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Leading Professor says ‘Government Wastes Money on Digital Revolution’

‘The Federal Government’s investment in ICT will not, in itself, bring about a digital educational revolution,’ says Professor Michael Gaffney from the Australian Catholic University, and joint editor of soon to be released publication, Leading a Digital School. ‘Unless the investment in the technology is accompanied by comprehensive and well resourced strategies that address the educational considerations needed to transform schooling and outcomes for students, the government is wasting their money.’

‘Education authorities and schools across Australia have an ideal opportunity, in fact a serious responsibility, to work with State/Territory and Federal Governments in making sure current investments in digital technologies are used to best effect’ says Professor Gaffney.

‘Now is the time for inspired educational leadership and informed strategic action to ensure students reap the benefits of new technologies. Australia’s teachers need access to appropriate and on-going development and support,’ says Professor Gaffney. ‘One or two day PD sessions, by themselves, will not enable today’s teachers get the most from emerging, more sophisticated digital technologies and networked teaching opportunities.’

‘While personal computers generate good political capital and profits for the computing companies they have never, and will never, bring about an educational revolution.’

Mal Lee, joint editor of Leading a Digital School states, ‘It is the teachers and not the technology that makes the difference. Only when the vast majority of Australia’s teachers are wisely using the appropriate digital tools as a normal part of their everyday teaching, and are provided all the requisite development and support from the school and system leaders can Australian education begin to assist enhanced national productivity.’

Mal Lee argues that, ‘Australia, in 2008, doesn’t even know what percentage of its classrooms have Internet access, let alone have in operation a national strategy to provide appropriate, inexpensive connectivity to all.’

Leading a Digital School, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research Press (ACER Press) is a timely resource for educational leaders who need to make sensible, informed and strategic decisions about how to implement digital solutions in their school. Twelve contributors including Allan Shaw, Chief Executive AHISA; Karen Bonanno, Executive Officer, ASLA; and other high profile educational leaders make outstanding comments on the best way to lead a digital school.

It is time for Australia, and in particular those education authorities that have failed for the past decade to provide the needed direction, infrastructure and investment to stop playing politics with the latest instructional technologies, and to put in place well reasoned strategies that will assist the development of digital schools, enhance teaching and learning and help to lift national productivity.

‘Australia’s future prosperity will be a function, not of the resources under ground, but the skills of our citizens. As countries such as India and China pour extraordinary funds into education and specifically the delivery of curriculum via the net, Australia continues to lag with regard to its investment in Education and we are Neanderthal in our approach to online education. While the rest of the world seems to be up skilling its population we continue to live in a dream state in the hope that all will be fine. This is not the case.
Leading a Digital School provides a wake up call that every federal and State Government Minister and every educator should read. The time to change is nearly beyond us.’

Daniel Petre
Executive Chairman, Netus

 

Book Launch: Tuesday 19th August, 2008, 10.00am, Rosary Primary School, Watson, ACT
Launched by: Cheryl O’Connor, CEO Australian College of Educators (ACE)
Guest Speaker: John Treloar, APAC Education Director, Adobe Systems
 

Media Welcome
Photo opportunities available

 

Media enquiries & Interviews:
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ACT Multicultural Community News – Edition 31/2008

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2009-2012

 

 

 

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Summit will be

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Multicultural Community News bulletins are published each Wednesday.

 

 

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Independence Day celebration

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IAAC will hold a function to celebrate the Indian Independence Day on Saturday

16 August, 6.30 pm at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, , London Circuit, .

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will be a cultural program. Delicious Indian food catered for by a local

restaurant will be available for sale.

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IAAC is supporting the Breast Cancer Network which

w:st="on">Australia

is a peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast

cancer. IAAC will seek donations on the day for this organization. Please donate

generously.

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IAAC Committee invites everyone to join us in the celebration. Please mark your

diary.

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information:

 

 

 

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Kalia 6254 2965; Dhimendra Singh 6255 2478

 

 

 

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Kalms 0410 652 567; Sanjay Pandey 0421 642 502

 

 

 

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size=2>Message from Human

Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Call

for entries: Submit your human rights photographs now

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">The

2008 Human Rights Photography Competition is now open. The competition, which is

being run in association with the Human Rights Medals and Awards, shares this

year’s official UN Human Rights Day theme: ‘Dignity and justice for all of

us’.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">"We’re

searching for photographs that both reflect the theme of the competition –

Dignity and justice for all of us – and provide a unique approach to a human

rights subject," said federal Human Rights Commissioner, Graeme

Innes.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">"In

reflecting the theme, an image might record a moment that celebrates dignity and

justice," said Commissioner Innes. "It might illustrate fundamental rights and

freedoms being recognised, or it might simply capture an observation of what

human rights means to the photographer and, for that matter, the

viewer."

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">International

Human Rights Day on 10 December 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal

Declaration of Human Rights. The official theme supports the vision of the

Declaration as a commitment to universal dignity and justice, and reinforces the

fact that human rights are an inextricable part of our

lives.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">The

three categories for the 2008 Human Rights Photography Competition

are:

 

 

 

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18 (male), Under 18 (female) and 18 and above (age at 30 June

2008).

