It’s almost time for Cake-Off 2018! 
Once again the Hyatt Hotel ballroom will be a hive of activity for the third PANDSI Cake-Off! The theme this year is “Aussie Big Things” and the room will be filled with over 50 cakes of our much loved big Australian icons.

For PANDSI (Post and Ante Natal Depression Support and Information) this is a fundraiser and participation in the silent and live auctions at the event the help to make the most of the ACT Government’s $25,000 donation matching pledge.

Tickets to PANDSI Cake Off are $10 (free for kids), tickets are on sale now. Each ticket gives one entry into the lucky door prize which is the Hyatt Hotel’s Great Barrier Reef cake! Additional tickets can be purchased during the event.

The event will take place on 6 May, 2018 from 2pm-4pm.

National Day of rememberance candle lighting ceremony 
DVCS, ACT Policing, Domestic Violence Prevention Council, Toora Women Inc., Beryl Women Inc, ACT Government and Doris Women’s Refuge invite the Canberra Community to a Candle Ceremony to remember those who have died as a result of intimate partner, domestic or family violence to be held on the National Day of Remembrance:

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time: 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start (expected finish time 7pm)
Venue: Ainslie Place, Canberra City (outside Banana Leaf and The Canberra Centre)

Petition for eating disorder Health Care Service 
In Canberra , there is no specialised eating disorder in-patient treatment and the Eating Disorders Day Program, ACT Heath, has a waiting list of up to 12 weeks.

Mr Michael Pettersson MLA is sponsoring a petition urging the ACT government to provide specialised in-patient treatment for eating disorders. The petition will be tabled by Mr Pettersson in the Legislative Assembly as early as May and he will talk to the issue.

The petition is accessible here, and anyone who is an ACT resident can sign it. This petition closes on the 3rd of May. Please consider signing this petition before the deadline.

The issue has been covered by The Canberra Times and Her Canberra.

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Justice Connections 5 Symposium

Hosted by the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra (UC) and ACT Justice and Community Services, this symposium will generate discussion and debate about justice administration and access within society.

Themes include family violence initiatives that show evidence of success/failure, discrimination and potential pathways to (in)justice, and innovative justice.

Keynote speakers include Professor Tom Calma AO (Chancellor of UC and former Social Justice Commissioner), the Hon Michael Kirby AO CMG (former Justice of the High Court of Australia), Shane Rattenbury MLA (ACT Justice Minister), the Hon Richard Refshauge (former Justice of the ACT Supreme Court), Professor Rosalind Croucher (President of the Australian Human Rights Commission), and Dr Helen Watchirs (President of the ACT Human Rights Commission).

For further information please contact: