Curriculum: The Arts

The draft shape paper for the Arts is available from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Public consultation will continue until Dec 17, 2010. This paper will guide the writing of the final K-12 arts curriculum.

For paper: http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Draft+Shape+Of+The+Australian+Curriculum+The+Arts-FINAL.pdf

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Young People Inquiry

The Senate Community Affairs Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010. The committee is to report on the bill by the end of the last sitting day in May 2011. Submissions are due by Feb 28, 2011.

For further info phone: +61 2 6277 3515 or email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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Donor Conceptions

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee is holding an inquiry into the past and present practices of donor conception in Australia. Among other things, it will consider the rights of donor conceived individuals and the number of offspring born from each donor with reference to the risk of consanguine relations. The committee will report Nov 24, 2010.

For more info: http://aph.gov.au/senate/committee/legcon_ctte/donor_conception/index.htm

To read submission from FamilyVoice Australia and other submissions: http://aph.gov.au/senate/committee/legcon_ctte/donor_conception/submissions.htm

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Gambling Inquiry

The Senate Community Affairs Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the prevalence of interactive and online gambling in Australia. It is expected to report on Nov 18, 2010. The closing date for submission has not yet been set. The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations preferably in electronic form submitted online or sent by email to community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document. The email must include full postal address and contact details.

For terms of reference and other details: http://aph.gov.au/senate/committee/clac_ctte/interactive_online_gambling_10_43/index.htm

For more details email: community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

or call: +61 2 6277 3515

Or write to:

Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia
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Family Violence Inquiry

A new inquiry is underway by the Australian Law Reform Commission to investigate the treatment of family/domestic violence in Commonwealth laws, including child support and family assistance law, immigration law, employment law, social security law, superannuation law and privacy provisions in relation to those experiencing family/domestic violence. On Oct 10 the ALRC submitted its final report, Family Violence — A National Legal Response, to the Australian Attorney General. The new inquiry will be completed by Nov 2011.

For info on new inquiry: http://www.alrc.gov.au/

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WA Social Housing

The Community Development and Justice Committee of the Legislative Assembly in the WA Parliament is undertaking an inquiry into the adequacy and future directions of social housing in WA. For terms of reference and more info: http://parliament.wa.gov.au/web/newwebparl.nsf/iframewebpages/Legislative+Council+-+Current+Committees

Public submissions are due by 10 December 2010 and a report is expected to be finalised in April 2011.

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Prayer for Life

Oct 31, 2010 is the National Day of Prayer for Life. The Canberra Declaration Teams say it has been chosen as a day of prayer because it is the final day of a worldwide call to prayer and fasting for 40 days to halt abortion around the world. It has been chosen. See www.40daysforlife.com

It is the day of Halloween. The Canberra Declaration says that people must pray for their youth so that they see the light of Jesus and not be deceived by the darkness of Halloween. They ask also that people pray for:

  • That Christians throughout Australia will humble themselves and pray according to 2 Chronicles 7:14 for revival and reformation in our nation.
  • That God will give the media, our nation and its leaders a revelation of the beauty and sanctity of life.
  • That hundreds of thousands of people will be motivated to sign the Canberra Declaration online and in petition format.
  • That God will provide $15,000 for the Canberra Declaration and the Australian Christian Values Institute (you can donate to the appeal here) to print and promote the petition, as well as update its website technology to cope with the increased demand on its resources.
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Curtin Ambassadors Info

Curtin University is recruiting a new team of 25 student ambassadors for 2011. Applications open on Oct 19, 2010 and close Dec 6, 2010. For more info attend an information session:

Thur 4th Nov: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Bankwest Lecture Theatre, 200A.220)

Mon 8th Nov: 1.00pm – 2.00pm (Bankwest Lecture Theatre, 200A.220)

More details: http://ambassadors.curtin.edu.au/

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Human Trafficking Talk

On Nov 15, 2010. 7.30pm, Australian Christian Lobby WA Director Michelle Pearse will be a guest speaker on a talk about prostitution, human trafficking and rehabilitation in Perth. RSVP by Nov 6 to Jen on 0432 852 550. It will be held at the Mt Pleasant Baptist Church, 497 Marmion St, Booragoon.

For info: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/wp-content/uploads/human-traffic-event-1-postcard.pdf

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Food and Craft Markets

The Free Reformed Church of Southern River will be holding its 2nd Fine Food and Craft market on Nov 20, 2010. It will be at the Southern River Free Reformed Church, Southern River Rd, 8am-1pm. For more info visit: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/FRCSR-Fine-Food-and-Craft-Market/113261822017961 or email ffcsr.markets@gmail.com

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