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 Health Report, April 2020

By Pat Pepper Unease During Coronavirus Over Personal  Protective Equipment Edith Cowan University in WA has recently released a study, based on their questions asked of 350 health workers –  doctors, nurses and paramedics – during the current coronavirus pandemic. It revealed that half of those who responded did not have access to sufficient PPE ( personal […]

Advisers

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 […]

NCWQ Environmental Report May 2019

By Pat Pepper, NCWQ Environmental Adviser Update on the impact of Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin: In previous reports and submissions to Government, concerns have been raised about the impact of mega mines in the Galilee Basin, in particular the Carmichael mine. Theseincluded Contribution to greenhouse gases including that from the coal exported […]