Media Release - 12 MONTHS SINCE THE END OF AUSSIE CAR-MAKING ... HOW WE'VE MOVED ON
It is now 12 months since large scale car making came to an end in Australia, when the Holden factory closed and signalled the end of a once vibrant industry.  One that formed part of our culture.   But it seems many Aussie motorists have already moved on from their supposed die-hard allegiances to Commodores and Falcons.
 

YOUNG AUSTRALIANS KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROYAL VISIT AND A REPUBLIC VOTE
Independent research confirms young Australians know the difference between enjoying a royal visit and voting for an Australian republic. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very welcome visitors - and the Invictus Games will be a very inspiring occasion for Australians. Australians of all ages know the difference between this wonderful event and the questions of our nation's identity and future.
 



CSIRO PUBLISHING: BEES OF AUSTRALIA
Bees – they are the darlings of the insect world and with good reason, since they keep our planet alive. But few of us know about the incredible number and diversity of Australian native bee species, which is why author and photographer James Dorey brings us his stunning new book, Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration (CSIRO Publishing). The author even discovered a new species while working on the book!
 
 
 
 
 
NATIONAL MIDWIFERY CONFERENCE CHALLENGING RISING INTERVENTION RATES - PERTH WA (OCT 16 - 18)
There is a significant body of evidence that demonstrates midwifery-led care improves outcomes across a wide range of measures for mothers and their babies as well as costing the health system significantly less than other models of care.  Crown Perth will host the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) 21st National Conference from 16—18 October.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



LIFELINE: SUICIDE INCREASE BY 9.1% OVER THE LAST YEAR – GOVERNMENT MUST SET TARGETS FOR SUICIDE REDUCTION
National suicide data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown a 9.1% increase in the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia over the last year. Lifeline Chairman, John Brogden, today called on the Federal Government to set a national target to achieve 25% suicide reduction over 5 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

THE STEM CELL RACE & WHAT PART OF YOU WE CAN SAVE FIRST
We’ve been waiting 20 years for human embryonic stem cells to deliver spare parts. Putting the ethical debate to one side, few can argue against the benefits this could bring – especially it if might save their own life or that of a loved one.  Big advances have been made, but it all depends on the ‘spare part’ you might require.