Challenging the Status Quo – what, us? Gondwana Link’s Keith Bradby spoke in Perth on Friday at the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s (EIANZ) annual conference, which was indeed themed ‘Challenging the Status Quo’. Keith told the Gondwana Link story while speaking to the topic “Defiantly Ambitious: is that the best way forward” and, unsurprisingly, came to the conclusion that it was, given the global importance of WA’s biodiversity. While at the conference he caught up with old colleagues Bryan Jenkins (former CEO of WA’s Department of Environmental Protection, now University of Canterbury) and Paul Vogel, current (retiring) Chairman of WA’s Environmental Protection Authority. During the 1990’s Keith worked with Bryan and Paul to end large scale clearing for agriculture in south-western Australia, another defiantly ambitious exercise that (largely) worked.