NCWQ Advisers

About The Advisers

The NCWQ actively engages with a cohort of State Advisers, who each research and report (see Adviser Reports below) on up to date issues across various sectors and topic areas.

NCWQ Advisers have content expertise and sound knowledge in their specific subject related to their portfolio. These Advisers and their assigned areas are listed below:

Our State Advisers

Dr Pat Pepper

State Coordinator

Pat Pepper, a delegate to NCWQ from Forum Communicators, is in her second year of service on the NCWQ Management Committee as State Coordinator, having previously served as Treasurer from 2009 to 2013. Since May 2009, Pat has been the NCWQ Environment Adviser.

In this capacity she has prepared many submissions to Government on a variety of environmental issues including impacts of micro and nano plastics, coal seam gas, mega mines etc on Australia’s ground water and the Great Barrier Reef. Coming from a country and a scientific background, the role of researching and reporting on environmental issues is one she relishes. She is currently also NCWA Environment and Habitat Adviser having previously served as NCWA Environment Adviser since 2015.

Professionally, she held several scientific research appointments in the field of Biometry with the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPIF) until 2012 when she retired. In 2009, she was awarded an Australia Day Award by DPIFin recognition of outstanding contribution to Queensland primary industries.

A member of Forum Communicators since 1980, she has held all offices at the local Club level and many at State level including President. Other volunteer organisations in which she has held office include Women’s Graduates, Community Aid Abroad and Zonta Brisbane West. Other interests include travel, playing golf and bridge, and she is active in her local church.

Adviser Reports

NCWQ Content Manager

ICW Habitat Adviser Report: COP27

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN REPORT ON COP27, held at Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, November, 2022. Report by Wendy Rainbird, ICW Habitat Adviser. Filling an empty bucket? Compensating for Loss and Damage. At

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Cheryl Gray

NCWQ Environment Report 2021/2022

NCWQ ENVIRONMENT ADVISER’S REPORT 2021/2022 Prepared for the NCWQ 2022 AGM by Pat Pepper, NCWQ Environment Adviser. A range of environmental issues were researched and reported on during the year

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Cheryl Gray

NCWQ Arts Report 2021/2022

NCWQ ARTS, LETTERS & MUSIC 2021/2022 SUMMARY Prepared for the 2022 Annual General Meeting by Jennifer Ann Davies, NCWQ Arts, Letters and Music Adviser.     “Giving ATTENTION is the highest

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Environment Report July 2022
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NCWQ Environment Report: July 2022

NCWQ Environment Report By Pat Pepper, NCWQ Environmental Adviser. This report focusses on aspects of the recently released State of the Environment Report, which are pertinent to Queensland. The situation is dire in many aspects. However, the Queensland Government in partnerships with community groups and landowners has an ongoing commitment for improvement and there are several new initiatives. Though, if Australia is to meet its targets more needs to be done.

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Education Adviser's Report July 2022
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NCWQ Education Report: July 2022

By Deslyn Taylor, NCWQ Education Advisor. The focus of this report is on Mathematics and STEM. There is a major problem with Mathematics Education in Australia. There are differences of opinions about the causes and possible solutions.

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Arts Report May - June 2022
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NCWQ Arts Report: May-June 2022

The merry month of May has been full of adventures, hard work, surprises, beautiful art, live performances, refreshing music and Friendship! from NCWQ Arts Adviser, Jennifer Ann Davies in the May – June 2022 Art Adviser’s report.

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NCWQ Environment Report May 2022
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NCWQ Environment Report: May 2022

NCWQ Environment Report By Pat Pepper, NCWQ Environmental Adviser. In this report (May 2022), marine plastic debris is revisited, and removal and remedial measures investigated. Removal of floating plastic from ocean garbage patches and from rivers which researchers calculated had a high probability of entering the oceans were considered together with the ocean currents which could distribute the debris to the gyres.

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