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Geraldine Hall Memorial Prize essay

The paper submitted by Dr Wendy Laupu and awarded the Geraldine Hall Memorial Prize has been edited and is now available as the firrst article in Volume 133 of the Proceedings of The Royal Societyu of Queensland.

Fracking coal seams and its potential to trigger seismic events

The first paper in its series of Occasional Papers has now been published online in preprint form. As explained on the landing page for Occasional Papers, establishment of this line of documents was approved by the Council of the Society […]

Prevention or patch-up?

The first article in our series on the preconditions of well-being has been published in The Mandarin online newsletter, on 28 February 2024. Read the article here. Consult our community health page for more details, including the context.

Geraldine Hall Memorial Prize – Awarded to Dr Wendy Laupu

The Society is delighted to announce that Dr Wendy Laupu has been awarded the Geraldine Hall Memorial Prize for writing, with an essay on the theme “Updated Mental Health Literacy to Improve Public Health in Remote Australian Communities”. More details […]

Vale Professor Peter Leggat

Emeritus Professor Peter Leggat was a member in good standing Society and prime organiser  of 2016 workshop at the Cairns Institute on Community Health that initiated its Preconditions of Well-being project. We re-publish this obituary Vale Emeritus Professor Peter Leggat […]

Planning for Climate Change: Seminar 21 October 2023

As a teaser for this workshop, browse through this powerpoint: An Analysis of the Land-New System in Queensland, Multiple Problems and the Benefits of Constructive Reform (pdf version) by Society member David Marlow, sponsor of the workshop. (ppt version)

Coal seam gas and agricultural land

Member Dr David George presented at a significant community event at “Glendon”, Nangwee, Queensland 4407 on 26 August. He has supplied the attached Executive Summary of the discussion. The paper concludes by calling for federal intervention to protect good quality […]

Seminar 21 October- Planning and climate change

The Society held a face-to-face (plus online) seminar on Saturday 21 October on the theme: “Are Queensland’s urban and regional planning regimes fit for purpose, given climate change, given the vulnerability of many residential developments to natural disasters, and given […]

David Marlow Writing Prize

“Given climate change, how can Queensland’s planning systems be rendered fit for purpose?” Society member David Marlow donated a purse of $1000 for the most meritorious original paper on this subject. Submissions closed on 31 December 2023 and are now […]

Coal seam gas defects recognised

A scientific paper authored by four members of The Royal Society of Queensland has attracted considerable media attention. After peer review, the paper was published in Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland volume 131, at the end of 2022. […]