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Australian Earth Sciences Convention
AESC 2014

The Geological Society of Australia biennial convention.

7-10 July 2014
Newcastle, NSW

New AAP Memoir available now!
Memoir 46:
Ordovician (Darriwilian-early Katian) trilobite faunas of northwestern Tarim, Xinjiang, China

Edited by Zhou Zhiyi, Yin Gongzheng & Zhou Zhiqiang
AAPM 46 Download the order form here

Fraudulent GSA emails & security

The GSA’s membership email list has been fraudulently obtained by an as yet unknown third party.
We therefore advise all members to treat any communication that claims to be from the GSA with caution,
even if the email includes the CEO’s or the Membership Administrator's electronic signature. In particular, be wary
of any requests for bank account details or requests for credit card information, which should not be provided under any circumstances.

Until further notice, the GSA will not request this information via email.
Members should also carefully check the actual source (sender’s address) and the address of any web links contained
within any email claiming to be from the GSA.

David Syme Research Prize: Call for Applications

The prize recognises the best original research in Biology, Physics, Chemistry
or Geology produced in Australia during the past two years, ending 31 December 2014. Preference will be given to original work of value to the industrial and commercial interests of Australia.
The prize is awarded by the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne
but is open to eligible researchers Australia wide.
The 2014 award is approximately $7,300 and includes a bronze medallion.
Closing date is Friday 16 January 2015.

The application form and information sheet are available on the Faculty of Science
website at:

Please contact for enquiries.

Public Forum: Energy 2050

As part of the AESC, we held a Public Forum.
The forum was moderated by Paul Bevan, from ABC Radio 1233 in Newcastle. The panellists included:
Prof. Iain Stewart, Geoscience Communication at Plymouth University (UK)
Dr Gary Ellem, The University of Newcastle
Prof. Ben Hankamer,University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Dr Tony Irwin, Technical Director SMR Nuclear Technology
Dr Alex Wonhas, CSIRO
Ms Rachel Connell, Director, Office of Coal Seam Gas, NSW Trade & Investment.
DOWNLOAD the recording: <click here>

Or PLAY from ABC Soundcloud:
1233ABC N
ewcastle Soundcloud <click here>

GSA support for Sydney University School of Geosciences

On the 15th August the GSA wrote to the University of Sydney in relation to the proposed University of Sydney’s
plans to include the School of Geosciences in the Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LEES) proposal.
Click here to read more.


GSA Governing Council

The GSA's Governing Council is made up of four Division Councillors and five General Councillors.
Congratulations to the recently elected Division Councillors; Roger Bateman,
WA Division; Michelle Cooper, ACT Division, Christine Edgoose, NT Division and David Cantrill, Victoria Division.
The five General Councillors are Graham Carr, Ian Graham, Mike Smith, Ian Withnall and Chris Yeats.
The GSA President is Graham Carr.

GSA membership renewals for 2015

2015 Member renewals have been posted.
Membership is from the 1st January - 31st December.
If you haven't received your renewal information, please contact the GSA.
Now is the time to contact the GSA office to update your membership details.

If you want to pay online:
Internet Explorer is the most ‘user-friendly’ browser to enable online membership
Firstly, Click the member login area
Login: this is your member number
Password: on your member renewal form, unless you manually changed it.
The blue box on the left has your profile, click: Pay My Membership

This window has the details listed on your member renewal, if you do not
want to change anything, simply ‘add to basket’ to make the payment.
If you wish to make changes click on the tick boxes and ‘add to basket’.
You will now be in the checkout window.
Insert your credit card details in this secure area and complete your transaction.
If you would like a receipt, please email:
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