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MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON

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Casino Canberra is the best place to be this Melbourne Cup. Invite a few friends and make an afternoon of it.

Melbourne Cup Day is always big at Casino Canberra so now is the time to get a group together and book for our fantastic MELBOURNE CUP DAY LUNCHEON for just $45 Per person…unlimited visits. TAB operating from 8am in the Casino’s foyer. BIG screen entertainment.

Melbourne Cup Menu.

Fresh basket of breads with herb and garlic butter
Antipasto platter of char grilled and marinated vegetables, olives and cheeses
Freshly made soup of the day

Chicken breast w preserved lemon, thyme & verjuice glaze
Penne prima vera, with fresh Mediterranean vegetables and Napoli sauce
Roast leg of lamb, marinated in rosemary and mustard, served with traditional jus
Market fresh fish served with baby spinach and a tarragon cream reduction

Roast potato salad with crisp bacon, sour cream and chives
Warm salad of roast root vegetables, roquet and paprika vinaigrette
Salad of baby spinach, caramelized onion, glazed pumpkin and hazelnuts, served with a dijon mustard vinaigrette
Mesclun salad, with slow roasted tomatoes, goats fetta, and mustard glazed pear.

Selection of cakes and slices, with fresh cream and spiced berry compote
Selection of Australian and imported cheeses, with crackers and macerated fruit
Fresh fruit salad with burnt lime and mint syrup
 

 

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Herman's Hermits Extra Show

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Second Show Monday 15 September. Tuesday sold out.

NEW SHOW ON MONDAY. Tuesday sold out. Direct from the UK this hit band of the 60s will perform in Canberra as part of its Australian tour. Don’t miss out on this chance of a lifetime to relive your youth. Presented by 2CC Talking Canberra.

Show Only $37 Dinner & Show $72

Monday 15 September from 8pm. Show starts 8.30pm. Dinner from 6pm.

 

Hermans Hermits special A la Carte dinner menu

Twice cooked chilli plum duck, served on a bed of pan-fried Asian veg with a star anise broth

Braised shoulder of lamb, with baby onions, tomato and madeira sauce, and served on rosemary pommes Anna

Monkfish basquaise, Pan-fried monkfish fillets wrapped in parma ham, served on roast bell pepper, tomato compot, and kipfler potatoes

Smoked Lamb sausages, with roast butter carrots, garlic and olive mash, served with a rich brandy jus

Roast portobello mushrooms with thyme, wilted baby spinach and tallegio, served on garlic sour dough

Iced fresh berry souffle, served with cointreau berry compot

Bitter dark chocolate and drambuie mousse pots, served with hazel nut biscotti

Lemongrass and palm sugar pannacotta, with chilli and orange syrup, and honey biscuits

Australian and imported cheese plate with crackers and maccerated fruit
 

Urban Ninjas

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David Bell over the rooftops of France

You’re running for your life! You want to get as far away as fast as possible from whomever is chasing you and nothing will get in your way…

Perhaps the idea of you or me performing Spiderman jumps and flips from the nearest high rise is pure fantasy, but for practitioners of the sport Parkour (called Traceurs) it is what they do almost daily.

To give you an idea of just how extreme this sport is, imagine standing on the rooftop of your office building visualizing a straight line from work to your house. If you were a seasoned Traceur you would skip the bus and simply jump, climb, roll, hang, grab and use all four limbs to propel yourself home.

Parkour was born in the slums of France, the brainchild of stuntman and actor David Bell. The Godfather of Parkour describes it as to “Move in such a way, with any movement, that will help you gain the most ground on someone/something as if escaping from someone/something or chasing toward someone/something. Also, wherever you go, you must be able to get back. If you go from A to B, you need to be able to get back from B to A. You don’t need to do the same “move,” but just get back.”

Parkour first came to the attention of the world when David Bell stared in the 2003 Documentary “Jump London”, which was broadcast to the entire population of the United Kingdom over free to air TV station Channel 4. The 2005 sequel, “Jump Britain”, was aired in both England and America but what really got our attention was when Madonna included the sport in her 2006 Video for the single “Jump”.

Anyone who missed the action because of a lack of interest in Madonna’s music could have seen an excellent display of Parkour by Daniel Craig and Sebastian Foucan (a previous student of David Bell), in the opening chase scene of the newest Bond movie, Casino Royale.

Although Parkour has had ample exposure in the past few years (including being used as a new advertising concept by Nike, Nissan and Coke) there is a lot more to it than just looking really, really cool. As David Bell told Kung Fu Magazine, “What I’m doing is also a way of life, where the training is of course physical, but we also have a moral philosophy.”

That philosophy is similar to those found in the Martial Arts: improvement of the self through the practice of Parkour, using what you learn to help others and promoting self progression.

