A public forum to refocus the refugee debate: Stopping the boats does nil. Speakers: Lucy Morgan, Refugee Council of Australia; Jasmina Bajraktarevic, STARTTS; Susan Templeman, ALP; Cate Faehrmann, NSW Greens; and a former refugee speaking about the harsh conditions refugees suffer in Malaysia. Venue: Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls Auspiced by Blue Mountains Family Support Services. Entry $5. Enquiries, phone 0408 258 984.
Public meeting about the changes to the Local Environment Plans that contain no guarantee to protest the environment and World Heritage area values. Sunday, May 5 at 2pm Mid-Mountains Community Centre New Street, Lawson Speakers from Blue Mountains City Council and Blue Mountains Conservation Society.
Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains monthly campaign meeting. Come along and get involved in Blue Mountains residents’ campaign against CSG exploration and mining. Tuesday, 3 December (and the first Tuesday of every month - except January 2014) 7.30pm – 9.30pm Lawson Bowling Club 2 Loftus St, Lawson All welcome. For more info, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.stopcsgbm.net.au
7pm Wednesday, 15th October The Conservation Hut, western end of Fletcher St Wentworth Falls. Guest Speaker: Kate Smolski, CEO of Nature Conservation Council of NSW There are few people better placed than Kate to provide us with an accurate and timely snapshot of the state of NSW's environment. Come along and find out what the critical environmental issues for our state really are. With the state election just a few months away, candidates from the major parties have also been invited and may speak briefly after Kate Smolski.
Throughout early June. Events include: bentART 2010 presented by bentART Wentworth Falls School of Arts Opening Night Friday June 11 and then until Monday June 14 This annual visual arts exhibition is a celebration of Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) artists and is now the largest event of its kind nationally. There are two major prizes as well as a New Entrant Award, a Youth Award and an Aboriginal Award. Entrants come from all over Australia and the curators are Sophie Seeger and Jane Canfield. More details visit www.bentart.com.au
There will be lots of stalls, talks, workshops, music, kid's entertainment and more. Saturday, October 22, from 12 noon. North Katoomba Primary School, cnr Mistral and Barton St, Katoomba. If you'd like to help out on the combined Katoomba Area Climate action Now/Transition Blue Mountains stall please contact firstname.lastname@example.org If you'd like to contact Transition Blue Mountains please email: email@example.com or ph 47824897. More information is available at transitionbluemountains.org.au
Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains planning meeting. Tuesday, October 2nd starting at 7.30pm. Auditorium, Katoomba RSL, 82-86 Lurline St, Katoomba. All welcome. For info, phone 0426 991 373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rod Brooks Memorial Forum. Hosted by the Blue Mountains Unions Council. Speakers: Kenneth Davidson - Senior economic columnist, Melbourne Age Jude Pearce - Sydney university student Genevieve Kelly - NSW secretary, National Tertiary Education Union 2.30-4.30pm Saturday June 1 Blackburn's Family Hotel, 15 Parke St, Katoomba
Permaculture Blue Mountains with Transition Blue Mountains is holding a fundraiser for permaculturalists in the Philippines assisting those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, whilst using the opportunity to explore possible help for bushfire affected Blue Mountains residents.
Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains meeting Stop Coal Seam Gas Blue Mountains campaign meeting. Come along and get involved in Blue Mountains residents’ campaign against CSG exploration and mining. Tuesday, 7 October (and the first Tuesday of every month) 7.30pm – 9.30pm Lawson Bowling Club, 2 Loftus St, Lawson All welcome. For more info, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.stopcsgbm.net.au