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                                     16 March 2011 #05.11

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     Event: Rural medical justice phone-in, 20-22 March
     Event: Cross Road Forum-The challenge of poverty, how do we respond?, 22 March
     Event: human rights education and social justice, 24 March
     Event: All on board-growing vibrant communities through transport, 29 March
     Event: Facing death, choosing life-Dr Gill Hicks 2010 UK Australian of the Year, 6 April
     Event: "Grandparents and their Grandchildren" Edmund Rice Camp, 6-8 May
     Event: Info Session Service Excellence Program, 12 May
     New Report: AIHW 2009 Adult Vaccination Survey
     New Resource: Gambling Help Online
     Call for Input: SA’s Free Volunteer Training Program Survey, closes 18 March
     Call for Input: Want to become an HCSCC Charter Champion?
     Campaign: Shoeboxes of Love for Christchurch, Edmund Rice Camps
     Training: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, 12 April
     Training: Optimal Individualised Service Design, May & June
     Training: Word Up: An Advocacy Workshop, YWCA, 28 May
     Scholarship: ASI ‘SMART Company’ Scholarship Fund for NFP employees
     Position Vacant: Senior Practice Leader, Neami Northern Metro, closes 25 March

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Event: Rural medical justice phone-in, 20-22 March
“Understanding the real cost of care for rural and remote health consumers”

Health Consumers Alliance of SA, in conjunction with UnitingCare Wesley Port Pirie, SACOSS, SA
Farmers Federation and Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia, are holding a phone-in for
people in rural and remote South Australia on the topic of healthcare: e.g. the struggle to afford even basic
healthcare, and how the cost of care is affecting the health of individuals and families. Agencies are
requested to publicise this to their clients.

Call 1800 288 847

All calls are free

Phone lines open on
Sunday 20 March: 1pm till 9pm
Monday 21 March: 10am till 4pm
Tuesday 22 March: 1pm till 9pm

The right to remain anonymous is guaranteed.

Calls will be answered by trained staff from the participating organisations.
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Event: Cross Road Forum-The challenge of poverty, how do we respond?, 22
March
Guest speakers will be Dr Greg Ogle, SACOSS Senior Policy & Research Officer, and John Haren, CEO
St Vincent De Paul. Coffee and chat will follow the presentations, everyone welcome.

Date: Tuesday 22 March
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Sebastian Centre, The Monastery, 15 Cross Road, Glen Osmond.
For further information call The Monastery, 8338 1277.
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Event: human rights education and social justice, 24 March
UniSA‟s School of Education Oration on the role of human rights education in realising the vision of social
justice will be presented by the Hon. Catherine Branson QC, President of the Australian Human Rights
Commission and Human Rights Commissioner.

This presentation will examine what is meant by human rights education and how it can play a pivotal role
in creating a fairer, more inclusive and more respectful Australia. It will highlight examples of education that
go beyond providing knowledge about human rights, to also imparting the skills needed to promote, defend
and apply human rights in daily life – education that develops attitudes and behaviours, which foster our
shared human rights values.

What: The role of human rights education in realising the vision of social justice
When: Thursday 24 March
Time: 6pm-8pm
Where: UniSA City East Campus
Cost: Free

Bookings essential, RSVP to sarah.rose@unisa.edu.au by Monday 21st March, or phone: 8302 4215

To find out more, go to: http://www.eoc.sa.gov.au/eo-resources/events/role-human-rights-education
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Event: All on board-growing vibrant communities through transport, 29
March
Jointly presented by Adelaide Thinkers in Residence and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at
UniSA. Fred Hansen is a world expert on transport; he believes that integrating transport planning and
urban design is the key to ensuring vibrant communities. Adelaide‟s lifestyle is often praised, but Australia-
wide the hot infrastructure topic is urban transport. Fred‟s study of our place is showing us how to achieve
an even more liveable, sustainable and productive city. This is his final report card, and his clear vision for
South Australia‟s urban development into the future.

What: Public Lecture- All on board: Growing vibrant communities through transport
When: Tuesday 29 March
Time: 6pm for a 6.15pm start
Where: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide
Cost: Free

RSVP essential via Hawke Centre web site or phone 08 8302 0215
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Event: Facing death, choosing life-Dr Gill Hicks 2010 UK Australian of the
Year, 6 April
The Hawke Centre proudly presents an Adelaide-born international hero. Highly acclaimed peacemaker
Gill Hicks was a survivor of the devastating July 2005 London terrorist attacks in which 52 people died.
Today she proposes that peace is a verb and something we can all 'do'.