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Winners,

highly commended and shortlisted entries in each category will be placed on the

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission website and exhibited at the Human

Rights Medals and Awards ceremony at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in

Sydney on 10

December. Winners will also be presented with their prize at the

ceremony.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Competition

information:

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Ph:

02 9284 9618

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Entries

close: Close of business Friday, 31

October 2008

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Prizes:Winners: $500 voucher at Digital Camera

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Warehouse

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Highly

commended: one year subscription to Australian Photography

Magazine

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Awards

ceremony: Wednesday, 10 December 2008, Grand Ballroom, Sheraton on the Park

Hotel,

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to awards: Ph: 02 9284 9618 or hrawards@humanrights.gov.au

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">$65

or $40 concession

 

 

 

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two course luncheon, drinks and entertainment

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">The

2008 Human Rights Photography Competition is sponsored by Digital Camera

Warehouse, Australian Photography Magazine, Vision Graphics and

Actnow.com.au.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Media

contact: Brinsley Marlay on 02 9284 9656 or 0430 366 529

 

 

 

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Southside Community Services

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Community Bus Service

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">The

community bus service is for people who are socially isolated because a lack of

transport options. Some of the people who may be eligible to use the service may

include:

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">Seniors with mobility or

confidence problems

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">People living in nursing

homes/retirement facilities

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">People with a permanent or

temporary disability

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">People with health problems

who cannot use regular ACTION bus services

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">People who are eligible for

HACC transport but cannot access them for various reasons e.g. cannot self

transfer

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">Carers accompanying a person

described above

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">Parents with young children

who are socially isolated and lack transport

options

 

 

 

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style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">People from culturally and

linguistically diverse backgrounds who lack support networks and have limited

transport options

 

 

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size=2>Registration

 

 

style="FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-ansi-language: EN">To

become a registered user of the community bus service you need to be assessed by

the Regional Community Service in your area.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-ansi-language: EN">The

assessment process can be completed over the phone. 

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your local Regional Community Service listed on the back of this

pamphlet.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma">Once

registered with the community bus service you can make a booking by contacting

 

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local Regional Community Service.

 

 

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need to be made at least two working days before you want to use the bus and are

on a ??first come first served?? basis.

 

 

 

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bookings can also be made where members of the group are registered

users.

 

 

 

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is no set bus fare, however, people using the community bus service are asked to

make a gold coin donation each time they travel.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma">The

buses operate from Monday to Friday, generally within the inner area. 

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and set down points need to be arranged when making the

booking.

 

 

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Community Services

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,
Narrabundah, ACT 2604
Phone: (02) 6126 4723
Email:

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Crescent

 

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from Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre

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TEST

 

 

 

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Notaras Multicultural Centre

 

 

 

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you are a permanent resident and will sit the Citizenship Test in order to meet

the requirements for Citizenship, you can receive FREE support by joining our

special Saturday class at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 2nd

Floor, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City.

 

 

 

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class will take place on Saturday, the 23rd of August, from 10:30

until 15:00 with lunch provided.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma">We

will talk about everything that relates to the test (how to book the test, what

to expect when sitting the test, what you need to know about to pass the test, etc..)

w:st="on">

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and you will be given a kit with all the resources available to make it very

easy to sit the test.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma">Please

call Luara Ferracioli at 6257 2144 or 0437 330 009 if you have any questions or

require any special assistance.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma">IMPORTANT:

If you are already a permanent resident, you can sit the Test at anytime even if

you will only apply for citizenship in a couple of years. If you pass the Test,

your result will be kept in the database of the Department of Immigration and

Citizenship and when you apply for Citizenship, you will not need to sit the

Test again.

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma">The ??Citizenship Test Support Program?? is

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supported by financial assistance from the Australian Government/ Department of

Immigration and Citizenship.

 

 

 

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from the Buddhist Society of the ACT

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-ansi-language: EN-US">Buddhist

Society Open Day

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: ‘Lucida Sans’; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Buddhist

Society of the ACT warmly invite all local Canberra community to join an Open

Day, Saturday August 16 , 2008 from 9 am -2 pm with an Observation of Five

Precepts, Accept blessing from monk, Offering of ??Rainy Robe?? to the resident

monk (This presentation is formally organised by the committee of the Society).

 

 

 

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Puja and Chanting Pritta, Dana offering to resident monk. and Dana/ communal

lunch. The society is looking for donations for the bricks of our new building.

All donations large or small are gratefully received and all amounts over $2 are

tax deductible.

 

 

 

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* Enquiries:*

 

 

 

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Tass Ruang (President) on 0402 350 746 or Belle Goonetilleke on

0409

 

 

 

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322 283.Or temple on 6239 7194.

