Biodiversity Dreaming Conference

Dear prospective conference speakers/potential registrants, Please find attached a short newsletter confirming our resolve to hold the Biodiversity Dreaming Conference at CSU on the 10th and 11th of November 2015, in spite of a number of complicating hiccups.  We will provide you with an updated programme late next week as well as registration and speaker…

200 Plants and Animals

The 200 Plants and Animals exhibition will take place in the Bathurst CBD in October 2015. The exhibition will be BCCAN’s contribution to marking Bathurst’s 200th anniversary year. The exhibition will honour and raise awareness of the plants and animals that have shared this place over the past 200 years. The exhibition will include paintings,…

Where to buy GM-Free foods in Bathurst

It seems Aldi (Australia) has quietly strengthened their commitment to GM-Free foods. They previously stated that “ALDI does not stock any products which are labelled as containing GM ingredients.” to (now) “ALDI Australia requires that our suppliers not supply food that is genetically modified nor use genetically modified ingredients and processing aids.” [Source: https://corporate.aldi.com.au/en/corporate-responsibility/consumers/safer-products/ ]…

On science vs wishful thinking

Where is Belle Gibson now? Hiding out with the Internet switched off, probably. Where is Jessica Ainscough now? Sadly, she has died. A few weeks ago, Belle and Jessica had a lot in common. Both had opened up to the world about their life-threatening cancers. Both were advocating the use of alternative therapies rather than…

Greens NSW response to BCCAN questions

Re: Greens NSW response to the Bathurst Community Climate Action Network questions for candidates in the 2015 Bathurst State Elections. Thank you for the opportunity to comment on issues of concern to your organisation in the lead up to the 2015 state election. I am responding in my capacity as the energy spokesperson for the…