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EVENTS DIARY: 2007

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Life etc. Just the things that matter

Julie writes feature articles for the ABC magazine Life Etc. In 2006 she interviewed and wrote features on the West Australian writer, Susan Maushart; the founding artistic director of Bell Shakespeare, John Bell; medical researcher and 2004 Australian of the Year, Prof Fiona Stanley; burns doctor and 2005 Australian of the Year, Fiona Wood; writer Tom Keneally; and researcher and inventor Professor Richard Cotton, 65, director of the Genomics Disorders Research Centre at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital. In 2007 there will be features on actress Kerry Armstrong; film-maker Phillip Noyce; former award-winning Principal of Cherbourg State School and Director of the Indigenous Education Leadership Institute, Dr Chris Sarra; and more! See Archive | Articles | Life etc for selected articles, or www.lifeetc.com.au.

Up and Away on Radio Q for Qantas In-flight Entertainment

Each month Julie interviews a range of national and international guests about their travel experiences for this in-flight radio program which you can hear on Qantas flights nationally and internationally by plugging in your in-flight headphones. A guide to each show is listed at the back of the Qantas in-flight magazine which is in your seat pocket on the plane. A new show is broadcast every month. In 2006 Julie’s guests included the environmentalist, Dr David Suzuki; ABC TV’s foreign correspondent, Trevor Bormann; Australian National Maritime Museum historian, Dr Nigel Erskine; mountaineer, Tim Macartney-Snape; Walkley-award winning journalist and ABC Radio National business commentator, Sheryle Bagwell and many, many more. Each month Julie also speaks to writer Susan Mitchell about books; sports broadcaster Tim Webster about major sporting events around the world; theatre reviewer Charlie Little about productions in London, New York and across Australia; and art critic John McDonald about the best exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world. See www.qantas.com.au.

SCEGGS Darlinghurst

Throughout 2007 Julie will attend monthly meetings of the SCEGGS Darlinghurst school board. SCEGGS is an Anglican girls school in Darlinghurst in Sydney. Julie was a student of SCEGGS for her six high school years graduating in 1971.

January 2007

17.1.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

31.1.07 and 1.2.07: Assertive Negotiation Skills. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

February 2007

5.2.07: Media Skills for Mental Health Consumers and Friends. Sydney.

7.2.07 and 8.2.07: Executive Assistants. Brisbane. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

12.2.07: Media Skills for Mental Health Consumers and Friends. Sydney.

13.2.07: Difficult Callers and Great Customer Service. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

14.2.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

16.2.07 & 17.2.07: SCEGGS Darlinghurst Board Retreat.

20.2.07: Being More Assertive. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

21.2.07 and 22.2.07: Executive Assistants. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

27.2.07: Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Forum. Melbourne. MC. See www.vpscin.org.

28.2.07: PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). Westmead, Sydney. Speak.

March 2007

2.3.07: Women’s Club. 10am Classic Film Circle. A special morning tea, with discussion of the film led by TV and radio presenter Julie McCrossin.
TAKING SIDES – did conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler collaborate with the Nazis, or is it the case that artists can deal with dictatorships and not be compromised? The music is glorious and the film challenging.

7.3.07-10.3.07: 9th National Rural Health Conference. MC. It is to be held in Albury NSW. The NRHA is the peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. See www.ruralhealth.org.au.

12.3.07: “Living Alone, Staying in Touch”. Public Forum, Bankstown, Office for Ageing. MC.

13.3.07: “Living Alone, Staying in Touch”. Public Forum, Sydney, Office for Ageing. MC.

14.3.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

20.3.07: National E-Health Transition Authority Conference. Star City. Sydney. MC. See Dr David More’s Australian Health Information Technology blog.

22.3.07: Disability, Human Rights, Independence, Protection. Australian Guardianship and Administration Committee National Conference. Melbourne. Panel discussion on “What does the future hold?”. MC panel with audience participation.

24.3.07: Australian Legal Convention. Sydney. MC Hypothetical panel discussion on tort law reform.

27.3.07: Law Week NSW. MC Hypothetical. The NSW Bar Association. See www.lawsociety.com.au.

28.3.07 and 29.3.07: Emotional Intelligence. Synergy Plus Training. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

30.3.07: Meet the Author Lunch: Patsy Rowe. Benefit for Inala, an organisation supporting people with intellectual disabilities. Roseville Gold Club. MC.

April 2007

3.4.07: Book launch of “Everyone’s Got a Bottom”. Child protection resource. Family Planning Queensland. Brisbane. Speak.

11.4.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

11.4.07: ‘Art-of-living – inventing their own aging: baby boomers’ Dixson Room, NSW State Library. 6.30pm. Speak. See Examinedlifeseries.pdf.

