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Purple Butterflies for Canberra

The introduction of purple butterfly stickers in Canberra hospitals to signify the loss of multiple births could lead to better levels of care for families. The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) today announced the Purple Butterfly initiative – a simple and sensitive way to let others know about the loss of a baby, or babies, […]

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Keeping young people out of aged care

“Receiving this grant has meant so much to our family” $250,000 is currently available for people aged 18 to 65 in NSW/ACT who require specialised equipment, support, or home modifications to reduce the risk of moving into aged care, as part of Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants Program through the generous support of GIO. The micro […]

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Game, set and match for parents of very sick newborns

A local charity event next month will raise vital funds for an internet-based initiative with webcam technology that will enable parents to be at the ‘virtual’ bedside of their seriously ill newborns admitted to the Canberra Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Tennis legends John Fitzgerald and Wally Masur will lend their star power to the Maxim Invitational […]

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Wake up to a better Canberra

Today saw the launch of the 2015 Canberra Community Sleepout with Canberrans challenged to sign up to wake up to a better Canberra. On Friday 16 October, the Canberra community will come together for the third annual Canberra Community Sleepout. This year’s Sleepout event highlights family violence and the correlation to homelessness. Within the ACT, 29 per cent* of people […]

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How do we boost our city’s bliss?

We Canberrans are a happy bunch, by and large, and for good reason. Report after report confirms what we know: Canberra is a great place to live. Just last month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released figures finding that Canberrans are among the nation’s happiest, healthiest and most cultured. When asked to assess their overall […]

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This is Not A Wife Beater

On average, one woman is killed every week in Australia by a current or former partner. The seriousness of intimate partner and family violence cannot be overstated and yet, it is socially acceptable to refer to a navy or white singlet as a ‘wife beater’. Failing to question why an item of clothing derives its […]

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