Early detection project for childhood ear infections

A Telethon Kids Institute researcher and Princess Margaret Hospital audiologist is utilising telehealth technology and community based Aboriginal health workers to reduce high rates of hearing loss in urban Aboriginal children. Dr Chris Brennan Jones has been awarded a fellowship to undertake this project by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The project will…

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Woman dies in Mirrabooka Car Theft

By Nicholas Farrington Police have responded to an incident where a 51 year old woman has died following a car theft. The woman attempted to stop a man stealing a car in Cedar Court, Mirrabooka at 9:50am this morning, by standing behind it but was reversed over. The woman was seriously injured and was taken…

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Man Charged With Belmont Car Robbery

A 22 year old Nollamara man has been charged in relation to a robbery incident last night in Belmont. At approximately 6:30pm a woman pulled into Belmont Racecourse car park, where she was talking on the phone. A man approached the driver’s door of the white Range Rover, allegedly pulled and forced her out of…

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FIFO Code Of Practice May Not Be Enough To Prevent Suicide

The Code of Practice for the mental health of FIFO workers might not be going far enough in assisting the prevention of adverse mental health and suicide rates in FIFO workers. Greens Spokesperson for Mental Health Hon Alison Xamon said while it superficially identified some risks to works, it failed to provide examples of best…

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