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* Better Boards Conference 2014Better Boards Conference 2014


2014 Australasian Better Boards Conference
1-3 August
Adelaide, SA

The need for significant regeneration of the way non-profit organisations see themselves and operate is more vital for success than ever. The Australasian Better Boards Conference is one of the largest gatherings of leaders from non-profit organisations in Australasia. For over 12 years it has been the best kept secret of hundreds of high performing directors, CEOs and senior management teams who attend to discuss trends, hear new ideas and focus on topical governance and leadership issues and solutions pertinent to the non-profit sector. This year’s theme focuses on three practical processes to regenerate non-profit organisations within the current rapidly changing environment. Keynote and plenary sessions are supported by workshops that drill down to practical applications within more specialised subjects.


* AIFS Annual ConferenceAIFS Annual Conference


13th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference
30 Jul - 1 Aug
Melbourne, VIC

The 13th AIFS conference coincides with the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, which in 2014 will focus on family-oriented policies and strategies to address family poverty; achieve work-family balance and advance social integration and intergenerational solidarity. To mark the anniversary, our conference will showcase cutting-edge research on topical issues relating to how families are adjusting to a rapidly changing world. It will outline key policy priorities for advancing the wellbeing of Australian families and draw on the expertise and perspectives of a diverse range of specialists from around Australia and across the world. The AIFS conference provides a valuable opportunity for government policy-makers, service providers and practitioners, researchers and community organisations to meet and exchange ideas and knowledge


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Better Boards Conference 2014Better Boards Conference 2014


2014 Australasian Better Boards Conference
1-3 August
Adelaide, SA

The need for significant regeneration of the way non-profit organisations see themselves and operate is more vital for success than ever. The Australasian Better Boards Conference is one of the largest gatherings of leaders from non-profit organisations in Australasia. For over 12 years it has been the best kept secret of hundreds of high performing directors, CEOs and senior management teams who attend to discuss trends, hear new ideas and focus on topical governance and leadership issues and solutions pertinent to the non-profit sector. This year’s theme focuses on three practical processes to regenerate non-profit organisations within the current rapidly changing environment. Keynote and plenary sessions are supported by workshops that drill down to practical applications within more specialised subjects.


* Jeans for Genes DayJeans for Genes Day


Jeans for Genes Day
2 August
National

Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders. On Friday 2nd August workplaces, schools and streets will become a sea of denim in a united stance against childhood disease. Every dollar raised on the day will help scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures, to give every child the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Better Boards Conference 2014Better Boards Conference 2014


2014 Australasian Better Boards Conference
1-3 August
Adelaide, SA

The need for significant regeneration of the way non-profit organisations see themselves and operate is more vital for success than ever. The Australasian Better Boards Conference is one of the largest gatherings of leaders from non-profit organisations in Australasia. For over 12 years it has been the best kept secret of hundreds of high performing directors, CEOs and senior management teams who attend to discuss trends, hear new ideas and focus on topical governance and leadership issues and solutions pertinent to the non-profit sector. This year’s theme focuses on three practical processes to regenerate non-profit organisations within the current rapidly changing environment. Keynote and plenary sessions are supported by workshops that drill down to practical applications within more specialised subjects.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* DRUMBEAT TrainingDRUMBEAT Training


DRUMBEAT Training
4-6 August
Townsville, QLD

The Family Action Centre in collaboration with Holyoake offer DRUMBEAT professional development training workshops in various Australian states including QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. DRUMBEAT was developed by Simon Faulkner from Holyoake in 2003. Holyoake is a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation and counselling services organisation based in Western Australia. Initially designed as an early intervention program for alienated youth in WA, DRUMBEAT is now implemented across Australia and used by; young children, adolescents, adults, schools, youth services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, child protection residential facilities, mental health services, children's hospitals, refugee trauma associations, juvenile justice centres and prisons.


* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* DRUMBEAT TrainingDRUMBEAT Training


DRUMBEAT Training
4-6 August
Townsville, QLD

The Family Action Centre in collaboration with Holyoake offer DRUMBEAT professional development training workshops in various Australian states including QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. DRUMBEAT was developed by Simon Faulkner from Holyoake in 2003. Holyoake is a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation and counselling services organisation based in Western Australia. Initially designed as an early intervention program for alienated youth in WA, DRUMBEAT is now implemented across Australia and used by; young children, adolescents, adults, schools, youth services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, child protection residential facilities, mental health services, children's hospitals, refugee trauma associations, juvenile justice centres and prisons.


* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* DRUMBEAT TrainingDRUMBEAT Training


DRUMBEAT Training
4-6 August
Townsville, QLD

The Family Action Centre in collaboration with Holyoake offer DRUMBEAT professional development training workshops in various Australian states including QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. DRUMBEAT was developed by Simon Faulkner from Holyoake in 2003. Holyoake is a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation and counselling services organisation based in Western Australia. Initially designed as an early intervention program for alienated youth in WA, DRUMBEAT is now implemented across Australia and used by; young children, adolescents, adults, schools, youth services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, child protection residential facilities, mental health services, children's hospitals, refugee trauma associations, juvenile justice centres and prisons.


* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


* World BreastfeedingWorld Breastfeeding


World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August
International

This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme, 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS', highlights Breastfeeding Peer Counselling. Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding. The period when mothers do not visit a healthcare facility is the time when a community support system for mothers is essential. Continued support to sustain breastfeeding can be provided in a variety of ways. Traditionally, support is provided by the family. As societies change, however, in particular with urbanization, support for mothers from a wider circle is needed, whether it is provided by trained health workers, lactation consultants, community leaders, or from friends who are also mothers, and/or from fathers/partners.


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* !MPACT !MPACT


!IMPACT Youth Social Enterprise Conference
8-10 August
Brisbane, QLD

Social Enterprises are organisations that use business principles to address social issues. Or, as Richard Branson says, “Successful social entrepreneurship is individuals and businesses working together to make a positive difference to people’s lives.” By creating innovative, revenue-generating solutions, social enterprises ensure that their impact is sustainable and enduring. Throughout the Conference we will be exploring Social Enterprise as Innovations in the Space between Charity and Business. We’ll expose participants to the concept of social enterprise, introduce them to some of the dynamic and impressive people who occupy this space, and give them the skills they need to succeed


* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


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* !MPACT !MPACT


!IMPACT Youth Social Enterprise Conference
8-10 August
Brisbane, QLD

Social Enterprises are organisations that use business principles to address social issues. Or, as Richard Branson says, “Successful social entrepreneurship is individuals and businesses working together to make a positive difference to people’s lives.” By creating innovative, revenue-generating solutions, social enterprises ensure that their impact is sustainable and enduring. Throughout the Conference we will be exploring Social Enterprise as Innovations in the Space between Charity and Business. We’ll expose participants to the concept of social enterprise, introduce them to some of the dynamic and impressive people who occupy this space, and give them the skills they need to succeed


* Indigenous People's DayIndigenous People's Day


International Day of the World's Indigenous People
9 August
International

The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).


* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


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* !MPACT !MPACT


!IMPACT Youth Social Enterprise Conference
8-10 August
Brisbane, QLD

Social Enterprises are organisations that use business principles to address social issues. Or, as Richard Branson says, “Successful social entrepreneurship is individuals and businesses working together to make a positive difference to people’s lives.” By creating innovative, revenue-generating solutions, social enterprises ensure that their impact is sustainable and enduring. Throughout the Conference we will be exploring Social Enterprise as Innovations in the Space between Charity and Business. We’ll expose participants to the concept of social enterprise, introduce them to some of the dynamic and impressive people who occupy this space, and give them the skills they need to succeed


* Healthy Bones WeekHealthy Bones Week


National Healthy Bones Week
4-10 August
National

Established in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week raises awareness of the important role calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, have in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis later in life. The campaign educates Australians about the importance of developing and maintaining strong bones and encourages active steps towards a healthier bone mass through the consumption of a calcium-rich diet including dairy foods. National Healthy Bones Week is organised by Dairy Australia.


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* Brain Injury AwarenessBrain Injury Awareness


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* Brain Injury AwarenessBrain Injury Awareness


* International Youth DayInternational Youth Day


International Youth Day
12 August
International

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. Young people today face pressing global challenges such as high levels of unemployment, vulnerable working conditions and marginalization from decision making processes. Partnerships — with the United Nations, governments, the private sector, civil society, academia and philanthropists —– can help increase opportunities for success by leveraging comparative advantages, resources and shared interests.


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* Brain Injury AwarenessBrain Injury Awareness


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* Brain Injury AwarenessBrain Injury Awareness


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* Brain Injury AwarenessBrain Injury Awareness


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* Brain Injury AwarenessBrain Injury Awareness


* 40 Hour Famine40 Hour Famine


40 Hour Famine
16-18 August
National

World Vision Australia's 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest community awareness and youth fundraising events. It is a powerful – and meaningful – way that Australians can experience what life is like for children who have to go without – Every. Single. Day.


