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Victoria

11th-16th January
Buddhist Summer School

26th January
Landcare Working Bee

All of February
Sustainability Month

21st February
Hegel & the Clash of Ideals

21-23 February
Sustainable Living Festival

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New South Wales

11th – 13th December
Social Action Conference Dec

4 – 6 June 2003
Waste Management Confernece & Expo 2003

5th – 7th June, 2003
The Fourth Annual Global Conference On Environmental Taxation Issues, Experience And Potential

Queensland

2-6 November, 2003
12th International Conference on Coal Science – Cairns


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W.A
26-27 March 2003
5th Energy in Western Australia Conference

S.A

Tasmania
N.T
A.C.T

National

1-2 May 2003
“Buying Green 2003 Conference & Expo” – Melbourne

International

Tue 10 December
International Human Rights Day

March 2003
Global Music Festival

11-14 August 2003
The Third International Conference on Culture and Change in Organisations.

25-26 September, 2003
Conference Managing on the Edge – Shifts in the Relationship between Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability


9th13th November 2003
International Solid Waste Association Congress

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Last updated: January 14, 2003

SRI funds still in the red
By Martin Lawrence and Paddy Manning

Over 80 per cent of Australia’s ethical funds produced negative returns in the 12 months to the end of November 2002.

Of the 52 wholesale and retail funds with 12 months’ track record to the end of last November in Corporate Monitor’s Australian tables, only seven produced positive returns.

For the full story, go to the Ethical Investor website

Ethical Investor Newsflash: ASIC PROPOSES MANDATORY SRI GUIDELINES
By Martin Lawrence

Fund managers would have to give detailed descriptions of ethical investment criteria and processes, under proposals contained in the long-awaited Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) discussion paper on the subject.

For more, go to http://www.ethicalbusiness.com.au/news.html

idealist.org

There is a new version of the website http://www.idealist.org.

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The SIRIS newsletter (http://www.siris.com.au) provides the following snippets of news:

The Canadian Government has ratified the Kyoto Protocoland has joined one hundred other countries by making a commitment to the Kyoto Protocol…

Full palate, fruity aroma, and a hint of ecological damage
The trend within the wine industry to replace natural cork with plastic stoppers or screw caps has gained popularity in recent times, supported by claims that wine is protected from contamination by not using cork as a stopper…

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Sustainability Month – February 2003
www.sustainabilitymonth.org

It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s for everyone and it’s free: it’s an e-calendar for sustainability events

Ed’s note: We suggest that if you register an event with Sustainability Month, you also register it in the Ethical Business Network online events listing, and increase your publicity – go to http://www.ethicalbusiness.com.au/eventform.html

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Sign on to a New Years Resolution against War
Australian actors Kerry Armstrong, Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness, Rebecca Gibney, Vince Colosimo, Jane Hall, Fred Schepisi and Corrine Grant have been joined by many others from the arts, entertainment and media industry in a call to all Australians to join in a New Years Resolution for peace.

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Ethical Business Makes You Laugh Pt II: If You’re Happy And You Know It Bomb Iraq

by John Robbins

If you cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets are a drama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are Saudi,
And your alibi is shoddy,
And your tastes remain quite gaudy,
Bomb Iraq.

To read the other five verses, go to http://www.ethicalbusiness.com.au/news.html