May 2015 News

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

For more information visit the External link Reconciliation Australia website.


National Sorry Day Bridge Walk (Canberra)
Friday 22 May 2015

Regatta Point gathering at 10.45am
Walk starts 11am at base of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge
Welcome to Country: Aunty Agnes Shea
Entertainment & smoking ceremony
Healthy options for lunch - coffee tea water available


British journalist Johann Hari speaks to Democracy Now about about the century-old failed drug war and how much of what we know about addiction is wrong.


Join the Directions Community Advisory Group

We are looking for people currently or formerly involved with Directions programs to provide feedback and advice regarding our services, identify unmet needs and participate in service planning and development. It would be fantastic to have a variety of perspectives represented.

We are looking at a closed group of approximately 6 people for a fixed term membership recruited through an expression of interest. The commitment will likely involve one bimonthly meeting.

If you're interested in participating, call 02 6132 4800 or email to register your place.

View the flyer


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Directions acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we walk upon today, the Ngunnawal people and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and surrounding region.

For more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues, health organisations, policies and research including cultural events of significance, visit: External link ACT Health - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Portal

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