15.4.07: “The Story of Growl” book launch. Written and illustrated by Judy Horacek, published by Penguin/Viking. Speak. 2pm at Books Illustrated, The Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park. See www.horacek.com.au/. See also launch invite and details of Judy’s upcoming exhibition.

17.4.07: Queer Collective. University of Western Sydney, Kingswood Campus. Speak.

18.4.07 and 19.4.07: Managing and Leading Your Team. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

27.4.07: Young People in Nursing Homes: A Sustainable Strategy for a Better Life. Public Forum. ALP National Conference Fringe Program. Darling Harbour. MC. Panel includes Jan McLucas, Shadow Federal Minister for Ageing, Disabilities and Carers; Gavin Jennings, Victorian Minister for Community Services; John Della Bosca, NSW Minister for Education and former Minister for Ageing and Disability; and young people with catastrophic injuries or chronic conditions requiring significant care and treatment, and their families and carers. Hosted by MS Australia and the Chronic Illness Alliance. MC.

28.4.07: Health Policy Challenges. Long term strategies for chronic illness in Australia. ALP Fringe Program. Darling Harbour. 1pm. MC.
Panel includes Nicola Roxon, Shadow Minister for Health and Senator Kate Lundy, Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation and Health Promotion and Local Government. Hosted by MS Australia and the Chronic Illness Alliance.

May 2007

2.5.07: Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Channel 9. Current Affairs Panel. The son of Camilla, Tom Parker Bowles tells us what life is like to have the future King of England as his Step-Father. Andrew Mercado reviews the latest movies and the Queen of Aussie cook books Margaret Fulton whips up a seafood dish. The News Brains are in; Julie McCrossin, Senator Lyn Ellison and Jason Morrison will be at the bench. And the band GhostWriters is in the studio for a live performance.

2.5.07: UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) Mother’s Day Lunch. Westin Hotel. Sydney. Fundraiser for Safe Mother and Baby Appeal. MC.

2.5.07: Spirituality in the Pub. Penrith. Speak. Theme: Living our spirituality. Why do we what we do? Working for justice.

4.5.07: Winmalee High School Artfest Opening. MC.

9.5.07 and 10.5.07: Executive Assistants. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

11.5.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

15.5.07: Australasian Legal Awards. The Westin. Sydney. MC.

16.5.07: Principal for a Day. NSW Department of Education and Training.

18.5.07: Cancer Council of NSW. Dinner. Speak.

19.5.07: Theatre Sports Benefit for NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect). NIDA. MC.

22.5.07: Presentation Skills. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

23.5.07: Operations Conference. NSW Department of Community Services. Dinner panel. MC.

24.5.07: Association of Independent Schools NSW IT Managers’ Conference. MC panel discussion.

25.5.07: Presentation Skills. Sydney. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

29.5.07 and 30.5.07: Media Skills Training. Mental health consumers. Sydney. Facilitate.

31.5.07: Indigenous Health Forum. “Health equality in 25 years”. Sydney University Medical Society. MC. See www.medsoc.usyd.edu.au/.

June 2007

6.6.07: Kaleidoscope Conference on Bringing Up Children. Petersham Town Hall, Sydney. MC.Download registration brochure.

13.6.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

15.6.07: Australian College of Health Service Executives. South Australian Branch. Adelaide. “SA Health System – The Next Steps Forward.” Panel discussion. MC. See www.achse.org.au.

20.6.07: Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Channel 9. Current Affairs Panel.

20.6.07: “Acting from the heart: Australian advocates for asylum seekers tell their stories.” Finch publishing. Book Launch. MC.

21.6.07: SAI Global Australian Business Excellence Awards 2007. MC.

22.6.07: ADRA (Australian Dispute Resolution Association) Conference 2007: The Next 20 Years. Australian Museum. Sydney. Panel discussion.
MC.

28.6.07: Queensland Alliance Conference. Brisbane. MC.

29.6.07: Building for Peace. The Nobel Peace Seminar. UTS. Sydney. MC.

July 2007

3.7.07 and 4.7.07: Executive Assistants. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

9.7.07: Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Channel 9. Current Affairs Panel.

10.7.07: Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce. John Bell, Bell Shakespeare and Paul O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Optus. Moderate questions and discussion.

11.7.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

18.7.07 and 19.7.07: Uniting Care Ageing NSW and ACT Conference. MC.

21.7.07: Back to SCEGGS Day. The Science of Healthy Living. MC.

August 2007

1.8.07 and 2.8.07: Family Relationships Services Project Forum. Department of Family, Community and Indigenous Affairs. Melbourne. MC.

