ANSTO’s Dharawal mural recognises indigenous heritage at Lucas Heights

Recognising heritage: (left to right) Dharawal Elder, Les Bursill; Endeavour Sports High School art teacher, Rick O'Brien; Endeavour Sports High students Darcey Moran and Ella Robinson; Bruce Cowell, Deputy Chair, Sutherland Shire Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee deputy chair Bruce Cowell; Councilor Tom Croucher; ANSTO CEO Adi Paterson at the Dharawal Mural.

Recognising heritage: (left to right) Dharawal Elder, Les Bursill; Endeavour Sports High School art teacher, Rick O'Brien; Endeavour Sports High students Darcey Moran and Ella Robinson; Bruce Cowell, Deputy Chair, Sutherland Shire Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee deputy chair Bruce Cowell; Councilor Tom Croucher; ANSTO CEO Adi Paterson at the Dharawal Mural.

The campus of the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO) at Lucas Heights is surrounding by bushland that is home to significant Indigenous sites of the Dharawal people.

To recognise traditional owners of the land upon which the Lucas Height campus is located, ANSTO commissioned the Dharawal Mural which has been created by the students of Endeavour Sports High School.

Airbnb divides Central Coast tourism operators over questions of fairness

Owners Corporation Network’s Stephen Goddard. Picture: John Feder

Owners Corporation Network’s Stephen Goddard. Picture: John Feder

FED-UP tourism operators and strata chiefs are calling for an immediate crackdown on the “near-lawless” world of Airbnb as the online accommodation booking platform booms on the Central Coast.

On the eve of the region’s peak holiday season, the Express­ Advocate can reveal Airbnb — which has an estimated global worth of $42 billion — is growing at a faster rate on the Coast than in Sydney.

ANSTO partners with Sweden’s Quintus on nuclear waste treatment

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The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is partnering with Swedish company Quintus Technologies in deploying new technology for the treatment of waste from nuclear medicine production at the nuclear agency.

ANSTO says the Australian “first–of-a-kind technology” will be based in the soon-to-be-built Synroc radioactive waste treatment facility (SyMo), which is part of the $168 million ANSTO Nuclear Medicine (ANM) project.

HSC 2017: 78,000 NSW high school students receive their marks

Mac Middleton said the first thing he did when he got his HSC results was go and find his twin brother, Geordie. 

Mac Middleton said the first thing he did when he got his HSC results was go and find his twin brother, Geordie. 

Twin brothers celebrate HSC results

Mac Middleton said the first thing he did after he checked his HSC results this morning was go and find his twin brother, Geordie.

"He did the HSC too so I congratulated him because he did quite well and we're both very happy," Mac, 18, from Redlands school said.

Workplace stress affects 73 per cent of employees

Stress at work is common, with 73 per cent of workers suffering from it.

Stress at work is common, with 73 per cent of workers suffering from it.

Most Australian workers are stressed at work and many believe their employers had the responsibility to combat the issue, in an emerging trend driven by millennials.

A new workplace survey has revealed 73 per cent of workers are stressed about work and stressed workers are 2½ times more likely to look for a new job in the next year than those who are not stressed.

The heartbreaking consequences of doctors not listening to pregnant women.

Cassie, her daughter, Dex and his dad Ryan. (Image supplied.)

Cassie, her daughter, Dex and his dad Ryan. (Image supplied.)

Content note: This post contains stories of stillbirth and may be triggering for some readers.

Cassie Thistleton had been having an uneventful pregnancy.

It was October 2012 and this was the Queenslander’s second child, so she knew what to expect. Her first two trimesters had been great, as far as pregnancies go.

'It is important for families to understand what went wrong': Researcher calls for national guidelines to investigate stillbirths after study finds most are 'unexplained'

Dr Hanna Reinebrant (pictured) from UQ's Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth is calling on the Australian Government to establish national guidelines for investigating stillbirths

Dr Hanna Reinebrant (pictured) from UQ's Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth is calling on the Australian Government to establish national guidelines for investigating stillbirths

Every year in Australia, thousands of parents suffer the loss of a stillborn baby. Yet, most are given no answers as to why their baby has died. 

Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland researchers undertook a global review of stillbirth reporting and classification, hoping to find ways to improve procedures.

