2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, more commonly referred to as the Ramsar Convention. To celebrate this, the World Wetlands Day theme for 2021 is “Wetlands and Water”. Wetlands play a critical role in ecosystem function, maintaining and improving water […]
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Aretha Franklin’s interpretation of respect is recognised across the globe. In her version of Otis Redding’s original, she altered the lyrics to represent herself, a strong woman demanding respect from her man. Aretha’s version went on to become one of the […]
The Koala Habitat Protection SEPP: Breaking through the noise (Part 2 – Could the SEPP be improved?)
– State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) 2019 replaces the former SEPP No 44 – Koala Habitat Protection.
– The SEPP was introduced 1 March 2020 but was amended on 16 October 2020 due to concerns […]
– State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) 2019 replaces the former SEPP No 44 – Koala Habitat Protection. The SEPP was introduced 1 March 2020 but was amended on 16 October 2020 due to concerns raised by the National Party.
I work in a place where sitting on the fence is not encouraged. There are no seats on the fence. Not a comfy bean bag or a couch. Not even one of those non-ergonomic dining chairs that is now your work chair, since you started working from home. In fact, […]
Integrity… a behaviour and ethic that I have always held as a core value both personally and in others.
Delivering on our promises to others is an obvious example of integrity, what else does it mean and what are its pillars? If I had to explain the concept of integrity to […]
From 1991 to 1996 I was one of the first regionally based Environmental Officers with the then Department of Resources Industries. My regional extended from Bowen across to the Queensland/Northern Territory and all the way the north to the Torres Straits. My role was the regulation of all […]
Wow four months into physical distancing due to COVID-19. It has been an adjustment for us all and I hope we have all adjusted nicely and are doing well.
Recently I spoke about the challenges of community engagement at a time when we are meant to be keeping our distance. The […]
In 1982, the Australian Bureau of Labour Market Research reported that women formed just 3% of the engineering profession at the undergraduate level. It was one of the most gender-segregated professions in Australia at that time and significantly below the participation rate relative to most other industrialised countries. In […]