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Rydges Hotel 701 Swanston Street Carlton, Melbourne
September 8th and 9th 2007

People and their Place in the Environment

Saturday September 8th
8.30am  Registration at the Swanston Room
9.00am Welcome and Introduction
9.15am AEF Chairman, Don Burke
9.45am Dr Chris de Freitas, Climatologist – Perspectives on Climate Warming Science
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Professor Bob Carter, Marine geologist and environmental scientist – The Myth of Dangerous Human-Caused Climate Change
11.45am Dr Ziggy Switkowski, Chairman Aust Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation - People's future energy needs and the environment
12.30pm Lunch
1.40pm Barrie Dexter, retired forester - Red River Gum Forests Draft Proposals
2.15pm George Warne, CEO Murray Irrigation – Irrigation farmers place in the environment
2.45pm Gary Featherston, President of the Institute of Foresters Aust [Vic] – Forest management and the impact on water management
3.15pm Afternoon tea
3.45pm Professor Rick Roush, Dean of the Faculty of Land & Food Resources at Melbourne University – GM crops: Reducing Risks to People and the Environment
4.15pm Calton Frame, Resource Manager Gunns Ltd – The environmental assessment process of the proposed pulp mill at Bell Bay
5.00pm Close of the day programme and Get Together at the ground floor bar
7.30pm Welcome to the Gala Dinner by Don Burke
8.30pm Professor Aynsley Kellow, Head of the School of Political Governance, University of Tasmania - Social and political implications of environmentalism

Sunday September 9th
7.30am  Welcome to breakfast
7.35am Dr Grahame Webb, principal, Wildlife Management International Darwin – Conservation through Sustainable Use
9.30am Close of breakfast
9.45am  Annual General Meeting followed by Open Forum
11.30am  Conference close