Mulberry playful Spring/Summer 2012 campaign is bright, colorful and delicious. I had quite some time to indulge in the pages of the new November issues. InStyle is my favorite fashion magazine, so there was no doubt in picking that up at the newsstand first.
The proposed resolution requires City staff to prioritize identification of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness, and make efforts to connect them with suitable housing. Once an individual is offered an alternate legal housing option, they would no longer be permitted to use the TPE. Within 30 days of this resolution’s adoption, the Community Development Division must prepare a report for the Council that: (1) assesses the extent of the impact of camping sites on the City’s parks, (2) outlines existing housing options for those experiencing unsheltered homelessness, (3) identifies financial and physical resources that may be available to assist the homeless, (4) looks for a near and long term solution to emergency shelter needs to take the burden off of the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, and (5) suggests options that may be pursued by the City and its partners to better provide for this population..
With more than 30 historic books on the capital published in the last 23 years, Foskett has long been passionate about unearthing Canberra’s rich and “unique” social and urban history and at 84 years of age he’s showing no signs of slowing down.Foskett’s latest book, “Caring for the Community Rain Hail or Shine The History of District and Community Health Nursing in the ACT”, is to be launched in March as part of Canberra’s centenary.The book’s printing is funded by the ACT Government under the Heritage Grants Program and will provide an in depth look at the evolution of district nursing and the roles of nurses in caring for patients in Canberra over the last 100 years.A self confessed “history addict”, Foskett’s love of the past spurred from an honours degree in geography at the University of Sydney, where he studied the history of the mining towns in Queensland for field work and became “fascinated” by their stories.It was when he started his own urban development consultancy business in 1987 that he had more time on his hands to indulge in what he calls his “hobby.””That’s when I started to research and write about the history and stories of Canberra, which I’ve continued to do now in my retirement,” he said.”For me it’s a hobby; it’s just enjoyable. I usually find what I’m interested in and start from there, or sometimes people will approach me and ask me to write.”In 2009 Foskett received a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to ACT history and heritage, which he says was a “huge honour,” although he remains modest.”I get a bit embarrassed about that sort of thing, but it was wonderful to be acknowledged.”He says his latest book was a long time coming.”For some 20 years a group of community nurses wanted to have a book on their history but they kept deferring it,” he said. I had always been interested in that area from my work in the health field and my wife was a nurse, too,” he said.He believes people won’t need to have an interest in nursing to enjoy the book.”It is really a history of health services here and I think anyone interested in the way Canberra has developed will have an interest in it,” he said.”The main attraction, apart from the general history, is the range of stories the nurses have provided the emotional involvement they sometimes had with patients is extremely interesting.”It took Foskett about two years to research and write the book from his home office in Campbell, sifting through resources from The National Library and stories and photos supplied by a committee of long serving community nurses.”It depends on the timing, but I’ll usually spend 800 hours altogether on my books, which ends up to be about two years for each one.