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Newsletter No.3 2016 now available

Touching Base rounds off the year on a high – see why in our Newsletter No. 3 2016

Newsletter No.2 2016 now available

See all the latest news about Touching Base in our Newsletter No. 2 2016

Newsletter No.1 2016 now available

See all the latest news about Touching Base in our  Newsletter No. 1 2016

Newsletter No.2 2015 now available

See all the latest news about Touching Base in our  Newsletter No. 2 2015

Newsletter No.1 2015 now available

See all the latest news about Touching Base recent activities and upcoming events in our  Newsletter_1_2015 (Word doc 606kb)

Newsletter No.3 2014 now available

See all the latest news about Touching Base recent activities and upcoming events in our  Newsletter_3 2014 (Word doc 1,507kb)

Special Edition Newsletter No 2 2014 Patrons fundraising luncheon

April 2014

In this special edition newsletter catch up with what happened when 66 members and friends of Touching Base gathered to celebrate the inauguration of our Patrons (PDF 698 KB)

Newsletter No.1 2014 now available

February 2014

See all the latest news about Touching Base recent activities and upcoming events in our  Newsletter No. 1 2014 (PDF 284 KB) |  (Text doc 2.45 MB) – including our exciting fundraising luncheon at The Sebel Surry Hills on 10th April to welcome aboard our new Patrons

Newsletter No.2 2013 now available

August 2013

Touching Base has been busier than ever recently – see what we’ve been up to in our  Newsletter_No2_2013 (Word doc 498kb) | Newsletter No.2 2013  (PDF 237kb).

Catch up on the latest with the April Newsletter

April 2013

See all the latest news about Touching Base recent activities and upcoming events in our  April Newsletter (Word doc 2.45 MB) | April Newsletter  (PDF 284 KB). Read all about the three student projects we have for the first half of this year, news on the worldwide journey of the documentary Scarlet Road and much more.

Human rights legends celebrate launch of new Policy and Procedural Guide to assist people with disabilities to access sex workers

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Rachel Wotton, Eva Cox and Graeme Innes at the Touching Base 10th birthday celebration. Pic: Belinda Mason

Rachel Wotton, Eva Cox and Graeme Innes at the Touching Base 10th birthday celebration. Photo: Belinda Mason

On Tuesday 12 April the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, the Human Rights Disabilities Commissioner Graeme Innes AM and Eva Cox AO assisted in launching the new ‘Policy and Procedural Guide for disability service providers supporting clients to access sex workers’, with 120 enthusiastic supporters at Customs House, Sydney.

In support of the launch, sponsored through a grant from the City of Sydney, the Hon. Michael Kirby addressed the gathering by way of a pre-recorded message of support. He observed that,

“Touching Base is trying to develop a liaison, a contact, a conversation between sex workers and people with disabilities” and to “deny sexual expression to human beings, cuts them off from that aspect of their personalities and of their happiness and you have a lot of very frustrated and very unhappy people.”.

More photographs and MPEGs of all the insightful and moving speeches will be posted to the Gallery in our Resources section as they become available.

The Policy and Procedural Guide for disability service providers supporting clients to access sex workers is now available for sale via this page.

Touching Base President Saul Isbister also announced that all donations to Touching Base for $2.00 or more are now tax deductible, as he proudly launched a new fundraising flyer – also paid for with a grant from the City of Sydney.

Special Edition Newsletter No 2 2014 Patrons fundraising luncheon

April 2014

In this special edition newsletter catch up with what happened as 66 members and friends of Touching Base gathered to celebrate the inauguration of our Patrons (PDF 698 KB)