Aussie heart hero

 Matt Campbell.Picture: Iain Gillespie

Matt Campbell.Picture: Iain Gillespie

It was a flight change that saved a life.

Matt Campbell usually flies on a Monday to his FIFO job as a Rio Tinto emergency services superintendent but a change meant he found himself checking in his bag, emergency services emblazoned across his shirt, on a Tuesday morning at Perth domestic airport.

Back in rhythm

 Access to a community-based defibrillator means anyone can help save a life in the vital minutes before an ambulance arrives.Picture: St John

Access to a community-based defibrillator means anyone can help save a life in the vital minutes before an ambulance arrives.Picture: St John

Cardiac arrest kills 30,000 Australians each year. For every minute that clicks over without help, a person’s chance of survival drops by 10 per cent.

Despite having an exceptional average response time, it typically takes about 10 minutes for paramedics to arrive. Apply some basic maths and you can see how quickly that survival rate diminishes.

Push for grieving parents of stillborn babies to get full paid parental leave

 Lauren Martyn-Jones gave birth to twin girls Audrey and Lillian in March 2017. Tragically, Audrey was stillborn. Picture: Peter Wallis

Lauren Martyn-Jones gave birth to twin girls Audrey and Lillian in March 2017. Tragically, Audrey was stillborn. Picture: Peter Wallis

Parents who experience a stillbirth should be entitled to the full level of parental leave offered by private companies, according to the recommendations of a Senate inquiry handed down in Parliament today.

And the rates of stillbirth should be reduced by 20 per cent within three years as part of a National Stillbirth Strategy.

Matt Geale from Camden South has just become the very first Australian Hearts Ambassador

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Aussie Heart Hero Matt Geale from Camden South has just become our very first Australian Hearts Ambassador.

Here he is, putting the good word about Defibs and CPR saving lives to his local federal MP, Hon Angus Taylor. Angus Taylor MP heard how Matt saw Zoe Albrecht going into sudden cardiac arrest during her work out. And how Matt got straight to work.

Minister Taylor says he’s going to get behind the Australian Hearts cause – which is all about getting 90% of Australians within 3 minutes of an accessible Defib. Respect to all involved, including Zoe and one of the three Australian Hearts founders, Armon Hicks.

Bundeena Public School pupils make a digital mark in coding at ANSTO

 Top coders: Bundeena Public School pupils Zyren Case and Rosa Phelan (pictured far right) with their coding prizes.

Top coders: Bundeena Public School pupils Zyren Case and Rosa Phelan (pictured far right) with their coding prizes.

ANSTO Discovery Centre has crowned Bundeena Public School pupils as top coders, in a competition that rewards children for their knack of numbers

Zyren Case and Rosa Phelan joined more than 100 budding robotics engineers in the 2018 ANSTO Top Coder Competition, with the grand final held at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus.

Make supermarket giant ‘compete fairly’

  Big impact:  Rod Allen gets his message about Kaufland across.  Picture: Yanni

Big impact: Rod Allen gets his message about Kaufland across. Picture: Yanni

THE state government is handing the German supermarket chain Kaufland an “unfair advantage over local shops by going around local government planning processes”, a rival operator has claimed.

Co-owner of Mt Martha SUPA IGA for 30 years Rod Allen – who is president of the MGA Independent Retailers – said the retail giant had “completely bypassed six local councils and communities and had taken its proposal to re-zone land direct to the state government by lobbying planning minister Richard Wynne”. The MGA is a national retailer association whose 2700 members include independent supermarkets and stand-alone liquor stores across Australia.

Dandenong retailers rally against Kaufland plans

Herald Sun | Monday 29 October 2018

 Ben Adili from Dandenong IGA and Mina Dawood from Amalia Europe Cheese Cafe Deli are fighting the possible arrival of supermarket giant Kaufland to the area. Picture: Penny Stephens

Ben Adili from Dandenong IGA and Mina Dawood from Amalia Europe Cheese Cafe Deli are fighting the possible arrival of supermarket giant Kaufland to the area. Picture: Penny Stephens

RETAILERS have railed against a plan by multinational monolith Kaufland to set up shop in the Dandenong area.

They say the German juggernaut is riding roughshod over planning laws and getting “a free kick” into the local market.

Why are 'insecure workers' always changing jobs?

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Those who describe themselves as insecure workers report greater levels of stress in all areas including finances, work, health and fitness, family and friendships, according to the lead researcher of Reventure, Dr Lindsay McMillan.

“Insecure workers are twice as likely to become physically sick due to workplace stress and five times more likely to be hospitalised for a week or more because of stress,” added Dr McMillan.

Architect wins fellowship to study the effect high-density housing on children

 Natalia Krysiak.

Natalia Krysiak.

Natalia Krysiak, an architect at Hayball, is one of 112 winners of the Churchill Fellowship, which funds overseas travel for Australians pursuing innovation in any given field. The scholarships are worth on average $27,000.

Krysiak won the David Lindner Research Prize from the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2017 with a proposal examining the potential for high-density areas to provide environments for increased play and independent mobility of children. She has been advocating for child-friendly cities since graduating from Monash University in 2013.