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RAR Conference 3 and 4 September 2016 second newsletter

National RAR Conference ... in Bendigo ... come and join us ...
3 & 4 September 2016

The First Newsletter ... in case you missed it ...

Regional Australian refugee advocates are invited
to be a part of a great weekend
in Bendigo

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2016
Rural Australians for Refugees National RAR Conference
One Voice, One Vision
Book for the Full Conference
Book for each session separately
And don’t miss the Conference Dinner on Saturday night
Registration: Full Conference Details:

Rural Australians for Refugees National Conference 2016
Saturday Morning Session
Cost $30 Morning Tea included
One Voice, One Vision
For Rural Australians for Refugees Delegates and interested members of the public
8.30am 12.30pm Saturday 3rd Sept 2016
St Andrews Church Hall, Myers Street, Bendigo
Join us for an exciting morning’s program
Meet ...
  •   Chris Cummins
  •   Founders of Rural Australians for Refugees
    Anne, Helen and Susan
    Participate ...
Facilitated Sessions
1. The power of one message - Media & Refugee Advocacy
Facilitator Anthony Radford
2. Think National, Working Local - RAR groups
Facilitators - Helen Musk and Marie Bonne
3. The Ripple Effect - Growing the National RAR Network
Facilitators Terry White & Bonnie Carter
Enjoy ... Morning‐tea break
Thrill to the sound of ... Gorgeous Voices
Meet ... the new Rural Australians for Refugees Admin Team
And discover ... Where to from Here for Rural Australians for Refugees

Saturday Afternoon Session
Cost $30 - Afternoon Tea included
Special Afternoon Session open to the Public
Changing Attitudes
Ideas that Work
2pm - 5pm, Saturday 3rd Sept 2016
St Andrews Church Hall, Myers Street, Bendigo
Listen to the beautiful voice of
Fay White
Be inspired by John & Margaret Millington’s Successful Settlement of Karen Refugees
Discover how to
Break the Secrecy
with Walkley Award Winning Journalists

Ben Doherty
Anthony Radford

Julian Burnside QC AO, Patron of RAR
And Participate in the Campaign Launch of
The Welcome Scroll
Introduced by Asher Hirsch, Refugee Council of Australia,
with the Mayors of Bendigo and Mount Alexander Shire, Rod Fyffe & Christine Henderson
Nick Olle

Sunday Morning Session
Cost $30 - Morning Tea and Lunch included
Rural Australians for Refugees National Conference 2016
Words That Work
9am 1pm Sunday 4th Sept 2016
St Andrews Church Hall, Myers Street, Bendigo
Two Special Sunday Workshops
Come for one Workshop or come for both
1. Amnesty Workshop - Changing the Conversation
2. ASRC Workshop - Refuge from our Rhetoric
10.40: Morning‐tea break 11am
1. ASRC Workshop - Refuge from our Rhetoric
2. Amnesty Workshop - Changing the Conversation
The Workshops are presented as part of the RAR National Conference 2016 Registrations:

Conference tickets $75 - A limited number of discounted tickets are available.
We are only able to offer a very limited number of discounted tickets.
Email your application for a discount to Bendigo RAR at
Saturday night Dinner at the Shamrock Hotel tickets $40
Morning or afternoon sessions can be booked separately for $30 each. There is no lunch included with Saturday's half-day sessions. Entry is at the start of each session.
Donations towards the conference running costs will be gratefully accepted.
Donate through the registration process or through a bank transfer.
More details available as you book. Tax invoices will be available on request by emailing us a copy of the transaction.
Conference Venue
St Andrews Uniting Church Hall 26 Myers Street
rear entry 96 Mollison Street Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Sessions & Workshops will offer an opportunity to:
  •   learn to use language & the media effectively to advocate
  •   help transform public perception of refugees & people seeking asylum
  •   join a national voice
  •   network with like-minded people
  •   & help launch a national campaign
    Full conference program details available from RAR Australia's webpage:
    Registrations: Email: 

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