15 Henley Rd
(PO Box 2219)
Ph: (02) 8762 4200
Fx: (02) 8762 4220
Int'l Ph: +61 2 8762 4200
Int'l Fx: +61 2 8762 4220
Located just 100 metres to the south of Flemington Railway Station. Link to new location on Google Maps
5 Abingdon St
(Postal: 84 Park Rd)
Ph 1: (07) 3103 7376
Ph 2: (02) 8090 1976
Fax: (02) 8762 4220
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It was with a great deal of anticipation and some trepidation that I arrived at the Sydney International Terminal at 4am on the 11th April 2012. The Kiribati visit that I was about to embark on was something that I had been thinking about for some time... only now was that trip able to became a reality. Having worked as a volunteer at the Pacific Calling Partnership at the Edmund Rice Centre for a bit over three years now and seen many DVD’s, heard many stories and listened to Maria Tiimon and Kateia Kakai (indigenous I-Kiribati who work at PCP) talk of their homeland and the problems Kiribati and the I-Kiribati people face due to development issues and climate change – now the time was right for me to visit Kiribati and experience and observe for myself just what the reality was.
Reflections on recent visit to Kiribati by PCP's Marita McInerny...
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ERC initiative the Pacific Calling Partnership promotes awareness of the devastating effects of climate change on low-lying island communities of the Pacific. The PCP campaign goes beyond both the science and the spin to make evident 'the human face of climate change'.
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Listen to Phil speak of the visit to ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams.
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