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.

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.