Daily Archives: February 22, 2011

Call for sea rise defences in Torres Strait Islands

[Aboriginal News]

SBS Radio – Call for sea rise defences in Torres Strait Islands

The mayor of the Torres Strait Island Regional Council has called for
the state and federal governments to finally fund sea defences for his
community.

The islands in far-north Queensland escaped serious inundation from
annual king tides this week, but had already been flooded during
cyclone Yasi.

Six of the inhabited islands are just over one metre above sea level
and flooding regularly damages infrastructure, homes and contaminates
fresh water supplies.

The mayor says a plea for funding to built protective sea walls has
been met with the federal government saying there needs to be more
research.

Fred Gela spoke with Queensland correspondent Stefan Armbruster.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO HEAR THE FULL INTERVIEW
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/world-view/episode/145282/Call-for-sea-r
\ise-defences-in-Torres-Strait-Islands

Protest for Libya: Friday 5pm, King George Square

Solidarity protest with Libya
Friday February 25
5pm, King George Square

In a brutal attempt to hold on to power, Gaddafi has slaughtered over 400 people. He has ordered fighter jets to attack peaceful protests. Protests have continued in the face of this brutality. We must show our solidarity with the people of Libya. Join the protest on Friday. Please spread the word.

Phone: 0400 720 757

Bring banners, signs, flags, noise makers.

Click here to join the Facebook event
(http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=191823244171984)

Click here to download posters/flyers
(http://solidaritywithlibya.wikispaces.com/Solidarityprotest)

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The next two 17 group meetings

The next 17 Group meeting might well be called “No way with current growth“.

Described more fully below, it will be led by Trevor Berrill who has given a previous highly successful talk to this group on sustainable energy.

It will be in the usual place, unit 6 at 20 Drury St. West End on Wednesday the 2nd of March at 7pm. Continue reading

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The Bligh Era: new cabinet, same policies

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February 2011 brings a new lease of life for the Bligh government due a mix of floods, cyclones and more than a little jingoism  by Bligh herself — “I know in my bones that Queenslanders are up to this, and … Continue reading

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Of Giants, Poets and Nightingales

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