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Issue 33, Fortnight of 6 June 2016
Protecting North Stradbroke Island’s remarkable natural and cultural heritage
On the 26th May 2016, the Queensland Parliament passed legislation to phase out sand mining on Minjerribah / North Stradbroke Island by 2019. This decision is the best outcome for the Quandamooka people, the environment and the future sustainability of the island. Read more
Coral Bleaching
With election campaigns in full swing, now is the time to look carefully at what politicians are touting as policy.  Whilst the economy is dominating the media and political campaigns, it is tough to draw attention to our precious protected areas.

For the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, it is even more critical to act now to keep politicians on both sides committed to protecting our natural assets. The latest results have been released for the recent bleaching event and the news is not good. This is a huge wake up call for the community, government and the industries that depend on the reef and the natural environment.  Read more
Position Vacant:                                          

Business Development Officer
National Parks Association Queensland Inc, Milton, Brisbane QLD    
Flexible hours up to 30.4 hours per week, TBC upon discussion with right candidate
Permanent (6 months' probation)

NPAQ is seeking a Business Development Officer to drive the strategic goals of marketing, fundraising and engagement to ensure organisational growth and sustainability. The role is pivotal to building a viable future and strengthening NPAQ's public profile.

You will bring enthusiasm and past success to drive member and supporter growth, and experience to undertake successful fundraising activities.  You will have the opportunity to build upon existing programs and develop creative new initiatives.

Email for a copy of the Position Description and selection criteria.

Applications close COB 24th June 2016.

Wednesday 15 June 2016
Brisbane Region June Social Evening
7:15pm at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium
Topic: What is Nature
Speaker: Joachim Froese
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Sunday 19 June
Birding at Dan Stiller Reserve, Larapinta
Wednesday 22 June
Social Walk – Morelia Section of D’Aguilar NP

Sunday 24 July
Bird Activity - Riverdale Park, Meadowbrook

Saturday 27 August - Sunday 4 September
NPAQ Outback Parks Exploration
Community Conservation:
Saturday 18 June
Vegetation Management Project at Jolly's Lookout, D'Aguilar NP

The Australian Bird Feeding and Watering Study
Dates of Interest:
Wednesday 8 June 2016
World Oceans Day

Friday 17 June 2016
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Saturday 9 July 2016 to Wednesday 13 July 2016
Queensland Ornithological Conference
This biennial conference is a series of talks related to birds and their conservation. Read more

Saturday 9 July 2016
8:45am -4:30pm
St Lucia, University of Queensland

Sunday 10 July 2016
Bird Walks

Sunday 10 -  Wednesday 13 July 2016
BirdLife National Campout
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