“Parkour is a way for our bodies to face and move in and around obstacles in our environment, whether that be manmade structures or the natural environment. It’s about tackling fears because obstacles don’t always appear as we imagine, and it’s also about attaining self knowledge. So you can see then that parkour is in the spirit of martial arts, but it’s not a martial art.” David Bell explained to Dr Reid.

Whatever category it fits into, us Australians seam to love it. Because of a massive spike in popularity and increasing demand for classes (the need for liability cover for Parkour Teachers also played a part), the Australian Parkour Association (APA) was formed in 2006. The organisation now runs classes in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Ballarat, Geelong, Dandenong and even Ballina (NSW).

But is it here to stay? As man’s latest invention in the pursuit of the impossible, Parkour and it’s origins could well become obsolete when we find something newer, faster and more dangerous to do.

As the 28 year old president of the APA, Matthew Campbell, told The Age, “It’s like anything. Rollerblading – it’s come, it’s gone. It will probably come again. And I think Parkour will be the same. It’s on the rise. It hasn’t peaked yet, not in Australia.”

So watch out Spiderman, here come the Traceurs, only they don’t have web safetynets, these guys and girls mean business! If you are after an adrenalin hit on tap, get in touch with your local club and get scaling.
 

Helping Africa One Step at a Time

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Lucinda Watson of the Three Peaks Three Weeks Challenge

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Lucy Watson and Yvette McMillen are hosting screenings at Greater Union Manuka of the Serac Adventure Films documentary of the 2007 team: ‘3 Peaks 3 Weeks: For the People of Africa’.  This film is highly acclaimed, winning Best Adventure Film in its world premiere at the Boulder International Film Festival. The film is being screened on Thursdays September 4th and 11th. See later in the article for more details.
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Do you feel puffed just thinking about walking up Black Mountain?  What if you had to walk the equivalent of that 19 times each day, while carrying up to 15 kilos, looking out for leopards and guerrilla ambushes—for 16 days with 12 complete strangers?
 
These challenges are exactly what 30-year-old Australian Lucinda Watson will be facing in January 2009 as she participates in the 3 Peaks 3 Weeks (3P3W) challenge to raise money for, and awareness of, the three peak issues affecting Africa—the environment, health and education.
 
Ever since Lucy spent her toddler days at the feet of Kenyan nannies, she has felt the desire to return to Africa and to help at a grassroots level.  But why would a young woman—whose past ten years have involved working in New York with former UN weapons inspector Richard Butler, to gaining a Master of International Law, to her current role as an executive officer within the Department of Defence—want to spend all the time and effort required of 3P3W participants? Lucy describes how this dissimilarity is possible: “I like the physical, mental and psychological challenge of pushing myself, and I want to see change happen at a grassroots level, beyond policy papers.” 


The 3P3W Challenge

The 3P3W challenge is not just a walk in the park, nor is it an adventure safari—the challenge also involves the mammoth effort of fundraising, and raising awareness a year before any boot-clad foot steps upon African soil. The challenge was last run in 2007, which raised $370 000 from the 10 member team. The 2009 team comprises 13 women; eight from the USA and five from Australia.
Lucy gained entry into the 2009 team by demonstrating her commitment to the 3P3W causes by pledging to raise funds.  As with all participants, Lucy must fund her own travel and equipment costs outside of this.  As at June 2008, Lucy has raised $5000 of the $20,000 pledged, through direct donations and selling charity chocolates.

Three Peak Issues of Africa

She might need more than just the odd box of Freddo Frogs to fuel the whirlwind of trekking—at heights of over 5000m above sea level (Australia’s highest peak Mt Kosciuszko is 2228m) and long distances; Mt Kilimanjaro alone is 96 kilometres of trail. Between all this, the team will also visit the organisations that receive the 3P3W support. In Tanzania, the funds go to the School of St Jude focusing on education, and Support for International Change (SIC) Tanzania targeting HIV/AIDS issues. There is also Kenyan based environment conservation organisation called Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF), which promotes initiatives such as eco-tourism and bee-keeping to ensure that locals live sustainably rather than exploiting the environment.
 
The Journey

Accompanying the 13 women during the three-week journey, guides ‘Summits Africa’, will carry extensive equipment to get each team on and off the mountain safely. They are trained in First Aid, which is essential for the dangers ahead: altitude sickness, blisters and exhaustion, and the risk of becoming embroiled in tribal disputes.
 
The adventure begins on 7 January 2009, when all women arrive in Nairobi, then get straight into five days of climbing Mt Kenya to point Lenana, 4,895m (above sea level). On the way, the team will see ice caps, volcanoes, and barren rocky ground contrasted with lush forest.
With barely enough time to catch their breath, the next peak to climb in four days is Mt Meru; with its steep slopes, it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,566m.
Then after 12 days of bonding and testing their limits, the team faces the toughest peak of all—Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Over half of any climbers fail to reach a summit.  The 3P3W team will climb to Uhuru Peak, which is accessible to hikers.
 
