b'Branch newsASEG newslike 300 days in March, and five yearsSouth Australia & Northern Territory Branch AGM before it had to be moved inApril. to a virtual AGM, so we are delighted Hi everyone that Ian has agreed to speak in this new Queensland has been very quiet sinceformat that will be open to everyone.our State Government declared a publicFace-to-face branch meetings are health emergency on the Januarystill suspended but, as we are seeingStay safe!29. As with other states, closure ofrestrictions start to ease, we are hopeful businesses, restrictions on travel andthat we will be able to resume technicalKate Robertson home confinement (anyone-else startingmeetings at some point in the secondASEG SA/NT Branch committee memberto get a tan off the light in the fridge?)half of 2020. Kate.Robertson2@sa.gov.auhas taken its toll on our industry duringHopefully, also, you have found the ASEG the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite allwebinars of interest, dont forget you canTasmaniathe disruption, it has been good to seefind the recordings of these on YouTube. exploration activity continue in someThe SA/NT Branch will be hosting DrAll Tasmanian face-to-face branch areas, and were looking forward toIan Moffat for a webinar on Searchingmeetings are currently on hold. When restrictions easing in the coming weeksfor the Beaumont children and otherrestrictions are eased, it is expected and months. adventures in unmarked grave detection.that meetings will resume in the His presentation on June 2 will reviewCODES Conference Room, university Early in May the Queensland Governmentof Tasmania, Hobart. Meeting notices, released a support package for thea number of grave detection projects,details about venues and relevant exploration sector. It included: including the search for the Beaumontcontact details can be found on the children and mapping WWII graves fromTasmanian Branch page on the ASEG a 12-month waiver of rent onthe Battle of Tarawa, and will discuss exploration due between 1 April and 1current best geophysical practice in thiswebsite. As always, we encourage September 2020 field. Ian was scheduled to present at ourMembers to also keep an eye on the a freeze on fees and charges until 1 Julyseminar/webinar programme at the 2021 university of Tasmania / CODES, which release of approximately 7 000 squareroutinely includes presentations of a kilometres of land for gas and mineralgeophysical and computational nature exploration as well as on a broad range of earth bringing forward $2.8 million in grantsciences topics.funds for innovative exploration in theMark Duffett, North West Minerals Province. taspresident@aseg.org.auI hope all our fellow ASEG Members are well and continue to stay that way.Ron Palmerqldpresident@aseg.org.auJames Alderman qldsecretary@aseg.org.au Ian Moffat in the fieldASEG national calendarDate Branch Event Presenter Time VenueAll ASEG Branch face-to-face meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Some branches have been hosting webinars, and some of these can be viewed on the ASEG website https://www.aseg.org.au/aseg-videos. Please monitor the Events page on the ASEG website for information about upcoming webinars and other on-line events9 PREVIEW JuNE 2020'