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from National Gallery of

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Upcoming

Asian Photography events at the National Gallery of

Australia

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Picture

paradise: Asia??Pacific photography 1840s??1940s

 

 

 

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July ?? 9 November 2008

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Talks

 

 

 

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Gallery of

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Place

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Parkes

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Shashin

 

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nineteenth-century Japanese studio photography

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Tuesday

19 August 12.45 pm

 

 

 

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Isobel Crombie,

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Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Victoria, discusses the fascinating

development of the highly theatrical Japanese photographic genre of

shashin.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">??Through

the Asian lens??

 

 

 

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Tuesday

2 September 12.45 pm

 

 

 

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Maxwell,

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Exhibition Assistant, speaks about the work of indigenous Asian photographers in

the exhibition Picture .

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">??Evolution

of photography in to 1940??

w:st="on">Japan

 

 

 

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana; mso-bidi-font-family: Tahoma; mso-fareast-language: EN-AU">Thursday

11 September 12.45 pm

 

 

 

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Deane,

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Senior Researcher at the NGA, presents an illustrated talk on the evolution of

photography in to 1940 looking at those

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aspects that were essentially Japanese in character and

use.

 

 

 

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from ACT Electoral Commission

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">ACT LEGISLATIVE

ASSEMBLY ELECTION ?? 18 OCTOBER 2008

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">The next election for

the ACT Legislative Assembly is on Saturday, 18 October this year. At this

election you will be voting for the 17 members who make up the ACT Legislative

Assembly. The electorates of Ginninderra and Brindabella each elect 5 members

while the electorate of Molongolo elects 7 members. The Legislative Assembly

makes the laws for .

w:st="on">Canberra

 

 

 

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Enrolment and voting

are compulsory if you live in the

ACT, you are 18 years of age or over and you are an Australian citizen.

 

 

 

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">For more information

about the ACT election, see the ACT Electoral Commission??s website at

www.elections.act.gov.au.

 

 

 

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Enrolling to

vote:

 

 

 

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Before you can vote

your name must be on the electoral roll. To enrol, collect an enrolment form at

any Post Office, Electoral Office or ACT Government Shopfront or download it

from the Australian Electoral Commission??s website at . Complete the form and post it so

href="http://www.aec.gov.au/">

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that it reaches the Australian Electoral Commission before when the rolls close

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for this election.

 

 

 

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">If you are already

enrolled but have changed your address since you last enrolled, you need to fill

out another enrolment form with your new address.

 

 

 

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: navy; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Authorised by Phillip

Green, ACT Electoral Commissioner,

ACT Electoral Commission??

 

 

 

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email, and any attachments, may be confidential and also privileged.

 

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you are not the intended recipient, p

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New Lease of Life for Australia's Old Books

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Repairing sewing on an old volume
When it comes to preserving our written history, few options exist for local specialist bookbinders like Julie Sommerfeldt to develop their skills and qualifications.

“It’s unfortunate, but there’s no formal training for book conservation or design binding available within Australia,” Ms Sommerfeldt said.

A bookbinder working in the Preservation Department of the National Library of Australia, Julie has had to look to Europe for an opportunity to develop the unique skills demanded of her profession.

“There’s an urgent need for professional book conservators and binders in Australia. Our written history, while young compared with European and Asian countries, is nonetheless important and needs to be preserved.

“Books and other manuscripts are as much a part of Australia’s culture and history as our other perhaps better known works of art, music and architecture.”

Julie Sommerfeldt has been offered a unique opportunity to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Conservation of Book & Library Materials at West Dean College, in West Sussex, England.

The conservation program at West Dean College is highly specialised, recognised by leading public and private sector organisations internationally for the advanced skills imparted to students.

Julie will be one of only seven students from around the world to commence studies in the highly regarded West Dean course in September this year, and the only Australian in the program.

Graduates from the institution are considered to be among the world leading practitioners in their fields, providing a unique opportunity for Julie to bring advanced bookbinding and conservation skills acquired through West Dean back to Australia. Following the completion of the one year course, Julie hopes to be able to continue her studies at West Dean working toward a Postgraduate Diploma, and an MA after that.

“This is really an opportunity of a lifetime for me,” Ms Sommerfeldt said. “It’s a chance to learn from the best and to develop relationships with experts in book conservation from Europe and other countries we rarely get the opportunity to meet here in Australia.”

However, the golden opportunity for Julie Sommerfeldt also comes at a price. Tuition fees alone for the Book and Library Materials Conservation program at West Dean are $21,500 per year. And while Julie has worked to cover the costs, she needs support to help cover the remainder fees.

“I am funding my living expenses and tuition through a combination of personal savings, personal loans, scholarships and grants from Australian and British arts and academic funding bodies,” she said.

“I’ve managed to raise about two-thirds of the first years cost this way, but I will have to rely on the generosity of individuals who are passionate about supporting Book Conservation to help me raise the remaining $20,000 per annum.”

Julie Sommerfeldt is registered with the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) so that supporters can make a tax-deductible donation to AbaF’s Australia Cultural Fund, requesting that AbaF apply it directly to her studies at West Dean College.

