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The disadvantage of youth

Can teenagers reasonably be held accountable for their actions? Are we all born equal? How early in life (or in the womb) is our life trajectory set? Are poor life skills the product of our upbringing, or genetically predetermined? What […]

Research Fund grants – applications now open

Applications for inaugural grants from the Royal Society of Queensland Research Fund are now open, following the launch on 5 June by Life Member Prof Trevor Clifford OAM. Further details are on the Research page, summarised in the Call for […]

Stewardship incentives for the pastoral lands

Discussion Paper From Red to Black to Green now released (20 June 2018) (3MB). All those interested in the management of Queensland’s pastoral zone are invited to turn to our Stewardship page for supporting documents; and then turn to the […]

Proceedings 122

The 122nd annual edition of this venerable journal is now available for purchase. Articles this year: Frederick Strange, naturalist – Pat Comben Propagation of rock oysters – Ben Diggles Building science into policy – Geoff Edwards Decline of native flora […]

Papers invited – Proceedings 123, rainforests, preventative health

Researchers with scientific knowledge to share are invited to submit papers for forthcoming issues of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. Separate Guides to Authors for each issue are available. Proceedings 123 – the annual issue, published regularly […]

A Conservation Memoir – New Edition

Past President Paul Sattler OAM has updated his memoir. A copy is available on the Members’ Collection page. The memoir is a thoroughly interesting story of the drive to enlarge the National Park State and other initiatives in conservation policy […]

Go Extinct! game launched

On 29 April 2018, Royal Society member Ariel Marcy launched her free science game design platform, DIY Go Extinct! at the State Library in Brisbane. Over 35 youngsters, parents, teachers, and scientists came and created one-of-a-kind Go Extinct! games featuring […]

Young environmental lawyer of year

The Society congratulates Ms Revel Pointon, a member of the Society’s Council, on being invested with the 2018 Mahla Pearlman Award for the Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year. A citation on the website of the Environmental Defender’s Office […]

Prof Ray Specht retrospective

The ground-breaking expedition to Arnhem Land in 1948 joined by Prof Ray Specht has been brought to mind by a celebratory article in the newsletter of Jubilee Community Care. We honour Prof Specht, Life Member of the Society, for laying […]

Electricity legislation review announced

The Queensland Government has announced a review of the electricity legislation. It has published an Issues Paper and has invited public comments until 19 June 2018.