What: One Unknown: facing death, choosing life, Dr Gill Hicks public lecture
When: Wednesday 6 April
Time: 5.45pm for 6.00pm start
Where: Adelaide Town Hall
Cost: Free

Register at www.hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au or RSVP phone line 8302 0215
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Event: "Grandparents and their Grandchildren" Edmund Rice Camp, 6-8 May
A special camp for grandparents who look after their grandchildren on a permanent basis. The camp will
involve activities as a family unit and the opportunity to interact with other grandparents.

What: Grandparents and Grandchildren Camp
When: 6 - 8 May
Where: Woodhouse, Rymill Centre

There will be young enthusiastic volunteers on hand to help with activities.

For more information, to register or volunteer, contact Natalie on (08) 8234 2937 or email
eddie@eddiericecamps.org.au.
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Event: Info Session Service Excellence Program, 12 May
The Service Excellence Program will be holding their next information session on Thursday 12 May. These
sessions are open to any organisation and available at no charge.

SE Information Sessions provide participants with an overview of „quality‟ and associated topics, identify
the key factors of „quality thinking‟ and „Continuous Improvement‟, practical exercises in the „how to‟
process of completing the Service Excellence workbooks, meet an external assessor and attendees will
receive a certificate to recognise their participation.

What: The Service Excellence Program Information Session
When: 12 May
Where: Riverside Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free
For more information or to register your attendance phone 8415 4260 or email
serviceexcellence@dfc.sa.gov.au.
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New Report: AIHW 2009 Adult Vaccination Survey
The 2009 Adult Vaccination Survey forms part of the evaluations of two vaccine programs for older
Australia. The first is the National Influenza Vaccination Program for Older Australians, which commenced
in 1999; and the second is the National Pneumococcal Vaccination Program for Older Australians which
commenced on 1 January 2005. The survey showed that in 2009, 74.6% (2.2 million) Australians aged 65
years or over were vaccinated against influenza. However, only 54.4% (1.6 million) older Australians were
currently vaccinated against pneumococcal.

Click on the link to view the media release and report.

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New Resource: Gambling Help Online
Gambling Help Online, a new, Australian-first online service provides counselling, information and support
24/7 for people who need help with gambling issues, including referring health professionals.

Problem gambling is often a factor within a complex array of interpersonal, intrapersonal and health issues
that may be experienced by your client.

Operated by Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Gambling Help Online offers health professionals
information, research and treatment options for working with someone who may have gambling concerns.

Gambling Help Online complements existing face-to-face counselling initiatives. The 24/7 free, confidential
Gambler‟s Help line 1800 858 858 has also attracted a new cohort of help seekers not currently willing or
able to use existing services.

To find out more, visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au
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Call for Input: SA’s Free Volunteer Training Program Survey, closes 18 March
Since 2001 the South Australian Government has offered a range of free training for volunteers to
assist community groups improve the skills and knowledge of their volunteers. The current program
offers 1,500 places in metropolitan Adelaide and 800 places regionally (currently at Port Augusta and
the Limestone Coast).

The training offered free of charge is generally not accredited or specialised skill training but is the
type of training that tends to fill the gaps of what is available through the community groups "on the
job" training and accredited vocational training.

The Office for Volunteers is gathering views about the free volunteer training program and how this
program might be improved into the future.

The survey can be accessed electronically at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VGPWKSF

The survey closes Friday 18 March.

For more information contact ofv@agd.sa.gov.au

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Call for Input: Want to become an HCSCC Charter Champion?
The Health & Community Services Complaints Commissioner is preparing to build awareness among
consumers, carers, advocates and service providers of the HCSCC Charter of Health and Community
Services Rights, by developing an HCSCC Charter Champions Network.

HCSCC Charter Champions will:
   play a key role in the successful promotion of the HCSCC Charter
   be part of a network to build awareness about the HCSCC Charter principles and rights within their
    group, work unit or agency
   work within their group, work unit or agency to bring the HCSCC Charter principles and rights to life
   promote complaints resolution taking into account the HCSCC Charter principles and rights.

Further information about the HCSCC Charter Champions Network can be found in the latest Buzz
newsletter.

To download a copy of the February 2011 Buzz please click here (PDF) or here (RTF).

If you are interested in becoming an HCSCC Charter Champion, please click here to download an
Expression of Interest form. Completed forms can be sent to HCSCC by email, post or fax.
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Campaign: Shoeboxes of Love for Christchurch, Edmund Rice Camps
Edmund Rice Camps is asking people to help the Victims of the Christchurch Earth Quakes by Donating a
Shoe Box of love. Some ideas for filling boxes:

Child: pencils, crayons, paper, dolls, toys, lollies, reading books, colouring books, stickers.
Adult female: body wash, moisturizer, scented candles, mascara, blush, tinted moisturizer, picnic set, hair
product, pads / tampons, face wipes, deodorant, lip gloss, razors.
Adult male: shaving cream, razor, magazine, pens, hat, sunglasses, nail clippers, comb, hair product,
deodorant.
Elderly person: arthritis cream, denture cleaner, roll on deodorant, powder moisturizer, hair product, talcum
powder.