The AbaF board takes donor preferences into consideration when allocating grants at its monthly meetings.

AbaF’s Australia Cultural Fund has been specifically set up to encourage arts philanthropy and it is a wonderful program for young professionals like Julie, raising funds for overseas studies.

“Opportunities such as that offered by West Dean College, to develop my skills and to bring advanced book conservation and bookbinding skills back to Australia, are few and far between,” Ms Sommerfeldt said.

“It is an exciting opportunity for me and any support I receive to help realise my goal would be greatly appreciated.”

Online donations can be made at: http://www.abaf.org.au/ and follow links to Australia Cultural Fund and Julie Sommerfeldt.

Sponsors can also contact Julie on email: juliesommerfeldt@yahoo.com.au or Sharon Nathani, Manager Australia Cultural Fund on email: nathanis@abaf.org.au or phone: 03 9616 0305.

Making the most of living with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

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ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society

One Course, New Lives

“Sufferers are as impaired as people with MS, as people with AIDS, as people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer…the costs to Society are staggering,” (Dr. William Reeves, Chief of CDC ME/CFS Research Program, 2006)

Research during the past five years by some of the world’s leading medical organisations, has shown Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia are crippling physical conditions affecting people of all ages. In many cases, sufferers never recover and have to live with the condition for the rest of their lives.

In September/October 2008 the ACT ME/CFS Society is running a self management course to enable people with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) to maximise their quality of life despite their illness.

The Self-Help Course is designed to help all people with ME/CFS and FMS, whether they have been recently diagnosed or suffering for a number of years, whether they are mildly or severely affected. Anyone, of any age, can benefit. It’s an eight-week program, with a 2 hour session per week. Participants learn practical strategies for coping with common problems of ME/CFS, FMS and other related illnesses.

Sharing experiences and ideas in a small group setting, participants develop their own individualised self-management program. Using the tools provided by the course and the group support, the participants will learn how to:

• pace yourself to control the "chronic illness roller coaster"
• set realistic short-term goals
• reduce stress
• manage emotions
• improve relationships
• minimise relapses
• develop your own self-management program

In the words of previous participants:

“Fantastic! Useful tools, encouraging leaders. I can now manage my illness – not be a victim anymore.” J.A. (Now working part time)

“Relating to others who understand that you can look reasonably well but actually be feeling the opposite and discussing the grief and loss aspects have been very helpful.” T.P.

“I found the course very helpful and extremely useful. The content was excellent and everyone participated.” J. S. (Now working full time)

“I can now return home to start my ‘new life’, knowing now that so much more can be done; it just has to be done in a different way.” N.B.

Contact for further information:
ACT ME/CFS Society Inc.
Web: www.mecfscanberra.org.au
Post: P.O.Box 717, Mawson, ACT, 2607.
Tel: 6290 1984, Fax 6286 4475, Email: admin@mecfscanberra.org.au
 

This Week In Folkus 15-18August

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The Folkus Room

Hello all. and welcome again to your Weekly Wot’s Wot in Folkus & around the traps…

ed….
1.
Armoured vehicles in the Olympic precinct … China’s rostered version of ‘rent-a-crowd’ at venues … the revelations about the degree of ‘smoke & mirrors’ surrounding the ceremonial side of things … shifting traditional finals times to suit American TV … all simply say that the Olympics ideal has been lost forever to commercial and political interests … vale! … ps. I wonder, were the Chinese divers and gymnasts digitally enhanced?
2.
Oz Volleyball commentator during game between Italy & USA: "Someone has got to grab this Italian team by the scruff of the throat…"
I’ve missed quite a lot of the telecasts as I’m not enamored of Ch7’s extremely tabloid coverage at lots of levels SO I’m sure there must be many more such gems out there …. If you want to send them to me I’ll put up a web page after the games….

INDEX
1. This Week in Folkus
2. Next Week in Folkus
3. Parish Notices & Jazzy Jottings
4. The Comics
5. Sport

1.

This Week In Folkus – TWO BIG SHOWS
BEST quality live music entertainment to the core …
The Folkus Room, (operates out of The Serbian Cultural Centre & Club) 5 Heard St. MAWSON ACT .. eastern side of Southlands Centre and just off Athllon Drive.. CHECK OUT OUR NEW MAPS PAGE…. just go to www.thefolkus.org.au and follow the link to >>> MAPS

Friday 15 August … from 7.30pm … Dirtbird; Jamie-Leigh Basic; Eva Popov
what more can I say… check out their web sites and again be assured that you’re getting the very best of live music entertainment at The Folkus Room

Saturday 16 August … from 2.00pm Saturday Arvo Jazz
featuring The Joe Lloyd Quartet The group consists of Joe on alto sax, Matt Sykes on drums, Hannah James on bass and Luke Sweeting on Piano…… PLUS!!!!
Round Midnight from Batemans Bay Jazz Club, Toucani, Spectrum Small Ensemble AND…..
Anton Wurzer with Samuel Berthod
We might still be there at midnight…..

