Tony Robertson Movember

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Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. Wikipedia

#Movember time and the Mo on day 13 is light but stylish. This year I am part of the team from my old High School, St Joseph’s College Geelong​. The funds we raise will help to address issues of men’s health and well being.

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Feel free to click on this link and build my zero donation total to date to a reasonable standard. Thanks in advance.

Just Dates: November

November 10-December 10 is Human Rights Month

Supporting Men’s Health in Movember

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20  Universal Children’s Day  / Transgender Day of Remembrance

24-December 2 Social Inclusion Week

September Retrospective

Welcome to the September retrospective of news and social media presence across the platforms I use.

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Politics

Another example of the lack of any ethical culture in this current Federal Government. The sooner we relieve ourselves of this cartel and install real politicians in Canberra the better. The Morrison Government’s Attorney-General, Christian Porter, has the power to shut down this outrageous prosecution. He should. People that expose government wrong-doing should be thanked – not sent to prison.

The case of two men charged with revealing that the Australian Government bugged the highest levels of the East Timorese Government is heard in court for the first time in Canberra.
Publication: My Photography  in Palm Island Voice
Good Reading
Image of the Month

I was out and about today when a women approached me and asked “ Aren’t you Tony Robertson ?”. I replied “Yes” She then said “ Look I know we haven’t met before but could I have a photo with you?” I was happy to oblige as it seems this women is hoping to get work in media and appreciated the opportunity to be seen with an online celebrity!!! Keep an eye out for her. She said her name was Ita.

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Tony”s Will

41667342_10156864388312033_6589598074044153856_nToday I went along to a seminar on Wills and Bequests. I really don’t expect to have much left in the account when I start climbing that Stairway to Heaven so bequests aren’t really an issue. My will I suspect will primarily contain details of my Requiem desires and enough for a decent wake.

I am happy to send out final shout outs in the document so let me know if you would like to be included in the life credits roll call.

Today’s session included a chat with the State Library Foundation staff and arrangements for an assessment of my personal memorabilia as a possible donation in lieu of a bonfire or extra trip to Vinnies. Part of pre death planning is to archive what is fast becoming a major collection of digital images.

Not sure if I want to continue having an online presence post ashing although I suspect I will continue to get into a google search for birthdays I can’t attend. Open to volunteer social media geeks who want to keep me posting into eternity.

It’s really challenging when you don’t have heirs as such for whom you are responsible or who can lay claim to your physical heritage. Add to that the tyranny of distance which probably inhibits extended family members travelling interstate to lay claim to your microwave or fridge. Pity the poor executor with all those trips to Vinnies

So now it’s off to write the document and make sure it is legit with witnesses, signatures and no cartoons. I’m tempted to include my own eulogy and some background music for a series of public readings.

There is probably a little irony in doing this seminar on #RUOK Day

Just Dates September

September is

1-7   Spina Bifeda Awareness Week

     Fathers Day

2-8 Legacy  Week  /  Child Protection Week

3-10 National Threatened Species Week

3 – 9 National Stroke Week

6      Indigenous Literacy Day

    White Balloon Day

8     International Literacy Day 

9 – 15  Disability Action Week Queensland

10   World Suicide Prevention Day / RUOK Day

15 International Day of Democracy

16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

16-23 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

21 International Day of Peace

29 Death of John Pat in Roeburne Prison (1983) prompting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Local Events in and around Brisbane 

July Retrospective

Welcome to the July retrospective where I look back at highlights from  my posts on social media for the month. This selection acts both as an archive and a reference for those who may have missed some of this material.

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Photography

Because of her, we Can (NAIDOC 2018)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

NAIDOC Week Brisbane 2018

Boundary to Boundary Walk 2018

Updated Albums

Torres Strait Islander Set

 

Readings

Religion

 

 

Events

38241969_2323571587970235_7888144207213232128_oThanks to Stephen Mam for last month’s invitation to join the staff and students at KGSC celebration of First Nation People and Black History Month with a tour of their Indigenous Garden – Jagum Barrambin.

The students were well prepared to take guests on tours and a couple tested my attention with a great Q&A session at the end of their presentation. Spot me with my hat in a few of the pics of the day!!

As a card carrying senior member of the community I love opportunities like this to engage with young people working for understanding and respect of cross cultural values.

 

Politics

Laugh of the Month

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Just Dates August

Queensland Multicultural Month

29 July – 5 August Donate Life Week

1-World Breastfeeding Week

3-16 Fair Trade Fortnight

4 National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day

6 Hiroshima Day

6 – 12 Homelessness Week

8 Dying to Know Day

9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

11 – 19 National Science Week

12 International Youth Day 

14 Feast of Micah the Prophet

18 – 26 Seniors Week

17 – 24  Children’s Book Week

19 World Humanitarian Day / World Photo Day

23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

31 International Overdose Awareness Day 

Local Events in and around Brisbane