Friday, April 24, 2009

Who was St Valentine?

Each Feburary the 14thl overs, or want to be lovers woo and gift the objects of thir desire in the name of Saint Valentine.

But who was Saint Valentine?

Click here to listen to the interview on St Valentine with Lady Tamara von Forslun.

Colleen Hartland MLC discusses her 10c Drink Container Deposit Scheme for Victoria

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland plans on introducing legislation that will allow Victorians to return used drink containers a receive a 10c refund. The scheme will cover glass and plastic bottles, aluminium cans as well as drink cartons. Currently in Victoria local councils and their rate payers currently foot the bill for rubbish and litter. A 10c deposit system would save councils $15.2 million, by shifting the cost away from councils towards those who create the litter. In fact Ms Hartland proposes that the scheme would be self funding from a $63.5 million unredeemed deposit fund.

The concept is not entirely a new one. Our neighbouring Adelaide has been running a recycling scheme for decades. Various schemes around the world include:

  • In California, where the scheme not only funds itself, but pays for education programs about recycling.
  • New York’s Returnable Container Act, better known as the “Bottle Bill” requires a 5-cent refundable deposit on beer and soda containers sold in New York. The bottle bill has been New York's most successful recycling and litter prevention program. Since the law was enacted in 1982, more than 90 billion bottles and cans have been returned and recycled through the bottle bill.
  • In Norway, where there are 9,000 depots, including thousands of Reverse Vending Machines.

Click here to listen to Colleen discuss her proposed scheme.

For more information contact:
Liz Ingham
Office of Colleen Hartland MLC
Western Metropolitan Region
A: 75 Victoria Street, Seddon 3011
P: 9689 6373
M: 0409 333 595
F: 9689 6227

Colleen is also running a series of public meetings in her electorate of Western Metropolitan Region in April and May

Wednesday 22 April - Sunshine - 7.30pm Sunsine Masonic Lodge, 93 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
Monday 27 April - Inner West - 7.30pm - West Footscray Primary School - Argyle Street West Footscray - Off Barkley Street
Monday 4 May - Moonee Valley - 7.30pm Ascot Vale Uniting Church, 60-64 Maribyrnong Rd, Moonee Ponds.
Monday 11 May - Williamstown / Newport area - 7.30pm - Newport Community Hall, 13-15 Mason St, Newport.
Wednesday 13 May - Caroline Springs - 7.30pm - Caroline Springs Library & Civic Centre, 193-201 Caroline Springs Blvd. corner of Lake St, Caroline Springs.
Also: Public Rally - Sunday 17 May - Parliament House, 2pm.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dr John Demartini balances your perspective

Dr John Demartini over came an adverse youth to become one of the world's most influential specialists in human behaviour. For nearly 4 decades he has studied 276 disciplines and commits himself 365 days a year to helping individuals reach their greatest potential.

I became familiar with his flagship teachings called the Breakthrough Experience many years ago and took the time to chat to him about how this fits in with life today for each of us and in tackling the Global Financial Crisis.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Dr John Demartini will be in Australia with his seminar 'How To Have One Hell Of A Recession And Still Make A Profit’playing on the title of his bestselling book ‘How to Make One Hell of a Profit and Still Get to Heaven’.

He is appearing in Melbourne:
Tuesday 28 April
7.00pm – 9.30pm
Sofitel on Collins

For tickets and all other information, please visit

Tune into All Natural on JOY 94.9 or between 9am and 12 noon AEST for your chance to win a Double Pass to the seminar.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Teachings of Abraham

Does the Supernatural Exist? Can people chanel other beings? Whether or not you believe in life and existance beyond what we observe I believe this clip is a worthwhile view for the GLBTI Community.

For more information, please visit