Christmas 2018

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Catholic Missions Australia Christmas Card

As we celebrate the 12  days of  Christmas I greet my diverse social media  network with the universal message of peace on earth and good will to all.

I wrote this piece some years ago. It bears repeating just as our work of building peace and community is a constant refrain to life’s song.

May the ancient story of a child born in occupied territory open our hearts to the work of defending human rights.

May the birth of every child call us to our communal responsibility to protect children,to take them on wild adventures and to let them grow into the unique person they care called to be.

May the the image of a family forced to seek refuge and asylum far from their home inform our political choices as citizens of a global village.

May our messages of good wishes and happy holidays not blind us to the work of justice making and non-violence.

May the lights and decorations of the season remind us of our mission to bring light to the darkness and celebration to life.

May our gifting be generous as we remember those who live in situations of poverty and exploitation.

May we hear angelic voices singing our dream of peace on earth

Just Dates: December

World AIDS Day / West Papua National Flag  Day / Sir Douglas Nichols become first Indigenous State Governor of South Australia. 2-10 Hanukkah   2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day of Disabled Persons

Queensland Government gazetted Aborigines Act and  Torres Strait Island Act

International Volunteer Day / World Soil Day

International Civil Aviation Day / 19734 Eric Deeral becomes first Indigenous member of the Queensland Parliament.

Bodhi Day:  Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni or Siddhartha Gautama) experienced enlightenment (also known as Bodhi).

International Anti-Corruption Day / International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (A/RES/69/323 /  / World Choral Day

10 Human Rights Day

11 International Mountain Day

22 Summer Solstice

23 High Court handed down the Wik decision 1996

25 Christmas Day

26 Boxing Day

Local Events in and Around Brisbane 

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
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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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Just Dates: October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

International Day for Older Persons

2 World Habitat Day

4-10 World Space Week

6-14 Mental Health Week 

World Post Day

10 World Day Against the Death Penalty / World Mental Health Day

12 World Sight Day

13  International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

14-20 Anti-Poverty Week 

16 World Food Day

17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

19 – 28 Queensland Children’s  Week

20-27 National Unity Week

24 United Nations Day 

24-30 Disarmament Week

27  World Teacher’s Day ( Qld)

Local Events in and around Brisbane