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.

Sutherland Hospital doctor receives a Churchill Fellowship to help boost mental health in young people with cancer

 Global example: Sutherland Hospital doctor Tessa Neilson hopes her tour of mental health facilities in the US will inspire ideas that can be implemented for youth in the shire.

Global example: Sutherland Hospital doctor Tessa Neilson hopes her tour of mental health facilities in the US will inspire ideas that can be implemented for youth in the shire.

A doctor from Sutherland Hospital hopes to be inspired by innovative international practices in mental health, to better support young Aussies closer to home.

Tessa Neilson, 29, has received one of 112 Churchill Fellowships this year – and it comes at an opportune time during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Capella Brahman breeder awarded 2018 Churchill Fellowship

 Rachael Cruwys was one of the Rockhampton Brahman Week attendees this year, sharing her fellowship thoughts with fellow attendees. Picture - Helen Walker.

Rachael Cruwys was one of the Rockhampton Brahman Week attendees this year, sharing her fellowship thoughts with fellow attendees. Picture - Helen Walker.

Rachael Cruwys threw down the challenge to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship assessment panel – who knew whether they’d eaten a Brahman-bred steak?

All 13 on the panel had to admit they couldn’t know for sure, cementing the Capella cattlewoman’s request for Churchill Fellowship backing so she could study US marketing and breeding techniques and strategies and apply them back in Australia.

New sophisticated breast cancer imaging technique on the way

9 News | Thursday 4 October 2018

 The advanced imaging technique called phase-contract computed tomography will be used in a pilot study in 2020. (9news)

The advanced imaging technique called phase-contract computed tomography will be used in a pilot study in 2020. (9news)

Australian researchers are working on an imaging technique to better detect breast cancer - which is expected to kill more than 3,000 people this year.

More than 800,000 mammograms are performed each year, which is the primary screening tool for the common disease.

Improved imaging to make breast cancer screening more accurate

 New Melbourne research has created sharper and more detailed images of mammograms that will improve breast cancer screening.

New Melbourne research has created sharper and more detailed images of mammograms that will improve breast cancer screening.

BREAST screening is on track to become more accurate and safer, through Melbourne research creating sharper and more detailed images.

While current mammography struggles to detect small changes to the breast, especially in dense tissue, the Australian Synchrotron is preparing for the first in-human clinical trials to improve the detection of breast cancers down to the millimetre.

Tonnes of relief: Struggling Goulburn farmers given 450 bales of hay

The Sydney Morning Herald | Friday 14 September 2018

 Taralga farmer Trevor Menzies, who was thrilled to receive donated hay despite being initially reluctant because he believed others needed it more.   Photo: Karleen Minney

Taralga farmer Trevor Menzies, who was thrilled to receive donated hay despite being initially reluctant because he believed others needed it more.

Photo: Karleen Minney

Trevor Menzies admits he's stood on his farm during the worst drought he's ever seen with tears in his eyes, thinking 'What am I doing here?'

Yet still, the lifelong Taralga farmer initially had no intention of driving to Goulburn on Friday to pick up his share in 200 tonnes of hay that was donated to the region's farmers.

Canberra mums tell stillbirth Senate inquiry that risks are still not being communicated

ABC News |  Friday 7 September 2018

  Photo:  Sam Isfahani said she is thankful she was able to have another child after her daughter, Evelyn, was stillborn. (ABC News: Luke Stephenson) 

Photo: Sam Isfahani said she is thankful she was able to have another child after her daughter, Evelyn, was stillborn. (ABC News: Luke Stephenson) 

When Sam Isfahani and her husband Aaron fell pregnant in early 2015, neither of them had heard of stillbirth.

Warning: This article contains images of stillborn babies

Fun to blossom at spring fair

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REDLANDS School will swing into full bloom next Saturday with their popular biennial spring fair.

