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Are you doing anything about climate change?

  • By Cafestudy Manager
  • Created: 7th Feb 2019
  • 75 replies

In today's news, the UN reported that last year was the fourth warmest on record. We would like to hear what our Cafestudy members are doing to help slow down climate change. Have you changed your...

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Bottle recycling

  • By angry mum
  • Created: 3rd Nov 2018
  • 17 replies

Just wondering what others' thoughts are on this. In Brisbane and surrounding areas a new bottle recycling system has just started up a couple of day ago wherein you take your empty bottles to...

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Woolworths plastic bags

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 29th Jun 2018
  • 19 replies

Hi, I'm just really amazed how much things have changed in 10 years. The hysterical reactions to Woolworths stopping the use of plastic bags & now because of this hysterical reaction they are...

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Cfc's

  • By Nefertari
  • Created: 17th Apr 2018
  • 0 replies

We have been told of the harmful effects of CFC's on the environment and householders have been asked to restrict their use of pressurized cans etc.......so why then are these things still...

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War on waste

  • By looklively
  • Created: 3rd Aug 2017
  • 159 replies

After the recent TV series “The War on Waste”, we’ve been wondering what the Caféstudy community thinks about it. Have you made an effort to reduce the amount of waste your household produces? What...

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~war on waste~

  • By snakewoman
  • Created: 12th Jun 2017
  • 19 replies

Declaring War On Waste ! Can you reduce your weekly contribution to Landfill ? I have reduced my landfill waste so much , I will not have a full 'rubbish' bin for weeks. I take 100 % of my soft...

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Coal seam gas mining

  • By Gypsycat
  • Created: 18th Jul 2015
  • 23 replies

I live in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of NSW (near Byron Bay, Lismore, Nimbin). I am very concerned about the effects of CSG mining, not only in my area, but everywhere it occurs. Some...

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The great barrier reef

  • By s
  • Created: 11th Oct 2014
  • 7 replies

The government has given the Great Barrier Reef marine park authority which maintains the reef, the government has taken $3 million dollars from their budget.!!! This has caused many to be sacked...

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Waste transfer stations

  • By topgirl76
  • Created: 31st May 2014
  • 1 replies

I worked for a local council, at a waste transfer station, the site was a total decrease, there was only recycling on motor oil, clean fill, and metals. nothing on timber, green waste, hard waste...

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The palm oil issue

  • By Ren
  • Created: 13th Apr 2014
  • 1 replies

The awareness of the destruction caused by palm oil farming is becoming more widely shared. Unfortunately, there are only a few companies that either do not use palm oil or use palm oil that has...

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The great barrier reef

  • By madie-tay
  • Created: 27th Mar 2014
  • 1 replies

The great barrier reef is an amazing place in the world to visit and work at ( on a tourist boat) the are many diffrent beautiful reefs that you can visit, but the damages that are happened to the...

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Drugs

  • By bugz
  • Created: 25th Mar 2014
  • 6 replies

Drugs have distroyed Australia. And the affect on our body mind and mood drugs. In Australia are getting easey to get Meth or ice has grown big in Australia young people are calling it the new weed...

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How do you protect children from drugs

  • By Lorrymay
  • Created: 9th Mar 2014
  • 1 replies

You can raise your children with the best values and standards they can have great goals but how do you stop them from falling in with the wrong crowd and then they make the wrong choices in life

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Far north queensland

  • By Little mix
  • Created: 5th Mar 2014
  • 1 replies

Where I live it's right at the tip top of Australia the Far North Queensland. Very tropical and beautiful up this end most of the time.

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Recycled sewerage water

  • By Clint Marchant
  • Created: 26th Feb 2014
  • 1 replies

I wouldn't have a bar of it as drinking water as I've seen what it's like in the states, our standards may be higher but I'm not willing to risk it but it could be used to fill our dams then the...

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Jobs for students

  • By mich87
  • Created: 25th Jan 2014
  • 1 replies

Hi there..... I am a student in Melbourne currently looking for a part time job.....please help me

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Extreme heatwave

  • By 3lions
  • Created: 15th Jan 2014
  • 1 replies

Hi everyone, I hope where ever you are in Australia which is suffering through this ridicules heatwave.. temperatures 46 degrees for Adelaide and 35 all night. I just see the temperatures here in...

