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Forest Science Forum

Forest Science Forum

October 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009, Australia

Leading WA and inter-state scientists will present on the ecological values and functions of the South West forests and what can be done to protect and / or restore those values and functions given climate change and the other stressors they face.
We are delighted to be including presentations from forest and ecology experts, researchers and social scientists Professors Jamie Kirkpatrick, Trish Fleming, Carmen Lawrence, Pierre Horwitz, Grant Wardell-Johnson, John Bailey, Giles Hardy, Joe Fontaine as well as Wardandi Noongar yorga Mitchella Hutchens.

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Ban Fracking in WA Rally & Petition Hand-Over

Ban Fracking in WA Rally & Petition Hand-Over

October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Parliament Of Western Australia, Parliament House, Harvest Terrace, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

JOIN US on the steps of Parliament House, Perth Thursday October 11 at 12 noon to hand over a formal petition calling for a permanent ban on fracking in WA. We will be calling on the State Government to heed the call of climate scientists and thousands of Western Australian residents to legislate a permanent ban on fracking in our state. The event will co-incide with an international day of action in October known as the Global Frackdown. Please save the date and make time for this important lunch time rally.

Hosted by Frack Free WA

Stop Live Exports’ Human Chain 2018

Stop Live Exports’ Human Chain 2018

October 7, 2018 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Stirling Bridge, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

It’s Stop Live Exports’ EIGHTH annual Human Chain, and the most IMPORTANT one yet!

Live animal export is STILL cruel, the abuse is STILL happening and we STILL oppose it! We are closer than ever, to shutting down the live sheep trade and that’s why we need to make this the biggest ever – we need to beat 1,200 people from 2012.

Please do whatever you need to do, to make this Sunday morning free and clear to attend this and BRING FIVE FRIENDS!

Dress in BLACK and join us on the Stirling Traffic Bridge (Stirling Hwy between Canning Hwy, East Fremantle and Tydeman Rd, North Fremantle) a bridge that has seen tens of millions of animals cross it on their way to a fate worse than death.

Hosted by Stop Live Exports.

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

“The Bentley Effect” – Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

October 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddington Ale House, 141 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia

Come and join us at the Paddo where we will be watching “The Bentley Effect”.

When the coal seam gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of Australia, alarm bells rang out. A critical mass of people from all walks of life – farmers, landowners, mums, dads, activists, scientists – organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. Despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through. A series of dramatic blockades ensued before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest. What happened next set a historic precedent.

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest can not only overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness … but it can also be a lot of fun.

It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.

Event Details

– The film starts at 6.30 pm. You will be able to arrive at any time.

– We supply some cushions, if you want to bring your own you are most welcome to.

– No need to print your ticket.

– We apologise that you will not be able to bring your own food and drink to the venue, you will be able to purchase these at The Paddo.

If you wish to support the ongoing work of Transition Town Vincent, we welcome a gold coin donation.