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* Brain Injury AwarenessBrain Injury Awareness


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* 40 Hour Famine40 Hour Famine


40 Hour Famine
16-18 August
National

World Vision Australia's 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest community awareness and youth fundraising events. It is a powerful – and meaningful – way that Australians can experience what life is like for children who have to go without – Every. Single. Day.


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* Grant Seekers - ChristchurchGrant Seekers - Christchurch


Grant Seeker Workshop
18 August
Christchurch, NZ

Based on our interaction with both funders and grant recipients, the workshops provide best-practice strategies for grant-seeking as well as the opportunity to discuss challenges and examples drawn from attendees' experiences. Participants will receive a Strategic Grants project information form and a Grant-Writing Checklist to assist them with implementing what they have learned.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* 40 Hour Famine40 Hour Famine


40 Hour Famine
16-18 August
National

World Vision Australia's 40 Hour Famine is one of Australia’s biggest community awareness and youth fundraising events. It is a powerful – and meaningful – way that Australians can experience what life is like for children who have to go without – Every. Single. Day.


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* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* World Humanitarian DayWorld Humanitarian Day


World Humanitarian Day
19 August
International

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution A/63/L.49 on the Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Assistance of the United Nations, and set as 19 August. It marks the day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* STEM ConferenceSTEM Conference


STEM Conference
20-21 August
Melbourne, VIC

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education levels underpin the economic and technological transformation of the national economy. The quality and levels of participation in STEM education from school through to university have a direct correlation to regional and national growth. An Australia Industry Group report says that 75% of the fastest growing occupations in Australia require STEM skills and knowledge. Unfortunately while demand grows it is not matched as well as it should be by the supply of graduates. The STEM Conference in 2014 will look not only at some of the key advantages and critical gaps in STEM education but also explore the policy and strategy settings that can enable participation and quality learning of STEM. Discussion over the two days will look at successful regional and national projects, university/school partnerships, new and innovative teaching and learning methods to see how we can reduce the vulnerability of our scientific enterprise.


* Grant Seekers - WellingtonGrant Seekers - Wellington


Grant Seeker Workshop
20 August
Wellington, NZ

Based on our interaction with both funders and grant recipients, the workshops provide best-practice strategies for grant-seeking as well as the opportunity to discuss challenges and examples drawn from attendees' experiences. Participants will receive a Strategic Grants project information form and a Grant-Writing Checklist to assist them with implementing what they have learned.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* STEM ConferenceSTEM Conference


STEM Conference
20-21 August
Melbourne, VIC

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education levels underpin the economic and technological transformation of the national economy. The quality and levels of participation in STEM education from school through to university have a direct correlation to regional and national growth. An Australia Industry Group report says that 75% of the fastest growing occupations in Australia require STEM skills and knowledge. Unfortunately while demand grows it is not matched as well as it should be by the supply of graduates. The STEM Conference in 2014 will look not only at some of the key advantages and critical gaps in STEM education but also explore the policy and strategy settings that can enable participation and quality learning of STEM. Discussion over the two days will look at successful regional and national projects, university/school partnerships, new and innovative teaching and learning methods to see how we can reduce the vulnerability of our scientific enterprise.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Grant Seekers - AucklandGrant Seekers - Auckland


Grant Seeker Workshop
22 August
Auckland, NZ

Based on our interaction with both funders and grant recipients, the workshops provide best-practice strategies for grant-seeking as well as the opportunity to discuss challenges and examples drawn from attendees' experiences. Participants will receive a Strategic Grants project information form and a Grant-Writing Checklist to assist them with implementing what they have learned.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Daffodil DayDaffodil Day


Daffodil Day
24 August
National

Daffodil Day raises funds for Cancer Council to continue its work in cancer research, providing patient support programs and prevention programs to all Australians. The daffodil represents hope for a cancer-free future. Merchandise is on sale throughout August, and you can donate to Daffodil Day at any time.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Children's Book WeekChildren's Book Week


Children's Book Week
17-23 August
National

Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010. Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Aged Care: Chair Chi TrainingAged Care: Chair Chi Training


Aged Care Training Program: Chair Chi (Level 1)
25 August
Adelaide, SA

Ideal for carers, aged care professionals or volunteers, this comprehensive training program teaches how to deliver Chair Chi sessions for residents and enhance their physical, psychological, social and emotional wellbeing.


* A Walk in the ParkA Walk in the Park


A Walk in the Park: Parkinson's
25 August
Melbourne, VIC

A Walk in the Park is a positive way to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and those living with Parkinson’s; to support, celebrate and remember! A Walk in the Park is a 4km leisurely (non-competitive) stroll along the banks of Melbourne’s famous Yarra River. It is the major fundraising and awareness raising event for Parkinson’s Victoria in pursuit of its vision of A world without Parkinson’s. It is a people’s event: it gives a voice to all those living with or “touched by” Parkinson’s. The annual Walk has received overwhelming community support since its inception in 2009.


