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Cancer surivivors turn treatment masks into art at Casula Powerhouse

The masks are made of thermoplastic material, moulded to the face and then bolted to the treatment table during lifesaving radiation therapy for head and neck cancers. Once a day for one month, the former ABC broadcaster Julie McCrossin was tightened in, her head held rigid for 20 minutes, while a powerful precision x-ray zapped the cancer eating away at her tonsils, tongue and […]

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Extinction Busters

When Professor Tim Flannery spoke at an April fundraising dinner for the NSW EDO (Environmental Defenders Office), his description of the rate of extinctions in Australia brought a hushed silence to an audience of several hundred members of the legal community. Flannery’s commitment to preventative action is matched by the EDO’s Principal Solicitor and Chief […]

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bravery unmasked

Artists and cancer survivors have found meaning in their radiation masks after treatment thanks to an art program at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres. You are cordially invited to join us at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and see their work. Please mark your calendar for the opening night on Friday, 10th of June […]

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Q&A Panel Asked to Compare Homosexuality with Nazism

WITH a diverse panel of progressive, indigenous and conservative Christian leaders, gay marriage was bound to be on the agenda for Monday night’s episode of Q&A. However one of the most heated discussions revolved around a suggestion the church’s attitude to homosexuality could be compared to life in Nazi Germany. The question was raised by […]

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Where There is Life There is Hope

Saturday Night Q&A Session 30 APRIL – 7.30PM TO 9.30PM Wesley Kent Town Uniting Church 27 Grenfell St, Kent Town (Adelaide), South Australia What action can Christian women take to build hope in communities, churches, societies, and global contexts? Featuring: Penny Wong, Tanya Hosch, Geraldine Hawkes, Lorna Hallahan,Elenie Poulos & hosted by Julie McCrossin. Limited tickets […]

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Three Years Ago

This is a photo taken 3 years ago today of the last job I did before I discovered (the next day) that I had throat cancer. I was immediately scheduled to have a biopsy and an unanticipated side effect of the surgery was the temporary loss of my voice. So, within 2 or 3 days […]

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The Atypical CEO

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Partner of Maddocks Michelle Dixon is different to the leaders of most major firms in several notable ways. Despite her award-winning reputation for promoting gender equity, she was reluctant to become the “first among equals” at her firm. Dixon’s greatest passion is litigation. There is nothing in life that makes […]

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A look back on Mardi Gras, from someone who was there in 1978

It shocked me last week when the several NSW politicians compared the demonstrators who marched in the first Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to Rosa Parks, the African-American civil rights activist who famously refused to move to the back of the bus. Gay activists had fought for equality and acceptance and paid a personal price. […]

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People with Disabilities Prep for Mardi Gras

A group of organisations supporting people with disabilities will take part in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, and have released a video calling for others to have “disability pride”. People with Disability Australia, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and Northcott will join forces at this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras […]

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Commission Resurrection

Julie McCrossin talks to Alan Cameron AO about his new role with the NSW Law Reform Commission and why it is time to review the guardianship legislation. When Alan Cameron AO greets me just before Christmas at the reception desk of Ashurst Australia, high above Martin Place, he immediately puts me at ease with his […]

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