2. …….
Next Week In Folkus …
Friday 22 August … Minh Ha & Friends
Saturday 23 August … Saturday Arvo Jazz featuring The Maureen O’Brien Ensemble

3.
Parish Notices……..

3a. Jazz at The Folkus now has a myspace page …. http://www.myspace.com/jazzatthefolkus
AND we’re working on a ‘new look’ Folkus web site wot will be more interactive … stay tuned while I go to web site skool…

3b. The Folkus Room is offering annual subscriptions. Click HERE for details… WE NEED YOU! and YOU NEED SPECIAL DEALS ON ENTERTAINMENT WITH FUEL PRICES &/c GOING THROUGH THE ROOF! Go to our web site and check out the fabulous array of performances we have in store for you over the next twelve months. The special subscription offer is just too good to miss out on. Remember also that the benefits will simply keep coming back to you with our increased ability to attract more top line performers for your favourite Canberra live music performance space.

3c. for more info about Canberra’s LIVE music scene! …. http://culturazi.com/

3d. The notice with depth, C21…. August Moon on Sunday….

4.
Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Ralph out. When the Head Nurse became aware of Edna’s heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable. When she went to tell Edna the news she said, "Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you’re being discharged; since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of another patient, I have concluded that your act displays soundmindedness. The bad news is, Ralph, the patient you saved, hanged himself with his bathrobe belt in the bathroom. I am so sorry, but he’s dead." Edna replied "He didn’t hang himself, silly! I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?"

 

Reasons For Waiting

What a sight for my eyes
to see you in sleep.
Could it stop the sun rise
hearing you weep?
You’re not seen, you’re not heard
but I stand by my word.
Came a thousand miles
just to catch you while you’re smiling.

What a day for laughter
and walking at night.
Me following after, your hand holding tight.
And the memory stays clear with the song that you hear.
If I can but make
the words awake the feeling.

What a reason for waiting
and dreaming of dreams.
So here’s hoping you’ve faith in impossible schemes,
that are born in the sigh of the wind blowing by
while the dimming light brings the end to a night of loving………… Ian Anderson ("Stand Up" – Jethro Tull)

Stay Well & Truly Silly Gentle Folk

Bill Arnett
The Folkus Room
Canberra’s Acoustic Preference
61-2-62627265
0407 434 469
"No Strangers Come Here – Just Friends We Have Not Yet Met"

17th Brisbane International Film Festival

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Brisbane Film Festival honoured Ledger with Chauvel
By Rama Gaind
THE late Heath Ledger – who has generated rave reviews as The Joker in The Dark Knight – was honoured for his contribution to the Australian film industry with the 2008 Chauvel Award.
Speaking at the official program launch for the 2008 St George Bank Brisbane International Film Festival, the Queensland Arts Minister, Rod Welford, said Ledger would join other Australian film luminaries – including George Miller, Geoffrey Rush, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson – in receiving the honour.
Ledger’s portrayal of the face-painted, scarred villain in The Dark Knight is evil to the core and sends shivers down the spine – he’s so believable!
This superhero action is a good versus evil story which sees Christian Bale playing down the role of billionaire Bruce Wayne/Batman.
On a brief visit to Brisbane, I had a delightful time seeing some of the features on offer at the 17th St George Bank Brisbane International Film Festival which finished at the Brisbane City Regent on August 10.
Not only were the tastes of hard-core film buffs satisfied with the program, but there was also enough on offer to gratify the casual moviegoer.
The opening night was politically-charged with Morgan Super Size Me Spurlock’s Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? The closing night saw the romantic war time drama The Edge of Love.
The program was an entertaining delight with favourite categories such as Galas and Showcases, along with new themes. Cinephile Delights was full of award winners and internationally acclaimed titles from Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Sundance.
There was also an assortment of globally feted films from the lavish martial artistry of Ashes of Time Redux to the witty animation Persepolis, while special screening provided a rare opportunity to see the silent classic Siren of the Tropics on the big screen with live musical accompaniment.
A walk on the wild side of genre cinema unravelled Ozploitation and Not Quite Hollywood. You also discovered the bold, eclectic style of well-known French auteur Olivier Assayas. Then there were films on show from Britain, a strong line-up from Kazakhstan to Korea and the richness of contemporary Thai cinema was also highlighted.
There was also an international selection of films, by and about, indigenous peoples, along with cult films and documentaries. In fact, there was something to attract every interest.
 

Get out of Jail Free Card for ACT Government

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THE Conservation Council has likened the State of the Environment Report, released yesterday, to a Get out of Jail Free card for the Government on climate change. The Report recognises the need for significant action but fails to make recommendations that will substantially reduce Canberra’s emissions, instead simply recommending that the overly timid Weathering the Change climate strategy be implemented.

Real action from our political leaders is needed now on climate change. Stationary energy, such as electricity, is responsible for over 70% of the ACT’s greenhouse gas emissions. Mandated targets could reduce wasted energy and lower these emissions", said

Genevieve Wauchope, Council Climate Campaigner. "Our record in greatly reducing our water consumption demonstrates that Canberrans will respond positively to Government expectations, legislative requirements and mandated targets. Climate change is a crisis just as the drought has been, and we need strong leadership to achieve the reductions required."

