Notice of AGM 2018

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SHFPACT Council invites Members and Friends to the Annual General Meeting of Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Incorporated (SHFPACT) to be held on Thursday 22 November 2018 5.30pm for 6.00pm start at Canberra Museum and Gallery (Theatrette), London Circuit, Canberra.

SoSAFE! launches new resource. Talk Touch Triangle Box Set

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A new tool to help promote Social Safety.

SoSAFE! provides parents, carers, teachers, counsellors and other professionals with simple visual tools to enhance the training of social, socio-sexual and social safety skills. The explicit, rule-based format allows the learner to respond to situations, including intimate relationships, without having to make discretionary decisions, in response to their feelings or ‘early warning signs’.

The brand new Talk Touch Triangle Wall Chart Box Set contains two complete sets of the updated SoSAFE! Talk Touch Triangle pictographs — which are protected with cello glazed on both sides and high-quality — A3 Talk Touch Triangle poster and information on how to set up the TTT.

ACT's laws about abortion clinic exclusion zones tested

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Executive Director of SHFPACT, Tim Bavinton, reflects on the first legal test of the ACT's laws establishing protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics. 

ON 9 March 2018, the ACT Magistrate’s Court dismissed charges against three men for allegedly violating ACT laws establishing protest exclusion zones around medical facilities providing abortion services. The three acknowledged their longstanding opposition to abortion and their prior involvement in vigils and protests at the same site over many years.

Keen observers are likely to view the decision either with concern or welcome it, depending on how it reflects their underlying beliefs about abortion.

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