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Drug policy is an important issue but it rarely gets the rational debate that it deserves. Drugs are implicated in many of our most costly social problems – homelessness, poverty, mental health, child neglect, family breakdown and should be of high priority to our governments. At election time drugs policy is often only raised on a tough law and order platform killing off any real debate.
A fundraiser for Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine. Tickets $15. We are showing two films, ‘Palestine Oktoberfest’, Produced and Directed by Canberra’s Lara Van Raay, and ‘Hope in a Slingshot’, Directed by Inka Stafrace. Palestine Oktoberfest is about a Palestinian festival in a Christian town in the West Bank and Hope in a Slingshot is the recording of Inka Stafrace’s visit to the West Bank, also with a historical perspective. They are very different films which complement each other, both made by Australian women film makers. Don’t miss this opportunity!
After a knock-out show at the Front in September, Northern Territory Acoustic Funk outfit the Super Raelene Bros are swooping down to play at this years Forest Fundraiser Spectacular on Sat 4th of December. The night before, Friday 3rd Dec, will see them return to the Front for another beautiful night of dance. Gorgeous, surly, inspiring! Don’t miss! When: 8pm, Friday 3 December Where: The Front cafe, Lyneham For more info, call Derek on 0427 826 026
A national grass roots summit for Aboriginal rights. Friday 22 April and Saturday 23 April meetings will be at the Haydon Allen Tank, Australian National University, Canberra. (These two day’s proceedings will be live webcast via www.wgar.info for those who can’t attend but have internet access.) Sunday 24 and Monday 25 April will be at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy opposite Old Parliament House.
This festival provides a platform for emerging, developing and established Arab filmmakers to show their screen-based work to broad audiences.
Speaker/Host: 666 ABC Canberra and The Australian National University Venue: Molonglo Theatre in the new Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing
The Australia Institute and Unions ACT will host Politics in the Pub. Amanda Tattersall (author) and Simon Sheikh (GetUp) will discuss ‘Where now for people power after the election?’ Charles Firth will MC. Amanda will also launch her new book Power in Coalition: strategies for strong unions and social change. The event is free and will take place in The Lounge Bar, Level 3, @ The Uni Pub, 17 London Circuit.
Room GO52 in the Hayden Allen Building at ANU (Between the tank and the café at top of the ramp).
Set at a wedding reception, "What Are You?" centres around the tale of Mary and Kieran - happy newly-weds excited for their future life with one and other. Included in the bridal party is an intoxicated business woman, a conservative Catholic, three overt homosexuals and a typical Australian bloke. Set in contemporary Australian society, the show explores the typical stereotypes that are placed on individuals and the self-fulfilling prophecies that take place with the existence of such stereotypes. TICKETS ON SALE NOW *Bookings: (02) 6247 3150 Where? DNA Studio's,

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