Baby Seal Bribie

People and dogs need to keep their distance from little seal to prevent any further stress on it.

The authorities have been notified and will be assessing the situation before taking any action regarding the little seal.

Also, jet skis need to go slowly.

One has already frightened the little seal as it noisily raced past.

Please, everyone, be kind to this little seal and do not stress it.

According to the Australia Institute’s study:  “12,500 existing mining jobs will be lost if Galilee Mines go ahead”

Mining the Galilee Basin will not just have negative environmental impacts, they will be social and economic for Australia, according to the Australia Institute.
See the attached document for more….
Galilee Basin Development employment impacts 

This is the website link:

This is the link in Facebook:

The message is simple: Koala habitat must be legally protected.

The list will be made available to any group who can use it! Anyone can sign on. But we’re not yet at 1000 and the list won’t go out until we hit that number.
It is definitely not a petition it’s a lobbying tool. So for example Steve Cubio is Tourism Minister and member for Moncrieff.
So 1000 friends of koalas can send him emails which demand he supports immediate habitat legal protection in south east Queensland or 1000 Friends can send out press releases.
The list doesn’t have to be sent to politicians but we need to know there are 1000 Friends to ensure it’s legitimate. The list can grow and become 2000 etc
This is Sue Arnold’s message -1000 Koala Friends is going to be used for Federal Elections and is going to be made available to any groups who also want to use it to support their own issues.
By the same token it is also going to be useful for QLD and NSW elections because there’s no way of differentiating the emails to know whether they have come from NSW and QLD.
The primary focus is the federals but we encourage people to use them at state levels.
We’ve told all groups if they want to use the list, they are more than welcome to.

National Parks Association of Queensland Inc Charity Lottery

NPAQ Annual Raffle 2018

To: Members or friends of the National Parks Association of Queensland…

This year we have teamed with Play for Purpose, a charity lottery, to run our annual raffle.

We have done this to lower our costs, meaning more of your ticket purchase price goes directly to support our conservation efforts. We have also done this because of the amazing prizes on offer: the first prize is half a million dollars of gold bullion!

There is also a $25,000 travel voucher! Overall there are 11,105 prizes with at least a 1 in 19 chance of winning.


You can check out the prizes and purchase tickets here.
Please support this fundraising raffle and help our efforts to advocate for the protection, expansion and good management of national parks in Queensland.
The draw closes on 25th September, so get your tickets now!

National Parks Association of Queensland Inc.

Graeme Bartrim, President
National Parks Association of Queensland Inc.

Authorised G Bartrim NPAQ Queensland, 10/36 Finchley St, Milton QLD 4064.

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 1040
Milton, QLD 4064

Preventing Plastic Pollution Trivia Night

It’s trivia time! Welcome in semester 2 with new waste free goodies, new friends and a new attitude on plastic pollution!  

Get your tickets here 

Come one, come all- to USC Eco’s
2nd annual Plastic Pollution Trivia Night!

The University of the Sunshine Coast Environment Collective USC Eco would like to invite you to our 2nd annual Plastic Pollution Trivia Night! If you are not familiar with us, USC Eco is a socially aware environmental action group made up of university students active on campus and beyond in raising awareness on environmental issues both local and further afield.

This year our trivia night has not only a new venue but a new host as well! We welcome Anthony Hill from Plastic Pollution Solutions, as our MC and trivia expert for the evening. This year we encourage all participants to head on down to CVA’s beach clean up on Saturday the 28th of July~ where you will learn some prior information on what marine debris is exactly doing to our environment *hint* this might have some use on the night!!

On the evening you can expect:

– Food platters*

– Lucky door prizes*

– Trivia questions just for the young ones (with free entry for kids under 5yrs and special prizes to match as well)

– Prizes for our top three winning teams!

– Bonus round prizes

– Beverages for purchase

Where: The Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba

When: Wednesday, August 1st

Cost: $12 per person or $10 at the door 

So gather your friends, family, teammates or coworkers and build a team of up to 10, once tickets are purchased start devising a team name and bring your A- game; because as we hear it, there are some trivia buffs around! The night starts from 5:30 onwards, however, trivia begins at approximately 6:30 pm (for those of you who travel from work).

We only ask that if you have straws- bring them yourself as we’re going old school and limiting our use of plastic!

In the spirit of the evening, and the reason why we’re all working to reduce our reliance on plastics is the detriment it’s having on our environment. Therefore, USC Eco are donating all profits made to The Sea Turtle Foundation, as these animals are some of the most heavily affected by plastic pollution. 

Now for the nitty gritty stuff…

T’s & C’s:

– Food platters are purchased for $60 at the discretion of each table (each platter will contain a variety of nibblies and kid-friendly food such as party pies and will feed up to 10 people)

– Service of alcohol is strictly 18+ and will be sold at the discretion of the Wharf Taverns bartenders on the evening

– USC Eco have a zero tolerance for drunk driving, disorderly behaviour and the use of derogatory, offensive and defamatory language. The Wharf Tavern and USC Eco, therefore, reserve the right to remove anyone from the event found to be diverging from the family-friendly behaviour expected

– The lucky door prize is at the cost of a gold coin donation

– All allergies must be advised when making bookings

– All children must be supervised by a responsible adult