Habitat Adviser Report May 2014

By Mark McDonnell Why do older women (55yrs +) become homeless? If you read the literature on older women and homelessness, you will find a range of reasons offered to explain this situation. These reasons include: Women’s quest independence (personal and financial) The decline of the nuclear family Increase in the number of single person households […]

NCWQ Environmental Report, February 2020

By Pat Pepper Update on impact of lack of reliable water on regional communities and industries and the environment.    The Problem: In my NCWQ Environment Adviser’s Report, November 2019, I drew attention to the fact that many billions of megalitres of water can flow out to sea while other parts of the country suffer extreme drought.  The freshwater flood plumes can cause […]

NCWQ Environmental Report, April 2020

By Pap Pepper, NCWQ Environmental Adviser The environmental issues of two major recent occurrences, the 2019-20 bushfires and the coral bleaching of reefs in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are discussed – Why they occurred, the consequences and some actions being taken or that have potential. The 2019-20 bushfire season was disastrous with at least 34 […]


Advisers NCWQ Advisers The NCWQ actively engages with a cohort of State Advisers, who each research and report on up to date issues across various sectors and topic areas. These Advisers and their assigned areas are listed below Our State Advisers State Coordinator Dr Pat Pepper Arts, Letters and Music Ms Jennifer Ann Davies Education […]