The Conservation Council recently convened a roundtable of experts to identify solutions to Canberra’s growing emissions. We strongly urge the Government to implement the recommendations from that roundtable – Achieving Better Energy Efficiency in the

ACT.

"These cover such things as mandatory best practice energy efficiency for all buildings, phasing out electric hot water systems, and assistance for low income earners," said Ms Wauchope.

"Better energy efficiency in dwellings lowers the ongoing costs of maintaining a live-able, comfortable home by reducing the need for excess energy consumption. This is increasingly important as the cost of electricity and fuel increase. A new energy rating tool must be implemented and audited to save Canberrans money and emissions. Matching the requirements of new home owners, the commercial building industry must be required to meet a mandatory energy efficiency requirement of 5 star Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (ABGR). The ACT Government can lead the way by requiring the offices it tenants meet the 5 star ABGR" said Ms Wauchope.
  

Become a Conservation Council ecoACTivist! Visit www.consact.org.au for more details
 

It's Time to Revisit the Battery Cage Ban

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Emptied cages

In September last year, as a result of a concerted campaign by Free Range Canberra supported by the Human Battery Cage project and the tabling of a Bill to ban battery cages in the ACT by Greens MLA Dr Deb Foskey, the ACT Government announced three measures “designed to phase out battery egg production in the ACT and change the egg-buying patterns of Canberrans”. The measures were;
 

  1. an offer of $1 million in industry assistance to help Pace Farm change from battery farming to the barn method of egg production,
  2. a pledge to source the eggs purchased by ACT government institutions such as hospitals and schools from barn or free-range producers,
  3. an undertaking to write to other Agriculture Ministers and heads of government ‘as a matter of urgency’ to get a national approach to phasing out battery farming onto the agenda for the next Ministerial Council and the next gathering of the Council of Australian Governments.

On the positive side, the change in the government’s purchasing policy for eggs is underway and is expected to be complete by May 2009.

But as for the other two measures, negotiations with Pace Farm have failed and Jon Stanhope has admitted that he has failed in establishing a national approach to a ban.

A ban on battery cages has the strong support of the ACT community. A local survey commissioned in September 2005 found 73% of respondents supported banning the cages. A WIN TV News poll last year resulted in an overwhelming 94% support for a ban.

The ACT’s only cage egg producer Pace Farm has shown that it is not committed to the long-term survival of its Parkwood facility. In response to the changes to regulations which came into effect on 1 January this year requiring caged hens to be given slightly more space (an extra centimetre in each direction), Pace have simply lowered their stocking rates rather than spend money to replace their old, filthy cages.

According to their Emission Report on the National Pollutant Inventory website, Pace Farm employs 14 people at Parkwood. Their annual rent for the 41.44 hectares on which their operation is located is a mere $486.

Pace Farm is clearly not an important industry in the ACT – but it is certainly a cruel industry. The Parkwood sheds were recently depopulated – i.e., the hundreds of thousands of hens who have spent the last 15 or so months in the cages were hauled out and passed hand-to-hand by their legs before being crammed into crates and transported for hundreds of kilometres in open trucks to be slaughtered.

The handling of the hens resulted in most of them suffering broken legs even before getting to the crates and, as has happened on previous occasions, hundreds were dropped or escaped from the cages and fell into the manure pits below the cages. Many of these hens drowned in the liquefied waste while others became bogged and were left to starve. The industry Code of Practice demands that such hens be retrieved on the same day – they were not.

There is a world-wide move away from inhumane battery cages. An EU-wide ban on the use of conventional battery cages for egg laying hens will be applied from 1 January 2012. The US state of California will vote in November this year on a proposal to ban the cages.

Over 150 US University campuses – including Harvard, Princeton and Tufts – have made the decision not to support the cruelty of battery hen farming while in this country, the University of Newcastle has decided to have all food outlets use cage-free eggs.

Three Tasmanian local councils (Hobart, Clarence and Launceston) have recently announced that they will only use eggs from free range farms at council functions.

Consumers and retailers are also moving away from cage eggs and embracing eggs from the more humane free-range system. In the UK, the sale of free-range eggs has risen by almost a third since the end of last year and in February more households were buying free-range eggs rather than caged eggs for the first time.

The Australian Egg Corporation Annual Reports show that the market share of free-range eggs in Australia rose from 20.3% to 23.4% in the 12 months to June 2007 while the sale of cage eggs dropped from 74.9% to 71.4% in the same period.

The world-wide move away from cage eggs is clear and irresistible.

When the three Government measures were announced Chief Minister Jon Stanhope stated that “if the offer of industry assistance was not accepted after negotiation with Pace and if advocacy at the national level proved fruitless the Government was prepared to revisit the issue of battery egg production in the future”.

Now is clearly the time to revisit the issue of a ban.

