Caught up tonight with Mathiaparanan Abraham Sumanthiran MP, from the Tamil National Alliance, Sri Lanka to learn more about the Tamil situation in Sri Lanka. Suma is a human rights lawyer and member of parliament. I really appreciated the time he took to meet and share some stories. I was the only woman who attended and…

Fundraising screening of Gasland film, Gold Coast

Gas wells 80 kilometres from Surfers Paradise? Gecko – Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council is hosting the screening of Gasland – an important film which explores the issues around coal seam gas extraction. Normally considered an issue for rural groups but no longer – already 50% of the Tweed is under gas exploration permits….

Playing politics with the planet

This whole carbon tax thing has got me in a bit of a fluster. I was reading the Curious Snail this morning (a requirement of my job) and it turns out that Annette Grace from Broadbeach Waters thinks that the Labor Party is ‘bending backwards to accommodate the Greens’ and that it will ‘come back…