An event centred around building relationships and community for the school and local area, the Redlands Spring Fair is a day out for the whole family continuing a school fete tradition which started in 1894, marking the 56th anniversary of the fair and 134 years of the school.

Expect entertainment, rides, carnival games, markets, food, student performances and prizes — including a dedicated ‘little ones’ precinct with a jumping castle, kindy farm, face painting and wind jammer.

Redlands principal, Dr Peter Lennox said the school was looking forward to a fun and entertaining event for the whole community.

“There is something for everyone at the Redlands Spring Fair and I encourage everyone from our school and wider community to join us at Redlands and share in the festivities,” Dr Lennox said.

The carnival fun continues with rides for the young, and young at heart. Expect a giant slide, the Pirates of Bermuda, Black Ops obstacle course, wacky hoops, a gladiator duel, a horizontal bungee and turbo tubes.

This year’s fair is expected to attract 3000 people from the school community and local area.

North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson will open the fair, which runs from 9am until 3pm on September 15 at the junior campus.

Details: www.redlands.nsw.edu.au

There is something for everyone at the Redlands Spring Fair
Principal Dr Peter Lennox

New ‘slow down’ rule near emergency vehicles now in force but lobby groups say it could prove deadly

 NSW motorists now have to slow to 40km/h when passing emergency vehicles flashing their blue and red lights.

NSW motorists now have to slow to 40km/h when passing emergency vehicles flashing their blue and red lights.

As of Saturday, St George and Sutherland Shire motorists have to slow down when passing emergency service vehicles with flashing blue and red lights – or cop a hefty fine and the loss of three demerit points.

The new road rule, designed to improve safety for emergency personnel, means motorists must slow down to 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles displaying red or blue flashing lights.

Hay day for farmers struck by drought

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DROUGHT-STRICKEN farmers in the greater New England area will receive 1000 tonnes (2000 bales) of donated hay on Friday as part of a convoy of 30 road trains and semitrailers.

The hay, coming from both Western Australia and Tasmania, will be distributed to more than 200 drought-stricken farmers in the North West, including Tamworth, Gunnedah and the Liverpool Plains.

The hay donation is in response to the NSW government’s announcement that 100 per cent of the state is now in drought. As a result, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is continuing its extensive Operation Drought Relief campaign throughout NSW.

The RRT will donate $500,000 of hay,and $100,000 of food coupons to the communities in and around the greater New England and North West areas, with RRT volunteers also hosting a free community barbecue and fundraiser on Friday and Saturday. Rio Tinto has donated 75 tonnes of hay, as part of the delivery.

The RRT has committed 100 per cent of every dollar raised to go directly to farmers. To date, the campaign has raised close to $3 million.

Camden Park trainer named Aussie Heart Hero for life-saving effort

 Legend: Matt Geale worked performed CPR for 30 minutes to save Zoe Albrecht's life. Picture: Chris Lane

Legend: Matt Geale worked performed CPR for 30 minutes to save Zoe Albrecht's life. Picture: Chris Lane

When Zoe Albrecht went to her regular training session last year, she had no idea she would end the day in hospital.

The healthy 29-year-old went into sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest mid-work out, and were it not for the quick thinking of Matt Geale, she might not be alive today.

Rory and Belinda Sloane post emotional Instagram statement about stillborn baby

ABC News |  Thursday 30 August 2018

AFL star midfielder Rory Sloane and his wife have announced the loss of their first child, Leo, after he was stillborn last week.

The Adelaide Crows' vice-captain and wife Belinda, a television presenter for lifestyle program SA Weekender, posted a photograph and statement to their Instagram accounts.

Melbourne law firm signs partnership with CFMEU

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A Melbourne-headquartered law firm has signed off on a partnership with the Victorian-Tasmanian Construction branch of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union.

Gordon Legal has partnered up with the group, as part of a strategy that will see the firm representing the Victorian-Tasmanian CFMEU as it works to protect and advance its members’ safety, rights and living standards.