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Monarch butterflies

  • By blackout
  • Created: 26th Nov 2013
  • 1 replies

For years I grew giant swan plants in my garden to attract monarchs to lay eggs and I’d have at least 200 butterflies emerge every summer but over the past five years there’s been a vast drop in...

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Live it the way it is...

  • By Gab's
  • Created: 2nd Sep 2013
  • 1 replies

Make it clean healthy and go green... How can you help? What can you share to make your environment and the world to be a better place than ever?

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Tippy

  • By Tippyy
  • Created: 11th Aug 2013
  • 1 replies

The coffee club is one of the best places to buy coffee which is nice and you can look at the ocean. Check damage the high tides have done. It changes constinatly.

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Air and water pollution

  • By Mel - mel
  • Created: 5th Jul 2013
  • 8 replies

Our fresh air and beautiful fresh water supplies are being damaged due to pollution! Ways to prevent this happening ? Any suggestions?

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Council throwouts

  • By april789
  • Created: 1st May 2013
  • 4 replies

Why is Council stopping them? Where I live in a Mountainous area in NSW the Council have decide to stop the local council throwout. While I agree it looks messy I have saved so much money by...

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Employment

  • By Miguel
  • Created: 15th Mar 2013
  • 3 replies

How can we avoid frustration for people over 50's getting a job in Australia and others countries?

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Water pipe line

  • By stretch
  • Created: 6th Feb 2013
  • 27 replies

why is it that in australia we dont have a way of moving flood water from one part of australia to another during periods of flood we could use it when there are heavy periods of fire as well as...

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Bush fires

  • By Bunn
  • Created: 9th Jan 2013
  • 4 replies

I would like to know with all these fires about right now, how many have been deliberately lit. I would like to know if this has happened what is the penelty for this.Also i wish to add, l feel for...

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Sharks

  • By Clint Marchant
  • Created: 3rd Nov 2012
  • 2 replies

Sharks are smart "VERY" smart they know where and when to feed, migration times and where to find their favourite food, here in Perth we have had some fatal shark attacks in the same areas, I...

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Global warming or mother nature?

  • By Rainbow
  • Created: 2nd Nov 2012
  • 405 replies

Do you believe this recent storm in the US is directly attributed to global warming or is it simply mother nature at her worst? There are really two definitive schools of thought relating to this...

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No cutting down of trees

  • By chrissie
  • Created: 18th Oct 2012
  • 2 replies

Mostly,people doesn't think what's the cause of cutting down trees. Floods when heavy rain comes. What would be the solution of this instances?

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Do you have a favourite season?

  • By Rainbow
  • Created: 20th Jun 2012
  • 151 replies

Do you love the falling autumn leaves or the blooming flowers in spring? You may possibly follow the summer and winter solstice and the rituals that come with that? Perhaps you live in the Northern...

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Parental supervision

  • By kazbug
  • Created: 2nd May 2012
  • 9 replies

I think that parents today do not take care of their children sufficiently. I almost ran over 6 small children who were playing on the road with no adult in attendance. If I had been going any...

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Is the world telling us to get off?

  • By Clint Marchant
  • Created: 20th Apr 2012
  • 26 replies

Look what's happening these days, global warming, quakes,tsunamies, volcanic eruptions, are we about to become extinct? It has been proven that the world has been working in cycles and global...

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Dumping of rubbish

  • By stretch
  • Created: 18th Apr 2012
  • 2 replies

we live in a recycled world where all products can be recycled at a cost be it to the environment or the finances of all so why are the rubbish tips of the world not completing the agrement with...

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New inventions

  • By Johnny Gee
  • Created: 4th Mar 2012
  • 4 replies

I have an invention idea that is environmentally friendly that would help solve the worlds electrical energy needs if this idea was fulfilled, I call the device THE GRAVITY GENERATOR, it is a cross...

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Garage sales

  • By david
  • Created: 22nd Feb 2012
  • 34 replies

do you think people who have garage sales and put posters and cardboard boxes on corners and posts be fined for littering.if they took this litter away after the sale,there would not be a...

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Responsivism

  • By Bigfoot
  • Created: 8th Feb 2012
  • 6 replies

I have just read a book by Clive Cussler, there is a cult mentioned as part of the story named Responsivists. They believe that the only threat to the earth is not climate change but too many...