5.8.07: Butterflies of Hope. A very special exhibition dedicated to the millions of children around the world who are innocent victims of war.
Sydney Jewish Museum. Speak. See www.sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au.

6.8.07: Australasian College of Physicians Community Roundtable. Melbourne. Facilitate.

8.8.07: Presenting with Confidence. Sydney. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

10.8.07: UQL Cyberschool Seminar. School Principals. Teacher Librarians. Heads of Department. University of Queensland. Speak.

15.8.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

16.8.07: “Common Dreams: Progressive religion as a transforming agent”. Book launch “Jesus for the Non-Religious” by Bishop Spong and lecture by Bishop Spong. Pitt Street Uniting Church. Launch book. See www.commondreams.org.au.

19.8.07: Festival on Forbes. SCEGGS Darlinghurst’s very big fete. Chocolate Wheel. MC.

22.8.07: Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Channel 9. Current Affairs Panel.

23.8.07 and 24.8.07: Victorian Child Protection Conference. Lorne. MC.

30.8.07: Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Communications Awards 2007. Melbourne. MC.

September 2007

5.9.07: Expand Forum. Canberra. MC panel for Executive Assistants. See www.expand.org.au.

10.9.07: Suicide Prevention Australia Forum. Melbourne. MC. See www.suicidepreventionaust.org.

12.9.07: SIP (Spirituality in the Pub). Blackheath. Speak. See

12.9.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

13.9.07: Australasian College of Physicians Community Partnership Forum. Sydney. Facilitate.

13.9.07: Citizens’ Engagement Advisory Council. Clinical Excellence Commission. Sydney Meeting.

18.9.07 Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Reconciliation Forum. Eastern metropolitan region – 1967 Referendum Project – Dinner and Forum. Melbourne. MC. See Stepping Up! Walking Together.

19.9.07: Safe Food Queensland. Masterclass. Sydney. MC.

21.9.07: Global Challenges: NGO’s Influencing the Development Agenda. Australian Council for International Development Annual Council Meeting. Panel discussion. MC. See www.acfid.asn.au/.

24.9.07: Australian Federal Police Conference. Dinner. Speak/Panel.

25.9.07 and 26.9.07: Executive Assistants. Canberra. See www.synergyplustraining.com.

27.9.07: “IT Big Day Out”. Australian Tax Office. MC.

October 2007

3.10.07: Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Channel 9. Current Affairs Panel.

5.10.07 to 7.10.07: National Foster Care Conference. Melbourne. MC.

8.10.07: Teachers Health Week. Sydney. MC.

9.10.07: Teachers Health Week. Sydney. MC.

10.10.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

11.10.07: Teachers Health Week. Sydney. MC.

12.10.07: Teachers Health Week. Sydney. MC.

12.10.07: CFO Awards 2007. Sydney. MC.

15.10.07: St Andrew’s Cathedral School. Staff Development. MC panel discussion.

17.10.07 to 19.10.07: NSW Rural Allied Health Conference 2007. MC. See www.nswrahc.com.

24.10.07: KidsCAN Awards (Community Action Network). Children’s Week. Sydney. MC. See NAPCAN.

25.10.07: CAN Mental Health Consumer Awards. NSW Parliament. MC.

26.10.07 and 27.10.07: Dynamic Women’s Weekend 2007. Lake Burrendong Sport and Recreation Centre. NSW. Participant.

28.10.07: In Conversation with Kenneth Kearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. The Parish Church of St James, Sydney. Interviewer.

31.10.07 to 2.11.07: Child Safety Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland. MC.

November 2007

31.10.07 to 2.11.07: Child Safety Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland. MC.

9.11.07: National Communities for Children Conference. Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). Sydney. MC.

13.11.07: Criminal Justice and People with Decision-Making Disabilities Conference. Office of the Public Advocate Perth. MC panel discussion.

14.11.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

21.11.07 and 22.11.07: Richmond Fellowship Staff Forum. Facilitate.

24.11.07: Annandale North Public School Fete. Chocolate Wheel. MC.

26.11.07: Citizens’ Engagement Advisory Council, NSW Clinical Excellence Commission. Meeting. Communication Project.

December 2007

5.12.07: Mornings with Kerri-Anne, Channel 9. Current Affairs Panel.

10.12.07: Human Rights Awards. 20th Anniversary. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Sheraton on the Park. Sydney. MC.

11.12.07: The State of Human Rights. Public Forum. Victorian Department of Justice. MC.

12.12.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

17.12.07: Qantas Up and Away on Radio Q. Interviews for Qantas national and international flights. See www.qantas.com.au.

23.12.07: St James Church Sydney, Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas. Lesson reader.