* Keep Australia Beautiful Keep Australia Beautiful


Keep Australia Beautiful Week
19-25 August
National

Each year, usually in the third full week of August, Keep Australia Beautiful Week encourages Australians to become involved in a campaign based on a particular theme. Keep Australia Beautiful has been helping to reduce litter and promoting sustainable communities for over 40 years. They work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.


* Hearing AwarenessHearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Week
19-25 August
National

Hearing Awareness Week is Australia’s annual event to raise community awareness of hearing impairment and ways to protect your hearing.


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* Taste of Appreciative InquiryTaste of Appreciative Inquiry


A Taste of Appreciative Inquiry
26 August
Adelaide, SA

This workshop is designed for all those who are dipping their toes into the Appreciative Inquiry water and would like a simple and practical guide to this approach. It is ideal for: CEOs, team leaders, managers, HR or OD practitioners and anyone interested in the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy, whether personally or professionally.


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* Montessori/Torres StraitMontessori/Torres Strait


Montessori: Inaugural Torres Strait Nation Summit
27-29 August
Thursday Island

Advance the Child, Advance the Nation is the inaugural summit on Montessori education in the Torres Strait Nation. A joint event of the Torres Strait Islanders' Regional Education Council, Tagai State College, YUMI Education Inc, Montessori Children's Foundation and Montessori Australia Foundation


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* Montessori/Torres StraitMontessori/Torres Strait


Montessori: Inaugural Torres Strait Nation Summit
27-29 August
Thursday Island

Advance the Child, Advance the Nation is the inaugural summit on Montessori education in the Torres Strait Nation. A joint event of the Torres Strait Islanders' Regional Education Council, Tagai State College, YUMI Education Inc, Montessori Children's Foundation and Montessori Australia Foundation


* Meals on WheelsMeals on Wheels


National Meals on Wheels Day
28 August
National

Meals on Wheels Australia's National Meals on Wheels Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year. This annual celebration recognises the work of the organisations’ 78,700 volunteers at over 740 branches around the country.


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* Montessori/Torres StraitMontessori/Torres Strait


Montessori: Inaugural Torres Strait Nation Summit
27-29 August
Thursday Island

Advance the Child, Advance the Nation is the inaugural summit on Montessori education in the Torres Strait Nation. A joint event of the Torres Strait Islanders' Regional Education Council, Tagai State College, YUMI Education Inc, Montessori Children's Foundation and Montessori Australia Foundation


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* Walk With Me 2013Walk With Me 2013


Walk With Me
30 Aug - 15 Sep
National

Walk With Me is a national walk that celebrates the achievements of people with a disability. Each year there are walks of varying distances in every state on different dates; each location has a single date for the event. Walk With Me fosters awareness and inclusion while raising much needed funds for organisations that support people with a disability across Australia. Walk With Me is neither a fun run nor a competitive fitness event, but a recreational walk. It provides family, friends, colleagues, businesses and members of the general public with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability. You can support Walk With Me 2013 by walking, volunteering, fundraising or making a donation. So take the challenge, choose an event in your area and Walk With Me!


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* Doctors for DoctorsDoctors for Doctors


31 August
Medecins Sans Frontieres Australia. This annual day raises funds for the emergency medical work of Medecins Sans Frontieres by encouraging doctors to support their colleagues in the field, who practise medicine at the frontline in communities confronting disaster, epidemic, war and other crises


* Walk With Me 2013Walk With Me 2013


Walk With Me
30 Aug - 15 Sep
National

Walk With Me is a national walk that celebrates the achievements of people with a disability. Each year there are walks of varying distances in every state on different dates; each location has a single date for the event. Walk With Me fosters awareness and inclusion while raising much needed funds for organisations that support people with a disability across Australia. Walk With Me is neither a fun run nor a competitive fitness event, but a recreational walk. It provides family, friends, colleagues, businesses and members of the general public with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability. You can support Walk With Me 2013 by walking, volunteering, fundraising or making a donation. So take the challenge, choose an event in your area and Walk With Me!


* Overdose Awareness DayOverdose Awareness Day


Overdose Awareness Day
31 August
International

International Overdose Awareness Day is held on August 31st each year. Commemorating those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose, it also acknowledges the grief felt by their families and friends. Celebrated around the world, International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death, especially for those mourning the loss of family and friends. It also spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.


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