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Advise

  • By singham
  • Created: 4th Feb 2012
  • 29 replies

Ask Not what the country has done for you Ask yourself what you have done for the Country

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Supermarket packaging

  • By margaretjulia
  • Created: 26th Jan 2012
  • 14 replies

Supermarket packaging of bakery, meat and some fruit and vegetable seems to be excessive. What do you think?

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Solar or mains power?

  • By tRicci
  • Created: 26th Dec 2011
  • 27 replies

As Mains power increases in cost, why does not the government subsidise the cost of installing Solar upfront instead of after you have paid for it? Many people cannot afford this.( pensioners,...

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Swimming with stingrays.

  • By EileenW1
  • Created: 22nd Dec 2011
  • 2 replies

Living near to Australia Zoo, home of the late Steve Irwin who was killed by a stingray, I entered the waters off Grand Cayman Island with great trepidation. What was I thinking? Dozens of giant...

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Human safety

  • By hoppy55555
  • Created: 18th Oct 2011
  • 1 replies

Please consider Why not stop and think.People have a right to be safe and happy.

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Young teenagers

  • By annie
  • Created: 18th Oct 2011
  • 14 replies

Do parents worry about their children when they go out driving or on a friday or saturday night

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Do you wake up and wonder what the current weather conditions are today

  • By flyingace
  • Created: 8th Sep 2011
  • 14 replies

yes i always check the news, listen to the radio and i look outside.

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Does anyone else not believe that we are the cause of climate change?

  • By chips48
  • Created: 17th Jun 2011
  • 68 replies

As a senior citizen, many years ago we were all told that the world was heading for an ice aga because of the pollution in the air. Now, because the scientists have discovered that is not going to...

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Ladies public toilets

  • By frilly
  • Created: 16th Jun 2011
  • 24 replies

I have started a subject about Ladies Public Toilets. I should have made it a separate subject, if you want to rtead it but post over here that may be a better idea? frilly

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Sick of the ill informed, who know nothing about climate change!

  • By Mariposa
  • Created: 9th Jun 2011
  • 21 replies

As of lately, many people are not understanding climate change.They blindly follow Tony Abbott,s carry-on about cost increases to Family budgets. Do they not know a that if the situation is not...

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Contaminated water supply

  • By stretch
  • Created: 3rd Jun 2011
  • 11 replies

a few of the boys have just checked out two tanks in armidale that supply water to local consumers and have found with the aid of a camera three foot of mud in one tank and four tank of mud in...

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...feeling alone in a new land

  • By rosema
  • Created: 24th May 2011
  • 13 replies

Although I have lived here more than 50 years, I came to this Country not by my choosing ;I know what I am "homesick" for,does no longer exist, but emotionally I am in Nomansland !

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Unnecessary car use

  • By Analog6
  • Created: 17th May 2011
  • 19 replies

I'd like to hear people's views on how much unnecessary use of the car we all do each day. How many of us have local shops we can walk to these days - not too many I suspect. The rise of the...

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Save our bees

  • By 888shelley
  • Created: 2nd May 2011
  • 23 replies

please think before spraying bees which may have swarmed into your garden or taken up residence in a wall of your house! bees ,both native and honey bees, are the basis of most foods we consume as...

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Increase in shark attacks closer to shore

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 3rd Apr 2011
  • 3 replies

I wondered if beach lovers were possibly becoming wary about visiting the beach due to, what seems to be an increase in shark attacks closer to shore. There have alway been shark attacks, but from...

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Algae - co2 to energy

  • By saint
  • Created: 19th Mar 2011
  • 5 replies

Lets add value to CO2 - let algae consume it and grow to provide both oil and a highly nutritous meal let. complete mother natures natural carbon cycle

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Nuclear power

  • By June
  • Created: 16th Mar 2011
  • 12 replies

Has the recent Nuclear Reactor problem in Japan had an impact on your thoughts regarding Australia using it? I personally do not like the idea but would like to know the opinions of others.

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Why is it so hard to recycle???

  • By M4
  • Created: 16th Mar 2011
  • 15 replies

I work for a large shopping centre which understandably has a large output of waste. Despite my best efforts to improve recycling or diversion from landfill, i am still only at 19% of total...

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Doomsday

  • By mistymae53
  • Created: 27th Feb 2011
  • 68 replies

The Mayans, and Nostradamus prophesized the end of the world in December 2012. I have been surprized that this theory is gaining momentum. Who out there believes in these prophecies? Disasters all...