Melbourne Airbnb ‘party flats’: State government’s response decried

Luxury living's not cheap, the three-bedroom home costs $594 a night. Photo: Airbnb

Luxury living's not cheap, the three-bedroom home costs $594 a night. Photo: Airbnb

Apartment owners groups have labelled as “an absolute travesty” new state government proposals on short-term lettings in apartment buildings.

The revised plans do not allow buildings to limit Airbnb-style lets. Instead the government has backed its original proposal of fines and bans for people operating “party flats”, with a review in two years.

'They put their own lives at risk': Volunteers praised

Rural Fire Service assisted Fire and Rescue NSW as Fire and Rescue NSW at a bush fire near East Ballina. File photo.Marc Stapelberg

Rural Fire Service assisted Fire and Rescue NSW as Fire and Rescue NSW at a bush fire near East Ballina. File photo.Marc Stapelberg

THE NSW Rural Fire Service Association is encouraging communities across the state to thank their local fire fighters for their hard work today, on International Volunteer Day.

RFSA President Ken Middleton said fire fighters work tirelessly to protect lives, homes and property and it's important that they are appropriately recognised.

Researcher scoops highest award at ANSTO

Great minds: 2017 Sustained Contribution to ANSTO Award winner Michael Druce (centre) with former winners of the prestigious award David Cohen (left) and Richard Garrett. Picture: Supplied

Great minds: 2017 Sustained Contribution to ANSTO Award winner Michael Druce (centre) with former winners of the prestigious award David Cohen (left) and Richard Garrett. Picture: Supplied

Researcher Michael Druce, who led the development of a nuclear medicine called Mo-99, has received the highest honour at ANSTO’s annual awards dinner.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) conducts research into nuclear science and technology and is based at Lucas Heights.

Friday profile: The Molybdenum Man

Michael Druce, a life in nuclear medicine.

Michael Druce, a life in nuclear medicine.

Not everyone can claim that their work saves lives. But Michael Druce, who last week received the gong for Sustained Contribution at this year’s Australian Nuclear and Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO) research awards, is certainly among those who can.

For the last 37 years at ANSTO, Druce has focused on the manufacture and development of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) – a parent isotope of Technetium-99m, which is used in nuclear medicine to diagnose heart disease, skeletal injury and cancer.

Study at a US university if you want to be sure of a job

Research engineer Dan Guevarra, front, and staff scientist Cheng Xiang at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Bloomberg

Research engineer Dan Guevarra, front, and staff scientist Cheng Xiang at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Bloomberg

US universities are the best ones for getting graduates into jobs.

Data from Emerging, an India HR consultancy, shows seven of the top 10 universities most likely to put graduates into work are based in the US – with California Institute of Technology at the top of the list.

CA ANZ finds businesses losing faith in Aussie unis

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Only two in five employers believe that the education system is sufficient in ensuring employees are “job ready”, as the accounting industry grapples with its own issue of inadequacies on the tertiary education front.

A new report, The Future of Talent, commissioned by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), revealed that only 42 per cent of employers agree that the current education system does a good job in preparing people for careers in their organisation.

Rents could rise if landlords turn to short-term-stay alternatives

‘We Live Here’ residents advocacy group claims that short-stay websites are pushing up rents.Source:Getty Images

‘We Live Here’ residents advocacy group claims that short-stay websites are pushing up rents.Source:Getty Images

RENTS could rise if landlords began to favour short-term-stay opportunities over the private residential rental market, the state’s leading real estate body has warned.

Real Estate Institute of Victoria vice president Leah Calnan said investors could pull their properties from the market and put them on short-stay accommodation websites to avoid having to abide reformed rental laws announced by the State Government last month.

Owners fight Airbnb 'party' apartments with fingerprint scanners

Australian Financial Review  |  Wednesday 22 November 2017

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, who is currently visiting Australia, claims it working with 340 cities worldwide to help collect taxes imposed on its hosts and guests and screen out listings banned by local regulation. Wolter Peeters

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, who is currently visiting Australia, claims it working with 340 cities worldwide to help collect taxes imposed on its hosts and guests and screen out listings banned by local regulation. Wolter Peeters

Finger print scanners are being installed by property owners to prevent wild Christmas parties in rented apartments from spilling into swimming pools and other communal areas.

Alarmed owner occupiers claim wild weekend parties are being held in short-term rentals, often rented out by their owners who do not live in the block.