Please remember to clearly mark your box with your desired gender and age.

Donations can be dropped at Eddie Rice Camps 117 South Road, Thebarton (Mon to Fri 9-5)

For more information email eddie@eddiericecamps.org.au or phone 8234 2937

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Training: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, 12 April
The new TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is nationally recognised and suitable for
those wishing to develop their skills in workplace training. The Certificate covers the professional
competencies relevant to training program design, coordination, facilitation, assessment and review.

This qualification is beneficial to all those engaged in delivering workshops, face-to-face training programs,
presentations, accredited qualifications, and on-the-job coaching and mentoring programs. It is also the
qualification required nationally for all trainers working within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

The Certificate is delivered via five intensive workshops over a period of three months, within a flexible
enrolment and assessment timetable. Self-paced workplace assessments provide the opportunity to apply
the skills to your own workplace training needs, and the full qualification can usually be completed within
six months of part-time study.

What: TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Where: TAFESA, Management Studies, Adelaide City Campus, 120 Currie St Adelaide 5000.
When: Commences on 12 April.

For more information contact: Kaye Adams, Program Coordinator, phone 8207 8668 or email
kaye.adams@tafesa.edu.au

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Training: Optimal Individualised Service Design, May & June
Michael Kendrick PhD is a well‐respected voice in the international disability community. Increasingly there
has been much attention to person‐centred approaches to supporting people. However, even with the best
of intentions, we are still scratching at the surface.

„Deep Quality‟ is an in depth leadership course in Optimal Individual Service Design aimed at bridging the
gap between what is hoped for, and what is actually realistic for services to deliver on. The course is an
intensive 'hands‐on' event that provides the opportunity to go through the actual stages of thinking,
judgment and decision‐making involved in creating genuine and meaningful person‐centred results.

The course is for people involved in developing progressive policy, funding or services.

What: Deep Quality: An in depth leadership course in Optimal Individual Service Design
Where: Our Space, 104 Greenhill Road, Unley South Australia
When: Week 1, 2 May to 6 May
       Week 2, 30 May to 3 June
Cost: Early Bird registration $2700 inc. gst closes on 28 March. Full Registration $3000 inc. st, closes on
18 April.

For more information and to register please phone (08) 8373 8333.

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Training: Word Up: An Advocacy Workshop, YWCA, 28 May
YWCA Adelaide is presenting this workshop aimed at giving participants the skills to get their words „up,
out, in, on and around‟. The workshop will involve speakers from media, politics and the arts.

What: Word Up
Where: ArtCafe, Higher Ground, 9 Light Square, Adelaide
When: Saturday 28 May
Time: 10.30am-2pm
Cost: Free to YWCA Members
       Non Members $22 (includes one year membership)

Brunch and snacks provided.

For more information or to book call Amanda on 8203 9400

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Scholarship: ASI ‘SMART Company’ Scholarship Fund for NFP employees
The ASI SMART Company Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to encourage the professional
education of individuals working in the not-for-profit sector. Since 2006 more than 100 individuals have
benefited from the fund.

The ASI SMART Company Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships and
education subsidies up to $25,000 (up to $1,000 per individual for Part C) per year in three program parts.
The study that the applicant intends undertaking must be directly relevant to their professional development
in the not-for-profit sector.

For more information and eligibility criteria visit
http://www.advsol.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=ASI_Scholarship_Fund
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Position Vacant: Senior Practice Leader, Neami Northern Metro, closes 25
March
Neami is a non-government organisation that has been providing psychosocial rehabilitation to people with
a mental illness for over 20 years. Neami has recently introduced the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM)
to further its commitment to consumer participation and recovery through a strengths-based approach to
service delivery. Neami offers a reflective team environment and attractive benefits to all staff.
Neami Northern Adelaide is seeking a Senior Practice Leader who can draw upon their own practical
experience providing rehabilitation and support to people (ideally in a mental health setting) to assist the
Service Manager in providing supervision, coaching and mentoring to a team of Community Rehabilitation
and Support Workers.

The position is full-time, located in the Salisbury area and has opportunity for attractive salary packaging.

Applications for the role close Friday 25 March at 5pm

For more details and how to apply go to www.neami.org.au

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