Fundraising

Such a crammed itinerary is only a small part of the challenges Lucy must face—between now and January 2009 she must work around her demanding job, extensive training to get fit, as well as, raise funds to build on the $5000 she has raised so far for the 3P3W challenge. 
 
Lucy has events planned for the next few months including a trivia night and film screening of the Serac Adventure Films documentary of the 2007 team: ‘3 Peaks 3 Weeks: For the People of Africa’.  This film is highly acclaimed, winning Best Adventure Film in its world premiere at the Boulder International Film Festival. The film is being screened on Thursdays September 4th and 11th at Greater Union Manuka, 7pm for 7:30pm, tickets $25 per person. The evenings are co-hosted by P3W team member Yvette McMillen.
 
So why doesn’t Lucy just buy a couple of raffle tickets or some goatskin book covers from the Oxfam shop?  That’s what most of us Aussies do to help out—that ‘mateship’ that sets us apart.  But sometimes there are those people who literally go that extra mile to do something special; to push themselves physically, mentally and give their time and effort to help others. And that’s why, when most of us on Australia Day are munching on some snags at a lazy BBQ, we might think of Lucy, who, as she stands upon a peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, is step-by-step helping Africa’s three peak issues.
 
Donations:

Tax deductible donations to the 3P3W causes are collected via Save the Rhino International (SRI) accessed via the 3P3W website, and you can specify Lucy as the intermediary. See www.3peaks3weeks.org
To buy tickets for the film night, go to www.civictheatre.com.au  [Note, this goes to the Wagga Wagga City Council, don’t worry, this is supposed to happen!]]
Trailer for Serac film is at: www.seracfilms.com/projects/3_peaks/3_peaks_3_weeks.htm

 

Amazing Staircases

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IT'S NEARLY MARKET TIME AGAIN – TUGGERANONG INDOOR MARKET

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Tuggeranong Indoor Community Market

Canberra’s premier southside market is on again
TUGGERANONG INDOOR COMMUNITY MARKET 

SUNDAY AUGUST 31 – write this date in your diaries now!! 10am – 2pm

TUGGERANONG COMMUNITY CENTRE (building next to McDonalds)

We have a great community atmosphere and you will find over 40 stalls of exceptional quality, featuring unique items that are handcrafted by local and regional artists and craftspeople plus new and pre-loved items, collectibles, and more …

For example:

  • Hand-made aromatherapy products (massage oils, body & lip balms, herbal tea & more …)
  • Incense & Fragrant Oil Diffusers
  • Huge range of jewellery (hand-crafted, beaded, buttons, crystals, imported and more …)
  • Scrap-booking supplies
  • Books
  • Quality second-hand items
  • Baby Items (clothes, toys, new & pre-loved)
  • Knitting
  • Hand-made cards
  • Candles
  • Home Baking
  • Australian Native Herbs & Spices
  • General art & craft
  • and so much more ….

Our aim is to provide an enjoyable, comfortable community experience for stallholders and visitors away from the winter chills and hot summer days so celebrate the end of the Canberra Winter and come indoors and support your local craft folk at the Tuggeranong Indoor Community Market Sunday August 31

Ngambri Kamberri Canberra

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Welcome to Ngambri Country!

It’s Official – Announced at the Ngambri LALC meeting in Queanbeyan 11 08 2008

Your Local Area Aboriginal Land Council for the Canberra region is now Ngambri Local Area Land Council.

It is important to get this correct. Canberra, the nations capital, is named after the Traditional Owners, the Ngambri People. Ngambri, became Kamberri which became Canberra. NOW the ACT Government has the opportunity to correct the 1970’s errors of Anthropologist Norman Tindale and acknowledge the Ngambri People as the Traditional Owners. Like the signs at all entrances to the ACT saying ‘Welcome to Ngunnawal’! Onnawal (not Ngunnawal as Tindale coined it in the 1970’s) is a language spoken by our neighbours north of the Yass River around Boorowa. These signs are akin to the French erecting signs on their boarders saying, "Welcome to Genglish". Would that give the French a claim on Great Britain?

The fact is – There is no such thing as Ngunnawal People!

Acknowledging a miss spelt word that is a language that was not spoken in the area as the traditional owner and refusing to acknowledge that the Ngambri People are the Traditional Owners displays Jon Stanhope’s pig ignorance on this topic. Norman Tindale lumped together the Ngambri People, with, Pajong, Ngurmal, Monaroo, Moolingoolah, Parramarragoo, Wallabalooa, Mulwaree, People with distinctly different cultures, languages, customs and regions, all under the name Ngunnawal. Contact : Shane Mortimer for further information.
 