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Christchurch earthquake february 2011

  • By Suzy
  • Created: 23rd Feb 2011
  • 5 replies

Devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 February 2011 at 12.52 pm.

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Rubbish

  • By tonkris
  • Created: 16th Feb 2011
  • 48 replies

How often do you walk along the street with rubbish in your hand and can not find a rubbish bin anywhere in site

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Solar air conditioners

  • By Hillicent
  • Created: 9th Feb 2011
  • 16 replies

shortly after installing power hungry air conditioners (grrr - bad advice!!!) i discovered a new aircon invention on the internet - a system which converts the hottest solar energy into cool air!!!...

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litter bugs.

  • By Jim 007
  • Created: 27th Jan 2011
  • 37 replies

I find it so annoying when i see people throwing take away packages out there car! It is so disrespectful to our country!

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Aspectos removal and safety

  • By stretch
  • Created: 17th Jan 2011
  • 10 replies

we have a new car parts sales company opening soon but at what cost to us all the whole area has to be aspestos removed signs up and the worst part is it is right near the local tafe and what...

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Support of our own flood victims in australia

  • By passum
  • Created: 28th Dec 2010
  • 13 replies

AAAA In the recent news it has shown many areas of NSW, QLD, VIC, have been flooded. How much support do we give these people compared with overseas when dishing out government assistance in...

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Nuclear energy verses coal fired powerstations ,solar,wind turbines hyhro wave energy

  • By passum
  • Created: 28th Dec 2010
  • 41 replies

To what degree are you the people of Australia prepaired to use alternative energies, To coal fired powerstations. Would you support Nuculear recactor if it was built off shore under the ocean...

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The darling river and its problems

  • By weatherman
  • Created: 29th Nov 2010
  • 7 replies

The Government wants to empty lakes Caundilla and Menindee in New South Wales and direct water to be stored into an acquifer for use by the people of Broken Hill and other smaller towns dependant...

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Cane toads

  • By P.J
  • Created: 27th Nov 2010
  • 15 replies

Cane Toads are menace to local wildlife, they need to be collected after dark. this the only way to give the native wildlife a chance to survive. Unfortunately a lot of people only talk about...

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Watering when away

  • By cas
  • Created: 18th Nov 2010
  • 18 replies

I am looking for a good way to keep my plants watered when I go away - sometimes for over a month - particularly in the warmer months. What are your ideas?

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Rebate on rainwater tanks...sneaky tax

  • By snakewoman
  • Created: 27th Sep 2010
  • 20 replies

Do you know that it is better not to take the rebate ? All that do take the rebate will be the first to be taxed on the rainwater they collect.Just like farmers get taxed on dam water. I will be...

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Should vic have water restrictions lifted?

  • By snakewoman
  • Created: 16th Aug 2010
  • 16 replies

I think it should be left as it is, we are all coping fine and are dams are still low.

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Use of solar energy

  • By wilko
  • Created: 13th Apr 2010
  • 57 replies

How many of you have taken advantage of the Governments solar panel subsidy. I have and in NSW there is certainly good financial benefit in the energy generated being put back into the grid.

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Water

  • By karlenesoh
  • Created: 31st Mar 2010
  • 10 replies

Here in Maryborough Vic we have the worst water I have ever tasted, my kids won't drink even after it has been filtered does anybody else have slack water conditions, I try to do all I can to save...

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Earth friendly products

  • By karlenesoh
  • Created: 26th Mar 2010
  • 31 replies

Do you use chemical or natural products, earth friendly or earth destroying chemicals. It is important for us all to do our bit. I sell earth friendly products and use them, tell me your views...

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Nuclear power

  • By Heldwyn
  • Created: 24th Oct 2009
  • 20 replies

People claim nuclear power mitigates CO2. What these people do not look at is how much CO2 is emitted in the mining of the ore, transporting of the ore, processing of the ore into yellow cake,...

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Australian rainfall

  • By 43beans55
  • Created: 23rd Jul 2009
  • 10 replies

i live in adelaide south australia and we have had a bumper rainfall this winter to date.how is the rest of this lovely nation of ours faring regatrding drought conditions and should adelaides...

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Murray river

  • By supababe
  • Created: 1st Jun 2009
  • 13 replies

Why are we still waiting? We have had countless media reports about the river dying, the water drying up and the water going alkaline, but what exactly is being done? The government still want to...