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LSJ August 2017

People of Great Courage

Barrister Julian McMahon is best known for his work with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. These Australians were two of eight people executed on an island off the south coast of Java on 29 April 2015. Along with solicitor Veronica Haccou and a senior DFAT official, McMahon was only a few hundred metres away when […]

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Launch of Head and Neck Cancer Patient Book

Produced by The Swallows and Head & Neck Cancer Support Australia. MC: Julie McCrossin Head & Neck Cancer Survivor Speaker: Dr Teresa Anderson Chief Executive, Sydney LHD On World Head and Neck Cancer Day, Thursday 27 July 2017 Time: 9.00am – 10.00am Location: RL Harris Room, Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (On […]

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Gathered in the Name of Abraham

Uniting Church members lay and ordained joined their sisters and brothers of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths at the annual Abraham conference at Parramatta Mission in Sydney on Sunday 16 July. The event was co-hosted by the UCA Synod of NSW & the ACT, Affinity Intercultural Foundation, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, the […]

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The Thing About Cancer

New Podcast: The Thing About Cancer

How do people cope after a cancer diagnosis? What if cancer affects your sex life? Why is everyone talking about immunotherapy? Can you do anything about fatigue? If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, you might be searching for the answers to these and other questions. Tune into The Thing About […]

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Julie to Speak at Antidote Festival

Sydney’s ground-breaking Festival of Dangerous Ideas has morphed this year into Antidote, taking place at the Sydney Opera House in the first week of September. Antidote is a chance for people to come together to recharge, rethink, take stock, and take action. It involves solo talks, group discussions, performances of theatre and dance, performance art, […]

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Happy Mardi Gras

From Violent Battle to Cultural Icon: Happy Mardi Gras!

By Julie McCrossin, The Sydney Cultural Essays The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras embodies all that I love about my multicultural and irreverent hometown. The story of its origin and transformation is remarkable. Mardi Gras is an international model for how to achieve justice for a despised minority. It offers a beacon of hope […]

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LSJ June 2017

Contagious Innovation

The Australian Government wants the business, investor and legal communities to grow “start-up ecosystems” and ride the high-tech boom to prosperity. Austrade is setting up five overseas Innovation Landing Pads to help Australian entrepreneurs with “market-ready start-ups” thrive. It launched the first Landing Pad in Tel Aviv, Israel, in mid-2016. Lawyer Micha Tollman is a […]

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Won’t Somebody Think of the Children

Professor Patrick Parkinson AM has been teaching, researching and contributing to public policy in family law and child protection for more than 30 years. He is calling for urgent reform to the family law system to tackle the more litigious members of the legal profession, especially in Sydney. Family lawyers in Sydney are notoriously litigious. […]

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SacredEdge

SacredEdge

SacredEdge is a festival of arts, music and ideas held at the Uniting Church in Queenscliff each year since 2014. Dates for 2017 – 5, 6, 7 May. Voices from the Edge Weekend and Day/Evening Tickets  NOW AVAILABLE Including: Welcome to Country Music Interactive Art Space Keynote Speakers International Dinner Art for Wellbeing Exhibition Expanded Children’s/Families […]

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LGBTI + Health

LGBTI and Health: Q&A Panel Discussion

This Q&A discussion will celebrate diversity with a focus on our LGBTI+ communities share practical, active strategies for creating respectful and responsive health services (eg how to make LGBTI+ community members feel welcome in our health system and express their needs, how staff can be respectful of, and responsive to needs) share personal experiences about how to […]

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