SPA member, Jackie Ellis of Kununurra in WA has, for the 2nd time generously donated paintings to SPA! We thank Jackie very much for her gift and are taking this wonderful opportunity to auction these works for SPA
The titles of the 2 works , “Ecology Connected to Everything Else” and “Ecology -Everything is Connected” encapsulate the important principle that environmentalists understand to be true – that elements of nature are interconnected and an action upon any one will have downstream consequences.
To view the paintings and bid for one or both – click on Auction.
On August 23 Michael Bayliss (President, VicTas Branch) was invited to speak to the national Safe Cities conference on the topic: 'The Impact on Rapid Population Growth in Urban Centres'. Michael used Melbourne and other Australian cities as case examples as to how rapidly growing cities affect public safety through bad building design, health sector infrastructure, psychology and well-being, and long term environmental viability.
Following the SPA AGM held in Adelaide on the 7th March this year (2015) the organisers 'treated' the public and the assembled members to a symposium titled “Population and Ageing: Disaster or Triumph?” Three speakers, Dr Katharine Betts, Dr. Jane O'Sullivan and Associate Professor Philip Lawn delivered powerful presentations examining the current debate on population aging.
The Powerpoint presentations accompanying each talk have been made available by each speaker and are attached here as PDF's and links ae provided to the video presentations of each. You are encourged to download for use in personal research.