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If you're travelling to Australia from overseas, we've put together some handy information to help make your journey a smooth one.  
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[[File:bluehackers-logo.jpg|thumb|Alt=BlueHackers logo|The familiar BlueHackers logo]]
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By popular request! The now traditional BlueHackers BoF.
  
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==Weather==
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== What ==
  
Australian summers are hot. You '''must''' wear sunscreen, and remain hydrated. At a rough guide, you will need to drink at least 2 litres of water per day during summer.  
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[http://bluehackers.org BlueHackers] started late 2008... for anyone dealing (directly or indirectly) with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and related matters.
  
==Quarantine restrictions==
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You may have seen a little blue BlueHackers sticker on a laptop, which quietly shows your support... it tells people they're not alone. It's simple, and it really makes a difference.
  
Australia has some of the strongest quarantine laws in the world. '''You cannot bring fresh fruit, meats, animal products and many other items into the country'''.  
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During the year, useful information and articles get posted on the [http://bluehackers.org BlueHackers.org] website.
  
For more information, see [http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/passports-and-travel/customs-and-quarantine Australian customs and quarantine information].  
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And at conferences, we often have a BoF. Some people may wish to hop up to the front and tell something, just for a few minutes. Others may just want to sit in the back and listen.
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We're not professionals. We're just fellow human beings.
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This is not therapy or anything like that. But it helps.
  
==Australian and Victorian laws==
 
  
===Drink driving===
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== When ==
Australia has very strict drink driving laws. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.05 and this is strictly policed.
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===Liquor===
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Wednesday afternoon in the tea break (3pm-3:40pm)
The legal age of majority in Australia is 18 years.
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===Same sex couples===
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== Where ==
While same sex marriage is not legal in Australia, society and most businesses are very tolerant and welcoming of same sex partners.
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The [http://linux.conf.au/register/code_of_conduct Conference Code of Conduct] is designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.
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For simplicity (and proximity to the tea & munchies) I suggest the key lecture theatre.
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Keep an eye on the [[Birds_of_a_Feather_sessions_(BoFs)|main BoF page]] for the allocated room location.
  
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== Who ==
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* Arjen Lentz - catch him around the conference
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* you!
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* George Patterson
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* Thomas Sprinkmeier
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* others - you don't '''have''' to sign up here to come along, but it's an option.

Latest revision as of 13:13, 3 February 2016

The familiar BlueHackers logo

By popular request! The now traditional BlueHackers BoF.


What

BlueHackers started late 2008... for anyone dealing (directly or indirectly) with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and related matters.

You may have seen a little blue BlueHackers sticker on a laptop, which quietly shows your support... it tells people they're not alone. It's simple, and it really makes a difference.

During the year, useful information and articles get posted on the BlueHackers.org website.

And at conferences, we often have a BoF. Some people may wish to hop up to the front and tell something, just for a few minutes. Others may just want to sit in the back and listen. We're not professionals. We're just fellow human beings. This is not therapy or anything like that. But it helps.


When

Wednesday afternoon in the tea break (3pm-3:40pm)

Where

For simplicity (and proximity to the tea & munchies) I suggest the key lecture theatre. Keep an eye on the main BoF page for the allocated room location.


Who

  • Arjen Lentz - catch him around the conference
  • you!
  • George Patterson
  • Thomas Sprinkmeier
  • others - you don't have to sign up here to come along, but it's an option.