(For video of inside Parkwood see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TiycQrbYQk)

Put Tibet on the TV

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If you watched the news last night, you would have seen the lead story – a new GetUp TV ad has hit the headlines as Kevin Rudd arrives at the Beijing Olympics, urging him to speak out on Tibet.

The ad, made with the Australia Tibet Council, is going to air either side of the Opening Ceremony.

We sent the PM a copy of the ad, and he has pledged to raise human rights issues in Beijing. We know this sort of diplomacy works – only last week the PM condemned the media censorship around the Olympics – and the Chinese Government eased the restrictions.

But there is one hurdle left to clear – the Seven Network, in response to the media interest our ad has generated is now denying the fact that we’ve booked the ad space. Unfortunately for them we have on our desks a confirmed booking sheet suggesting otherwise!

Whether or not Channel 7 decide to uphold the values of free speech, you can watch the ad for yourself here.

It’s vital that after the Olympics the world does not ‘switch off’ on Tibet – that’s why we’re planning more ads for the closing ceremony and beyond. Stay tuned for opportunities to help get the message out soon.

Thanks,
The GetUp team

 

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Junior Women's Team Did Australia Proud

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The Australian Handball Federation [AHF] congratulates the members and officials of the Junior Women’s Team for their admirable participation in the XVI Junior Women’s World Championship. Considering that this was the first time that Australia had participated in the Junior Women’s World Championship, they ought to be proud of what they have achieved.
Although Australia did not reach the level of success it set out to do, it certainly earned the admiration of the handball world for the way the players did not give up fighting up to the end. AHF is also pleased that at the close of the Australia’s last match in the tournament on 2nd August 2008, the Team was ranked second in Team Fair Play.
Australia’s participation also showcased some fantastic handball performances by a number of individual players. One of these players is Sally Potocki, Player No. 8, Left Back position. During the tournament, Sally impressed the spectators and officials with her skilful and energetic performance. Sally finished second top goal scorer with 61 goals, 4 goals behind Denmark’s Camilla Dalby, with 65 goals for the tournament. To highlight the level of Sally’s achievements, it is interesting to note that none of Sally’s goals were scored from 7 metre penalties, compared to Camilla, who scored 11 goals from 7 metre penalties and played one more match than Sally. Also, Sally finished 11th for goals and assists and equal second for Steals in defence during Australia’s participation in the tournament. 

Another player who made the tournament’s Top Goalscorer list was Vanja Smiljanic, Player No. 15, Back position. Vanja finished the tournament in equal 25th position with 40 goals and at one stage occupied equal 9th position earlier in the tournament.
Taylee Lewis, Goalkeeper, also shone during the tournament. Taylee finished the tournament on 18th position for saved penalty shots as well as saving goals at crucial moments during the matches played.
AHF recognises that the performance of the three ‘star’ players was made possible by the team work of all the players and the hard work of the officials. AHF also wishes to express its appreciation to JAT airlines for their contribution to the team’s airfares and helping with their pre tournament camp in Belgrade, Serbia.
See also here

 For further information, please contact the AHF Media & Public Relations Officer, Violi Calvert by email: public.relations@handballaustralia.org.au. or by phone: + 61 408 22 77 94.

Emptiness is sometimes hard to keep!

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Roseline Deleu - Feng Shui Master & Author

By Roseline Deleu – Feng Shui Master & Author www.fengshuisteps.com

Creating a vacuum offers you the opportunity to welcome something new into your life. We have to keep in mind that the important procedure of de-cluttering is the key number 1 in Feng Shui. The process of emptying cupboards of non-used items, discarding stagnant items in the ever shrinking garage space and clearing out our old fashioned clothes, allows us to look at life differently.

Since I migrated to Australia 10 years ago, the Universe encouraged me to move house 16 times! The various locations and sites have helped me to learn so much about Feng Shui. I have hardly any item that belonged to the time when we arrived in our new country. With the various moves, clothes, bedding and furniture have changed as we were evolving in life… the pictures that we display around the house have been replaced by new ones. My Feng Shui passion has evolved tremendously and become amazingly powerful.

Update for Harmony

It is essential to update displayed photographs with the most recent ones – having pictures of young children in their teenager bedroom could bring challenges in your family life as they could sometimes act like ‘babies’ or… you could still consider them as younger than they truly are, if you wish, you can keep the frames that you already have and simply insert your latest printouts.

Dispose for Health

Go through your pharmacy and discard all the out-of-date medication. Dispose of the never-to-be-used samples of soap and creams. Keep your side of the vanity as bare as possible and colour-coordinate your soap, shampoo and towels.

Empty for Love – IF YOU ARE SINGLE

In your master bedroom, make sure that you have two similar bedside tables. To welcome a potential partner in your life, empty the second bedside table, ensure they are located symmetrically on each side of the bed and the bed itself has equal space on each side allowing equal opportunities for both partners.

In your wardrobe, empty one shelf and keep a few empty coat hangers in your hanging space.

In your bathroom or en-suite: keep one vanity draw empty and display your personal items on one side of the basin only, freeing some space for someone special.

