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Interview Opportunity - WEBINAR EVENT - AUSTRALIA’S LITHIUM FUTURE - THE ENVIRONMENTAL & ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES EXPLORED
From our smartphones to electric cars, the world’s future is being powered by lithium … and Australia supplies more than half of the planet’s needs at the moment.   In fact, we currently export it to China for refining.   There is a huge demand for the stuff, but mining it, processing it, and ultimately disposing of the batteries raises all sorts of questions for Australia’s policies, economy and the environment.  Potentially, there is much to gain and much to lose. In a special webinar event on Thursday January 21 (3pm AEDT) leading experts will discuss how we should best handle the lithium boom, and the pitfalls to be wary of.
 

CAMPAIGN FOR AN AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC STRONGER THAN EVER
In a year where Australians stood together, backed ourselves and led the world in management of the pandemic, it’s of little surprise that more Australians than ever feel it’s time for us to forge ahead as an independent nation with an Australian Head of State. The campaign for an Australian republic has reached new heights, entering 2021 stronger than ever before.



THE NEW THREAT TO OUR WHALES – THE KRILL KILL - PENGUINS AND SEALS ALSO AT RISK
Coming back from the brink, each year we excitedly hear about increases in the Humpback whale population as they migrate up the Australian coastline.  But a new threat is emerging for many species of whales, and other iconic creatures, as their tiny food source struggles with increasing acidity in our oceans.  A weird-looking lab in Hobart may hold the key to their fate.
 
 

LEARNING TO LOVE THE VISITORS IN YOUR BACKYARD
Do you try to evict (or even kill) the animals in your backyard?   Are you selective about what gets to stay or has to go?  We often have a vexed relationship with our fellow inhabitants, and many of us need to learn how to share our territory a little better.  A new book is leading the campaign.