Queensland expands Dengue control trials

By Paul Hemsley The Queensland government has expanded a revolutionary trial with Cairns Regional Council that uses mosquitoes deliberately infected with a special bacteria to halt the spread of Dengue Fever in its tracks. Known as Wolbachia, the bacterium does not kill mosquitoes but blocks the blood-feeding insect’s ability to transmit the Dengue virus to […]

Green programs a boost for local govt

By Rob O'Brien Pioneering green initiatives that train young people to monitor and advise community members on household energy consumption could help local councils retain skilled youth.   According to modelling from Monash University’s Sustainability Institute, the Y Green and green programs can significantly reduce carbon emissions, while providing skills training for young Australians to […]

Australian workforce short on green skills

By Angela Dorizas Green skills training and monitoring is in short supply across the Australian workforce, a new survey has found. The Green Steps Australian Workplaces Survey survey was completed online by 79 organisations in government, not-profit and private sectors, which together employed more than 50,000 people between September and October 2009. It found that […]


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