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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 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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Wolper Jewish Hospital

Wolper Wellbeing Program 2017

I’ll be hosting the Q&A sessions on the Wolper Wellbeing Program this year. All programs at Event Cinemas, Westfield, Bondi Junction, at 7.30pm Wednesday 8 March: PARKINSON’S & REHAB Wednesday 17 May: Q AND A: DYING WITH DIGNITY – Includes Grief and Euthanasia. Monday 3 July: Q AND A: LIVING WITH DIABETES Wednesday 13 September: […]

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LSJ December 2016

Fashioning Diplomacy

The year ahead will be huge for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, with a controversial new US President and administration in office, ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria, and a final report due on the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17. She talked to me about the values she believes are under threat, her work to promote […]

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A Life in the Law

Judge Stephen Scarlett, lover of the arts, vintage Porsches and courtesy in court, recently retired from the Federal Circuit Court after a 28-year judicial career. He was appointed to the Local Court in 1988. He became the Senior Children’s Magistrate in 1995. He was appointed to the new Federal Magistrates Court in 2000. His life […]

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