Fractured Country: An Unconventional Invasion. Showing the new documentary film about the threats to communities from invasive gas fields, including at Mt Mulligan. Wed Dec 3, 7pm, Kuranda Amphitheatre Understage. Entry: gold coin donation, tea and coffee available. Enquiries: Sylvia Conway 0409647714,

Cairns Festival Parade Environment Float. Join this float (a prizewinner last year) to present our environmental future: Coral Sea, renewable energy and public transport themes. Sun Aug 21, 5pm onwards. Ph Anna 4032 1746 for more info.

Cairns People's Climate March. Take part in the global People's Climate Movement in the lead-up to the UN Paris climate talks. Sat, Nov 28, 9am, venue tba.

International Women's Day Dinner. Guest speaker: Caroline de Costa. Sat 10 March, 6.30pm for 7pm, Tropic Restaurant, Cairns TAFE, Gatton St. $55.RSVP to

Building a left alternative to the two-party system. Politics in the Pub. When action is needed on climate change, abortion rights, marriage equality, workers’ solidarity, treaty and racism, what can be done? Featuring: Jonathan Strauss—Socialist Alliance member who has researched the development of alternative parties in Australia from the 1980s to today. Rob Pyne— the Independent MP for Cairns will discuss his strategy for a political movement in 2017 and beyond. Wed July 27, 6pm, Green Ant Cantina, Bunda St.

The Future of our Food. Politics in the Pub. Wed Jan 30, 6pm, Green Ant Cantina, Bunda St. All welcome. For more information, phone 0437 790 306

Cairns for Refugees. Rally for humanity, for the refugees, to say no to Abbott-Rudd policies, Sat August 3, 2pm, Speakers Corner, City Place. For more information, ph Jonathan 0437 790 306.

Save the Reef – Protect our Inlet. Community gathering about proposals to dredge Queensland ports including Cairns Port. With live music, speakers, march through town. Dress in blue, bring signs and banners, family friendly, fun, all welcome. Sun April 6, 11.30am – 1.30pm, Esplanade Lagoon Western Events Area. Join the Facebook event ( or visit Email

Cyclists – Are we safe? Politics in the Pub. Thursday August 12, 6pm, Green Ant Cantina, Bunda St. All welcome. Ph Jonathan 0432 384 505 for more information

International Women's Day forum. Special guest speaker: Hester Eisenstein, renowned feminist writer, will join us from the US by Skype. Sun Mar 8, 9.45am for 10am start, Stratford Community Hall, Kamerunga Rd. Tea and coffee available. Gold coin donation. For more information phone 0437 790 306


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