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New procedure for the Proceedings

In 2019, for the first time, articles in the Proceedings will be published on line as they are accepted and typeset, without awaiting printing. This new procedure applies to the annual issue, volume 124, and three of the four Special […]

Phytochemical Feast – Paul Williams

Plants are exceptional chemists and their pharmacy provides us with an enormous number of compounds that are essential to our long-term good health. This is explained in a new book by Dr Williams.

Lighthouses of Cooloola and Australia – Ron Turner

Royal Society Member Ron Turner, former Ranger-in-Charge at Cooloola National Park, has produced a delightful e-book on the lighthouses of Australia. 18 lighthouses in Queensland are featured, each with an impressive photograph and a page of notes. The compilation will […]

Corinne Unger presented at Mt Coot-tha quarry forum

Royal Society member Corinne Unger presented at a Mt Coot-tha quarry forum hosted on 8 October by Brisbane City Councillor Michael Berkman and Mt Coot-tha Alliance to kick off the conversation on rehabilitation and closure planning.

Royal Societies of Australia takes a step forward

Queensland has agreed to join the nascent Royal Societies of Australia, a collaboration between the state-based Royal Societies. This step recognises the national dimension of many policy issues that exercise Queensland’s scientists: water management, stewardship of pastoral lands, mine rehabilitation […]

SEGRA 2019 presentations now available

Member Kate Charters, Principal of Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA), has advised that the presentations from the August 2019 conference are now available. Follow this link. Some presentations are backed up by full articles. Many themes are relevant […]

Rangelands Initiative

The Queensland Rangelands Declaration was released on 20 August 2019. This is the first documentary outcome of a two-day discussion with a difference held on 1,2 July 2019. See the Rangelands Declaration webpage for the one-page Declaration and subsequent commentary […]

Gravestones: Public research underpins the knowledge economy – David Marlow

“Australia has a long and inglorious record of establishment by governments of valuable, valued and successful science-based initiatives … only to later abolish them. The results are loss of focus, loss of group knowledge, loss of expertise, loss of analytical […]

Trevor Clifford’s work lives on

The world of science lost a true scientist and gentleman in the passing of Harold Trevor (Trevor) Clifford PhD DSc FLS FAIBiol OAM, on 4 May 2019. Professor Clifford was invested as an Honorary Life Member of the Society on […]

Bittersweet News

The Society’s Patron, His Excellency the Governor of Queensland, invested two new Honorary Life Members at an official reception at Government House on Thursday, 13 June 2019. Dr Ben Lawson, former Secretary and Treasurer, and Ms Cate Melzer, Council member […]