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Please join Anti Poverty Week Patron Dr Helen Watchirs and members of the Anti Poverty Week coordination committee at the Launch of Anti-Poverty Week on Monday 18 October, 10 am – 11.30 am, Reception Room, ACT Legislative Assembly. The Launch will explore the experience of living in poverty, particularly the issues faced by individuals and families that interact with the social security system. The event is hosted by Meredith Hunter MLA and sponsored by the YWCA of Canberra and the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS). Please RSVP by Wednesday 13 October on 6175 9900.
Join Walkley Award winning journalist Chris Graham for his astounding presentation The Lie that Built the Northern Territory Intervention, an expose of a fraudulent ABC Lateline program which the federal government used to help mount the case for the NT intervention. At the Uni Pub, 17 London Circuit, Civic.

Corner of Petrie Plaza & City Walk, Civic.

ANU academics and media commentators will take your questions as they dissect the slogans and lay bare the real issues facing the nation, ahead of the 2010 Federal election. Speaker/Host: 666 ABC Canberra and The Australian National University Venue: Molonglo Theatre in the new Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing
Garema Place Civic No nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station NO URANIUM NO WEAPONS NO WASTE FOR A NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE
Westlund House, 16 Gordon St. Acton
The ground breaking new documentary on Aboriginal rights. Presented by the filmmakers with indigenous elders from Arnhem Land, John Altman (ANU) and Jeff McMullen (former ABC journalist), plus live music by Archie Roach. Tickets: $25 or $15 concession. James O'Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia. E-mail tickets@ourgeneration.org.au to reserve tickets
Discussion around the struggle for self determination in West Sahara, and uprisings currently underway in North Africa. 3/25 Lonsdale St. Braddon

For distributing posters and organising postering. Wig and Pen Pub, ANU School of Music, Ground Floor, Llewellyn Hall, 100 Childers Street, Acton (ANU). Organised by Unionists for Refugees.

This event, hosted by Sarina Locke (666 ABC), will give climate spokespeople Simon Corbell (Labour), Zed Seselja (Liberal) and Shane Rattenbury (Greens) a chance to outline their position on Canberra’s greenhouse target, and to respond to questions from the community. Canberra 40% is a group of community organisations and concerned Canberra residents who are looking towards Canberra’s future. This year the ACT Government will decide on a target for CO2 emission reduction for 2020. They are considering cuts between 25% and 40% on 1990 levels. Our Government needs our support to go for 40.

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