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22 September 2005


CANBERRA, ACT Representatives of the four major parties in the ACT election will lead a public discussion on the theme “Water and People: how much more can Canberra grow?” on Saturday. The speakers will be Bill Wood MLA (Labor), Vicki Dunne MLA (Liberal), Roslyn Dundas MLA (Australian Democrats) and Charlie Pahlman (Greens’ candidate for Molonglo). …


15 September 2005

Pay farmers to maintain ecosystem services (Sept)

Canberra, ACT Farmers should not only be paid for agricultural produce but also recompensed for managing natural ecosystems and preserving downstream water, according to Emeritus Professor Bob Douglas AO. Ecosystems such as forests, streams and wetlands provide humanity with various services such as clean water and air and maintain a liveable climate. “The ability of …

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10 July 2005

Aid wasted if population growth continues in Africa (JUL)

Canberra, ACT Jul 10, 2005 for World Population Day – 11 July 2005 The G8 nations must insist that a significant portion of their $25 billion annual aid package to Africa goes to programs that get birth rates down, according to Sustainable Population Australia inc (SPA). National president of SPA, Ms Jenny Goldie, says ending poverty …

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