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Lunchtime forums

U3A/COTA BYO lunchtime forums

Tuesdays from 22 May to 20 November, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m which includes time for Q & A. Main Hall, Hughes Community Centre. Entrance fee $2. Free tea and coffee provided. You need to bring your own cup. There is a hearing loop in the hall – people with hearing aids should adjust them to the 'T' position.

Forums are open to the public and booking is not required. But attendance is on a "first come" basis and doors will be closed if attendance reaches 140.

For further details contact Alex Gosman at

DateForum details
13 August

Climate Change Update 1 - Impact of humans

Presenter: Professor Will Steffen, Member of the Anthropocene Working Group & the ACT Climate Council.
We are now in a proposed new geological epoch - the Anthropocene - where humans have a dominant role in geology and ecology.

What is the impact of humans on the Earth System as a whole – both the climate and the biosphere?

20 August

Climate Change Update 2 – Adapting to climate change

Presenter: Professor Mark Stafford Smith, fmly Coordinater, Climate Change Adaptation, CSIRO.
Adapting to climate change, including Australia which is particularly vulnerable to such change.

27 August

Nuclear and its role in a carbon constrained world

Rob Parker, Vice-President Australian Nuclear Association

3 September

What constitutes good tax system design and directions for reform in Australia? How can the tax system address inequality?

Presenter: Professor Robert Breunig, Professor & Director, Tax & Transfer Policy, ANU
Professor Breunig is one of Australia's leading Public Policy Economists.

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