As the revisions to the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994 seem to cover a lot of issues including treatment orders, search and frisking powers and, arrest without a warrant, some people may be interested in being involved in this consultation.
Consultation on the Second Exposure Draft: Wednesday 17 April – Tuesday 28 May 2013.
I know it’s entirely stupid, but I am terrified of spiders. I mean, properly terrified. Just seeing pictures of them makes me nervous. I’m even scared of them when they’re already dead. Yes, yes, I’m a million times bigger than they are. Yes, yes, they’re more scared of me, etc. But the thing about irrational [...]
Red Cross are in need of volunteers for the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS).
CVS is for residents of aged care facilities in the ACT and South East NSW region who are socially isolated and whose quality of life would be improved by friendship and companionship. Volunteers are matched with a client for social visits for about [...]
LifeCircle ACT presents a Life Matters Event Final Gifts: understanding the special awareness and needs of the dying.
A one-day gathering of speakers, community organisations and business specialising in palliative care, advanced care planning and end of life care.
Southern Cross Club
Saturday, July 6 2013
MC: Clair Hochstetler, Head Chaplain, Pastoral Care, Canberra Hospital
- Welcome to Country [...]
Genevieve Wauchope, Executive Director of the Canberra Environment Centre, is inviting us along to think about and discuss what Canberra should look like for the next 100 years.
Does the Canberra you want to live in have higher density living areas? Does it have community vegetable gardens in public parks or recycling stations throughout Civic? [...]
The Australia Institute is inviting us to a conversation between Richard Denniss and Bob Brown.
Since the last time Bob Brown spoke to Politics in the Pub he has resigned from Parliament, created the Bob Brown Foundation which aims to help front-line environmentalists, as well as led a Sea Shepherd anti-whaling mission.
In an election year [...]
The Canberra Archaeological Society has been active in local archaeology and heritage protection for most of its 50 years.
At this presentation, Helen Cook will start with a panoramic view of Canberra Archaeological Society involvement in identifying, recording, excavating, conserving and promoting cultural heritage in Gungahlin, including embarrassing photos, the ghosts of history past and [...]
This one rattled into my inbox and so I thought the Canberra community might like to know they can [and maybe would like to] vote for their favourite gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer identifying Canberran, business or organisation.
The People’s Choice award is an annual event which recognises nominees’ contributions to the LGBTIQ community [...]
Red Cross is looking for new volunteers for its MATES program, which assists socially isolated people in reconnecting to their community in the ACT and region. Volunteers are matched with participants one-to-one and meet regularly – usually for an hour or so a week or fortnight – to undertake social activities in the community. Volunteers [...]
Are you interested in becoming a Foster Carer?
Marymead’s next information session will be held at
– 255 Goyder Street Narrabundah
– 18 April at 6.00pm.
Children are always welcome and light refreshments are provided.
If you are unable to attend an information session but are interested in finding out about foster [...]
The irresistable Melanie Poole has sent through details about an upcoming conference:
‘Let’s Get Loud’ is a conference that will bring together NGOs, academics and students to
tackle critical issues in women’s rights. We will provide a deeper understanding of the
global and Australian context in which attacks on women’s rights occur.
Over the course of one day attendees [...]
Experimental composer Dr David Worrall is giving a lecture at Manning Clark House Overcoming timbre fetishism: Sound music, and the perceiving body at Manning Clark House on Wednesday 17th April at 5:30pm
Mindfulness is a proven technique that goes back thousands of years and is now being widely used to manage chronic pain. Psychologist Randolph Sparks, who gave a very engaging and insightful talk on “Managing Chronic Pain” last year, will talk about how mindfulness can work for you.
WHEN: Monday 15 April, 12.30-1.30 PM
WHERE: Room 9, 2nd [...]
I’m curious as to the legalities of the mini bus lanes at many Canberra intersections. I understand that they are there to allow busses a head start on the green so they can merge more safely in heavy traffic. But all too many times I’ve had busses come barrelling up from behind when traffic [...]
Spring forward, fall back.
It’s pretty simple and it’s this Sunday.
If in doubt listen to your mobile phone which probably knows what to do better than you do.
Or just wait six months and your clock will come right again.
Listen to the outspoken author at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest on 9 April at 5:30pm. Bookings 02 6295 1808 or email@example.com, entry $20/10 members & concession (includes wine & nibbles).
Paul Collins is an historian, broadcaster, writer and environmentalist. A priest for 37 years, Dr Collins resigned from his priesthood due to a [...]
Time and again, the traditional land, the way of life and culture of the Aboriginal communities have come under immense pressure. In this backdrop the activities of daily life of the Aboriginal owners of this land is a powerful reminder of their continuing coexistential relationship with the land. Bush trips for bush tucker gathering, kangaroo [...]
[ 5 April 2013; 6:15 pm; ]
This just in and worth a look:
The much anticipated RSPCA ACT Trivia Night is happening again and this year we are aiming to make it bigger and better than ever before! In line with the Canberra Centenary our theme is birthdays and celebration.
Gather your friends, dress up in your best party outfit and put those [...]
Dr Tom Calma AO has launched the new look Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) – a milestone for the organisation that has trained more than 1,000 Indigenous leaders throughout Australia. A new DVD, celebrating the work of the AILC, has also been released.
Dr Calma, Australian of the Year Finalist and AILC Chairman commented, “We’re working [...]
On Friday a tragic event happened in my life. My 87 year old aunt, after many years of pain and recent severe suffering both physically and mentally, decided to end her own life. She left a note and due to the nature of her death, the issue of fowl play has to be ruled out, [...]
Underground is the story of Julian Assange’s exploits as a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne, and his youthful commitment to revealing the truth about the world, power and injustice.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A session with writer/director Robert Connolly, actor Alex Williams (Julian Assange), Christine Assange (Julian’s mother) and Sam Castro (co-founder of [...]
We run a fantastically enlightening and friendly monthly book club that is looking for new members, due to some members no longer able to attend.
We love to read and discuss literature and contemporary fiction.
We meet once a month at each others houses and it’s a good excuse to have a few nibbles and a glass [...]
CSIRO is making it known they’re bringing physics to the masses:
An exhibition exploring the physics of the universe in sculpture and on the canvas by south coast artist Bob Baker opens Monday night at CSIRO Discovery Centre.
Bodalla artist Bob Baker explores and expresses some of the deepest physical structures in our universe, not through the [...]
A golden retriever was found this morning around 7:30 at the roundabout on Erindale Drive between Wanniassa and Monash. She’s about 6 years old and microchipped however, it doesn’t seem that the chip information has been updated and there is no collar.
Hoping that we can find the owners so she doesn’t have to spend the [...]
A new LGBTI community group aimed at connecting business and individuals with the LGBTI community is having an inaugural gathering on the 3rd of April.
OUTBIZ — Canberra’s LGBTI Business Network.
A special invitation to the inaugural gathering of OUTBIZ — Canberra’s LGBTI Business Network.
Please join us for Networking, Canapes & Drinks.
Wednesday 3 April 2013 — 7pm [...]
The National Archives are following up today’s Prime Ministerial apology to people affected by forced adoption practices.
They want those affected to tell them their stories for the purposes of an exhibition and website.
‘We recognise the sensitivities and responsibilities around the issue of forced adoption and feel very privileged to have been tasked with a project [...]
[ 10 April 2013; 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. ]
We’ve just had this notice sent in, along with a flyer.
I am working with an Indonesian NGO that is running a workshop in Canberra on April 10 entitled, “Indonesia in the Asian Century: Roadmap of a Culture” for people interested in business, trade or just better relations with one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.