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COTA ACT seeking nominations for Positive Ageing Awards

Do you know an individual, team, or organisation who works with, or for, older Canberrans? Why not nominate them for a Positive Ageing Award?

There are five award categories:

  • Senior Achiever Award – recognises an older person for their contribution to the Canberra community, either in a volunteer or paid capacity;
  • Intergenerational Award – recognises a person or group who
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Having A Baby In Canberra Expo!

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From 1 February 2018, all products that contain codeine become prescription only and will not be available over the counter. If you want more information about codeine and pain management, you can find out more at the Pain Australia website.… Read more

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Out of pocket medical costs survey

The Federal Government has set up a committee to look into out of pocket medical costs, and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) is representing consumers on the committee. CHF want to present the experiences of people, and they are interested in hearing about your experience with out of pocket. You can provide input about your experiences on their website.Read more

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Submissions and Consultations

We are currently working on a number of submissions and input to consultations using the data, feedback, and stories from our research with ACT women:

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Unwanted Christmas gifts?

Stuck with something you don’t love?

Instead of trying to give it to a friend or family member, you can always regift your unwanted Christmas presents to Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale.
Give away your new and pre-loved goods to be donated and auctioned online with proceeds given to Canberra’s most vulnerable through the Hands Across Canberra Foundation or directly … Read more

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Housing Affordability Strategies in Australia

Street view of two storey houses with a car parked in a driveway

Canberra Conversation Lecture Series

Housing affordability strategies in Australia – from token responses to what works

When: Thursday 22 February 2018

Venue: Function Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Registration: FREE event. Register online.

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The deterioration in housing affordability has been of continuing concern for communities across Australia, particularly in … Read more

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Women’s health at National Multicultural Festival 2018

National Multicultural Festival 2018 logo

WCHM are hosting a stall at the National Multicultural Festival 2018 to provide information and promote women’s health services and support groups in the ACT.

The women’s health information stall will be at the Festival from 11am until 6pm on Sunday 18 February 2018. People will be able to pick up information about services including breastfeeding, domestic and family violence, … Read more

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In the Community

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Support endometriosis research at the Experience EndoWomanArt fundraiser

500,000 Australian women are estimated to be affected by endometriosis, with an estimated $7.7b in medical costs and lost earnings. Women suffer disruptive symptoms and debilitating pain, and endure multiple treatments to function normally. More research is needed into effective, non-invasive treatments.

A fundraising event for endometriosis research will be held at … Read more

Website performance for 2017

For the period 1 January to 31 December 2017, 83% of the visitors to our website were female, with the majority of visitors aged between 25 and 54 years.

Chart shows: 18-24 years 8.5%; 25-34 years 35.1%; 35-44 years 28.1%; 45-54 years 15.6%; 55-64 years 9.8%; 65+ 3.1%

30% of sessions on our website were users on mobile phones and another 5.7% were tablet users, with 66% on Apple iOS devices and 31% on Android. Special shout-out to the … Read more