NAIDOC Week link

Today Jessica, her Carer from KinCare, and me, went over to Hefron Park, opposite Southpoint Shopping Mall, for this years NAIDOC week ceremony hosted by South Sydney Football team.

Please follow the link over to our Gallery Page for the gallery of today and an official explanation of the History behind NAIDOC.

Redfern Dance Group – I think.

https://brandrewphotoandthings2.wordpress.com/2019/07/09/naidoc-day-hefron-park-nsw-australia/

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A public consultation workshop to help shape disability policy for 2020 and beyond

This past Monday I went with a friend to attend the Consultation regarding the formation of a National Disibility Strategy for beyond 2020.

This forum was focused more on the NDIS, National Disibility Insurance Scheme, than general disibility policies therefore the focus was on those under the age of 65. The conference focused on ways to improve this scheme however those in the over 65 bracket heard nothing about My Aged Care.

Since the inception of the NDIS those people with disabilities over the age of 65 have now been aligned with AGE/HEALTH without disibility being a major factor in the Clare Plackages, if indeed they manage to receive one. Many of those on the cusp of being classified as old lost the small packages they had and where unable to replace these with NDIS packages because upon reaching 65 they would be too old for the NDIS anyway.

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Here is the advanced information for this event

A public consultation workshop to help shape disability policy for 2020 and beyond.

About this Event

The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is Australia’s framework for creating a more inclusive society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

At the end of 2020 the National Disability Strategy will end and governments across Australia are working together to develop a new strategy for beyond 2020. We need to make sure a new strategy reflects the changing policy environment and builds on opportunities available today as well as what may emerge over the next decade.

From April, the Australian community is invited to take part in national consultation to shape the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond.

There will be face-to-face and online workshops held in each state and territory. At the workshops you can share your experiences and help shape the next strategy as it is vital people with disability have a leading role in modernising the policies and programs that affect them.

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Empty Conference Room

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Session two – when we had the opportunity to add our thoughts to the boards.

Department of Social Security Consultation to develop a National Disibility Strategy for beyond 2020

Footpath in Tatra National Park, Poland

 
Footpath in Tatra National Park, Poland
  1. The Tatra Mountains form a natural border between Poland and Slovakia, and much of the territory is a park reserve shared by both nations. This photo was taken on the Polish side, but the Slovakian side has the same name: Tatra National Park. To reach this footpath, start in the nearby town of Zakopane, a mountain resort in the Podhale region of southern Poland. The town and region have long been home to members of the Goral, or ‘highland’ people. Today, Tatra National Park overlaps some Goral villages, where the inhabitants maintain cultural traditions such as cheesemaking and woodworking.
  2. Tatra National Park, Poland – Wikipedia

    Tatra National Park (Polish: Tatrzański Park Narodowy; abbr. TPN) is a National Park located in the Tatra Mountains in Tatra County, in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship [  ]

Journaling to Sanity

something I must begin again.
1960 TRIP ABROAD–In the spring of 1960,

AS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 2018 the following is being added near the beginning of this page so any readers won’t have to spend so much time rolling down to the end, where I think most additions are supposed to be posted:  1960 TRIP ABROAD–In the spring of 1960, less than a year after we married, we both caught the      hepatitis that was going around the UF campus. The doctors recommended rest, and that was the impetus for the European trip that had only been fantasized….[ ]

Visit http://www.gerrystarnes.com/journal/ and see what you think.

Its your hair – do what you want with it.

Image – Hooded Merganser ( Female )

How do ducks talk?

They don’t You Quack.

Interesting Fact: The female chooses the nest site, and may start scouting for next year’s tree cavity at the end of each breeding season. Nest cavities can be in live or dead trees and are usually close to water. Cavities are typically 10–50 feet off the ground, up to about 90 feet. Hooded Mergansers nest readily in boxes, preferring those with wood shavings or nest material from previous uses. They prefer cavities with 3–5 inch openings. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/lifehistory


Source Its your hair – do what you want with it.

The Caño Cristales river in Colombia

The Caño Cristales river in Colombia

From July to November, visitors to the Serranía de la Macarena National Natural Park are likely to see the riverweed bloom in the rushing waters of the Caño Cristales. When the water level is just right, the normally dull green plant that grows on the riverbed blooms in a fantastic burst of red, purple, orange and gold. The park is an unusual meeting of three distinct ecosystems: the Andes Mountains, the Amazon rainforest and the Eastern Llanos. Recently, the Colombian government has limited access to the river, and now visitors must book guided tours – it’s an effort to preserve this strange scene for generations to come.]

Caño Cristales (English: Crystal Channel) is a Colombian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta, and is a tributary of the Guayabero River. The river is commonly called the “River of Five Colors” or the “Liquid Rainbow,” and is noted for its striking colors. The bed of the river from the end of July through November is variously colored yellow, green, blue, black, and especially red, the last caused by Macarenia clavigera plants (family Podostemaceae) on the riverbed.

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One of the many beautiful waterfalls of Cano Cristales. I, Mcleods08, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Geology

The quartzite rocks of the Serrania de la Macarena tableland formed approximately 1.2 billion years ago. They are a western extension of the Guiana Shield of Venezuela.

Caño Cristales is a fast-flowing river with many rapids and waterfalls. Small circular pits known as giant’s kettles can be found in many parts of the riverbed, which have been formed by pebbles or chunks of harder rocks. Once one of these harder rock fragments falls into one of the cavities, it is rotated by the water current and begins to carve at the cavity wall, increasing the dimensions of the pit. [….]

By Peter Fitzgerald, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22897670

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caño_Cristales

 

False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park

False Kiva in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

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False Kiva stone circle in Canyonlands National Park in Utah, United States. By Agunther

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False Kiva cave, 2012

The circle of stones inside a small alcove in a remote part of Canyonlands National Park resembles the structure of a kiva. (a location used for religious purposes.) That is, it looks like the sacred rooms built since antiquity by the Puebloans of the Southwestern United States. The name False Kiva comes from the mystery that surrounds the origins of this particular structure. No one knows if this is a genuine kiva, when it was built or who the builders were. One thing is certain: its location affords sweeping and spectacular views over the rugged parklands of Utah. Don’t look for it on park maps though – its precise location is as shrouded in mystery as its origin.

More at wikipedia


Image By Agunther – http://www.aguntherphotography.com/usa_west/canyonlands/false-kiva.html, CC BY 3.0, Link

Image 2 John Fowler from Placitas, NM, USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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