Lunchbox / Soapbox

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at The Wheeler Centre

Sean Dooley

Hands Up Who Wants to Die? The Fate of Endangered Species in the New Conservation Approach

On April 21st, Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced that the Orange-bellied Parrot is likely to go extinct in the wild within the next couple of years. That we could lose such an iconic species on Melbourne’s doorstep is tragic. That the new governmental landscape-scale approach to conservation could see many more endangered species being abandoned as hopeless causes is something more.

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Portrait of Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley is a Melbourne author who works as a television comedy writer. He has a weekly spot with 3RRR Breakfasters and regularly contributes to The Age and ABC radio about birds, the environment, sport and, well, anything really.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.


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