March 2014


Protect the Bush Alliance

PTBA is offering the chance to become involved in two very interesting surveys in very different landscapes, wetlands in Brisbane or remote properties in western Queensland – the choice is yours.

The surveys are free events which encourage community participation in wildlife surveys lead by expert ecologists. Scientists and members of the public will work together to survey these significant bushland areas; looking for, identifying and recording as many species as possible. This is a rare ‘hands-on’ opportunity to learn about different regions’ unique wildlife in a social and fun way.

There is also an opportunity to assist in field work for a vegetation study being conducted in SEQ and the Brigalow-Belt Bioregions.

Please see the attachments for details of all three surveys.

Berrinba Wetlands survey

SEQ and Brigalow-Belt Bioregions vegetation study

Strathtay and Clyde Park survey

Communities in Control 2014: The Lucky Country Conference

Reflecting on 50 years since Donald Horne’s seminal book.

In 1964, Donald Horne wrote “Australia is a lucky country, run by second-rate people who share its luck.” It was a searing criticism that has now been adopted as a nationalistic boast.

Luck: it’s a millstone round our neck. We take it for granted, and we don’t ask why. We don’t say we work harder than other countries, or that we’re stronger or smarter or more creative, or even that we’ve been blessed by destiny. We’re just luckier. And that leads nowhere.

At the 2014 Communities in Control Conference (The Lucky Country Conference) – Melbourne, May 26 and 27 – we want to bring the spotlight back on what we’ve gained and lost as a society, and how we can organise ourselves to get from where we are to where we need to be.

Moonee Valley Racing Club
Moonee Ponds, MELBOURNE
Monday & Tuesday, May 26 & 27, 2014

Pre-Conference Not-for-Profit Skills Day:
Income generating strategies for enterprising not-for-profits
Sunday 25 May 2014

Communities in Control 2014: The Lucky Country Conference