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Proceedings 131 complete

The 131st issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland has been completed and is ready for dispatch to a printer. The full text is available free of charge online. The Society has been able to continue to […]

Coal seam gas alarm raised

The irreversible damage that mining for coal seam gas can wreak on cropping land through subsidence was a highlight of a scientific paper published by four members of The Royal Society of Queensland in its 2022 annual Proceedings. Lead author […]

Is Queensland prepared for a warming climate?

In recent years, summer climatic conditions, bushfires and floods have raised concerns as to what the future holds for us in Queensland. Is this new summer “normal”? If so, how can we adapt? Our colleague the Royal Geographical Society of […]

Award for Outstanding Writing on Social Change

The AUD$10,000 Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award on Business and Society Writing seeks to inspire future generations to become catalysts for a better, more just society. The award ceremony scheduled for Wednesday 28 September at Southbank has been cancelled. […]

Call for papers and thesis abstracts, 2023 Proceedings

Papers are invited for the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland, Volume 132. Details on the Proceedings page. Short communications, student abstracts and opinion pieces are welcome, as well as conventional research articles. The 2022 edition will feature an […]

New Life Member, Em. Prof. Angela Arthington

On 18 June 2022, Emeritus Professor Angela Arthington accepted Council’s offer of Honorary Life Membership. Life Membership can be conferred either for outstanding service to the Society or for significant eminence in scholarship. Prof. Arthington eminently qualifies on both counts. […]


On 3 May 2022 Council member Col Lynam presented on the current state of seismology in Queensland and introduced a recently-published database covering more than 50 years of seismic events. The database – of seismic events from 1866 to 2007 […]

Boomerangs and stone tools – Eva Martellotta

Archaeologist Eva Martellotta has been investigating the use of hardwood boomerangs to modify the edges of stone tools. An analysis of ethnographic reports over the past 170 years has revealed that Australian Aboriginal communities were using boomerangs to modify the […]

Early Career Researchers: Showcasing their work to an encouraging audience

Those who missed the first online symposium showcasing ECR scientific research of significance to Queensland missed a thoroughly interesting session. The event featured some 15 presenters, each followed by a Q&A session. This event was free and open to the […]