 8 Research Masters students to completion at UQ and has also supervised research postgraduate students at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji, and Queensland University of Technology. He has received numerous awards and is active in the public communication of scientific issues to the community. He is currently engaged in several research projects involving sorghum, wheat, canola, grasses and oil palm. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications predominantly on cereal genetics in refereed international journals and books.

Date & time: Wednesday 14 October 2009

5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea

6.00pm - presentations & discussion

7.15pm - 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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