Going back to basics, we realise that we do not need much to live and be happy. It is better to own and tastefully display one or two beautiful pieces of art (sculptures or paintings) with a unique lighting that will make you feel special every day.

 

For the 7th year, Roseline Deleu is hosting the Annual Australian FENG SHUI Conference on Sunday 12 Oct 08 – Visit www.fengshuisteps.com for full details

Fw: MEDIA RELEASE – Eco -friendly nursery + landscape business finalists in 2008 Telstra Business Awards

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Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 2:42 PM
Subject: MEDIA RELEASE – Eco -friendly nursery + landscape business
finalists in 2008 Telstra Business Awards

MEDIA
RELEASE

for
immediate release

 

ACT
waterwise company ready to reign in competitors in 2008 Telstra Business
Awards

 

Local business Provincial
Plants and Landscapes in Pialligo are finalists in the ACT Telstra Small
Business Awards in two categories ?? best Small Business and the exciting new
category for 2008, Social Responsibility, with the winner to be announced in the
Great Hall of Parliament House on 9th September.  Provincial is
the only nursery and landscaping business to be named a
finalist.

 

Since 2001 Provincial has
established a well deserved reputation for providing expert advice and an
unequalled product and service range that can take your landscape or
revegetation project from concept to completion, all under the one roof ?? all
with a minimal carbon footprint.

 

eco
concept gives Provincial the edge

 

??Creating or remodelling
landscapes and gardens which are easy care and water wise and also socially and
ecologically responsible through the use of chemical free plants, best practice
techniques and sustainable and recycled materials and product selections is the
way of the future?? explains Lisa Roberts, Director and Environmental designer.
These principles and being on target to become carbon neutral in 2009 have
culminated in Provincial becoming a finalist in the newly created Social
Responsibility category. 

 

??We??re thrilled to be
finalists in this year??s Telstra Awards. It??s acknowledgment of the important
role we play in shaping Canberra??s landscape for future
generations.  It will help us to share our expertise of how you can do the
right thing by the environment and have a stylish, easy care and water wise
garden that saves you time, money and resources?? says Co – Director and
Ecologist David Charlton.

 

saving
Canberrans from the scourge of brown lawns

 

With an extensive range
of contemporary landscaping and revegetation projects under their belt, the team
are spreading the sustainability message far and wide. Think of the Kingston
Foreshore Eco Pond, the Gungahlin Drive Extension revegetation and wetlands, the
John Curtin Medical School at the ANU, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve; the first
ever native grass verge plantings in a new subdivision at West Macgregor and the
easy care, water wise urban plantings at Section 88 City Walk Civic ?? and that??s
Provincial??s professional handiwork.

 

The team at Provincial
are dedicated to helping Canberrans substitute their drought ravaged lawns and
gardens for environmentally sustainable, chemical free, drought and frost hardy
yet beautiful plants in innovative and creative designs. Professional
horticulturalists, designers, ecologists and landscapers enthusiastically share
their knowledge with customers to help them create better environments in
Canberra.

 

This all adds up to a
socially and ecologically responsible and thriving business contributing to
Canberra??s
economy and environment.

 

for
more information or to arrange an interview

contact
            Lisa
Roberts

tel   
                
02 6262 6456  8am ?? 5pm    I 
   
 A/H   02 64940040 
 

email                
lisa@plantsandlandscapes.com.au

 

photo
opportunities
onsite at Provincial in Pialligo (unique
??outdoor garden rooms?? and product range)

 

 

 

regards

 

Lisa
Roberts

environmental
designer  I  horticulturalist

 

2008 Telstra Small
Business Awards
Finalist

MYOB Small Business
Award
               + 
            Social
Responsibility Award

 

 

provincial plants + landscapes             

 

info@plantsandlandscapes.com.au

 

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Kodak Moments!

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Here’s some funny pics forwarded to us by Kate Mills – many thanks Kate!

WILPF-ACT announcement

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WILPF-ACT Hiroshima Day Remembrance Ceremony

 

 

 

Wednesday, 6 August 2008 5.15 for 5.30 start

 

 

 

 

Civic Square, London Circuit (in front of the ACT Legislative Assembly)

 

 

 

 

 

The ACT Branch of the Women??s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) invite the general public to a ceremony for peace to commemorate Hiroshima Day, tomorrow, 6 August 2008, at Civic Square, London Circuit. The event will take place around the Statue of Ethos in front of the Legislative Assembly building, and around the fountains, 5.30-6.30pm.

 

 

 

On 6th and 9th August 1945, about 200,000 Japanese civilians perished and many thousands more injured when the first atomic bombs was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The WILPF-ACT event will remember the victims and is aimed at reminding us of the horror and tragic costs of war, and of the need to press for world peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be singing and playing of peace music, featuring the well-known Chorus of Women, a poetry reading, and the laying of flowers and floating candles on the water. All welcome. Inquiries: Anni Didcott, WILPF-ACT Hiroshima Day Remembrance Convenor, ph  6282 4943.