Ngambri is the traditional name of Canberra.

The Ngambri People are the Traditional Owners of the land, (part of which is occupied by the Australian Capital Territory), that takes in an area that goes north to the Yass River. East down the escarpment along Weereewa (Lake George), taking in Bungendore, Captains Flat and bordering on the Shoalhaven River. South to Bunyan, near Cooma and West to the Goodradigbee River. Canberra and Queanbeyan are at the very centre of Ngambri Country. Ngambri was first officially named ‘Camberry’ in 1832. Then Lady Denman proclaimed it ‘Canberra’, the Australian Capital, in 1913.

Ngambri People speak the Walgalu language, which we share with the Ngurmal People over the Brindabella’s near Gundagai/Tumut. Our Ngurmal Cousins very generously shared their land with Ngambri People who were displaced by European occupation in the 1820’s & 30’s, although Ngambri People have always had a presence in the area. James Ainslie was guided to the area by a Ngambri Woman, only ever referred to in history as "Ainslie’s lubra". They had a child named Jun-In-Mingo, we know her as Nanny. The first Aboriginal/Anglo born in Ngambri Country. Ainslie originally gave the area the name Pialigo, his pronounciation of the Walgalu word ‘Byalegee’ until his employer Robert Campbell renamed it Duntroon after his castle in Scotland. James Ainslie was only in Ngambri Country for ten years. He then abandoned his child and her mother and went back to Scotland never to return. Ainlie’s Lubra and her daughter Jun-in-Mingo remained. Jun-in-Mingo became the consort of the Ngambri Chief, Onyong and had a daughter named Sarah McCarthy Duncan. Sarah had eleven children with Ngurmal man, Black ‘Dick’ Lowe. They too remained in the area, until taken from Sarah and placed in Catholic orphanages.

It is important to get this right. Not acknowledging the Ngambri as Traditional Owners is as wrong as the act of stealing the children and ledt alone the land. Our people lived with this land for 25,000+ years, without gaols, churches, money, agriculture, hospitals, etc. We are of the land. European settlement took just 220 years to destroy 455,000,000 hectares of this country. The least you can do is get the story right.
 

Government Wastes Money on Digital Revolution

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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:
Mandy Stephens ACER Press
Ph: (03) 9277 5413

 

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Independence Day

celebration

 

 

 

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for entries: Submit your human rights photographs

now

 

 

 

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Community Bus

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Test

Support

 

 

 

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Society Open

Day

 

 

 

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Asian Photography events at the National

Gallery

 

 

 

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Legislative Assembly

Election

 

 

 

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ACT Office of Multicultural

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2009-2012

 

 

 

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Hotel

 

 

 

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form is attached. Please complete one per person and return to the Office of

Multicultural

Affairs.

 

 

 

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Summit will be

followed by a special performance by the Korean Performing Arts Company at the

Playhouse. There are 200 free tickets available for delegates. These

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ballot.

 

 

 

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Alicia Aguilera, Phone: (02) 6207 6275, Email:

 

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Office of Multicultural

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

information:

 

 

 

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

Kalia 6254 2965; Dhimendra Singh 6255 2478

 

 

 

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

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"> 

 

 

 

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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"> 

 

 

 

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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"> 

 

 

 

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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"> 

 

 

 

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

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"> 

 

 

 

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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:

style="COLOR: navy">www.humanrights.gov.au/photo_comp

 

 

 

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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"> 

 

 

 

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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"> 

 

 

 

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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,

w:st="on">Sydney

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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"> 

 

 

 

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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"> 

 

 

 

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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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size=2>Message from

Southside Community Services

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

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: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">

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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. 

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

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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size=2>Bookings

 

 

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

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

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

users.

 

 

 

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

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. 

w:st="on">South Canberra

 

 

 

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

and set down points need to be arranged when making the

booking.

 

 

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size=2>Contact Details

 

 

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

Community Services

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

w:st="on">63 Boolimba

Crescent

 

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style="COLOR: navy">bus@sscs.org.au

 

 

 

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from Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre

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

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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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..)

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

require any special assistance.

 

 

 

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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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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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Society Open Day

 

 

 

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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

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from National Gallery of

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Asian Photography events at the National Gallery of

Australia

 

 

 

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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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nineteenth-century Japanese studio photography

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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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the Asian lens??

 

 

 

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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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of photography in to 1940??

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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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ASSEMBLY ELECTION ?? 18 OCTOBER 2008

 

 

 

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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 .

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are compulsory if you live in the

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

 

 

 

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

www.elections.act.gov.au.

 

 

 

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vote:

 

 

 

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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

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

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for this election.

 

 

 

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

out another enrolment form with your new address.

 

 

 

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Green, ACT Electoral Commissioner,

ACT Electoral Commission??

 

 

 

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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.
  

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