please share: extra cool #mentalhealth #tech event in #Perth next week from @Lifeline WA & @iinet – Sneak a peek inside iiNet and grab a Lifeline Bean Talkin’ coffee

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iinet_logo_consumer_NEW.165850.JPG We’re excited that our long-term supporter iiNet has invited us to their celebrated Open Day in Subiaco next week. This is a great community event featuring our brand new initiative, Bean Talkin’.

Kicking off at 10.30am on Thursday 17 October, Open Day is choc-full of seminars, workshops and office tours for anyone looking for a sneak peek behind-the-scenes at one of Australia’s favourite internet service providers.

Sound like your kind of thing? You can book in for any of the sessions here, or simply rock up on the day. Please come down, have a chat to our volunteers, and don’t forget to pick up one of our barista-made coffees!

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Lifeline WA’s newest initiative Bean Talkin’

DSC_0106.094606.JPG Lifeline WA’s Bean Talkin’ initiative officially launched on Tuesday 10 September, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day.

Thanks to sponsors iiNet and Dimattina Coffee, Bean Talkin’ has already attended several events, registered over 60 volunteer baristas, sold almost 300 cups of coffee, and reached over 700 members of the Western Australian community.

Bean Talkin’ attendees are not only able to purchase takeaway coffee but also receive information about Lifeline WA, mental health and suicide prevention. This complements Lifeline WA’s objectives to raise awareness and reduce the risk of suicide by creating opportunities for emotional wellbeing.

All proceeds from Bean Talkin’ go directly to supporting Lifeline WA’s vital services, which assist in helping save more lives from suicide.

To book the Bean Talkin’ coffee van for your next community or work event, email bookings or call 08 9261 4400.

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#TPP @SenatorLiudlam Greens will move to review flawed and dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership #auspol

Greens will move to review flawed and dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Australian Greens communications spokesperson – Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam. 8 October 2013.

Prime Minister Abbott should immediately stop the clock on negotiations over the secret text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which threatens to further extend the power of foreign multinational companies.

In the event that Parliament ever resumes, the Australian Greens will move for the Joint Standing Treaties Committee to urgently review what the Abbott Government is proposing to sign us up to.

“Most Australians would be horrified if they knew what Tony Abbott might be about to sign away: Australia’s health, environmental and consumer protection laws are on the chopping block,” said Senator Scott Ludlam.

“The transnational tobacco, pharmaceutical and media corporations want to grant themselves the power to sue governments for passing laws they don’t like. Draft copies of the secret trade agreement have been provided to corporate lobbyists but not ordinary citizens. The TPP is an example of massive corporate overreach, and Australians would do well to join with people in other countries objecting to this agreement.

“We understand there are still significant areas of disagreement between governments on the TPP, but that it could be signed as early as the first week of December.

“Last year the Australian Greens secured a recommendation in a Treaties Report that: “prior to commencing negotiations for a new agreement, the Government table in Parliament a document setting out its priorities and objectives including independent analysis of the anticipated costs and benefits of the agreement”.

“Making a statement setting out the costs and benefits of such a dangerous treaty instrument is the very least the Government should do. In the meantime the Greens will work to force disclosure of what this secretive Government is actually up to,” said Senator Ludlam.

The JSCOT Report http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=jsct/14august2012/report.htm

Joint statement from Oz, NZ and Canadian Greens on TPPA issued August 2012 http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/news-stories/joint-statement-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement

Contact: Giovanni Torre – 0417 174 302