Monday, August 25, 2008

NSW Legal Network Forum on

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Save the Date: NSW Student Conference - 20/21 September

NSW Student Conference
20 and 21 September 2008 at the NSW Action Centre in Chippendale.
To register email

Stop Violence Against Women Handprint Banners

Please send all banners collected as part of the Stop Violence Against Women campaign to the NSW Action centre. Attn: Jenny Leong.
We will be in touch soon about plans for the upcoming 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women.

National Board, Staff and Activists Meet and Greet - 5 Sept

Please join us at the NSW Action Centre in Chippendale and get to know the National Board, Staff and Activists of Amnesty International Australia.
Light Refreshments will be provided.
When: 5.30pm - 7pm, Friday 5th September
Where: NSW Action Centre (Level 1, 79 Myrtle St Chippendale)
To assist with catering please RSVP to

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Action Group and Events Photos

The new NSW Regional Website will be up and happening soon.

Send all your recent photos from events to with a short blurb so that they can get them ready for when the new site goes live!

Access to Urgent Action letter-writing materials online

Urgent Actions can be found via the online action centre at this address

It's good to bookmark this page if you are going to be looking for them on a regular basis. There is a comments section where activists/local groups/anyone can also say what they have been doing for these Urgent Action cases.

The Urgent Actions are checked daily (mon-fri) against updates from the International Secretariat to ensure they are current. It is the Australian version of the Urgent Action that goes up on the website, making it more user friendly for Australian activists with the postal addresses and salutations for diplomatic representatives in Australia, as well as those of the main targets of the action.The selection of Urgent Action reflects a geographical spread and AIA campaign priorities, where possible.

NSW Activism Team Meeting

6pm, 21 August 2008
In person at the NSW Action Centre or by phone

This meeting is an opportunity for our action group convenors, regular activists and volunteers to come together with each other, members of the NSW Branch Committee, the NSW Community Campaigner (Jenny) and the NSW Community Campaign Assistant (Ruby) to discuss what has been happening in the region, what is planned for the region and to share ideas, knowledge, information and tips.

This meeting will include:
- Report back from Action Group convenors about their group
- Report back from Community Campaigns team about other regional activities
- Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- An update on Amnesty International Planning

For information about how to phone in email

Amnesty International Pull Up Banners

Does your Action Group have a pull up banner?

If yes, please email Deb Taylor ( so that we can arrange to provide you with a new 'Global Identity Yellow' banner for it.

Those Action Groups that do not have a banner but would like one, stay tuned...banners are coming your way!

Action Group Annual Events

Dear Action Group Convenors,

We are trying to get together an calendar of events.

Please let us know what regular annual, monthly, weekly events your group holds so we can include them in our regional calendar.

Please email the following information to

Name of event:
Name of Action Group:


Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Hi All,

This is a new approach to the NSW Community Campaigner Update...let's try it for a while and see how it works for us.

Basically I will be posting to this blog regularly with information to support your work for Amnesty International defending human rights. 

Each post will be titled with a heading that is relevant to allow you to quickly access what information you need (and search it later if you need to check it again).

To ensure you are all keeping in touch with the blog I will send everyone on the NSW Community Campaigner Update list an email with a link to the blog each fortnight. Similarly, if you have a group list you can also include a link to the blog when you send your updates.

Finally, if you have no idea how to access the blog and don't understand what this is then please call me.

Thanks for your continued commitment to defending human rights and I hope you find the blog useful.