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Quiz: Who Said What, 2010

First published 24 Jul 2010. Re-issued 21 Jul 2013, Web Team.
Can you identify these political quotations from 2010? They seem sadly like 2013.

  1. “Climate change is such a huge issue that it requires strong, concerted, consistent and enduring action by governments.”
    a) Peter Garrett
    b) Kevin Rudd
    c) Julia Gillard
  2. “The collapse of communism was a disaster for the left, and really, they embraced the environment as their new religion.”
    a) Joe Hockey
    b) Nick Minchin
    c) Barnaby Joyce
  3. “Climate change is crap.”
    a) Bob Brown
    b) Steve Fielding
    c) Tony Abbott
  4. “The immediate and inevitable consequence of this logic – if echoed in other countries – is that there will be no global deal as each nation says to its domestic constituencies that they cannot act because others have not acted.”
    a) Helen Coonan
    b) Julia Gillard
    c) Kevin Rudd
  5. “Well sometime in the future, if the world agrees that we’re going to have a price on carbon then Australia will obviously have to take some sort of position on carbon pricing. Now our policy is very clear. By 2015 we’ll review the situation, see where the rest of the world is at.”
    a) Tony Abbott
    b) Bob Brown
    c) Joe Hockey
  6. “Mitigating the impacts of resource-inefficient lifestyles such as divorce helps to achieve global environmental sustainability and saves money for households.”
    a) Steve Fielding
    b) Peter Garrett
    c) Joe Hockey
  7. “I don’t know whether Copenhagen was a roaring success, because every time I turned on the TV the lakes were freezing, the snow was falling and the planes were stuck on the airstrip.”
    a) Steve Fielding
    b) Barnaby Joyce
    c) Nick Minchin

How did you go? Check out the answers.

Film: Waste Not

The Total Environment Centre’s film Waste Not is coming to the Empire Cinema. Get along and be inspired.
Jeff Angel, Executive Directer TEC, will give a short talk after the screening.
Tickets: $5 members $10 non-members


Carbon Pricing Forum

Join us to have your questions answered and your views heard. Continue reading

Good Earth Day

Candidates’ Forum

Sunday 4th March, 7.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, cnr Bendooley and Boolwey Sts, Bowral

In keeping with a tradition established four elections ago, Continue reading

Robertson Show


.Get along to the Robertson Show. Check out the website for info. Click here for info on entering the pet show, potato races, gig races, pumpkin lawn bowls or egg throwing competition.

Moss Vale Show


Woohoo! Show season is upon us. Get along to the Moss Vale Show and check out what local primary producers have been up to this year. Don’t forget to amble through the pavilion to see who won prizes in all manner of categories, including kids’ art, needlework, jam, compost, photography and, of course, the fruit cake.

If you’d like to submit your own entry, check out the extensive list of sections and classes. Entries need to be submitted to the stewards in the pavilion. It will be open Thursday 10th March and Friday 11th March daily from noon to 4pm, on Monday 14th March from 9am to 5pm.

Mill Post Farm Open Day, March 2011

Permaculture at Mill Post Farm
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 March
(No bookings required for garden visit. Bookings are required for tours)

Admire the results of over 30 years of permaculture practices at Mill Post Farm, a working livestock property incorporating a wildlife refuge. The c.1860 homestead is surrounded by cottage gardens where paths lead through copses of damsons and apples to shady oaks, black locusts and patches of red and black currants. The thriving vegetable gardens, free range poultry, milking cows, fine-wool merino sheep, mudbrick dwellings, gravity-fed water systems and broadscale revegetation are a celebration of the farm’s success and diversity.

Address: Millpost Road, Bungendore

Directions: From Queanbeyan take Kings Hwy towards Bungendore; turn left into Millpost Road just before the Defence Headquarters roundabout; garden entry via pine plantation. Parking in paddock.

Open: 10am-4.30pm. $8.00, no charge for children under 18

TOURS: On both Saturday & Sunday there will be 2 specialist tours.
11am: local naturalist Rainer Rehwinkel will lead a tour through our protected Yellow Box Woodland
2pm: David Watson from Millpost will show visitors around the gardens, chookrun, sheds, workshop, nearby dams, orchards, windbreaks and other plantings, and explain the Permaculture planning that went into each project.
Each tour will run for approx 1.5 hours.

Booking details for tours:
Bookings are essential for these tours as places are very limited.

ONE TOUR: $20.00 for one tour & includes garden entry fee.
TWO TOURS: $32.00 for both tours & includes garden entry fee.

You can book online via the secure site or phone (02) 6230 3143 during business hours.